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America’s Snobbiest Cities: Chicago

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No. 17 Chicago

Think Chicagoans have less attitude than New Yorkers? Try wearing your Yankee sweatshirt into a Wrigleyville sports bar. Some of the newer sports bars in Chicago go way beyond divey spots for a beer and nachos. State, in Lincoln Park, counts more than 100 flat-screen TVs, along with upscale bar food like filet mignon sliders and garlic kielbasa cooked in wheat ale. American Junkie, in River North, has a more intimate 25 TVs as well as “gastro-chic eats” that include grilled octopus and lobster mac ’n’ cheese. According to readers, Chicago has also earned an air of superiority for its top-ranked, deep-dish pizza.


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