The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Vogue Plays It Safe With Chicago Destination Recs, But That's Alright.

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 4, 2011 2:50PM

2011_8_4_vogue_logo.png's Richard Alleman rounds up a litany of reasons for naming Chicago as the fashion website's "Destination of the Month" and, while we agree with much of what Alleman listed, it probably won't play well with folks who'll read it and immediately conclude the list is another example of "this is what people in New York think about Chicago."

But that's exactly why we like the list. Sure, it touches on events like Lollapalooza, the Palmer House and restaurants that already receive overwhelming reams of publicity like Next and Girl and the Goat. But Alleman also gives propers to architecture like Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, the Hotel Palomar and GT Fish & Oyster (one of the best restaurant openings of the year).

People shouldn't expect Alleman's list to touch on the serious issues like whether ketchup on your hot dog is verboten, the Sears/Willis Tower debate, will we stop drinking 312 Urban Wheat Ale once it's brewed in New York and shopping at Macy's.