Dining Out Chicago | Thriftanista in the City

12.27.2012

Dining Out Chicago

Chicago has amazing food and this is one of the reasons why I #LoveThisCity. Dining out is one of my favorite things to do (other than thrifting). That's why it ended up on the Christmas to-do list I created. I get to spend less time preparing food and more time enjoying it..Merry Christmas to me! As an added bonus, the entire family can indulge in a food experience that I'm not likely to recreate at home. Possible but not likely. Therefore, our foodie adventures are priceless!

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wearing the vintage coat with lion collar faux fur...Rawr!

There are so many restaurant choices in a variety of price ranges and to suit every palate. There is great food all over this city. Over the holiday, we were led to an old favorite and a new one!

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After a fun trip on the Holiday Train, we stopped in at one of our favorite restaurants -- Ethiopian Diamond. A 15 year old fixture in the Edgewater neighborhood located on Broadway St. The food is fresh, authentic, and delicious.

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Violet loves to munch on injera and try to pinch her food like Daddy. Her pinch is more of a dip. She has to work on her technique. She likes to eat the spicier dishes too! Babes has an iron stomach.

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As with any good local spot, friends will show up. Seriously, our friends showed up out of the blue. Naturally we lingered and enjoyed our impromptu party. As you can see, the food for the table is served on one dish "signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship".

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Our second dining experience over the holiday was at Pauline’s -- “Andersonville’s most awesomest brunch spot in the Universe”. Violet and Daddy discovered Pauline’s while out walking one day. Located on the corner of Ravenswood and Balmoral, Pauline’s is a cozy, bright, and warm breakfast / lunch spot. There were even children's books to keep Violet entertained.


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We picked a great day for brunching too. Chicago finally got a little bit of snow. E is on vacation. Violet's uncle is visiting. Obviously, we must brunch!

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Violet read books and the adults studied menus trying to figure out which one of the yummy omelets to have.

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I decided on the sun dried tomato and goat cheese omelet. It was phenomenal along with the sides of bacon and potatoes. I will definitely get to keep my membership in the clean plate club. 

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Glad Violet and Daddy shared this wonderful spot with us!

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How’s the food in your city? What are some of your favorites?

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14 comments

Laila @Trucks And Bubbles said...

OMG, I love the pictures! And now I'm trying to remember the last time I had Ethiopian food. It's been too long.

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Put some clothes on that poor little baby doll! (At least Minnie is covered in plush!)

Literary Winner said...

Yum, love learning about new restaurants! I so want to visit Chicago!

Jaime Nicole said...

Ethiopian Diamond looks AMAZING. I miss living in a big city and having more variety of places to eat.

Dr. Reginia; The Social Mistress said...

Ethiopian food is one of my personal favorites. When I lived in Atlanta, I would go a few times every couple of months. I love dining out.

FabEllis | Beauty, Fashion + Natural Hair said...

Love the photos! All of the food looks delicious!

Greta said...

One of my favorite things about Chicago is the fantastic food. You can get just about anything you desire - and then some! Thanks for sharing these two new spots!

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

Wow- it's my dream to one day live in a city like Chicago so I can have experiences like this :) BTW- I know I've been out of the thrift loop lately so I'm not sure how long your banner has been like it is, but it looks awesome. And that last pic of Violet is adorable...(lol Ellen, the doll does look chilly.)

Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids said...

Nice pics and the food looks fabulous!!!

Minta's Creations said...

Beautiful pics and I have never tried Ethiopian food but it sure looks good. I'm all about trying new things. Now I want to visit Chicago.

Nana said...

Wow, that is a lot of delicious looking food!! I have always wanted to visit Chicago, and you make it look fun. Your little girl is adorable, and I'm loving that vintage coat you are wearing!

Someday I'll Learn said...

Yum! All this food looks delicious.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks yummy...that picture of your little girl laughing is too awesome!

Jamie said...

What a fun post =) I bet Chicago is a great place to be if you're a foodie =) and your little girl is absolutely adorable.

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