Paul Kahan’s crowd-pleasing European-style beer hall is beloved by tourists and locals alike. Stop in after work to snack on its trademark spicy pork rinds and study the extensive beer list, or stay for dinner and order the roast chicken with frites. On the weekends, brunch features everything from perfectly scrambled eggs with lobster to a version of chicken and waffles only the Publican could pull off, a sourdough oven pancake topped with a bacon-wrapped chicken thigh.
As thorough as our critics are, nobody knows the city’s restaurants, coffee shops, bars, stores, storefront theaters and music venues like Time Out readers.
With this in mind, back in October we launched the Love Chicago Awards to find out more about the local businesses that make your area of the city incredible. Now, after an intense voting period in which nearly 7,000 of you had your all-important say, it’s our great pleasure to reveal the restaurants you love above all others. There were a few close calls (and a few freakin’ landslides), but through it all one thing was clear: Chicagoans are truly passionate about their neighborhoods.
All of which just leaves us to say congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and a hearty thanks to everyone who voted. Now get out there and show your winners some love.
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