In one of America's great restaurant cities, Paul Virant was connected. He toiled with giants in some of Chicago's most exciting restaurants, including Charlie Trotter's, Everest and Blackbird. But now he has his own restaurant, Vie, in a western suburb so far off the beaten path that Charlie Trotter, Jean Joho and Paul Kahan would need a compass and bloodhound to find it. Sleepy Western Springs had never issued a liquor license before Virant arrived in town last year to open ...

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