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The Reader’s Readers Pick Rick

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We’re on the Chicago Reader’s radar. The venerable alt-weekly just published its annual “Best of Chicago” issue and our very own Rick Bayless topped the readers’ poll for Best Chef. Check it out here. Thanks, readers! The whole “Best of Food and Drink” is worth a read, as it highlights some of the coolest, undiscovered, offbeat and/or important […]

Topolo Earns Four More Stars From the Chicago Tribune

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Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel has bestowed some lavish praise on Topolo in years past.  Last year’s four-star review, the one where our fearless chef de cuisine Andres Padilla was credited for “triumphs of technique and scholarship that stimulate the mind as much as they do the palate,” simply blew us away. Imagine our […]

‘More Mexican Everyday’ Gets Some Love from the ‘Washington Post’

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When Rick set out to write “More Mexican Everyday,” he decided his ninth cookbook would be heavy on vegetable recipes. Why? Many reasons, but mostly because fresh produce has never been more widely available and vegetables simply deserve better than getting tossed with pasta, which seems to be everyone’s default option.  (Plus, we’re long past […]

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 […]

Topolobampo receives four stars from the Chicago Tribune!

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Back in February, the Chicago Tribune’s restaurant critic, Phil Vettel, stopped by Topolobampo to try our Mexico City, 1491 menu. He called it “astonishing,” and we were stoked. Nobody expected he would keep on coming back to Topolo in the weeks following that piece, but apparently he did, and today he’s out with a new […]