Best of Chicago

Whoever said “Good enough” probably didn’t get very far in life. In our annual pursuit of better living through extreme pickiness, we discovered the best reasons to celebrate our ever-expanding city.

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By category:

Bar for Grownups >> Happy Hour >> Obama Memorabilia >>
Bar with Dancing >> Hotel Lobby Bar >> Old-fashioned Lingerie Store >>
Beer Destination >> Indie Band >> Place to Buy Cheap Art >>
Chicago-style Hot Dog >> Jewish Deli >> Podcast >>
Closet Organizer >> Kobe Burger >> Radio DJ >>
Comeback >> Lazy Man’s Bike Repair >> Restoration >>
Comic-book Store >> Local Artist to Invest in Now >> Room at the Art Institute >>
Custom Framing >> Mini-golf Course You Didn’t Know Was There >> Top New Dining Spots >>
Dinner Party >> Neighborhood Dining Gems >> Underappreciated Newspaper
Guy >>
Director >> New Bakery >> Under-the-radar Film Series >>
Emerging Playwright >> New Green Entrepreneur >> Upcoming Premiere >>
Frozen Yogurt >> New Hire >> Voice Teacher to Get You Ready for American Idol >>
Funniest Man >> New Stores >> Watchdog >>
Funniest Woman >> New Workout >> Wine Bar >>
Game Night >> Nonchain Bookstore >> Winetasting Event >>
Handcrafted Cocktails >>    

 

Reported and written by Ben Beard, Brittney Blair, Robert Buscemi, Kim Conte, Lizzie Garrett, Miriam Gottfried, Noah Isackson, Bradley Lincoln, Rebecca Little, Ruth Lopez, Joanna Topor Mackenzie, Beth Marino, Kevin McKeough, Graham Meyer, Penny Pollack, Jeff Ruby, Jennifer Tanaka, Joanne Trestrail, Cassie Walker, Dennis Ray Wheaton, and Ann Wiens

Photograph: Anna Knott

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