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An obsession with Chicago's vibrant nightlife and dining scenes drove Audarshia Townsend to first write for well known publications like Essence, Chicago Reader and the Chicago Defender. And her foray into the online world began as one of the first two editors at metromix.com, where they set the tone for the successful entertainment site's cutting-edge style. Then she co-penned two tomes, Cheap Chow Chicago: Third Edition and BlackBook Chicago Guide 2008. Audarshia continues to write nightlife, dining and lifestyle stories for various media outlets Dining Chicago and Playboy Mobile, but the fast pace of what's really going on behind the scenes drove her to create 312DiningDiva.com, a daily dining-and-drinking blog keeping readers up to date on local happenings.