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Topolobampo Still Redefining Modern Mexican

A month ago, the James Beard Foundation – at its annual awards gala – named Topolobampo the best restaurant in the country. Rick Bayless’ more upscale Mexican restaurant opened nearly 30 years ago, but the menu keeps changing and adapting – pushing the boundaries of what many of us consider “modern” Mexican.

Vegetables Star at Bad Hunter

When most new restaurants in Chicago tend to feature steaks, chops and other meat-heavy entrees, Bad Hunter is taking a very different approach. The Chef – a recent hire from Nico Osteria – has made grilling, roasting and transforming all manner of vegetables the stars of his menu. Bonus: this week’s Extra Course Video – … Continued