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XOCO in the Garden

The Aztec ate corn, squash and beans from the field (or milpa,) and wild greens and herbs grown on the grounds around the home (the solaris.)  The Aztecs would have loved summer in Chicago!  The Xoco menu for July is ripe with the bounty of locally grown goodness. Chef Alonso has brought back the Mexico […]

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 […]