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Awards Watch: Paul Virant, where were you when…?



May 09, 2011


"I was taking the Metra train to the city and one of my new partners, Kevin Boehm of Boka Group, sent me a text message. I couldn't celebrate then because the day had just begun, but I did open a bottle of Sea Smoke with my wife, Jennifer, that night!" –Paul Virant of Vie, nominated for Best Chef: Great Lakes, on where he was when he found out he was nominated.