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Meet the ModMex Class of 2014

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With ModMex 2014 right around the corner, you’re probably daydreaming about what delicious dishes will be devised, what interesting insights will be uttered. We can’t predict the future (yet), but we can make some educated guesses based on the bios of our presenters. So let’s dig in. Fany Gerson, lanewyorkina.com Fany is the author of two […]

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Topolo brings it for late summer

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Check this: Late summer eats are everywhere in Topolo’s newest dishes. We’ve got baby tomatoes paired with creamy sikil pak (it’s sort of like hummus—you’ll love it). There’s sweet corn paired with Italian cucumbers and prawns. There’s eggplant and baby fennel (and more corn!) in our black cod dish. And we’ve got chocolate. Because chocolate is so good it’s seasonless. So…see you […]

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XOCO: A Walk in the Park

Late summer is a beautiful time of year.  Every evening the north-facing patio at XOCO is bathed in golden hues as the sun sets on the west side.  We have started featuring agua frescas made with melon:  cantaloupe, honeydew, and my favorite, agua de sandia, made with delicious heirloom watermelon from Nichols Farm.  The chefs […]

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Rick took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and it’s amazing.

Alex Stupak threw down the gauntlet, and Rick accepted. Behold, Rick’s version of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge! Curtis Duffy and Enrique Olvera, you’re up.  

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The Chicago Tribune loves Cascabel!

  The critics are weighing in on Cascabel, and leading the pack is Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune. Here’s a snippet: In Las Vegas or New York, “Cascabel” would have much competition. But in Chicago it remains quite the unique event. Despite the high-end food and concept, it avoids being pretentious and, unlike some similar […]