Wednesday, April 16, 2014

get it right, Reader

this isn't even writing, it's just a post for me to tell you what i KNOW are the right votes for this year's Chicago Reader poll.

ok so go here, and do this:

section 1-

best bike shop
Heritage

best tattoo artist
Max Weber

section 2-

best restaurant name
Smalls
(if you haven't been there, it's small.)

best cocktail
Dopesmoker at the Whistler

best local brewery
Half Acre

best late night eats
Dimo's pizza

best barista
Emily Beaufort at Gaslight
(seriously, go get a latte from her right now.)

best bagels
Birchwood
(landslide.)

best Chinese
Yen's

best pizza
Aurelio's
(it's at Lincoln Park Zoo now!!)

best Thai
Dharma Garden

best vegan
Handlebar

section 3-

best new band
Coaster

best rock band
Magic Milk
(bring 'em back)

best hip hop artist
Serengeti
(yeah, Chance is cool. but don't vote for Chance.)

best band name
todayshits

best gig poster designer
Sonnenzimmer
(this is 100% the correct answer)

best local music podcast
CHIRP
(don't let me down now.)

best local label
Argot
(Steve Mizek runs this shit. it counts)

best party promoter
1833

best music festival
p4k

best music venue
Empty Bottle

best dance club
Smart Bar

best new bar
East Room

best dive bar
Ola's

best barcade
Emporium
(yeah yeah i know)

section 4-

best established theater company
Goodman

best improv troupe
Dart
(Ross Kimball, people.)

best new visual artist
Chuck Anderson/No Pattern
(he lived in Grand Rapids until now)

best street artist
Goons

best movie theater
Musicbox

best film festival
CIMM fest

best filmmaker
Joe Swanberg

section 5-

best athlete
Joakim Noah

best neighborhood park
Horner Park

best dog park
Montrose beach

best organized bike ride
Cynical Mass
;)

best YMCA branch
Irving Park

section 6-

best Chicago ambassador
anybody but Vince Vaughn or Jim Belushi for christ fucking sake

best overall neighborhood
Avondale

best street
California

best overall radio station
CHIRP

best radio DJ
Dylan Peterson

guys. i'm serious. 




ok.