Roscoe View Gathers A Few “Best Of” From Chicago Reader

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, June 24, 2011

Ald. Scott Waguespack, Chicago's "Best" Alderman. Official photo.

The Chicago Reader released the results of its “Best Of” reader poll, and this year Roscoe View didn’t do too shabby. Even if you didn’t live in the neighborhood, some of the winners would are clear favorites (um, Paulina? Lake View Y?). This year there were also a couple blockbuster winners who maybe had more than a couple of “super enthusiastic voters”, like Frasca and Bleeding Heart Bakery, which cleaned up in more than a couple of categories.

But the blockbuster choice was Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) as Chicago’s “Best” alderman. Considering he won 65% in last February’s four-way election, the sentiment is probably reflected in his home ward, but wow is that a big responsibility to carry, Wags. Kind of like winning the Nobel Peace Prize of Chicago Politics, isn’t it?  You better do something really “best” soon, or someone else is gonna nab that one next year.

Goods & Services

Best Local Shop That’s Withstood The Test Of Time, Runner Up – Uncle Fun

Best Eyewear, Runner Up – Eye Spy Optical

Best Auto Repair Shop – Reliable Auto Repair Center, 3401 N Ashland Ave (No Website)

Best Hair Salon – Sine Qua Non

Best Barber Shop – Belmont Barbershop

Sports & Recreation

Best Pilates Studio – Helios Center For Movement

Best YMCA Branch – Lake View YMCA

Food & Dining

Best Bang For Your Buck, Runner Up – Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Best Wine Shop – Lush Wine & Spirits

Best Liquor Store – West Lakeview Liquors

Best BYOB – Tango Sur

Runner Up – 90 Miles Cuban Cafe

Best For Kids – Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Runner Up – Wishbone

Best Waitstaff, Runner Up – Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Best Butcher Shop – Paulina Meat Market

Best Barista – Greg Wolfson, Bleeding Heart Bakery

Best Bakery – Bleeding Heart Bakery

Best Bakery, Runner Up – Dinkel’s Bakery

Best Desserts – Bleeding Heart Bakery

Best Italian, Runner Up – Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Best Pizza, Runner Up – Art Of Pizza

Best Movie Theater – Music Box

Best Local Film House – Music Box

City Life

Best Alderman – Scott Waguespack



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