1. Unparalleled food and drink options
Chicago wasn't just named the best city for having it all; we also snagged the No. 2 spot for dining (behind Tel Aviv), which makes total sense. Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the world, and new spots are opening every week. Our diverse neighborhoods offer everything from tacos and tamales to five-course tasting menus to authentic Indian food. Through the City Life Index, we found that the average Chicagoan eats out almost once a week and 36 percent of us have waited more than an hour for a table. What's our favorite food? You said pizza (shocker), followed closely by tacos, burgers and sushi.