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Make Mexican Roadside Chicken and Leave the Burgers Behind

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When everyone else is grilling burgers and hot dogs over the long holiday weekend, you’ll be presenting this triumphant Mexican roadside chicken. Here, we take our cues from those ubiquitous roadside stalls in Mexico serving Sinaloa-style chicken — that’s a butterflied bird marinated in classic Mexican spices and slow-grilled over charcoal — and bring it to the […]

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Meet La Guardia, Our New Flagship Beer

Arriving in Mexico City in the mid-19th Century, French brewer Emil Dercher brought with him an Alsatian willingness to experiment with flavors and aromas expressed by a wide variety of unique local ingredients. Sold under the Cruz Blanca label, Dercher’s beers were decidedly populist. This guy seemed to make beer for everyone, not just Mexico’s […]

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Later, Caesar. Try this Grilled Chicken Salad Instead

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Spring’s glorious arrival means it is finally time to step outside and start grilling. There’s no better way to kick off the season than with this hearty grilled chicken salad, made complete with a rustic guacamole mixed with grilled onions and the same garlic dressing you’ll toss with the salad. It’s a dish that’s sure […]

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Chef Richard James Walks You Through Frontera’s Latest Menu

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Getting a glimpse into the mind of a chef is always a treat. Earlier this week we caught up with Richard James, Chef de Cuisine at Frontera Grill, immediately after a staff tasting of his newest additions to Frontera’s May menu, which he said celebrates the arrival of springtime, highlights new seasonal dishes and resurrects an […]