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Meet Bianca and Paola, our 2014 Frontera Scholarship recipients

There are two reasons why this is a banner year for the Frontera Scholarship, which awards full scholarships to Kendall College students of Mexican-American descent: 1. We’ve announced that starting in 2016, the scholarship will be awarded every year (it has previously been awarded every other year). 2. For the first time, we’ve awarded the scholarship […]

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Grilled corn and chocolate-cherry tarts: It’s Frontera in July!

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There are no words for how a chef feels when summer finally hits; there are only summery plates of joyful food. At Frontera right now that means elote two ways: one with red chile, the other with green, both with fresh queso. In other corners of the menu: Wild mushrooms braised with tomatoes and tomatillos, a tamale […]

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XOCO’s Summer in the Garden

Summer is a beautiful, comfortable season in Chicago: at Xoco, summer is delicious!  This month the chefs have been inspired by the height-of-summer produce coming in from local farms and what is growing in our gardens at home.  The Caldo de Calabacitas is a remarkably light creamy squash soup with grilled Gunthorp chicken.  When one […]

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Hang out with Rick and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche on August 18th

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  Rick and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche are both busy guys, so it’s not very often the two hang out for a night of cooking, cocktails and music. But when those nights do happen, watch out—they get epic. On Monday, August 18th, you can see for yourself: You’re invited to hang out at Rick’s gorgeous Bucktown […]

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Meet the Frontera Farmer Foundation’s Class of 2014

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It’s one of the most rewarding days of the year—the day we tell the small, sustainable farms in the Midwest that they’ve received a grant from the Frontera Farmers Foundation. This year, our class is as strong as ever. As always, our grants are awarded to small farms in the Midwest who need a little […]