• Granny Panties

    August 12, 2010

    It’s my first night in Chicago and I’m wearing my granny panties. I had a great time meeting and hanging out with blog friends, but this old lady definitely needs her sleep. The Healthy Living Summit starts tomorrow, so I want to be well-rested and energized.

    For dinner this evening, I had the pleasure of visiting Chicago RAW Food.

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    R.A.W. stands for Raising Awareness Worldwide and the mission is to make a change to the way people eat.

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    Raw is located in the Chicago French Market and offers a wonderful menu of fresh, raw foods, including salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and desserts. Oh, the desserts!

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    Diana contacted the owners of Raw ahead of time, so we were treated to a special tasting this evening.

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    The owners, Polly and Carole, were incredibly friendly and accommodating.

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    And they were more than happy to tell us about what Raw has to offer.

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    And, of course, being food bloggers, there was plenty of photo snapping during the tasting! ;-)

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    We sampled six different goodies from the Raw menu, including Falafel patties Sandwich on Onion Flatbread, Egg Salad on Sprouted Wheat Bread, a Lemon Square, and Hazelnut Biscottis. All of which were soooo delicious!

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    We also tried a sample of raw lasagna, which was amazing! So much flavor!

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    My favorite of the bunch, however, was the Lemon Square! :mrgreen:

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    I also purchased Raw’s Signature Carrot Muffin. I mean, I had to try it! ;-) I ate half and saved the rest for tomorrow morning.

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    Bloggers at Raw! :mrgreen:

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    After dinner, we headed to the YumUniverse launch party.

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    The event was held in a swanky art space Chicago’s hip Pilsen neighborhood.

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    Blog friends: Katy, Gracie, me, and Gabriella! These ladies are great! :mrgreen:

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    The event offered cold water in glass jars and vases, which was very cool and environmentally-friendly! Cheers! :-D

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    I enjoyed the event, but my bed was definitely calling my name. I ended up grabbing a cab with some other bloggers and heading back to the hotel early.

    It’s way past Grandma’s bedtime. Good night!

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    Chelsea August 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    It all looks amazing! And I too am a BIG fan of making sure I get all the sleep I need, and always have been! It took until college for “staying up late” to mean later than 9:30 or 10!

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