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Best of Chicago Winners Announced

The Chicago Reader recently announced the Best of Chicago 2023 winners and runner ups! Lincoln Park is well represented with winners and runner ups including aliveOne, Always There Dental Care, Christy Webber Landscapes, DePaul University, The Fat Shallot, PAWS Chicago, The Theatre School at DePaul, The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre, Vin Chicago, Wrightwood 659 and more!

Listed below is the full list of Lincoln Park winners and runner ups.

2023 Arts and Culture Winners
– Best Art Gallery: Wrightwood 659
– Best Established Theater Company: Steppenwolf Theater Company
– Best Reading Series: “Read Some Shit” at aliveOne
– Best Theater Bar or Lobby: 1st RUNNER UP: Steppenwolf Theater Company
– Best Theater Training Program: DePaul Theater School
– Best Theater Training Program: 1st RUNNER UP: The Second City Training Center
– Best Venue for Improv: The Second City
– Best Venue for Improv: 2nd RUNNER UP: The iO Theater
– Best Venue for Theater: Steppenwolf Theater Company

2023 Buy Local Winners
– Best Financial Institution or Bank: 1st RUNNER UP: Wintrust Bank
– Best Landscape Company: Christy Webber Landscapes
– Best Pet Adoption or Animal Shelter: PAWS Chicago
– Best Real Estate Company: 2nd RUNNER UP: Compass
– Best Shoe Store: 1st RUNNER UP: Lori’s shoes

2023 Cannabis Winners
– Best Cannabis Accessory Selection in a Dispensary: 2nd RUNNER UP: nuEra Chicago Dispensary
– Best Clinic to get Certified for a Medical Card: 2nd RUNNER UP: Innovative Care
– Best Consumable, Other (mint, tablet, snack food, etc.): 2nd RUNNER UP: nuEra x Sweet Life by Hannah Ruby Chocolate Drops (BCA Edition)
– Best Infused Gummies: 2nd RUNNER UP: nuEra Sativa Live Resin Gummies
– Best Medical Cannabis Dispensary: 1st RUNNER UP: nuEra Chicago Dispensary
– Best Non-Vape Concentrate (strain & brand/producer): 2nd RUNNER UP: nuEra Fire Berries Live Budder
– Best Strain or Product for Sleep (include producer): 2nd RUNNER UP: nuEra Peyote Cookies flower

2023 City Life Winners
– Best Charity: 1st RUNNER UP: PAWS Chicago
– Best College for 18–25-Year-Olds: DePaul University
– Best Dentist: Dr. Scott Stiffle of Always There Dental Care
– Best Place to Work: PAWS Chicago

2023 Food and Drink Winners
– Best Doughnuts: 2nd RUNNER UP: Firecakes donuts
– Best Farmers Market: 1st RUNNER UP: Green City Market Lincoln Park
– Best Food Truck: The Fat Shallot Food Truck
– Best Gourmet Market: 1st RUNNER UP: Dom’s Kitchen & Market
– Best Hot Dog: 2nd RUNNER UP: The Weiner’s Circle
– Best Ice Cream: 1st RUNNER UP: Jeni’s Ice Cream
– Best Ice Cream: 2nd RUNNER UP: Pretty Cool Ice Cream
– Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: 1st RUNNER UP: Galit
– Best Place Worth a Wait: 1st RUNNER UP: Batter & Berries
– Best Ramen: 1st RUNNER UP: Ramen-san
– Best Wine Shop: Vin Chicago

2023 Sports and Recreation Winners
– Best Bowling Alley: 1st RUNNER UP: Diversey River Bowl

2023 Best Music and Nightlife Winners
– Best Music Teacher: Harlan Lee Terson, Old Town School of Folk Music
– Best Venue for Blues Music: 1st RUNNER UP: Kingston Mines

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