Entries for October 2017

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Where You Celebrate Life

VENUE MAGAZINE JEFF RUBY'S - WHERE YOU CELEBRATE LIFE  Written by Doug Geyer • Photography by Tracy Doyle  Enjoying the hospitality of a sincere and seasoned host leaves us fed and fulfilled. Their warm welcome, the flowers in the vase, the lighting just so. As the aromas waft over the gathering of friends, they mix with the music and conversation. Everything testifies to all their hard work and preparation, creativity and care. When the meal is served, relished, we understand we are participating in something very special.  For a host to deliver this daily is no small feat. When you consider that Jeff Ruby and his growing family of restaurants have created this rarified experience for decades, it’s clear his team must be quite special as well.  Consistently surpassing expectations requires not only brilliant chefs and doting servers, it demands talent...

Jeff Ruby Reinvents The American Steakhouse

Fusion cuisine and molecular gastronomy are relatively new, but the steakhouse has been with us forever. Chop houses were ubiquitous in both Colonial America and Elizabethan England, and slabs of roasted meat have been the centerpiece of communal meals since families dwelt in caves. Until recently, the American steakhouse hadn’t changed much in over a century. Their predictability was a large part of their appeal: the comfortable atmosphere of a men’s club served as the backdrop for shellfish appetizers and huge steaks. By the late 20th century California Cabernet had replaced whiskey as the drink of choice, and astronomical prices were supported by a steady stream of expense accounts. Today a diner is more likely to find a wider range of menu items (including sustainable and locally sourced seafood), personal service, a large, eclectic wine list and décor that ...