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Chicago Tribune Readers’ Choice Awards

MAR 8-22
Our critics picked their favorites in Chicago dining. Now it’s time for you to pick yours during our Readers’ Choice Dining Awards!

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Let Phil Vettel’s competitive ranking of the top 50 of Chicago restaurants be your guide to outstanding food, drink and service, as you prepare to vote in the Chicago Tribune Dining Awards on March 8th.

  • First peek at Phil’s 50
  • Restaurant recommendations
  • Cocktail, beer and wine recommendations
  • “Chewing” podcast with Louisa Chu and Monica Eng
  • First notice of foodie events, restaurant previews & closings
  • Tasty recipes
  • Photo and video galleries


2016 Dining Awards

Review: Ancient Rome Menu at Next is the Most Fascinating in Years

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20 best burritos

In Chicago

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We Taste Girl Scout S'mores, this Year's New Cookie

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Comfort foods

25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever

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Chicago Tribune Dining Awards

Reader's Choice Dining Awards Voting Opens

MAR. 8

Vote for your favorite restaurants both classic and new that help make Chicago one of the best food cities in the country.

28 Days of Our Favorite Dumplings in Chicago

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We Tried It:

Red Wine Hot Chocolate




5 Things to Eat, Drink, Do this Weekend

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Best Pizza Photo Gallery

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Current List:

Phil Vettel’s 50 Top Restaurants

What's the best boxed macaroni and cheese?

We taste 8 kinds

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Our 10 Best Recipes of 2016

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Nick’s Taco Challenge: A Month Long Quest to Find Chicago’s Best Tacos

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Bars & Drinks

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