Saturday, May 10, 2014

Best of Chicago 2014 Ballot

Best of Chicago 2014 Ballot

Survey ends May 12 at 08:59 AM.

TAKE THE SURVEY, and let's get rogers park in!

This survey consists of 257 questions. You must answer at least 10 questions in order for your answers to be counted.



Best boutique for women

Best boutique for men

Best local clothing designer

Best local fashion blog or blogger

Best vintage store

Best resale shop

Best shoe store

Best jewelry store

Best eyewear

Best bike shop

Best record store

Best musical instrument shop

Best bookstore

Best used bookstore

Best home furnishings

Best garden store

Best florist

Best sex toy shop

Best place to buy local wares

Best indie crafter

Best pet store

Best dog walkers

Best doggie day care

Best veterinarian

Best tattoo shop

Best tattoo artist

Best auto repair shop

Best dentist

Best general practitioner

Best mani/pedi

Best massage

Best barbershop

Best hair salon

Best place to get married

Best hotel

Best apartment finder

Best real estate agent


Best fancy restaurant

Best bang for your buck

Best chef

Best up-and-coming chef

Best food blog

Best restaurant name

Best new food trend

Best cocktail list

Best cocktail

Best mixologist

Best wine list

Best sommelier

Best local distillery

Best local brewery

Best brewpub

Best local brew

Best local spirit

Best wine shop

Best liquor store


Best place worth a wait

Best alfresco dining

Best late-night eats

Best underground dining

Best waitstaff

Best for kids

Best-looking waitstaff

Best food festival

Best food truck

Best gourmet market

Best local grocer

Best local food product

Best local farmer

Best farmers' market

Best butcher shop

Best cheesemonger

Best barista

Best restaurant with a view

Best restaurant for romance

Best restaurant for a cheap date

Best neighborhood restaurant

Best bagels

Best bakery

Best banh mi

Best barbecue

Best bread

Best breakfast

Best brunch

Best burger

Best Chinese restaurant

Best coffee shop

Best desserts

Best doughnuts

Best falafel

Best Greek restaurant

Best hot dog

Best ice cream

Best Indian restaurant

Best Italian restaurant

Best Korean restaurant

Best Mexican restaurant

Best Middle Eastern restaurant

Best pierogi

Best pizza

Best Polish restaurant

Best pub grub

Best sandwich

Best seafood restaurant

Best soul food restaurant

Best soup

Best steak house

Best sushi

Best taqueria

Best Thai restaurant

Best vegetarian restaurant

Best vegan restaurant

Best Vietnamese restaurant


Best new band

Best rock band

Best hip-hop artist

Best metal band

Best classical group

Best international/world music act

Best jazz band

Best jazz musician

Best blues band

Best country band

Best singer/songwriter

Best DJ

Best local dance producer

Best band name

Best gig poster designer

Best local music blog

Best local music podcast

Best bartender

Best local label

Best party promoter

Best music festival

Best music venue

Best rock club

Best hip-hop club

Best jazz club

Best blues club

Best dance club

Best dance party

Best LGBTQ dance party

Best gay bar

Best lesbian bar

Best anything-goes club

Best new bar

Best dive bar

Best neighborhood bar

Best hotel bar

Best 4 AM bar

Best barcade

Best strip club

Best casino

Best smoking area

Best photo booth to make out in

Best jukebox

Best karaoke


Best long-running play

Best new play

Best touring play

Best revival of a well-known play

Best musical

Best established theater company

Best new theater company

Best off-Loop theater company

Best stage director

Best playwright

Best actor

Best actress

Best choreographer

Best stand-up comic

Best sketch/improv troupe

Best venue for stand-up

Best dance troupe

Best venue for dance

Best burlesque troupe

Best performing arts festival

Best established gallery

Best new gallery

Best gallery exhibit

Best underground art space

Best established visual artist

Best new visual artist

Best photographer

Best street artist

Best public artwork

Best public art event

Best advocate for the arts

Best art sale

Best museum exhibit

Best movie theater

Best film programming

Best film festival

Best filmmaker

Best late-night movies

Best novelist

Best nonfiction writer

Best new novel by a Chicagoan

Best new nonfiction book by a Chicagoan

Best poet

Best literary event


Best athlete

Best Blackhawks bar

Best Bears bar

Best Bulls bar

Best Cubs bar

Best Sox bar

Best Chicago Fire bar

Best TV/radio announcer

Best place to watch college sports

Best neighborhood park

Best dog park

Best alternative to the Lakefront path

Best organized bike ride

Best place to take a stroll

Best public golf course

Best billiards

Best bowling alley

Best canoe/kayak rentals

Best beach

Best sailing school

Best gym

Best personal trainer

Best yoga studio

Best Pilates studio

Best public pool

Best YMCA branch


Best view of the city

Best historic building

Best attraction

Best tour

Best Chicago ambassador

Best street character

Best alderman

Best activist

Best politician you’d like to resurrect

Best celebrity

Best power couple

Best lawyer

Best charity

Best LGBTQ organization

Best overall neighborhood

Best neighborhood for nightlife

Best neighborhood for culture

Best neighborhood for affordability

Best neighborhood for diversity

Best neighborhood for schools

Best suburb

Best street

Best college degree for the money

Best place for a new el stop

Best overall radio station

Best radio DJ

Best morning show

Best journalist

Best local blog