Uncle Julio’s Nachos
As a kid, I looked forward to Uncle Julio’s because, if I asked politely, the waiter would bring a ball of tortilla dough for me to play with at the table; now, it’s all about the nachos: flat, circular corn tortilla chips topped individually with beans and cheese, and served open-faced so there’s no uneven distribution and no messy stacking. Top it off with Uncle Julio’s signature drink, The Swirl (frozen margarita layered with sangria), and a warm, festive atmosphere (children huddled around the tortilla machine, watching flattened dough bubble with heat), and you’ve got yourself a night of flavorful joviality.
855 W. North, 312.266.4222, unclejulios.com
—Rae Gray, actor (Players)
Best of Chicago 2015