Critics’ Picks | Eat Out Awards 2013

Our critics’ awards for the best of Chicago restaurants and bars.

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Photograph: Martha WilliamsArmitage Pizzeria: Best Slice of Reality
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBavette's: The Rising Star Award
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBread & Sauce: The Team Spirit Award
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsPies at Bub City: Best New Southern Comfort
 (Photograph: Sarah Lawhead)
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Photograph: Sarah LawheadCovo: Biggest Threat to Chipotle
 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
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Photograph: Erica GannettChocolates at Grace: Most Graceful Exit
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The Cafe at Ikram: Most Fashionable Farm-to-Table Restaurant
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Karen Herold of 555 International: The Delta Burke Award for Best Designing Woman
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsLula Cafe's Breakfast Sandwich Series: Most Watchable Series Since Mad Men
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsPhil Ashbach at Phil's Last Stand: Best Sit-Down Stand-Up Routine
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe bar at Trenchermen: Best Bar With A Restaurant Attached
 (Photograph: Julia Stotz)
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Photograph: Julia StotzWard Eight: The Borderline Crazy Award
 (Photograph: Kelly Peloza)
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Photograph: Kelly PelozaThe Wheeler Mansion Market: Garden Party of the Year
 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
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Photograph: Erica GannettBeef tsukune slider at Sumi Robata Bar: The White Castle Award for Slider Advancement
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsMama's Nuts: Nuttiest Side Project

The Borderline Crazy Award
Restaurants

The Borderline Crazy Award

Nuttiest Side Project
Restaurants

Nuttiest Side Project

The Delta Burke Award For Best Designing Woman
Restaurants

The Delta Burke Award For Best Designing Woman

Garden Party of the Year
Restaurants

Garden Party of the Year

Most Watchable Series Since Mad Men
Restaurants

Most Watchable Series Since Mad Men

Best Sit-Down Stand-Up Routine
Restaurants

Best Sit-Down Stand-Up Routine

The Rising Star Award
Restaurants

The Rising Star Award

Best Bar with a Restaurant Attached
Bars

Best Bar with a Restaurant Attached

Most Graceful Exit
Restaurants

Most Graceful Exit

The Team Spirit Award
Restaurants

The Team Spirit Award

Best Slice of Reality
Restaurants

Best Slice of Reality

Best New Southern Comfort
Restaurants

Best New Southern Comfort

Most Fashionable Farm-to-Table Restaurant
Restaurants

Most Fashionable Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Biggest Threat to Chipotle
Restaurants

Biggest Threat to Chipotle

The White Castle Award for Slider Advancement
Restaurants

The White Castle Award for Slider Advancement