Xoco Salad

2 August 2011 · 0 comments

Hot, sultry August days call for eating light. As many of you know, Xoco is one of my favorite places for lunch. But as good as the tortas and caldos are, this time of year calls for a crisp, cool salad. Making an exception to Xoco’s Mexican street food theme, Rick Bayless offers only one salad as […]


The other day I read an article about living for the moment. So this morning I decided to do just that. In a rare instance of no projects, conference calls, or deadlines, I decided to take the morning off and have breakfast at XOCO. Considering the temp was 22 degrees and the first snow of […]



5 May 2010 · 0 comments

When it opened last September, expectations were high for Xoco (“little sister” in Aztec), Rick Bayless’s quick-stop, Mexican “street food” eatery offering mainly tortas (sandwiches), salads, and caldos (soups). And so were the lines. Bayless had just won Top Chef Master and anticipation from Chicagoans had climbed after more than a year of waiting for the opening. […]