Closed Nov. 24th
Closed Dec. 24 through 26
Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment present:
Four week limited run, March 23 – April 22, 2012
Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works on Michigan at Pearson in Chicago
Delicious, sumptuous, magical cuisine is served nightly at La Cascabel,
a boarding house at the end of a dusty road in 1940's Mexico. But the
house chef is in love with a woman with no appetite. Will he find a way
to her heart despite a bumbling maitre d', an acrobatic gardener and a
tightrope-walking sous-chef? A feast of vibrant flavors from Rick
Bayless’ famous Frontera Grill collides with heart-stopping circus acts
and a charming love story.
Tickets are on sale
by phone, (312) 337-0665 or at the Lookingglass Theatre box office.
Each ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, a three course dinner, and
On the Menu... @Topolo
“Taza” de Chocolate Oaxaqueno con Manchamanteles: A “cup” of
layered frozen chocolate espumas (bittersweet, Oaxacan, turron, bubbly)
with toasted plantain brioche served with a warm, fruity chocolate
Set of food grade high density nylon spoons in 2 sizes, a 12-inch
and 15-inch made by MIU France. They’re heat resistant to 430 degrees.
The spoons are made from a nonporous material that doesn’t stain and are
dishwasher safe. I use these spoons in place of wooden spoons because
of all the chiles and tomato products I use in the test kitchen.
They’re available in two colors, the blue ones are $6.99 on
and the red ones are $9.53.
NOVEMBER 2011 | FROM THE FRONTERA TEST KITCHEN
Holiday season is upon us and it's time to start planning for
Thanksgiving. In my family, there would be a mutiny if I didn't serve
the traditional family favorites, however, I need to mix it up by adding
new dishes to the dinner. To that end, I've picked out two dishes from
to add to this year's meal, the vegetable budin as a side dish and the tomatillo tart for dessert.
Speaking of holiday time, it’s also time to think about ordering
your dinner provisions from local farmers in your area. If you live in
the Midwest, you can check out the list I compiled of all the
Frontera Farmer Foundation grantees
what they have available at this time of year. If you don’t live in the
Midwest, check with your local farmers market. It’s also fun to think
out of the box in terms of gift-giving. CSAs or U-Pick shares are a
great way to help the farmers in your area while giving a unique gift.
Frontera Farmer Foundation
The Frontera Farmer Foundation
is now available. Grants are awarded to family farmers for capital
improvement projects. More information on the eligibility requirements
are on the web site. All applications and accompanying paperwork are due
by February 28, 2012. The grants will be announced on March 31, 2012.
We appreciate your help in getting the word out.
Recipes from Deb’s Test Kitchen
Will Hausen and Lauren Walters are the co-founders of
Two Degrees Food
Patterned on the Toms Shoes model of socially responsible consumerism,
they created a company that sells all natural gluten free nutrition
bars. Their give back is that for every bar they sell, they donate one
nutrition pack to help feed the 200 million + chronic and severely
malnourished children in the developing world. They have partnered with
both Valid Nutrition and Partners in Health to produce and distribute
the nutrition packs which require no water or refrigeration and have
been proven successful in treating malnutrition, but up to now had only
reached 3% of the children. Will and Lauren raised 1.3 million dollars
through both public and private donations to launch their company in
January, 2011. They made their first donation of 10,800 nutrition packs
in February, 2011 to Neno, Malawi.
Originally the nutrition bars were sold in only 45 small retail
stores and on college campuses using students as their sales reps.
They're now available nationwide at Whole Foods Stores and also through
their web site. Just recently they concluded a one month promotion with
Whole Foods. Through that appeal, they were able to donate nearly 22,000
nutrition packs to children in Somalia.
The bars come in
, chocolate peanut, cherry almond and apple pecan. Plus they also sell a
that you can send to friends and family for 99 cents each via Facebook.
Annual January Vacation
Jan. 1 through 9
We reopen on Jan. 10th.
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