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A new manager with old ties to the restaurant has plans for the Loop eatery.
Brandt's Cafe, which has been serving up food and music in the Loop for 25 years, is undergoing a major overhaul. Brandt's will roll out its new menu, staff and look during it's re-grand opening on January 7th. Owner Adam Brandt has brought in two new partners, one of whom is a chef. The cafe also has a new general manger, Donell Moore, hired in November. "I hire and book the best talent we can find," Moore said. "That's not just the entertainment. That's handpicking the staff and training them. I want the best of the best." And Moore isn't just talking the talk. He's also wearing it. Sporting a T-shirt during our interview that reads 'A New Year A New Brandt's.' Moore's plans will affect just about every aspect of the restaurant: new …
Our restaurant reviewer finds the real thing in University City and makes a delicious dish from the leftovers.
As a much maligned and debated story goes, a certain Chinese chef émigré to New York City devised a dish that would forever shape what many generations of Americans would call Chinese food. That dish is General Tso's Chicken. It has no historical tie to the famous General Zuo Zongtang, his relatives, or technically his province of origin, but it set the table for how Americans experience Chinese restaurants. Today, there are Chinese restaurants over the country, all serving up nearly identical dishes of deep fried food tossed in ketchupy, cornstarched, sugar-ladened sauces. How refreshing then, to step into an authentic Cantonese restaurant serving culturally correct cuisine. Wei Hong Seafood Restaurant is in the former site of the skin-…