Driving Around Town: Purple Sprout Cafe

Stasek Chevrolet, Bill Stasek Chevrolet, Purple Sprout CafeWelcome to “Driving Around Town” a new series from Bill Stasek Chevrolet exploring local businesses, organizations, and people around the Northwest Suburbs. It’s our way of giving back by spotlighting some of the people, places, and things that make our community special. Hopefully you’ll discover something new or learn something you didn’t know!

Today we took a beautiful 2017 SS Camaro out to explore Purple Sprout Café and Juice bar, 341 E. Dundee Rd. in Wheeling.

Purple Sprout CafeI met with owners Karim and Irina who opened Purple Sprout 18 months ago featuring healthy cooked and raw organic meals, juices and smoothies.

The short story is: Karim was working as a Nurse/Physician Assistant in Home Health and Hospice after a time at Stroger Hospital. Through his experience, he realized the true way to treat any condition was not a reliance on medication, but up to the individual to promote their own health, wellness and healing through diet. Meanwhile, Irina was working in the food industry and was experiencing health issues (digestive) after giving birth to their first son that doctors just couldn’t pinpoint the problem and were trying different types of medicine, which became very frustrating.  With his realization about health and food, and Irina’s medications not working, they decided that a different approach to healing and wellness was needed for them, and that approach was to concentrate on proper nutrition and health through the foods they were eating.

So he and Irina started on a health development journey to find and promote health and wellness through a 100% organic and plant based diet. After committing to this diet, Irina’s health issues went away and both of them noticed a positive difference in their health.

As Karim says “Your health is in your own hands,” so he and Irina formulated their plan to open an organic café and juice bar, and they chose Wheeling as their home, as they wanted to bring a 100% organic restaurant to their hometown.

purple Sprout CafeAfter their opening in 2015, Karim stayed at his Hospice job and did both for the first 6 months, before devoting all his time to the café with Irina. People in the area are responding, in fact many people come from surrounding suburbs to experience their organic and plant-based vegan menu. However, they still feel people are nervous to try it, but there is no need to be nervous, they are happy to explain everything and are very accommodating, they want to show people how healthy eating can make a big difference and can be affordable.

Karim made some recommendations for first time customers:

Purple Sprout CafeBreakfast:  Try the Breakfast Crepe (I tried it – delicious, pictured to the left)
Lunch/Dinner:  Veggie Stir-fry, Veggie Burger, Braised Seitan
Juice:  Fountain of Youth
Smoothie:  Mango Cream

Karim and Irina also host community cooking classes, workshops, lectures, and supper club dinners in addition to meal planning and nutritional/Ayurvedic consultations.

Purple Sprout is a little gem in our community, stop by and say Hi to Karim and Irina when you’re “Driving Around Town” and tell ‘em Bill Stasek Chevrolet sent you!

If you have a business, organization or person you want us to spotlight in our “Driving Around Town” series, just email bill.klaproth@stasekchevrolet.com.

And if you want more info on the SS Camaro – click here.

Thanks for reading!














The 12 Days of Vette-mas!

On the Seventh Day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me – Seven Generations …

On the Eighth Day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me – Eight Corvette Concepts …

On the Ninth Day of Vette-Mas my true love gave to me – Nine Corvette ads ...

On the Tenth day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me  – Ten Corvette Convertibles …

On the Eleventh day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me – Eleven Corvette Paintings …

Merry Christmas! The 12 Days of Vette-mas is complete with Day Twelve! On the Twelfth day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me …. Twelve Indy Pace Cars

Merry Christmas … or should we say Merry Vette-mas to all!

Cold Weather Driving Tips

With Old Man Winter here, time for your Cold Weather Driving Tips!

The three P’s of Safe Winter Driving:

PREPARE for the trip;

PROTECT yourself; 

PREVENT crashes on the road.


Maintain your car:

  • Check battery
  • tire tread and windshield wipers
  • keep your windows clear
  • put no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir
  • check your antifreeze.

Have on hand:

  • flashlight
  • jumper cables
  • abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats)
  • shovel
  • snow brush
  • ice scraper
  • warning devices (like flares)
  • blankets.
  • For long trips, add food and water, medication and cell phone.

Stopped or stalled?

  • Stay in your car
  • don’t overexert
  • put bright markers on antenna or windows and shine dome light
  • if you run your car
  • clear exhaust pipe and run it just enough to stay warm.

Plan your route:

  • Allow plenty of time (check the weather and leave early if necessary)
  • be familiar with the maps/ directions
  • let others know your route and arrival time.


  • Buckle up and use child safety seats properly.
  • Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air bag.
  • Children 12 and under are much safer in the back seat.


  • Drugs and alcohol never mix with driving.
  • Slow down and increase distances between cars.
  • Keep your eyes open for pedestrians walking in the road.
  • Avoid fatigue – Get plenty of rest before the trip, stop at least every three hours, and rotate drivers if possible.
  • If you are planning to drink, designate a sober driver


**Thanks to NHTSA and OSHA for the tips! 

Holiday Corvette Deals

Even with many Corvettes tucked away for a long winter’s nap,  it’s a great time to get a jump on spring with Corvette incentives and savings going on now at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, Illinois’ #1 Corvette Dealer.

And remember we do have an offsite Corvette building where you can shop in warm comfort. Check out the Corvettes and savings below (including 10% off of items in the Pro Shop), call or just stop by we’d love to see you!

Happy Holidays to you and your family from Bill Stasek Chevrolet!

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Introducing the All-New Colorado ZR2

The Brand-New Colorado ZR2 is an off-road truck of firsts. It offers the best of both worlds with serious off-road capability, yet rides smooth in the city. Plus, it’s loaded with segment-exclusive features like Multimatic (TM) shocks, an available DuraMax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine and front and rear electronic locking differentials. See why the end of the road is just the beginning for the Chevy Colorado ZR2:

As soon as we get the new Colorado ZR2 in we will let you know at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, in Wheeling.

Chevrolet Bolt EV named Motor Trend Car of The Year

Congrats! The all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EVn named Motor Trend  Car of the Year®  Chevrolet Bolt EV — the all-new affordable electric vehicle offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge.


“Chevrolet is the fastest-growing full-line retail brand in the industry thanks to an exceptional vehicle lineup, which includes ground-breaking products like the Bolt EV,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and Global Chevrolet brand chief. “Being recognized once again as Motor Trend Car of the Year is a great honor for the entire Chevrolet team.”

When charging regularly the Bolt has an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles. Standard features include electronic precision shift, Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle and 10.2-inch-diagonal color touch screen.

As soon as we start getting the new BOLT EV in at Bill Stasek Chevrolet we will let you know!

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