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Topolo’s “Oaxaca” Menu: A Trip to Our Spiritual Home

An introduction to Topolobampo’s latest seven-course “story menu,” a culinary homage to Oaxaca. Download the menu here.  Oaxaca always sighs deeply, exhaling a unique scent of sweetness and earth, of sweat and deep-rooted contentment, of smoke and elegant, daring spice. Oaxaca’s aroma is singular. And seductive. At least I’ve found it so, ever since my […]

We’re Closed July 4!

Hello Frontera fans! Just a quick word to let you know all of our restaurants — Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, Fonda Frontera, Cruz Blanca and Leña Brava —  will be closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. We’ll have a wonderful and long holiday weekend with our friends and family an we hope you’ll […]

XOCO is Changing the Catering Game

While we are huge proponents of home cooking — I mean, we have a vast collection of at-home Mexican recipes right here — we know that it’s sometimes too much to take on for a party, what with all that planning and preparing. (That’s to say nothing of the actual cooking and serving.) We also […]

Announcing the 2017 Frontera Farmer Foundation Grant Winners

Here’s just a small taste of what the grant money awarded by the Frontera Farmer Foundation will be used for in 2017: A Milwaukee mushroom farmer will buy mixing and bagging equipment allowing him to turbocharge his production.  A suburban Chicago church will erect two hoophouses and storage facilities for its expanding CSA program. A […]

Mother’s Day at Fonda Frontera: We’re Cooking Moms’ Recipes

We’ve always been inspired by the mothers of the traditional Mexican kitchen. In fact, Fonda Frontera owes its names to the fondas of Mexico City, those rustic and family-friendly neighborhood restaurants often helmed by a family’s matriarch. As the Mother’s Day holiday draws closer, Fonda Frontera, 1471 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park, will celebrate by featuring […]