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XOCO: Warmth and Comfort

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The sun’s light shining down on the city of Chicago has ebbed in the time of the swiftly arriving winter solstice, necessitating warmer coats and comforting foods.  The chefs at Xoco have crafted this month’s menu with the beginning of the winter season in mind. Our Smoked Pork Loin Salad has a satisfying supply of smokey pork.  Tartly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wild mushroom turnovers and smoked pork enchiladas—it’s Frontera’s October offerings!

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October sneaked up on us and now there’s no denying it: Fall is here, with all the amazing foods that come with it. Check out the roasted butternut mash on that plate with the pork in tomamole. And look at the threads of Swiss chard running through those tamales. The wild mushrooms stuffed inside those crispy […]

Topolo in the Fall: Crispy pork jowl and a pumpkinseed tamal

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Topolo’s new menu items incorporate a little bit of the past, a little bit of the future. The Pre-Columbian Tamal? That’s the past. This dish—developed for ModMex—was built using pre-Columbian restrictions, so the fat comes from pumpkinseeds, not lard. But that’s not to say there’s no pork on this menu. Please click through the slideshow above until […]