2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks
Pleasant House Bakery is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

1. Pleasant House Bakery

964 W 31st St, Chicago, IL
Panadería · Bridgeport · 63 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Chief among the genuine farm-to-table movement is Art and Chelsea Jackson’s understated Bridgeport spot, where seasonal produce comes from Pleasant Farms, a network of small farms in and near Chicago. Leer más.

2. Yusho

2853 N Kedzie Ave (at W. George St.), Chicago, IL
Restaurante japonés · Logan Square · 81 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Brick walls, Edison bulbs hung by knotted rope, pops of color and upholstery in Pendleton-esque plaid combine for design that evokes a sophisto-casual feel while keeping the focus on the food. Leer más.

EL Ideas is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

3. EL Ideas

8.7
2419 W 14th St (at Western Ave), Chicago, IL
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Douglas Park · 27 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: After the nervous drive to this BYOB, you see Talbott, the relaxed, warm host/waiter/sommelier. He learns your name, attends to your wine and sets the tone that makes dining a one-of-a-kind experience Leer más.

25 Degrees is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

4. 25 Degrees

8.8
736 N Clark St (at W Superior St), Chicago, IL
Hamburguesería · River North · 122 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Scoops of ice cream are blended to become dessert and after-dinner drink in one. Butter pecan gets SoCo and praline liqueur and butterscotch-vanilla are doused with Maker’s and spun to smoothness. Leer más.

Miko's Flipside is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

5. Miko's Flipside

1846 N Damen Ave (at W Moffat St), Chicago, IL
Café · Bucktown · 3 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: With chocolate cake, pour-over coffee and gooey grilled-cheese sandwiches from chef Remy Ayesh, we can get through even the coldest winter, making this bakery the coziest place to hibernate in Chicago Leer más.

Tre Kronor is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

6. Tre Kronor

9.3
3258 W Foster Ave (at Spaulding Ave), Chicago, IL
Restaurante escandinavo · North Park · 76 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Each winter feast begins with hot glogg in the garden before guests hit the buffet, which features ten varieties of herring and hot dishes like Jansson’s Temptation, a creamy potato casserole. Leer más.

Cai is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

7. Cai

8.8
2100 S Archer Ave (at S Wentworth Ave), Chicago, IL
Restaurante chino · Armour Square · 57 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: As much as we love meringue and aioli, this year all other eggy goodness faded in comparison to Cai’s egg-yolk buns. These Chinese breakfast bombs are sweet, creamy, and filled with sugary egg paste. Leer más.

Wisma - Chicago is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

8. Wisma - Chicago

8.4
131 N Clinton St, Chicago, IL
Tienda Gourmet · West Loop · 4 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Wisma has des Rosiers’s silky soups, hearty sandwiches and sensible entrées (salmon with quinoa), all of it delicious, all of it made with sustainably, and priced as if it were in the suburbs. Leer más.

Elixir Lounge is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

9. Elixir Lounge

8.3
3452 N Halsted St (btwn N Newport Ave and N Cornelia Ave), Chicago, IL
Bar gay · Lakeview · 43 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: A well-made cocktail was a hard thing to find in Boystown. Thankfully there’s Elixir, which not only shakes mean drinks, but also keeps the crowd in control and the music somewhat low. Leer más.

Tozi Korean B.B.Q. Restaurant is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

10. Tozi Korean B.B.Q. Restaurant

6.6
1265 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (Ashland & Milwaukee), Chicago, IL
Restaurante coreano · Wicker Park · 25 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: You can char your own soy-chili–marinated meats to perfection on tabletop burners, but not all the work is left to you; the steamed kimchi dumplings are delicate, plump and made in the kitchen. Leer más.

Publican Quality Meats is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

11. Publican Quality Meats

9.6
825 W Fulton Market (at Green), Chicago, IL
Delicatessen/Tienda de comestibles · Fulton Market · 119 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Ganji’s massive miche is crusty and cakey; his cranberry-walnut loaf makes the world’s best toast. The best part of this great bread? We hear PQM also sells some meats to go with it. Leer más.

Heritage Bicycles is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

12. Heritage Bicycles

9.5
2959 N Lincoln Avenue (Wellington), Chicago, IL
Cafetería · Lakeview · 63 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: As far as we’re concerned, this is a sun-soaked café rather than just a bike shop. How else do you explain the thoughtfully sourced products—from Southport Grocery cupcakes to Mast Brothers chocolate? Leer más.

The Hideout is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

13. The Hideout

8.9
1354 W Wabansia Ave (btwn Elston Ave & Throop St), Chicago, IL
Club de rock · Bucktown · 53 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: In the three years since Martha Bayne started Soup & Bread, she’s proven that a modest idea—serve free soup, collect tips for hunger charities—can morph into a movement for social change. Leer más.

Big Jones is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

14. Big Jones

8.9
5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave), Chicago, IL
Restaurante de comida para el alma/sureña · Andersonville · 129 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: From that one-off Kentucky dinner (rice biscuits, pearl onion soup and mince pie) to the weekday lunch (fried chicken, greens, biscuits c. 1933), Big Jones is making history of any dining plans we had Leer más.

Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

15. Lao Sze Chuan Restaurant

8.4
2172 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL
Restaurante chino · Armour Square · 105 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: From the look of the multicultural, multigenerational throngs that flock to Hu’s restaurants nightly, Rahm could glean some tips on how to achieve universal popularity. Leer más.

Telegraph Wine Bar is one of 2012 Eat Out Award winners: Critics' picks.

16. Telegraph Wine Bar

2601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Bar de vinos · Logan Square · 35 tips y reseñas

Time Out ChicagoTime Out Chicago: Dish after dish, Jeremy Quinn’s pairing suggestions elevate the food on the plate—while introducing us to grapes like scheurebe and xinomavro. Leer más.