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Five Questions with our Newest Sommelier, Jessica Dennis

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A server at Topolobampo for the past four years, Jessica Dennis has routinely impressed the restaurant’s guests with her style of friendly, elegant service. Along the way, she developed an intense interest in wine and began serving as assistant to our longtime sommelier, the impeccable Jill Gubesch. Earlier this year, Jessica set out to take […]

13 Guacamoles That Don’t Involve Peas

Frontera has been bombarded with inquiries in the wake of peagate. What’s #peagate? Referencing a recipe adapted from New York City’s ABC Cocina restaurant, the New York Times tweeted out a link imploring cooks to add peas to guacamole, appending a supremely confident “trust us” to its message. Add green peas to your guacamole. Trust us. […]

Topolo Earns Four More Stars From the Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel has bestowed some lavish praise on Topolo in years past.  Last year’s four-star review, the one where our fearless chef de cuisine Andres Padilla was credited for “triumphs of technique and scholarship that stimulate the mind as much as they do the palate,” simply blew us away. Imagine our […]

Mixologist Jay Schroeder is Here to Delight You with Cocktails

We’re toasting the forthcoming release of Food & Wine’s 2015 Cocktails book, which features recipe contributions from our very own mixologist and bar manager Jay Schroeder. “They reached out and asked me about agave spirits cocktails, that’s kind of my forte, so I went ahead and sent some recipes out to them … I used some different […]

It’s #GivingTuesday, and we want to give you a book.

It’s #GivingTuesday, a day of charitable contributions, and here at Frontera, that means one thing: It’s a great day to give to the Frontera Farmer Foundation, our non-profit that awards grants to small, Midwestern farmers. But since this is a day about giving, we thought we’d do some giving, too. So: Donate $100 or more […]