'Windy City Weekend' celebrates Val Warner's 50th birthday with a show full of surprises

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, March 8, 2024
'Windy City Weekend' celebrates Val Warner's birthday
'Windy City Weekend' celebrated Val's birthday with a special show packed with her friends, family and favorite things.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- "Windy City Weekend" celebrated Val's 50th birthday with a surprise show full of friends, family and fun. Plus, the live studio audience went home with some of Val's favorite things.

Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant

Val enjoyed appetizers from Uncle Julio's Mexican Restaurant and everyone in the audience took home a $25 gift card.

For more on Uncle Julio's, visit unclejulios.com

Sunda in River North

Billy Dec from Sunda New Asian joined the show to chat about the opening of their second Chicago location, and to surprise Val with her favorite dish.

Entrepreneur, restaurateur and friend of the show Billy Dec joined to celebrate the 15th birthday of Sunda River North.

Val, Ryan and Billy also chatted about the opening of Sunda's new location in Fulton Market and one lucky audience member won a dinner for two to Sunda.

For more on Sunda, visit sundanewasian.com.

Roeper's Birthday 'Reviews'

Instead of movie reviews, Richard Roeper presented a heartwarming video for Val's birthday, including a special story from Val's mother.

Richard Roeper stopped by to "review" birthday messages from Val's friends, family and co-workers, and her mom shared a story about the day Val was born.

We can't celebrate a birthday without cake! Eli's Cheesecake dropped off a delicious cake for Val and everyone in the audience went home with a mini cheesecake.

For more on Eli's Cheesecake, visit elicheesecake.com.

Happy Birthday Val!

Ryan showed off his guitar skills while the live audience joined together to sing "Happy BIrthday."

Val's husband, Jobba, shared a toast and the entire audience joined together to sing her "Happy Birthday!"