Friday, January 30, 2009

Someone's Having a Birthday!

Shin Thompson is the chef/owner of Bonsoiree in Logan Square. (Photo: Shin Thompson)

Let's wish these guys a Super-Sized bday:

Crescendo is back and better than ever, and if you want VIP service, then Joe Russo (Jan. 25) is your man. The former owner of Funky Buddha Lounge, Thyme and Sinibar is getting ready for a big year.

Mark Mendez (Jan. 28) is the man behind the magical Latin-icious meals at colorful eatery Carnivale.

The bigger-than-life Matthew McCahill (Jan. 30) holds down the fort at exotic luxe bar Crimson Lounge as the general manager.

And Shin Thompson (Jan. 31), chef/owner at Bonsoiree, puts Logan Square on the map for fine dining. His tight catering biz is known for putting on some of the most unique events ever, plus if you're not up on the Underground, then you'd better ask someone. Also: Peep Chicago Dining's cool video interview with chef/owner Kurt Chenier here.