Frank Lloyd Wright.
Betty White. (Okay, so we looked that one up.)
Now let’s talk about its non-American cultural giants. One just set up shop in Chicago.
Meet New Rebozo, a Chicago incarnation of the beloved suburban mole mecca, now open in the Gold Coast.
This occupies a tiny garden-level spot that recently belonged to another Mexican joint, Cantina 46. It’s still pretty tiny, but it’s been revived with sleek new furniture, bright-red walls and a tasteful amount of Frida Kahlo artwork. Amazing what a little Kahlo can do to a place.
There’s a pretty handy little front patio just rearing to host your next after-work margarita party. Or if the weather’s bad, just grab a stool at that diminutive six-person bar.
But mostly, remember this place for cozy little dates. There’s a whitewashed fireplace lit with white candles instead of logs. A silver shaker full of margarita (it’s conveniently big enough for two, mixed tableside). And some of the best pumpkin-seed mole, pollo encacahuatado (chicken with roasted chile de árbol and peanuts) and tacos chetumal (steak tacos with bacon) you’ve had in a long time.
No one knows how to make good pollo encacahuatado anymore.