Graze is closed!
Update: Unfortunately, Graze closed its doors in June 2007. Word is the owners didn’t feel the small plate concept was working in Chicago. If that’s really true, it’s Chicago’s loss. We liked the small plates and were shocked that they pulled the plug. After all, tapas are huge around here. Anyway, we will miss Graze.
Want a slider and cracker jack along with a side of seared sea scallop and seasonal soups? You can get it at Graze, the new small plate effort from Chef Bob Zrenner. While dining in an atmosphere of attentive service, enjoying playful sunflowers and munching on dishes that ranged from the pedestrian to the sublime, we asked ourselves if it was worth the hype. Was it? Listen in and find out!
00:00 – 00:53 Intro
00:54 – 01:42 Chef Bob’s Pedigree
01:43 – 03:17 B’s Fish Tips
03:18 – 12:54 Graze Review
12:55 – 15:17 Ratings and Sign-Off
35 West Ontario
Bridget rates Graze 9/10
Tammy rates Graze 7/10
We sipped Shooting Star Zinfandel 2004 while Grazing, and we liked it so much that we decided to get some more! Want some too? We bought a case at Schaefer’s for roughly $12 a bottle.
Since recording this podcast, we have learned how to say Zrenner. It’s pronounced like “Wren” (the bird) only with a Z. “Zren- ER.” Zrenner used to be the chef at X/O but not anymore. These days he keeps busy as executive chef at Graze. Thanks for the info Sherri!