Saturday, February 28, 2009

Someone's Having a Birthday!

Paul Virant, executive chef/owner of Vie in Western Springs. (Photo: Paul Virant)

Bar owner Brian Galati (Feb. 22) heats things up in Lakeview with his tropical island themed Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort. And keep your eye out this summer for his next new spot, Draft Tavern and Urban Grille, in Jefferson Park.

Zach Friedlander (Feb. 24) keeps the drinks flowing in West Town as mixologist for the cool, yet sophisticated rock bar Relax Lounge.

Sarah Stegner (Feb. 25) makes the classics classy with her market fresh takes on the tried-and-true traditionals as executive chef and co-owner of Prairie Grass Café.

And Paul Virant (Feb. 25) is the man behind Western Spring’s Vie, serving seasonal contemporary American cuisine at the first restaurant in the area to serve alcohol since prohibition.--Served deliciously by Suzy M.