Q: What was the best dining neighborhood in 2014?
Mike Gebert, Reader: I've said Chinatown before and I'm sticking with it because it's endlessly interesting, not least because this year it really went beyond being Chinese food with Thai, Korean, and ramen. I go to Chinatown to see the future.
Sarah Freeman, Zagat: The West Loop's still go it. I'm waiting for the area to cool off, but new restaurants such as Tete Charcuterie, Green Street Smoked Meats, Salero and coming-soon Formento's and El Che Bar prove that will not happen anytime soon.
Chandra Ram, Plate: Avondale and surrounding neighborhoods are killing it right now. Team North Side!
Amy Cavanaugh, Time Out Chicago: Evanston. The town has had a serious run on new restaurants and bars, like Boltwood and Temperance Beer Co., that when added to Found, Hewn, Farmhouse and others, make it a destination. Plus, there's so much more to come in 2015.
Michael Nagrant, RedEye: Randolph and Fulton Market corridor, aka West Loop.
Chris LaMorte, UrbanDaddy: West Loop/Warehouse District.
Melissa McEwen, Chicagoist: West Loop.
Penny Pollack, Chicago Magazine: River North.