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Juan Munoz at Gene & Georgetti
The OG of all OG servers is Juan Munoz, a longtime vet of Gene & Georgetti for more than 37 years. He started working at the legendary steakhouse just two weeks after moving to Chicago from Jalisco, Mexico, starting as a busser at first and leaping at opportunities to step in as server whenever he could. Munoz cites his favorite memory as working with owner Gene Michelotti, a gentleman who always made everyone feel respected and welcome. It’s a sentiment that has made the place feel like home for Munoz, and why his career feels more like a hobby than work.
Secret to success: For Munoz, the answer is simple: “When you love what you do, it makes it easy.”
Insider tip: On Saturdays, Munoz suggests visiting the restaurant for their little known breakfast dish, the three eggs special. He says it’s perfect with a mimosa or signature Bloody Mary.
500 N. Franklin St.; 312-527-3718