The Chicago Reader’s annual “Best of Chicago 2013” reader’s poll results have been revealed. Although part of the fun of these lists is discovering places you’ve never heard of, it is also nice to see businesses you enjoy getting public recognition. That’s why I was thrilled to see so many Edgewater and Andersonville businesses on the list. Perhaps a few of these will inspire you to take a ride up the Red Line or on the #22 Clark Bus to the far north side.
Edgewater and Andersonville area businesses picked as Best of Chicago 2013 in the Reader
Best Local Distillery – Koval Distillery
Best Jazz Club – Green Mill
Best Lesbian Bar – Big Chicks
Best Jukebox – Simon’s Tavern
Best Shoe Store – Alamo
Best Garden Store – Gethsemane
Best Sex Toy Shop – Early to Bed
Best Doggie Daycare – Bark Bark Club
Best Billiards- Pressure Billiards & Cafe
Best Personal Trainer (half of a tie) – Melissa DiLeonardo (who is a friend of a friend which is why I know she’s local)
Edgewater and Andersonville are businesses named as runners-up in the Best of Chicago 2013 reader poll
Best Wine Shop Runner-Up – In Fine Spirits
Best Local Food Product Runner-Up – Co-op Hot Sauce
Best Bakery Runner-Up – Swedish Bakery
Best Bahn Mi Runner-Up – Ba Le
Best Breakfast Runner-Up – M. Henry
Best Brunch Runner-Up – Tweet
Best Chinese Food Runner-Up – Sun Wah BBQ
Best Street Runner-Up – Clark Street
Best Dive Bar Runner-Up – Simon’s Tavern
Congratulations to every business and individual (in every neighborhood) named in the Best of Chicago 2013 results. You can see all of the Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago 2013 picks here.
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