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 […]
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 […]
Alex Stupak threw down the gauntlet, and Rick accepted. Behold, Rick’s version of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge! Curtis Duffy and Enrique Olvera, you’re up.
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 […]
It’s opening night for Cascabel (previews started a few nights ago), so if you’re looking for Rick, look no further than the Goodman Theater. He’ll be there every evening through August 31, starring in the show he co-created with Lookingglass Theatre. For those that didn’t see Cascabel the first time, this one-of-a-kind play is a beautiful love story […]