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Chicago dubbed 'Best Restaurant City in America' by Condé Nast Traveler

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

You know that feeling when someone tells you something you already know but it still feels really freaking good to hear it out loud? That's exactly what happened when we heard Condé Nast Traveler named Chicago the Best Restaurant City in America. The publication backed up the claim by citing the James Beard Foundation awards, our wildly talented chefs, Chicago's down-right polite demeanor and, of course, the top-notch restaurants we get to enjoy on the regular.

The article goes on to detail 19 restaurants that exemplify the honor, and we gotta say, the list is spot-on. The roster includes heavy hitters—like Monteverde, Roister, Alinea and Au Cheval—alongside casual staples Mr. Beef, Pequod's Pizza and Spacca Napoli. The editors also identified rising newcomers including Income Tax, Publican Anker and GT Prime.

Sorry, Los Angeles and New York, but we'll be humble bragging about this one for a while. 

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