Our Best of Chicago issue wouldn’t be a thing without you guys. Sure, we tally the votes and come up with a slew of critics picks, but you filled out those ballots, and created the bands, foods, and other things worth voting on, so there’s a little bit of each of you in this issue. It’s not our Best of Chicago—it’s your Best of Chicago too.
Just like you make this issue, Chicagoans make Chicago. When we were sorting through the hundreds of Instagram pictures you guys tagged #BestOfChi, we were drawn to those with people in them. Yeah, Willis Tower is great and totally iconic, but aren’t two little boys playing soccer in Pilsen just as representative of what Chicago really is?
So, here it is: the #BestOfChi through your eyes.
(And, no, we haven’t forgotten those Pitchfork passes. We’ll be contacting our winner via Instagram this week.)