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‘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 […]

Rick receives a Green Award from Chicago Magazine


Every year, Chicago Magazine selects a few leaders of sustainability and bestows upon them a Green Award. This year, that class includes Rick, who was singled out for his dedication to local foods, his drive to create farmers markets and his commitment to helping small farmers.  

The Chicago Tribune thinks we’re “astonishing.”

Warm Chocolate, Frozen Coconut—the dish Vettel called "astonishing."

The Chicago Tribune dropped by Topolobampo to try our Mexico City, 1491 menu, and they had some pretty nice things to say about it. The mere fact that we would put together a tasting menu with pre-Columbian ingredients is “as appealing in its boldness as it is in its scholarship,” Phil Vettel writes. He goes […]