Best of Chicago: 2012

Right now, Chicago teems with a staggering array of superlative new things to eat, drink, and do. In fact, the competition for our best-of awards has never been tougher—a dog-eat-dog world, you might say. We searched the nooks and crannies to come up with this year’s list of the very best the city has to offer, 124 winners in all: amazing food, wonderful bars, super shops, culture finds, top-notch health and beauty services, great stuff for kids, and outstanding neighborhood businesses.

PLUS: We’re looking for the best pooch in Chicago. Think it might be your lovable mutt? Submit a photo and tell us why before August 15. We’ll publish the winner’s mug in an upcoming issue.

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By Lynn Okura Bey, Carly Boers, Cassie Walker Burke, Marcia Froelke Coburn, Nina Kokotas Hahn, Noah Isackson, Geoffrey Johnson, Esther Kang, Rebecca Little, Mark Loehrke, Nora O’Donnell, Jan Parr, Penny Pollack, Seth Putnam, Jeff Ruby, Lena Singer, Catey Sullivan, Jennifer Tanaka, Kim Thornton and Lauren Viera




2 years ago
Posted by santa

Make chicago better I would do something more modern and 21st century scuplture especially near the art institute, on my last visit to Chicago 7/15/12.
I thought the triple fenced obstructed the beautiful view of the lakefront during the Taste, is costly to the tax payors and is a safety hazard. I crossed over to the Lakefront and watched the yachts sail on. I could see a Casino docked there.
The taste reported only 1.3 million there and 3-4 million usually attend.
I would have metlife disability managed care or liberty mutual handle the disbility claims status for the fire and police department vs Trinity systems. I would immediately hire thru agencies such as allmed staffing to assist additional nurse consultants to get these people off disability and into new jobs ,create jobs or return to work. I would spend the saved 23 million persay on 6 million on parks and recreation, 7 million on jobs for teens and 10 million on educations

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