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A Grand Eating 

How would you walk from, say, Vietnam to Lebanon by way of Thailand, with a stop for some Persian culture on the way -- all in the same evening? It’s impossible of course, unless you’re on South Grand Boulevard in South City. The blocks running south from the corner of Grand and Arsenal harbor a variety of restaurants and bars featuring the native delicacies of various far-flung countries; you can easily walk between said nosh palaces, too. This evening would be the optimum time for that globetrotting stroll, courtesy of International Dine Around 2011, a five-hour event beginning at 5 p.m. that features the cuisine and drinks of all those aforementioned international dining spots. All you need to do is buy a ticket book for $25 ($27 the day of the event); each book contains tickets good for an appetizer, entrée, dessert and drink, with one wild card that can be redeemed for any of the above excepting an entrée. So, have fun mixing and matching your edibles while enjoying the diverse South Grand streetscape. (There’s also a newly finished, very large parking lot for South Grand patrons now at 3500 Hartford Avenue.) For further information, call 314-772-5750 or visit
Wed., June 8, 2011

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