Friday, August 13, 2010

In case you missed Kurman’s news from last week…

Congratulations to Kurman clients including Restaurant Michael, Act One Café, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Guanajuato, Doctors for Visual Freedom, Karma and Chicago French Market for features in Chicago media outlets.

Pioneer Press features Restaurant Michael of Winnetka
Pioneer Press columnist Lee Litas, visited Restaurant Michael (64 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka; 847-441-3100) to taste Chef/Owner Michael Lachowicz’s French cuisine. Litas’ piece focuses on her experience at the restaurant. Litas says, “The tone is streamlined and focused on the modern palate with an eye toward food allergies and waistlines.” Litas raves about the different choices Restaurant Michael has for its customers.

Read what else was said about Restaurant Michael. Follow Restaurant Michael on Twitter at @RestoMichael or find them on Facebook.

Chicago Reader Reviews Act One Café
Kate Schmidt of the Chicago Reader received a pleasant surprise when she visited Act One Café (1330 W. Morse Ave., Chicago; 773-381-4550). “I was wowed by the fresh and flavorful food.” Schmidt writes, “Another surprise winner was the seafood boo-yah, bouillabaisse with shrimp, octopus, and the best bay scallops I've had since a trip to the east coast several years ago.”

Read what Kate Schmidt likes about Act One Café. For more information about Act One Café, visit www.actonecafe.com. Follow Kate Schmidt or Act One Café on Twitter.

Chicago Cheap Eats Examiner talks about the “5 for 6 ‘til 7” deal at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Jacky Runice, Chicago Cheap Eats Examiner, states that Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar (25 E. Ohio St., Chicago; 312-329-9463 or 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire; 847-793-0333) offers reasonable deals with its 5 for 6 ‘til 7. “Each item is $6 - cocktails, wines, appetizers and the Prime burger - at either location, Chicago or Lincolnshire.”

Read other deals included in the 5 for 6 ‘til 7. Find Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar Chicago on Facebook. Read more of Jacky Runice’s Chicago cheap eats. Follow Jacky on Twitter.

Make It Better reviews Karma and Guanajuato
Make It Better magazine restaurant reviewer Julie Chernoff had the opportunity to visit North Shore restaurants, Karma and Guanajuato.

Chernoff found nirvana at Karma (510 E. Route 83, Mundelein; 847-970-6900). “The Tempura Green Beans ($5) were light and crispy and served with a chili-garlic dipping sauce. They quickly disappeared. We also vacuumed down an order of Black Salt & Szechwan Pepper Calamari with Sweet Garlic Lime Aioli ($8).”

Chernoff raves about Karma’s staff: “Service was attentive throughout, and the coffee was delicious, so we left refreshed and ready to face the world. We had found our inner zen.”

Chernoff also reviews contemporary Mexican restaurant, Guanajuato (73 Green Bay Rd., Glencoe; 847-242-0909). “We delved into the ‘Aperitivos’ with gusto, starting with creamy, fresh guacamole ($6.50, $8.50 with crudités). Coctel de Camarones ($10.95), a Mexican-style shrimp cocktail with lots of chopped shrimp tossed with avocado, onion, cilantro and jalapeño in a tangy tomato sauce, hit the spot.”

Read Julie Chernoff’s Karma and Guanajuato reviews. Follow Make It Better on Twitter. Follow Karma on Twitter.

Chicago French Market events grab media’s attention
Chicago French Market (131 N. Clinton St., Chicago; 312-575-0306) frequently hosts events for its customers. Recent events include a Frietkoten’s Belgian Beer and Fry Tasting and a cooking demonstration by Chef Rocky Barnette of the non-profit organization Food & Water Watch. Chicago French Market also moved vendors such as Produce Express, Les Fleurs and Pop This! outside to have an outdoor market for the day.

Check out the pieces on Frietkoten:
Chicago 3 Media
Chicago Now
Chicago Sun-Times
Daily Candy
Fulton River Business Association

Read what Chef Rocky Barnette of Food & Water Watch said about his cooking demonstration at Chicago French Market:

Food and Water Watch

Take a look at what the media said about the day Chicago French Market brought select vendors outside for an outdoor market.

Grubstreet

For more event information about Chicago French Market, visit www.frenchmarketchicago.com. Follow Chicago French Market on Twitter at @ChiFrenchMarket or find them on Facebook.

It wasn’t only restaurant clients that made a splash with the media: the University of Chicago Magazine blog features Lasik Dr. Mark Golden

University of Chicago writer, Brooke E. O'Neill, blogs about alum Dr. Mark Golden’s Doctors for Visual Freedom Laser Center (2010 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights; 847-621-0633) and Golden Eye Consultants (5201 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago; 773-774-2102). The program offers a $1,000 discount for each eye on their best Lasik procedure to the “American Heroes” who make our lives better and safer.

“Dr. Mark Golden has found a new way to honor everyday heroes like police, firefighters, paramedics, military personnel, and teachers: discounted Lasik. To make the service affordable Golden's Doctors for Visual Freedom Laser Center is currently offering $1,000 off per eye,” says O’Neill of the University of Chicago Magazine blog.

Read more details about Doctors for Visual Freedom in the University of Chicago Magazine blog post. For more information, visit www.doctorsforvisualfreedom.com. Find Doctors for Visual Freedom on Facebook or follow Dr. Mark Golden on Twitter.
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