Old Fifth’s Brazilian Nachos
At a bar known for its gourmet pizza and whiskey, it’s easy to overlook other sections of the menu like “snacks” and “bar bites.” The latter is certainly an understatement for their Brazilian Nachos—akin to a meal for four—but it’s worth ordering, because even just a bite feels like making love. Triangular tortilla chips topped with slow-roasted pork, aged white cheddar, Chihuahua cheese and Brazilian black beans, and drizzled with chipotle-lime and avocado puree, these nachos resemble something you’d find in the Art Institute’s Modern Wing. But this is art you can eat!
1027 W. Madison, 312.374.1672, oldfifth.com
—Rae Gray, actor (Players)
Best of Chicago 2015