The Chicago Reader released their “Best of Chicago” issue last Thursday, featuring “bests” by the alt-weekly’s staff and contributors, as well as winning selections from the annual?readers’ poll. This year, businesses in the Center Square area (Northcenter, Lincoln Square, and Ravenswood Manor) rocked the listings with 12 “Best Of” picks and 17 “Runner-Up” picks. Here they are below, along with links to recent articles we’ve written about some of the businesses. Congratulations, winners!
Goods & Services
Best Antique Store, Runner-Up – Smythson Yeats Antiques, 3851 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Dance Class – Hip-Hop With Boogie McClarin, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Record Store, Runner-Up – Laurie’s Planet of Sound, 4639 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Resale Shop, Runner-Up – Thriftgeek, 3012 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Shoe Store – Salamander of Chicago, 4740 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Gym, Runner-Up – Galter Life Center, 5157 N. Francisco Ave.
Best Hair Salon – Sine Qua Non, 3417 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Pet Supply Store, Runner-Up – Ruff Haus Pets, 4652 N. Rockwell St.
Food & Drink
Best Thai Restaurant, Runner-Up – Spoon Thai, 4608 N. Western Ave.
Best Wine Restaurant, Runner-Up – Provenance Food & Wine, 2312 W. Leland Ave.
Arts & Entertainment
Best Movie Theater, Runner-Up – Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Soccer Bar – The Globe Pub, 1934 W. Irving Park Rd.
Sports & Entertainment
Best Bowling Alley – Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Ave.
Best Yoga Studio – Bloom Yoga Studio, 4663 N. Rockwell St.
Best Alternative To The Lakefront Path – North Shore Channel Trail