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Letter to the Editor: Chicago Restaurants Working to Become More Equitable
Chicago Tribune, June 2021

Rick Bayless to Expand Fast-Casual Concept to NYC
Restaurant Hospitality, June 2021

Commentary: Restaurant Stabilization Bill Would Give Owners, Staff a Crucial Lifeline
Chicago Tribune, May 2020

Rick Bayless Debuts a Members-Only YouTube Channel
Restaurant Business, Dec. 2020

Rick Bayless Training Low-Income Students for Food-Biz Careers
Crain’s Chicago Business, October 2017

Rick Bayless Cocktail Raising Funds for Mexico Earthquake Relief
Chicago Tribune, October 2017

Bayless on Topolo’s James Beard Award: ‘Like a Great Big Hug’
Chicago Tribune, May 2017

Rick Bayless Celebrates 30 Years of Frontera Grill
WBEZ Chicago, April 2017

Rick Bayless Preaches the Gospel of Modern Mexican Cuisine
Smithsonian Magazine, October 2016

Rick Bayless Grew Up Watching Julia Child. Now He’s Getting Her Award
Washington Post, June 2016

Rick Bayless Paints ‘Happy Little Cilantro Leaves’ in Surreal Bob Ross Parody
Food & Wine, November 2015

Rick Bayless is the Unofficial Mayor of Chicago
Bon Appetit Podcast, October 2015

Is Rick Bayless the Most interesting Man in the World?
Eater, September 2014 

How Chicago’s Restaurant Industry Would Change the World
Eater, September 21, 2014

3 1/2 Stars for Cascabel
Chicago Tribune, August 5, 2014


James Beard Foundation Names Topolobampo ‘Outstanding Restaurant’
Chicago Tribune, May 2017

Topolobampo Still Pushing Boundaries of Mexican Food
ABC-7, Chicago, June 2017

Best Mexican Restaurants in Chicago
Time Out Chicago, September 2017

Searching for Mexico’s Beer Roots? Head to Cruz Blanca in Chicago
October Magazine, October 2017

Cruz Blanca is the Nation’s Fourth-Best New Brewery
USA Today ’10 Best’

Thirty Years of Frontera Grill
WTTW Chicago, March 2017

Frontera Grill: It Was 30 Years Ago Today
Fooditor, April 2017

Orlando’s Frontera Cocina is Mexican Magnificence 
Orlando Magazine, September 2017

Topolo’s ‘Dramatic’ Renovation is Biggest in 28 Years
Eater Chicago, February 2017

Phil’s 50: Leña Brava, Frontera Grill and Leña Brava
Chicago Tribune, Sept. 2017

XOCO: 39 Cheap Eats in Chicago
Chicago Tribune, November 2017

At Leña Brava, Rick Bayless Sings the Song of Baja
New York Times, November 2016

Fonda Frontera: A Taste of Mexico City in Wicker Park
Zagat, November 2016

Rick Bayless Refuses to Rest on His Laurels at Leña Brava and Cruz Blanca
Chicago Magazine, Aug. 2016

Review: Bayless on Fire at New Seafood-Focused Restaurant
Chicago Tribune, June 2016

4 Stars: Topolo’s Fusion of Art and Food Works
Chicago Tribune, June 2015

The Infatuation: Frontera Grill Review

Andres Padilla of Topobampo
Chicago Tribune, January  2015

Topolobampo on Eater’s Essential 38 Restaurants of 2015
Eater, January 8, 2015

Review: Xoco Wicker Park
Time Out Chicago

The Best Airport Restaurant In the U.S.
Conde Nast Traveler, September 23, 2014

4 Stars: Topolobampo is one of Chicago’s Finest Restaurants
Chicago Tribune, May  2014