As we finally loosen our belts, unbutton our pants and reflect on the amazing bites we savored over the past 365 days, we feel quite lucky to live in such a taste-forward town. Chicago chefs and bartenders pulled out all the stops, offering unparalleled experiences we’ll never forget. The best part for you? Dining well doesn’t have to break the bank—you can enjoy most items on this list for less than $15. From a revamped peanut butter and jelly sandwich to a decadent chocolate crémeux and funky fried green tomatoes, these are the 100 best morsels we tried this year.