Best of Chicago 2007

In our exacting annual issue dedicated to ferreting out all good things worth knowing about, we present a guide to Chicago’s tastiest food; outstanding places to shop for clothing and the home; top-notch service providers; great neighborhood attractions; and, of course, sure-fire ways to have fun.

Every year we ask ourselves the age-old question: sure, it’s good but is it the best? The winners this time include a heavenly slice of pie, the coolest musician around, where to shop for essential goods, the dry cleaner you can trust with your finest duds, and lots more.

FOOD >>

One scrumptious turkey burger, the very best pie in town, a plate of noodles in meat sauce that will knock your socks off, and other top picks in yumminess. PLUS: The best comfort food in town

 

FUN >>

Our new favorite spot for a fabulous old-fashioned drink, an extremely cute zoo animal, the swankest place to shoot hoops, and more exciting leisure-time bests

 

SHOPPING >>

The best places to get the goods, whether you’re hoping to spend a little-or a lot 

 

HOME & HELP >>

A custom furniture maker you’ll adore, the city’s best tailor, and party invitations that will blow you away.

 

PLUS: House calls-where to find the best furnishings from high to low

 

THE LOCAL OPTION >>

Every decent place to live needs a good coffee shop, gym, and place to get sushi in a pinch. We found the best providers in nine essential categories-from bike shops to beef joints-for five city neighborhoods and two buffed-out suburbs.

 

 
Edited by Jennifer Tanaka
Reported and written by Kelly Aiglon, Kim Atkinson, Gina Bazer, Kim Conte, Noah Isackson, Rebecca Little, Michael Nagrant, Nora O’Donnell, Dennis Rodkin, Jeff Ruby, Jennifer Tanaka, Cassie Walker, Jennifer Wehunt, Dennis Ray Wheaton, and Steve Yaccino

 

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