Finalists and Honorees Announced for Top 10 Awards


Posted on October 7, 2016

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) is thrilled to announce the finalists and Neighborhood Champion Honorees for the inaugural Lincoln Park Top 10 Awards.

The public can vote for finalists from Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 17 at Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Steppenwolf Theatre (1650 N. Halsted) on Monday, October 24, 2016.

Tickets are $45 in advance and include a pre-show reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. featuring bites and cocktails from some of Lincoln Park’s favorite restaurants and bars. After the awards ceremony, guests are invited to attend an after-party at Front Bar (1700 N. Halsted). Tickets can be reserved at


Best Place to Dine
• Geja’s Café
• Knife & Tine
• Riccardo Trattoria
• Stock Café at Local Foods
• Summer House Santa Monica

Best Place for Coffee & Sweets
• Floriole Café & Bakery
• Molly’s Cupcakes
• Next Door Chicago
• Sweet Mandy B’s
• Vanille Patisserie

Best Place to Get Fit and Refreshed
• Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center
• Kovo Salon
• Natural Elements Salon
• Roots Family Chiropractic
• Teez’d

Best Place for Brunch
• Knife & Tine
• Nookies
• Orange Restaurant
• Summer House Santa Monica
• Toast

Best Place to Grab A Drink
• Frank’s Bar
• The Galway Arms
• The J. Parker
• Knife & Tine
• Marquee Lounge

Best Arts & Culture
• Chicago History Museum
• Kingston Mines
• Lincoln Park Zoo
• Steppenwolf Theatre
• Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

Best Service Provider
• BankFinancial
• Deljo Heating & Cooling
• Seder Orthodontics
• Vesta
• Westend Dental

Best Place to Shop
• Akira
• Art Effect
• Climate Home
• Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop
• Local Foods


As part of the Lincoln Park Top 10 Awards, the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce (LPCC) will present two Neighborhood Champion Awards; one to a resident and one to an organization or business.

The LPCC is thrilled to honor Kenneth Dotson as one of the 2016 recipients of the Neighborhood Champion Award. This award honors a resident within the Lincoln Park neighborhood that has made a positive impact through his or her actions within the community.

Kenneth has been actively involved in the neighborhood in many volunteer capacities since moving to Lincoln Park in 2000. He is a long time member of Lincoln Central Association (LCA), and currently services as their President. Kenneth joined the LCA Board in 2014 and also serves as co-editor of From the Heart, LCA’s award winning newsletter.

In 2012, Mayor Emanuel appointed Kenneth to serve as a Commissioner of the Lincoln Avenue Special Service Area (SSA) and reappointed him to a second term in 2015. Kenneth is the current Chairman of the SSA Commission after serving as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the SSA’s reconstitution in 2015. In 2016, he was appointed by 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith to serve on a Neighborhood Liaison Committee that works with Hines and McCaffery Interests on the new development planned for the former Children’s Memorial site. Kenneth also enjoys his time as a member of the Oz Park Advisory Council.

The LPCC is also excited to recognize Green City Market as the second recipient of the 2016 Neighborhood Champion Award. This award honors a non-profit organization, business, or cause that has made a positive impact within the Lincoln Park community.

Celebrating their 18th anniversary, Green City Market is Chicago’s largest and first year-round sustainable farmers market connecting farmers and local producers directly to chefs and the greater Chicago community and providing a marketplace for sustainably grown food. Their mission is to provide access to healthy food for all Chicagoans by not only accepting LINK (formerly food stamps) but also matching what shoppers spend on their LINK card dollar for dollar up to $15 per market. In addition to their marketplace, Green City Market also provides educational programming to the community through Edible Gardens, Club Sprouts, and Chef Demos.

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