Darien's new eatery, Phil's Grill, 340 Heights Road, will open its summer music program tonight from 7 to 9 with a live patio performance by local singer-songwriter Sarah McGowan.

Singing a variety of original and cover songs, McGowan will be accompanied by Jason Polise on guitar.

Located behind Darien Doughnut in Noroton Heights, Phil's Grill serves a variety of entrees, as well as burgers and sandwiches. Beer and wine also is available.

McGowan, a sophomore at New York University, also will perform for the first time with a full band at the Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St., in the Greenwich Village section of New York, Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m.

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A 2010 graduate of Darien High School, McGowan was a four-year member of Darien EMS Post 53.