It wouldn’t be a Chicago list without a few of celebrity chef Rick Bayless’ restaurants. XOCO in River North is his least intimidating option, so come here for casual Mexican street food and beers on tap. In the morning, or for dessert, try their fresh hot chocolate and churros. They’re handmade, fried on-site, and always huge. Choose from pistachio, hazelnut, or chocolate-peanut butter. People also love their daily torta specials and steamy soups.