notes from the mexican kitchen

Restaurant Week at Frontera!

Chicago Restaurant Week is one of favorite times of the year. Why? We get another chance to show off what we do best, while you get a great bargain. Here’s the rundown of what our restaurants are offering Jan. 24-Feb. 9 2020. Pro tip: Make those reservations now – we always fill up quick! Bar … Continue reading Restaurant Week at Frontera!


Topolo’s 30th Birthday Dinner

Topolobampo, the groundbreaking fine dining Mexican restaurant from Chef Rick Bayless, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a one-of-a-kind celebratory dinner. Created as a movable feast with Rick leading the way, the dinner takes place Sunday, Jan. 26 at Topolobampo and throughout Bayless’ adjoining restaurants at 445 N. Clark St. “This party won’t be some … Continue reading Topolo’s 30th Birthday Dinner


Riff Tracks: Bar Sótano’s Cocktail Competition

Riff Tracks is a night of cover songs and cover cocktails at Bar Sótano. The theme for our inaugural cocktail competition is agave “riffs” on classic cocktails (think tequila Mai Tais and mezcal Martinis) coupled with the most bangin’ playlist of cover songs ever assembled. Competing in this one-of-a-kind clash are bartenders from some of our … Continue reading Riff Tracks: Bar Sótano’s Cocktail Competition