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ModMex 2014: Bigger, better, a little boozier.

Today we announce ModMex 2014, a follow-up to last year’s (very successful) conference of the same name. This year, we’re tackling the same questions—What does Mexican food look like in 2014? Where is it going?—but we’re doing it with new minds. Chicago’s Curtis Duffy, chef/owner of Grace, will share his take on Mexican food; he’ll […]

Meet Bianca and Paola, our 2014 Frontera Scholarship recipients

There are two reasons why this is a banner year for the Frontera Scholarship, which is awarded to Chicago Public School students of Mexican American heritage to attend Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, Chicago’s premier culinary educational institution: 1. We’ve announced that starting in 2016, the scholarship will be awarded every year (it has previously been awarded […]

Hang out with Rick and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche on August 18th

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  Rick and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche are both busy guys, so it’s not very often the two hang out for a night of cooking, cocktails and music. But when those nights do happen, watch out—they get epic. On Monday, August 18th, you can see for yourself: You’re invited to hang out at Rick’s gorgeous Bucktown […]

You’re invited to Rick and Deann’s Ultimate Garden Party

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Last year we were thinking about ways to support the Frontera Farmer Foundation. We wondered: Was there something we could do to get the word out, and maybe raise a few dollars for some farmer grants? After rejecting a few ideas (no, a taco-eating contest wasn’t among them), we struck on something: A party in […]

How to reserve a table—and find Rick—during the NRA show.

This weekend, the restaurant world descends on Chicago for the National Restaurant Association Show. And as in years past, we’ve expanded our hours to be ready: Both Frontera Grill and Topolobampo will be open for dinner on Sunday May 18th and Monday May 19. (To reserve a table for those nights, call us at 312-661-1434.) If […]