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Chicago Unveils Best New Restaurants

CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The May issue of Chicago magazine features the annual listing of the city's Best New Restaurants, showcasing 17 dining establishments reviewed and recommended by Chicago's dining critics. After hundreds of meals at the most promising new restaurants spanning the entire six-county Chicago metro area, Chicago's critics have narrowed it down to the standouts – only three of which have tablecloths. On newsstands Thursday, the issue also highlights five buzzy establishments opening later this year, five hot spots worth waiting in line for, and four of the best dishes to try today.

Chicago magazine May Issue, Best New Restaurants

On the opposite end of the serious spectrum, and after a year-long investigation of the city's police records, Chicago editors release the first of a two-part series: Special Report: Dead Wrong. The investigation concludes that the dramatically-improved crime rates touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his top cop are not what they seem. The first part of the special report covers homicides, while the second part will delve into all other crimes, including criminal sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated batteries, burglaries, general and motor vehicle thefts and incidents of arson. Part 2 of Dead Wrong will be featured in the June issue of Chicago.

In the Wizard of Odd, Chicago examines the case of the Beanie Babies mastermind, Ty Warner, who recently pled guilty to one of the most cliched crimes of the wealthy: stashing millions in a Swiss bank account and lying about it to the Internal Revenue Service. Instead of the four-plus year prison term recommended by federal guidelines, he was sentenced to two years' probation, 500 hours of community service and a $100,000 fine. Chicago explores how one of the world's wealthiest people successfully dodged the public eye, and why he is escaping jail for tax evasion.

Other stories from the May issue of Chicago magazine include:

  • Where to Shop this Season – Now that the weather's finally warming up, hit the streets with Chicago's guide to 44 local boutiques that sell everything from apparel to antiques, and discover 10 can't-miss sales and shopping events taking place in the city this summer.
  • Culture: Under the Sun (RA) – Twenty years after the death of Sun Ra, the father of Afrofuturism, interest in the cultural movement is surging. A combination of science fiction, African American history, magical realism and free jazz, Afrofuturism is all over Chicago's culture scene. Meet six innovative Chicago artists with new projects influenced by Sun Ra, including rapper-writer Lupe Fiasco and guitarist Jeff Parker.
  • The 312: Doctor's Orders – Coming off the release of her new book, Love Sex Again, Northwestern gynecologist Lauren Streicher discusses how to fix physical problems that can ruin women's sex lives.

For more information on Chicago magazine, visit chicagomag.com.

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About Chicago magazine
Chicago magazine, the nation's largest city monthly, launched in 1970 and has been owned by Tribune Company since 2002. Together with its website, chicagomag.com, Chicago spurs intelligent conversation about the city's influencers, zeitgeist-defining trends, and civic controversies through award-winning, in-depth journalism.  Just as important, it helps readers live better by producing the area's most authoritative coverage of the best in food, art, and urban life. Always insightful, at times provocative, Chicago magazine is as dynamic as the city that inspires it.

About Chicago Tribune Media Group
Chicago Tribune Media Group publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune as well as related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland such as RedEye, Hoy, Triblocal, TheMash, Naperville magazine, chicagotribune.com, triblocal.com and metromix.com.

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