August 12, 2015—Approximately 500 guests came to City Winery in the West Loop for Chicago magazine’s annual Best of Chicago event. This year’s celebration showcased the people, places, and things that ranked at the top with Chicago magazine editors and readers, as featured in the November 2014 and February, May, and August 2015 issues. Guests indulged in a variety of hors d’oeuvres as well as drinks from Don Julio, Ketel One, Bulleit Bourbon, Brickstone Brewery, Two Brothers Brewery, and City Winery. Attendees had the chance to win prizes by spinning a prize wheel, and they also enjoyed a step-and-repeat photo opportunity and complimentary valet service courtesy of Kia Motors.
Restaurants showcasing their food and drink included Boltwood, Intro, MFK, Tete Charcuterie, Bang Bang! Pie & Biscuits, Calumet Fisheries, Mercadito Counter, Spicy Thai Lao, Strings Ramen Shop, The Radler, Beatrix, Bull & Bear, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Prime & Provisions, Siena Tavern, Glazed & Infused, City Winery, The Dawson, The Promontory, and Sportsman’s Club. Other honorees featured in Chicago magazine were also on-site, including Mary Qian, named Best Portrait Painter; ESQ, Readers’ Choice for Best Tailor; Mario Tricoci, named Best High-End Mani-Pedi; Joseph Michael’s Salon & Spa, Readers’ Choice for Best Spa for a Massage; Flowers for Dreams, Readers’ Choice for Best Florist; and Lani Love, Readers’ Choice for Best DJ. A portion of ticket sales and all raffle proceeds benefitted The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital.