Hey Chicago readers! We all know how much we love our city. Some might say we’re obsessed with it. We can’t help that we have so many high quality attractions, restaurants, bars, and locals shops. We’re pretty much the greatest, right? We’re also pretty discerning, and we definitely have opinions, on everything from the best neighborhood to the best deep dish (I’m Lou Malnati’s all the way), even to the best ‘L’ line (red line girl over here). And we know how important our local shop owners and chefs are. Without them the city would lose its character.
Bloggers and blog readers are especially in the know, so let’s put that expertise to good use and nominate our favorite places in the Time Out Love Chicago Awards. We’ll be helping other Chicagoans and tourists, which is a good thing, because we don’t want someone to come here and be underwhelmed. We want them to visit and fall in love. Lucky for you, you can check out the winners for other cities like London and Paris too, so when you do have to leave Chicago for a vacation, you can experience the best.
Here’s some more info:
Time Out, the trusted global brand for inspiring and enabling people to make the most of their city, launched the Love Chicago Awards 2016. The Awards celebrate small independent businesses and aim to give those local establishments a platform to gain recognition in return for what they provide to their neighborhoods and customers.
Whether it’s the corner bar with the smoothest martinis, the underground club with the best up-and-coming bands, or the quirky shop with rare vintage dresses, Chicagoans have a lot of love for hidden gems in their city, and now they can show their support by giving them the spotlight they deserve.
As part of the Love Chicago Awards, residents, as well as business owners, will be encouraged to nominate their most loved local businesses throughout September across five categories: bars, coffee shops, restaurants, shops and cultural venues. Voting takes place from October 6 to 31, and winners will be revealed on November 14.
The Awards are part of Time Out’s worldwide Love City campaign celebrating local, independent businesses across some of the world’s greatest cities. To nominate a business in the Time Out Love Chicago Awards 2016, click here.