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Center Square Cleans Up in Reader’s ‘Best of Chicago’ Survey

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, June 28, 2010

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 Comics Shop, Runner-Up – Comic Vault, 1530 W. Montrose Ave. – Read our recent coverage.

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 Music Teacher, Runner-Up – Charles Kim, Old Town School of Folk Music & Nathaniel Braddock, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

Best Hair Salon – Sine Qua Non, 3417 N. Lincoln Ave.

Best Pet Supply Store, Runner-Up – Ruff Haus Pets, 4652 N. Rockwell St.

Best Dog Groomer, Runner Up – Soggy Paws, 2316 W. Leland St. – Read our recent coverage.

Best Place To Get A Vintage Hairstyle – Tigerlilie Salon, 4755 N. Lincoln Ave. – Read the Reader article.

Best Dance School Every Thinks Of As A Music School – Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. – Read the Reader article.

Food & Drink

Best Burger, Runner-Up – Jury’s, 4337 N. Lincoln Ave. – Comment on our review.

Best Gelato, Runner-Up – Paciugo, Giddings Plaza – Read our recent coverage.

Best Grocery Store, Runner-Up – Trader Joe’s, 3745 N. Lincoln Ave. – Read our recent coverage.

Best Sushi, Runner-Up – Tank Sushi, 4514 N. Lincoln Ave. – Comment on our review.

Best Thai Restaurant, Runner-Up – Spoon Thai, 4608 N. Western Ave.

Best Wine Restaurant, Runner-Up – Provenance Food & Wine, 2312 W. Leland Ave.

Best Liquor Store, Runner-Up – West Lakeview Liquors, 2156 W. Addison St. – Read the Reader article.

Best Cocktail That Might Be Good For You – The Stalker At Tiny Lounge, 4352 N. Leavitt St. – Read the Reader article.

Best Canned Beer Made In Chicago – Half Acre, 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. – Read the Reader article.

Best Macarons – Macaron ChicagoRead the Reader article.

Arts & Entertainment

Best New Bar – Fountainhead, 1870 W. Montrose Ave. – Read our review.

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

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  • Steven

    As much as I love the Square, I have to say this survey is crap.
    Paciugo isn’t even open yet (windows were still papered over as of Sat.) and “The Stacker” at Tiny is “The Stalker” (as in celery stalk, and *is* delicious).

    Interpret results with caution, the Reader’s polling method is dubious, at best.

  • http://blog.fourcher.net Mike Fourcher

    Whoops! Sorry about the “Stacker”/”Stalker” typo. Fixed!

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