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Chicago Makes Its Mark on Nashville

Chefs and restaurateurs are expanding their Chicago brands southward to Nashville. Although Nashville is roughly 450 miles South of Chicago, the two cities have never felt closer thanks to a recent uptick in restaurant expansions and chef movement. The draw for Chicago restaurants and bars to branch out to Nashville, essentially the closest Southern city […]

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Aug 29, 2017 04:25 AM
Weekly Planner: Happy Hour at Broken Shaker

Happy Hour at Broken Shaker New happy hours are a dime a dozen these days in Chicago, but the version taking place at the Broken Shaker may be the coolest (and most irreverent) yet. It’s called the “Happy Hipster,” and it’s a playful, nostalgia-inspired combo that features a secret recipe burger with fries and a domestic beer […]

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Aug 28, 2017 12:18 AM
The Polenta Bar Brings a Taste of Northern Italy to the West Loop

In recent years, fast-casual dining has manifested in many different ways, in part triggered like a Domino effect by companies following the Chipotle model of customized food, quick service and quality ingredients. From noodles and salads, to Middle Eastern food and poké, Chicago’s fast-casual scene has a lot to choose from, but none are quite […]

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Aug 23, 2017 06:06 PM

Gene & Georgetti Beefs Up Its Wine Program

Who ever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Not that Chicago's most classic steakhouse is an old dog, but it just goes to show that even the most time-worn establishments can fly in the face of the vintage adage, proving even the old standbys are full of new surprises. Gene & Georgetti does just that with the addition of a new limited production exclusive wine to its list. 


Gene & Georgetti wine
(Gene & Georgetti wine)


The vino exclusive comes via the Kendall-Jackson 2010 Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, the dreamiest of steak-friendly red wines, made all the more dreamy by the fact that it's limited production and only available for a short time. In the family-own steak business for more than 70 years, Gene & Georgetti's wine list is as well seasoned as its selection of steaks. Particularly, the restaurant has established a strong rapport with the Kendall-Jackson Winery, another family-owned entity, featuring an ample selection of their portfolio on their wine list. 


As an esteemed steakhouse, Cabernet Sauvignon reigns supreme on the wine list, the perfect yin to G&G's beefy yang. When the opportunity arose to offer guests an exclusive, new Cabernet to pair with their steak, bar manager Hugo Padilla went for it. Black cherry, cassis, and red currant notes enrich the 2010 Jackson Estate Hawkeye Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, with palpable minerality that just begs to be adjoined with beef. 


Get it while you can. 


- Matt Kirouac

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