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Heights Make You Hungry: Daredevil Wallenda Hits Gene & Georgetti After Tightrope

Stuntman and 50 friends feast on steaks, chops and pasta after crossing skyscrapers.

Nik Wallenda and staff from Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse.
Nik Wallenda and staff from Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse.
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After thrilling Chicagoans and viewers across the globe tuned to the Discovery Channel, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda dined at Gene & Georgetti Steakhouse.

Wallenda and about 50 of his friends had a reservation and arrived around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, a restaurant spokeswoman said. They feasted upon "steaks, chops and pasta" while celebrating the fact that their friend's high-wire stunt didn't kill him. Wallenda used a 3/4-inch wide wire to cross the 588-feet tall Marina Tower West skyscraper to the 671-foot tall Leo Burnett building.

The Discovery Channel's telecast carried a 10-second delay in case the stunt went awry and Wallenda fell. The 35-year-old came from a circus family and crossed without a safety net. Arny Granat, president of Jam Productions, and former "General Hospital" actress—now host and blogger—Irene Michaels, made the restaurant suggestion, the Gene & Georgetti spokeswoman added.

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