CHICAGO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago magazine, the largest city
monthly in the country, has selected the 21 best restaurants to open in the
last year. The May issue hits newsstands Thursday and features reviews of
each of the choice spots, which range from Italian to gastropub to
"Chicago's world-class dining status is such a given now, restaurateurs
are going way beyond what they once did in order to stand out," says Jeff
Ruby, Chicago magazine's deputy dining editor. "Phenomenal places like
Takashi and Sepia came out of the gate at a sprint, and they don't show any
signs of slowing down."
Ruby and fellow critic Dennis Ray Wheaton ate at dozens of restaurants
in choosing this year's list. Their write-ups include everything from price
range to each place's 'showstopper' dish.
"We dissected each new spot from as many different angles as possible,"
says Ruby, "which means that we praised restaurants when they deserved it
and took them to task in areas where they deserved it."
Also in this month's issue are a feature on Kathy Savio, Drew
Peterson's third wife, who warned authorities she was in danger before her
death, and the twisting tale of the Chicago Spire, potentially the tallest
building in North America.
Elsewhere in the May issue of Chicago:
-- Plumbers Who Won't Drain Your Wallet: a list of Chicagoland's most
-- Christopher Kennedy: how the president of the Merchandise Mart and heir
of the iconic Kennedy family rescued Chicago's leading art exhibition.
Chicago editor Richard Babcock, managing editor Shane Tritsch, and
other members of the magazine staff are available for on-air interviews
about stories in the May issue. Contact Kevin Riordan at 312-222-3917 to
schedule an interview.
About Chicago magazine
Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country,
with a circulation of more than 175,000. In addition, the company publishes
several other titles, including Chicago Home+Garden and Chicago Fashion
magazines. Chicago magazine has been honored with many awards, including,
in 2004, the most prestigious -- the Ellie award for General Excellence in
its circulation category, bestowed by the American Society of Magazine
About Chicago Tribune Company
Chicago Tribune Company publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper
with daily readership of about 1.8 million and about 2.6 million on Sunday.
The company also operates related print and interactive media serving
Chicagoland. Chicago Tribune is the founding publication of Tribune
Company, one of the country's leading media companies, operating businesses
in broadcasting, publishing and on the Internet.
SOURCE Chicago magazine