notes from the mexican kitchen
Mexican Weekend/

Raise Your Labor Day Grilling Game with “Brava” Steak


You know you want to grill this long holiday weekend, and you want something good but something easy. Something that can feed a crowd, but not the same old crowd-pleasers. Let’s talk about Brava Steak, a recipe for marinated ribeye that derives its signature “brave” spiciness from a pungent marinade of roasted serrano (or jalapeño) chiles and […]


XOCO: Hot Days, Cool Nights

Tomato plants have reached their full height on the Xoco rooftop garden which means September has arrived!  For Xoco’s new seasonal menu, the Xoco chefs have crafted some dishes to celebrate the sun’s lingering warmth and others well suited to brisker breezes which soon may blow.  We are calling it, “Hot Days, Cool Nights!” Chef Alonso […]

Farmers Market Mexican/

Farmers Market Mexican is Back Again


Even as the long summer days begin to wane,  our local farmers markets remain wonderfully filled with amazing produce. What to do with that beautiful bounty? If you’re unsure, let Rick guide the way with our next installments of Farmers Market Mexican. This time around, we’re away from the Frontera test kitchen and in Rick’s backyard, […]