Molise PR client, Gene & Georgetti (located at 500 N. Franklin St.) is gearing up to celebrate their 70th anniversary–and boy, are they on a hot streak! While promoting the three nights of 1940′s-style “throwback” dinners (being held July 14-16), the G&G team has been making the media rounds, touting their celebration in which patrons will be offered 4 courses plus 2 cocktails, all off the special 1940′s-inspired prix fix menu, for just $15.25 per person. Yes, you read that correctly, a meal consisting of appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and two drinks of your choice (think classic cocktails like Rob Roys, Manhattans, and Sidecars) for less than $20! And to make the offer even sweeter, G&G will donate partial proceeds from the three nights to local charities Common Threads, Standing Tall, and St. Vincent DePaul Center.
Recently, owner Tony Durpetti has been featured on WGN Midday News (with his daughter Michelle) cooking up one of G&G’s signature dishes, Chicken A La Joe. Last week, Crain’s Chicago Business did a special feature on the restaurant and its storied history, in which the crew quizzed Durpetti on the various business deals that had occurred within the walls of the restaurant, including the historic CME/CBOT merger in 2007. Coming up: FOX’s “Classic Chicago” segment with Corey McPherrin (set to air this week) in which historian Tim Samuelson will chat about the history of the River North neighborhood and how it has changed in the last 70 years in relation to the restaurant.
For more information on Gene & Georgetti, please visit www.geneandgeorgetti.com or call the restaurant at 312-527-3718 for reservations to the “Throwback Dinners.”