Chicago Eats - Serious opinions required

DH and I are going to Chicago for a few days and need to seriously limit some of our meal choices. We have about 15 restaurants selected for about 6 meals. Haha.

Hot Doug's is on the list for sure. Also, XOCO (thoughts?).

Here is where I need opinions:
Fried chicken: Remus' or Harold's?
Barbecue: Lem's or Uncle John's?
Taqueria: El Pasadita or Tierra Caliente?

Also, any recommendations for reasonably priced must try eats near Navy Pier? We are going in about a week so will be too late for reservations at a lot of the pricier hot spots I imagine.

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