Rick Bayless goes green with new restaurant XOCO

Rick Bayless goes green with new restaurant XOCO

CHICAGO Celebrity chef Rick Bayless this week opened XOCO, his first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED-certified, green restaurant, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

The restaurant, which offers Mexican street food in a fast-casual setting, is housed in a 2,800-square-foot building that features low-VOC paint, recycled wood, Energy Star roofing and appliances, and fluorescent and LED lighting.

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