Dan Sviland of Hot Shop Glass in Racine to host First Friday Event,September 2, with Prairie Grass Cafe’s Chef, Sarah Stegner


Fine cuisine is not the only passion of Dan Sviland, manager and mixologist of Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433). Sviland also is the co-owner of Hot Shop Glass in Racine, Wisconsin, a state-of-the-art glass blowing studio and gallery. 

Hot Shop Glass Studio, (239 Wisconsin Ave, Racine, WI 53403) will host its First Friday event, 4 pm to 8:30 p.m. September 2, with special guest Prairie Grass Cafe’s award-winning Chef Sarah Stegner, a long-time friend of Sviland. 

Join Hot Shop Glass for a night of both culinary and visual arts. Prairie Grass Cafe will provide complimentary appetizer samples paired with a fun seasonal Sparkling Caramel Apple Sipper. Along with her partner, Chef George Bumbaris, Stegner will create some fun bites for the evening, including Watermelon & Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Shooters, a Savory “Capriole Farm” Goat Cheese Cake with Black Mission Fig Jam and Balsamic, and Mini Carrot Cakes.
To reflect the culinary theme of the evening, Hot Shop Glass co-owners Amanda Paffrath and Sviland will create gorgeous bowls, platters, pitchers and drinking glasses. All items are available for purchase and custom orders are accepted. For more information, call Hot Shop Glass at (262)-833-0095 or email info@hotshopglass.com. 
About Prairie Grass Cafe
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) supports Chicago’s Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season. Prairie Grass Cafe currently serves lunch Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Monday through Sunday. Dinner is served Tuesday - Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Monday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prairie Grass Cafe also serves breakfast Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light fare is available in the bar Monday through Friday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (847) 205-4433 or visit prairiegrasscafe.com. Follow Prairie Grass Cafe news at newsline360.com/prairiegrasscafeand on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrairieGrassCafe.
About Hot Shop Glass
HOT SHOP GLASS, located at 239 Wisconsin Ave, Racine, WI 53403 (telephone: 262-833-0095), offers glass blowing instruction for beginners to advanced students, group and corporate team building workshops, private instruction and studio rentals and gallery space to showcase the work of emerging regional glass artists. For information and to register for classes, visit hotshopglass.com.


Cindy Kurman