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Best local shop that's withstood the test of time
Best boutique for women
Best boutique for men
Best local clothing designer
Best local fashion blog or blogger
Best vintage store
Best resale shop
Best shoe store
Best jewelry store
Best eyewear
Best bike shop
Best record store
Best bookstore
Best home furnishings
Best place to spruce up your home on the cheap
Best garden store
Best adult novelty store
Best place to buy local wares
Best indie crafter
Best pet store
Best dog walkers
Best doggie day care
Best vet
Best tattoo shop
Best auto repair shop
Best dentist
Best general practitioner
Best mani/pedi
Best massage
Best barber shop
Best hair salon
Best place to get married
Best hotel
Best apartment finder
Best real estate agent
Reader Critics' Picks
Best place to retro-fy your wardrobe
Best social event that's also good for scoring vintage furniture
Best resale store for fashion and home
Best place to drop dough on fancy flea-market-esque housewares
Best place to buy a vintage scary clown cookie jar
Best bookstore with a cat
Best place to score free used books on the sidewalk
Best grocery store whose name perfectly matches its products
Best place to get your shoes repaired by a master
Best eccentric wristwatch collection
Best florist window display for soothing your nerves
Best flower shop you wish you could live in
Best place to learn yoga and French in the same class
Best dance school for students from age five to 65
Best place for unusual continuing education classes
Best root canal to change your mind about root canals
Best place to get your lady parts vacation-ready without waxing your wallet
Best stylist to makeover your hair color and become your new best friend
Best foreign-car mechanic for those who probably shouldn't own a foreign car
Best relaxing $25 overnight stay
Best $75 hotel room

Critics' Picks

Best eccentric wristwatch collection

Unemployed Philosopher's Guild watches at Eclecticity continue

Best place to learn yoga and French in the same class

Alliance Francaise 810 N. Dearborn 312-337-1070 af-chicago.org I've been taking yoga classes for about a dozen years now and have only been able to completely… continue

Best dance school for students from age five to 65

4630 N. Francisco Ave. 773-463-3385
Le Ballet Petit School of Dance continue

Best root canal to change your mind about root canals

2551 N. Clark St. 773-244-1933
Carrara and Goodman Endodontics continue

Best place to get your lady parts vacation-ready without waxing your wallet

Christina Bents at Pearl Beauty Spa 3125 N. Lincoln 773-868-0988 Summer is finally here, which means we ladies need to be ready to don a… continue

Best stylist to makeover your hair color and become your new best friend

Daniel Fabry at Asha SalonSpa 1135 N. State 312-664-1600 ashasalonspa.com Daniel Fabry is a teeny bit Stefon from Saturday Night Live and a touch of… continue

Best relaxing $25 overnight stay

809 Civic Center Dr. 847-972-2540
King Spa & Sauna, Niles continue

Best $75 hotel room

The Inn at Longman and Eagle continue

Best bargain Michelin chef

Danny Grant of Balsan continue

Best use of alcohol at breakfast

Burton's Maplewood Farm rum-infused maple syrup continue

Best tater tots

2535 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-486-0011
The Rocking Horse continue

Best few square blocks to eat really well, and cheaply

1812 W. Montrose Ave. 773-769-2000
Lawrence between Rockwell and California continue

Best one-woman kitchen

6930 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-338-9494
Noon Hour Grill continue

Best joke in a cemetery

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's tombstone continue

Best-ever film fantasy of Chicago

The Man With the Golden Arm continue

Best urinal

2428 N Western Ave 773-486-7774
The Mutiny continue

Best beer inspired by a Chicago band

Three Floyds' Pelican tribute The Creeper continue

Best bar for drinking on pocket change

7006 N. Glenwood Ave. 773-274-5463
Red Line Tap continue

Best fake dinosaur

Novelty Golf & Games continue

Best local band that's been around forever

The Lawrence Arms voted best local band that's been around forever continue

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