Readers’ Choice

We polled visitors to Chicagomag.com from May 23 to June 5. (Percentages do not total 100 because of write-in votes.)

Best Local Celeb

[ 1. ] Vince Vaughn
28%
 
[ 2. ] Tom Skilling
21%
 
[ 3. ] Mike Ditka
21%
 
[ 4. ] Jennifer Hudson
12%
 
[ 5. ] Joan Cusack
12%
 

Best Pizza

[ 1. ] Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
31%
 
[ 2. ] Spacca Napoli Pizzeria
14%
 
[ 3. ] Pizzeria Uno/Due
9%
 
[ 4. ] Great Lake
9%
 
[ 5. ] Coalfire
7%
 

Best Famous Chef

[ 1. ] Rick Bayless
40%
 
[ 2. ] Grant Achatz
25%
 
[ 3. ] Stephanie Izard
16%
 
[ 4. ] Paul Kahan
14%
 
[ 5. ] Graham Elliot
5%
 

Best Boutique

[ 1. ] Penelope’s
29%
 
[ 2. ] Ikram
20%
 
[ 3. ] Space519
12%
 
[ 4. ] Chalk
11%
 
[ 5. ] Robin Richman
8%
 

Best Hair Salon

[ 1. ] Art + Science Salon
22%
 
[ 2. ] Mario Tricoci
12%
 
[ 3. ] Maxine Salon
11%
 
[ 4. ] Sparrow Hair
9%
 
[ 5. ] Salonblonde
7%
 

Best Hot Dog

[ 1. ] Hot Doug’s
42%
 
[ 2. ] Portillo’s Hot Dogs
20%
 
[ 3. ] Franks ‘n’ Dawgs
18%
 
[ 4. ] Gene & Jude’s Hot Dogs
9%
 
[ 5. ] Superdawg Drive-In
3%
 

Best Homegrown Fast-Food Chain

[ 1. ] Hannah’s Bretzel
27%
 
[ 2. ] Protein Bar
25%
 
[ 3. ] Potbelly Sandwich Shop
22%
 
[ 4. ] Epic Burger
12%
 
[ 5. ] Wow Bao
11%
 

Best Gay Bar

[ 1. ] Sidetrack
34%
 
[ 2. ] Big Chicks
33%
 
[ 3. ] Minibar Ultra Lounge & Cafe
12%
 
[ 4. ] Scarlet
10%
 
[ 5. ] Downtown Bar & Lounge
4%
 

Best Hardcore Bike Shop

[ 1. ] Johnny Sprockets
24%
 
[ 2. ] Iron Cycles
22%
 
[ 3. ] The Pony Shop
16%
 
[ 4. ] Get a Grip Cycles
11%
 
[ 5. ] Running Away Multisport
11%
 

Best Pro Athlete

[ 1. ] Derrick Rose
50%
 
[ 2. ] Jonathan Toews
23%
 
[ 3. ] Paul Konerko
11%
 
[ 4. ] Brian Urlacher
11%
 
[ 5. ] Devin Hester
4%
 

Best Ampersand Restaurant

[ 1. ] Girl & The Goat
37%
 
[ 2. ] Longman & Eagle
32%
 
[ 3. ] Butcher & the Burger
14%
 
[ 4. ] Gne & Georgetti
8%
 
[ 5. ] Owen & Engine
7%
 

Best Bar for Beer Lovers

[ 1. ] Hopleaf Bar
23%
 
[ 2. ] The Map Room
21%
 
[ 3. ] Sheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden
13%
 
[ 4. ] Fountainhead
9%
 
[ 5. ] The Tribes Alehouse
7%
 

Best Cocktails

[ 1. ] The Violet Hour
31%
 
[ 2. ] The Aviary
24%
 
[ 3. ] The Whistler
18%
 
[ 4. ] Barrelhouse Flat
11%
 
[ 5. ] Drawing Room
9%
 

Best 21st-Century Building

[ 1. ] Aqua
39%
 
[ 2. ] The Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chciago
20%
 
[ 3. ] Trump International Hotel & Tower
15%
 
[ 4. ] Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
15%
 
[ 5. ] Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
7%
 

Best Locally Roasted Coffee

[ 1. ] Intelligentsia
50%
 
[ 2. ] Metropolis
21%
 
[ 3. ] Asado
7%
 
[ 4. ] Dark Matter
7%
 
[ 5. ] Grinderman
2%
 

 

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