Welcome to Lopez on Lee!
The True Story Of Lopez
Lopez began in 1979. Craig Sumers & Spanky envisioned a multi-international chain of cutting edge Mexican restaurants. What began as a vision soon turned into a tradition. Just as planned, except a little different. After 28 years, the only cities where we succeeded are Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, Mexico City, and beautiful downtown Cleveland Heights. Negotiations collapsed in San Paulo, but we are close to announcing a new Lopez on Mykonos. This one promises to be the best of all.
Anyway, back to the story...
We were very fortunate (and will always remain thankful) to meet and convince Rick Bayless to help us open and chef in our first kitchen. Rick has of course gone on to be recognized as America's finest mexican cuisine chef. He hosts a series on PBS, and is a regular on the Food Network.
And so it goes — 29 years later.
Still committed to achieve and still very satisfied with the thrill of an innovative, ambitious, and highly regarded Lopez. We now call ourselves Lopez - Southwestern Food Club.