Thursday, December 6, 2012

Behind the Scenes at JJ’s: episode I

Located two blocks west of the Country Club Plaza, JJ's has been locally owned and operated by restaurateur Jimmy Frantzé for more than 27 years. Open for lunch and dinner, this bustling restaurant is home to contemporary American cuisine and the most amazing wine list you have ever seen.

At JJ's , only the best selections of seasonal produce are used. When available, the chef is committed to using fresh products from local markets. When Executive Chef Aaron Calovich was asked about their signature entree, he did not hesitate in naming JJ's Pride: a 12 oz center cut filet. Another item that JJ's is well known for is its Paco Shrimp appetizer which has earned the title of best appetizer in town.

Anyone who has been to JJ's is wondering ...what about the wine? Offering a wide array of wines has always been owner Jimmy Frantzé 's aspiration. Working together with Matt Nichols, partner and General Manager, Jimmy has been dedicated and has worked extremely hard at getting the establishment known for its wine list. The list has been awarded the highly coveted Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. Matt boasts 30 years of wine experience and comments that in addition to its fabulous food and great service, JJ's has made a name for itself because of its extensive wine list. He believes it is safe to say that JJ's Restaurant has the best wine selection from Chicago to Vegas.

When asked what sets them apart from the rest and to what they owe their success, Jimmy, Matt and Chef Aaron’s responses were unanimous: the loyal staff and faithful patrons. Passion for food and wine is what you can expect to find at JJ's, as well as unfeigned hospitality and a well executed menu.

Look at their menus, click here

End of Episode I - next Behind the Scenes at JJ’s: Meet Jimmy Frantzé, Owner of JJ’s Restaurant.

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