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Special Holiday Hours at Topolo, Frontera and Xoco

This winter, Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco River North and Xoco Wicker Park will celebrate the holidays with special hours and two fabulous New Year’s Eve celebrations. We will also close our restaurants for some holidays. Scroll down for complete details. SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS Frontera Grill and Topolobampo will open for rare Sunday and Monday night dinner […]

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Let the sun(choke) in

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The sunchoke—also known as a Jerusalem artichoke—is sort of having a moment right now. And this recipe is a good indication as to why. When you roast this tuber to a golden-brown, it becomes sweet and earthy and tender. Finished with our addictive roasted garlic mojo, the sunchoke becomes a side dish that can steal the show […]

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This apple guacamole is full of fall

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If you’ve ever gone apple picking, you know how it feels to come home with bushels upon bushels of apples, only to wonder: What am I going to do with all of these? After all, a person can only make so many apple pies. That’s where this Apple-Fennel Guacamole comes in. It’s a modern guac packed with […]

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Duck with salsa macha and PB&J Tres Leches: It’s Frontera in November

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Frontera’s menus always beckon with Mexico’s most alluring flavors. But this month, we went over the top. Check out that duck bathed in a nutty, spicy, sweet salsa macha. Check out that striped bass, which has been marinated in jalapeño and paired with mole almendrado. And have you noted the seasonal guacamole? Toasted pecans. Morita chiles. Grilled […]

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Topolo unveils Mexico City, 1941

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The newest Perfect 7 menu at Topolobampo is the latest to reach into the past for inspiration. But this time, it’s a shorter trip. Instead of reaching to, say, Mexico City circa 1671, we head to Mexico City, 1941. Here you’ll find a lot of dishes that are now classics— fideos, mole de olla, pan de […]