Peoria Street openings
Toss the Dixie cup of Chuck Shaw to the curb for the annual fall openings on Peoria Street, sponsored again this year by the brew in the pop-top bottle. What better way to unite the art crowd than getting them wasted? Oh yeah: art. Peoria Street in early September is ground zero for West Loop galleries to debut their art darlings, and with all doors flung open, the community comes out to see itself. Runners up: homemade ice cream served in the summer at Vega Estates; warm homemade cookies at Roots & Culture.
Best of Chicago 2008