3 days ago

Can the Merchandise Mart become a dining destination?

I've spent a lot of time in the Mart since it's connected to 350 N. Orleans, aka Reader World Headquarters, and I have to pass through every time I take the...

    Can the Merchandise Mart become a dining destination?
    No one goes to the Merchandise Mart for fun. This is not to say no one has ever had any fun there, but all that fun is in the service of business, and no one wants to stay at their place of business any longer than they have to.
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Jul 12

Everyone in Chicago should see ‘Then They Came for Me’

...hosted by Alphawood Gallery, which occupies a former MB Financial Bank on the corner of Fullerton and Halsted in Lincoln Park. The first, "Art AIDS America Chicago," was a spectacular and affecting collection...

    Everyone in Chicago should see 'Then They Came for Me'
    Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties" is the second exhibition hosted by Alphawood Gallery, which occupies a former MB Financial Bank on the corner of Fullerton and Halsted in Lincoln Park. The first, "Art AIDS America Chicago," was a spectacular and affecting collection of works about AIDS.
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Jun 22

Updated Jun 25

Best hot dog

6363 N. Milwaukee

    Best hot dog
    Superdawg Drive-In 6363 N. Milwaukee 773-763-0660 www.superdawg.com @Superdawg Runner-Up Gene & Jude's...
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  • Personally Superdawg is overrated and expensive for a hot dog. For what they charge for a hot dog, you can buy a whole pack of dogs & buns!

  • Resident Live in the 45th

    OMG. Are you seriously comparing the price of a restaurant purchase to what it would cost to go to the store and buy the same food?

    This is a ridiculous argument.

    I enjoy Superdawg. "Best"? I wouldn't go there, but its solid.

  • joanie 20+ year Resident of Jefferson Park

    Of all the dogs I've had in Chicago, I'd rate Superdawg the best. They use a special meat blend created specifically for them. Then there is their special touch with the pickled tomatoes. The hot dog is solid and quite delicious. Then their is their unqueness and presentation: the boxes...

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    Of all the dogs I've had in Chicago, I'd rate Superdawg the best. They use a special meat blend created specifically for them. Then there is their special touch with the pickled tomatoes. The hot dog is solid and quite delicious. Then their is their unqueness and presentation: the boxes with the fries and the drive in atmosphere. Excellent branding and add to the mix the iconic mascots on the roof.

    Add to this that Superdawg has a legitimate presence inside the City of Chicago. They aren't located in the suburbs.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 22

Best pawn shop

2853 W. Belmont

    Best pawn shop
    Cash King 2853 W. Belmont 773-866-2729 www.yelp.com/biz/cash-king-chicago Runner-Up Cash America Pawn...
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  • VF

    Yeah. They made me pay for my stolen goods several years ago before CPD got my $$$ back.

Jun 22

Best fancy restaurant

809 W. Randolph

    Best fancy restaurant
    Girl & The Goat 809 W. Randolph 312-492-6262 girlandthegoat.com Runner-Up Elizabeth Restaurant...
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Jun 22

Best public pool

2200 N. Oakley

    Best public pool
    Holstein Park Public Pool 2200 N. Oakley 312-742-7554 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Holstein-Park Runner-Up Portage Park...
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Jun 22

Best auto dealership

1111 W. Diversey

    Best auto dealership
    MINI of Chicago 1111 W. Diversey 773-969-5700 www.miniofchicago.com @MINIofChicago Runner-Up Perillo BMW...
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Jun 22

Best record store

4639 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Lincoln Square IL 60625

    Best record store
    Laurie's Planet of Sound 4639 N. Linoln 773-271-3569 lauriesplanetofsound.blogspot.com @laurispos Runner-Up Reckless Records...
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Jun 22

Best steak house

1028 N. Rush

    Best steak house
    Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse 1028 N. Rush 312-266-8999 www.gibsonssteakhouse.com @GibsonsSteak Runner-Up Gene & Georgetti Restaurant...
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Jun 22

Best playground

115 S. Sangamon

    Best playground
    Mary Bartelme Park 115 S. Sangamon 312-746-5494 www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Bartelme-Mary-Park @MaryBarelmePAC...
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 22

Best barbecue

3800 N. Pulaski

    Best barbecue
    Smoque BBQ 3800 N. Pulaski 773-545-7427 www.smoquebbq.com @SmoqueBBQ Runner-Up Green Street Smoked Meats...
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Jun 22

Best auto repair shop

3250 N. Sheffield

    Best auto repair shop
    Jerry's Auto Repair 3250 N. Sheffield 773-327-4409 jerrys-auto-repair.com Runner-Up B&L Automotive Repairs, Inc...
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Jun 22

Best dance troupe

1147 W. Jackson

    Best dance troupe
    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 1147 W. Jackson 312-850-9744 www.hubbardstreetdance.com @HubbardStreet Runner-Up Raks Geek...
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Jun 22

Best Middle Eastern restaurant

5255 N. Clark

    Best Middle Eastern restaurant
    Reza's Restaurant 5255 N. Clark 773-561-1898 rezasrestaurant.com @RezaRestaurant Runner-Up Taste of Lebanon Restaurant...
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 22

Best museum

111 S. Michigan

    Best museum
    The Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan 312-443-3600 www.artic.edu @artinstitutechi Runner-Up Museum of Science & Industry...
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Jun 22

Best home-improvement company

3840 N. Ashland

    Best home-improvement company
    Power Plumbing and Sewer Contractor, Inc. 3840 N. Ashland 773-248-9574 www.powerplumbinginc.com Runner-Up Fettes Love & Sieben...
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Jun 22

Best restaurant name

30 E. Hubbard St., Chicago River North IL 60611

201 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago Gold Coast/Mag Mile/Streeterville IL 60611

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

939 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago Lincoln Park IL 60614

1553 N. Damen Ave., Chicago Wicker Park/Bucktown IL 60622

813 W. Fulton St., Chicago West Loop/Fulton Market IL 60661

    Best restaurant name
    Glazed and Infused Various locations www.goglazed.com @goglazed Runner-Up The Growling Rabbit...
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