Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Gene and Georgetti's Gets 'Saveur' Honor

Saveur magazine's saveur.com July 2007 issue includes the piece "Our 7 Favorite Steak Houses"," which include:

1. Bern's Steak House, Tampa
2. Craftsteak, Las Vegas and New York
3. Five O'Clock Steakhouse, Milwaukee
4. Gene and Georgetti, Chicago
5. Gorat's Steak House, Omaha
6. Pacific Dining Car, Los Angeles
7. Peter Luger, Brooklyn, New York

The mag also garners steak-grilling tips from Mario Navarro, a Mexico native who has been chef at Chicago's Gene and Georgetti's for more than 30 years.

IN THE NEWS: The Trib's metromix.chicagotribune.com Chris LaMorte and Monica Eng stop by the highly anticipated new organic pizza joint Crust in Wicker Park, while critic Phil Vettel blogs http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/thestew/ about a look back at two of his favorite Chicago burgers, Rosebud Steakhouse (192 E. Walton St.) and Poag Mahone's (333 S. Wells St.; 175 W. Jackson Blvd.), and also recommends the burger at the new Hop Haus (646 N Franklin St) ... The Trib's Monica Eng blogs that her recent interview with famously volatile British chef-author Marco Pierre White that she failed to name the Korean BBQ restaurant that he pronounced "one of his favorite restaurants in Chicago." "Sorry, sorry, sorry. For the record, the place is called Boo Il Restaurant (3346 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.) but the only English words on the outside of the restaurant say "Korean BBQ." ... Blogger ChicagoBites.com visits Korean restaurant Jin Ju (5203 N. Clark St.). ... The Reader's Mike Sula stops by the new Anteprima (5316 N. Clark). chicagoreader.com ... Chicago magazine's chicagomag.com Dish column from Penny Pollack & Jeff Ruby reports, "Som Thumhathai and Ake Chaowsaowapa, the pair behind Bucktown’s popular sushi spot Coast (2045 N. Damen Ave.), have joined the South Loop gold rush by quietly opening South Coast (1700 S. Michigan Ave.)" as well as noting the opening of Peruvian eatery Machu Picchu (3856 N. Ashland Ave.). ... TimeOut Chicago timeout.com/chicago reviews Anteprima (5316 N Clark St) and Sura (3124 N Broadway), while stopping by Wicker Park's new Via Carducci La Sorella. ... Adam Peltz's Chicago Menu Pages blog blogs.menupages.com/chicago welcomes Where the Locals Eat, sorta (but thanks for the mention, Adam!) and dishes on the new menu at the troubled new restaurant Alhambra. "The new executive chef, Daniel Wright - who helmed Alhambra's previous incarnation, Souk - has fashioned a more orthodox Morrocan menu, reducing (but not eliminating) the French accent of the prior offerings. While the rack of lamb with ratatouille, basil puree and a light herb sauce ($36) and the risotto in a savory Parmesan and creme fraiche sauce ($18) are gone, the lobster ravioli remains, with a few slight alterations (like dropping in price from $26 to $24). New items include the tasty sounding grilled scallops tagine, with seared sea scallops and fresh tomato basil sauce, chic peas, and pistachio nuts ($26), which reminds us that Moroccan cuisine had a built-in French element long before Aubriot was born." ... You'll want to check out Hungry magazine's hungrymag.com's interview with Dave Hammond, Michael Morowitz, Cathy Lambrecht, and Michael Gebert from LTHforum.com, the Chicago online dining chat site that just celebrated its third birthday.

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