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Meet Meagan O’Connor: Topolobampo’s New Chef de Cuisine

Topolobampo, the acclaimed Mexican fine dining restaurant from Rick Bayless, has promoted longtime sous chef Meagan O’Connor to the role of Chef de Cuisine. “This is an awesome responsibility. I’m looking forward to leading this highly creative team and creating menus that surpass expectations of what Mexican food could look and taste like,” said O’Connor, … Continue reading Meet Meagan O’Connor: Topolobampo’s New Chef de Cuisine

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Topolo’s New Menu: What is Art?

“It’s not what you look at that matters,” wrote Henry David Thoreau, “it’s what you see.” Or to state that from a kitchen vantage point, “It’s not what you eat that matters, it’s what you taste.“ For Topolobampo’s Art Menu,  we’re hoping you’ll do both a little seeing and a little tasting.  As you gaze upon … Continue reading Topolo’s New Menu: What is Art?

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Rick’s Next Live (and free) Cooking Class!

We are back with a brand new live-streamed cooking class for you (and hundreds of other food-obsessed friends.) The stream begins 7 p.m. (central) on Thursday, June 9 on Rick’s YouTube channel, which you can subscribe to by clicking here. The menu: A perfectly (and easy) summertime meal of Arroz a la Tumbada — that’s … Continue reading Rick’s Next Live (and free) Cooking Class!

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Topolo’s Newest Menu: “Delicious Diversity” Treasures from Six Unexpected Mexican Destinations

We travel far and wide through Mexico’s diverse countryside to acquaint ourselves with incredible flavors, to bring those flavors home to Topolobampo. For this menu, we’re celebrating the specialties of lesser-known destinations.   Manzanilla in the tiny West Coast state of Colima is a destination for smoked tuna and marlin and for seafood cocktails and aguachiles.   People … Continue reading Topolo’s Newest Menu: “Delicious Diversity” Treasures from Six Unexpected Mexican Destinations

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Nixta Taqueria + Bar Sótano Collab Dinner

Friends of Bar Sótano! We are beyond excited to our next collab dinner featuring Chef Edgar Rico and crew from Nixta in Austin, Texas. A finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Emerging Chef” award, Chef Edgar is making big waves for his tiny taquería and the hype is real and deserved.  Like the Nixta crew, we have a deep … Continue reading Nixta Taqueria + Bar Sótano Collab Dinner