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Coppervine Lincoln Park

5 Jul Coppervine Restaurant Lincoln Park - Grazing in The City

This new restaurant deserves a lot of attention.

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Noon O Kabab Restaurant

14 Jul Noon O Kabab Tile Mosaic Detail - Grazing in The City

Persian and delicious.

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Endgrain Restaurant

23 Jun

This new restaurant is a smart-yet-laid-back addition to Roscoe Village. Continue reading

The Boarding House: A Brand New Classic

9 Jan Grazing in The City - The Boarding House Restaurant

I’ve been a fan of Chicago’s own Alpana Singh for awhile and I’ve also followed the buzz around The Boarding House opening. So when the time came, I couldn’t wait to go and sink my tastebuds in!

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Now, Where Was I?

31 Dec Grazing in The City - Happy New Year from Chicago, IL

It’s been awhile since I posted, y’all! Starting a new job this past year has been awesome, but with all the new things it has brought in my life, I lost momentum with this blog. Taking a break was good thing – I’ve been able to focus on other areas and re-energize my love of cooking, eating, writing and eating even more.

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Dunlays on the Square

27 May Grazing in The City - Chicago Restaurant - Dunlay's on the Square

It’s hard to believe this is my first restaurant review this year. Where has the time gone?

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Happy New Year!

1 Jan Grazing in The City - Happy New Year from Chicago, IL

Happy New Year! Felis Anja Nobo! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Feliz Ano Novo! Bonne Année! Hauoli Makahiki Hou! Gott Nytt År! Bon Lanné! Baxtalo Nevo Bersh! Is-sena T-tajba! Felice Anno Nuovo! Sun Lin Fi Lok! Sretna Nova Godina!!

Wishing you all the best in 2012!!

House of Fortune

6 Dec Grazing in The City - Chicago - House of Fortune Restaurant

House of Fortune was my first culinary foray into Chinatown here in the Windy City. The first Chinese immigrants came to Chicago in the 1870’s, but it wasn’t until the 1950’s – 60’s that Chicago’s Chinese population really took off. Communism and more lenient immigration laws helped foster an influx that grew until Chicago ranked 4th in America’s Chinese population. Today, Chinatown serves as a beacon of community and commerce . . . and of course good food. Now – how do you like those facts?? If all the restaurants in Chinatown are as good as House of Fortune, I’ve certainly been missing out!

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Dining Rewards Programs

25 Oct Grazing in The City - Frequent Dining Programs

As someone who loves dining out (and a good deal), I’ve tried more than one reward program for dining out. Some have proven to be more lucrative than others – here’s a few I’ve tried. And while my experience with most have been confined to Chicago or Dallas, all these programs should be applicable across the US, at least continental (but I’m not sure if any include international locations):

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Leona’s – Mediocre Dining at it’s Finest

20 Oct Grazing in The City - Chicago - Leona's Restaurant - Lena Cake

Chicago is a city known for it’s Italian restaurants. Leona’s on Sheffield in Lakeview is one of these and has been a landmark for many years now. I feel like this landmark has seen better days.

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