Daywatch: Vote for your favorite restaurants


Good morning Chicago.

The nominations have been tallied and it’s time to start voting for them: The 2023 Readers’ Choice Food Awards.

This past week was flooded with over 900 nominations across 12 categories, from Best New Restaurants to your favorite Chicago-style barbecue, non-alcoholic drinks and out-of-town restaurants.

We’ve now narrowed it down to 5 finalists in each category (10 for Best New Restaurants). Voting starts today and will continue until March 31st. it all.

If you missed it earlier this month, check out the Critics’ Choice Awards, picking the best dining in Chicago in 2023, from pizza to pho. Want to know your favorite spots that have won in the past? Find all winners since 2011 on the map.

We wish our worthy finalists the best of luck.

Ariel Cheung, Food & Travel Editor

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Dan Profft in conversation with a Chicago Tribune columnist in 2009.

The right-wing radio talk show host and Republican presidential candidate after the state’s Democratic Party filed a complaint against him for failing to disclose receipts for more than $1 million to the Political Action Committee he runs. Political operative Dan Proft blames the $3 million typo. .

Proft on Wednesday filed a new campaign finance report for the Independent Spending PAC, which he runs.

A Los Gull taken at Rainbow Beach in Chicago on March 11, 2023.

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The bird drew crowds of up to 200 people on Saturday and reappeared to delight onlookers at nearby Steelworkers Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Jon Bates, curator of birds at Chicago’s Field Museum. , is exactly the long-awaited Ross Gull.

“Most of the time they’re just above the Arctic Circle, sometimes wandering as far below 48 degrees north latitude, but often they don’t stay very long. The idea of ​​being able to see it was really fun,” Bates said.

A First Republic Bank branch in Manhattan on March 11, 2023.

Eleven of the country’s largest banks have announced a $30 billion rescue package to prevent California-based First Republic Bank from becoming the third bank to fail within a week.

Terrence Shannon Jr. of Illinois attempts to overtake Anthony Black and Jalen Graham of Arkansas during the first half of the first round of college basketball at the NCAA Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, March 16, 2023.

Illinois entered the NCAA Tournament without losing anything, so Thursday’s first-round elimination at the hands of Arkansas wasn’t as hard to digest as its recent tournament losses.

The ninth-seeded Illini lost 73-63, displaying the same lack of shooting ability and ball-handling issues that have been seen for much of this season.

An immersive Mozart-themed show at Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago on March 14, 2023.

“Mozart Immersive” depicts the composer as a genius boy puppet struggling to escape the expectations of court life, the shadow of his father Leopold, and his own death. Melodies from his “Don his Giovanni”, “The Magic Flute” and other hits fill the room. As a special guest star, Mikhail Baryshnikov, in a wordless cameo, is seen walking a brooding Leopold like his digital trance surrounded by candles.

Charming? Memorable? Listening to parts of The Marriage of Figaro and other gems of recorded performances by his 45-piece orchestra conducted by Constantin Orbelian, it is certainly remarkable, said Michael. Phillips writes.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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