notes from the mexican kitchen
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Mezcal Dinner at Leña Brava

In this first-of-its-kind event at Leña Brava, Chef de Cuisine Andres Padilla and Spirits Director Lanie Bayless have collaborated on a four-course dinner featuring the cuisine of Baja California paired with some of our favorite agave distillates from Oaxaca and beyond. Each ticket includes a signature Leña Brava welcome cocktail plus a four-course dinner paired […]

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Now Streaming: Mexico One Plate at a Time!

One of the most frequent questions we get here at Frontera HQ is “how can I watch the new season of Rick’s TV show?” We have an answer. Two answers, actually. The new episodes are available on many PBS networks across the country, sometimes airing twice over the course of the week. We recommend checking […]

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Announcing the 2019 Frontera Farmer Foundation Grantees!

The Frontera Farmer Foundation is proud to announce the recipient of our 2019 grants. This year, our committee has awarded 14 Midwest family farms with $170,000. Raised by our volunteer restaurant staff throughout the year — aided by our annual one-of-a-kind dinner and auction — the grant money will be used for on-farm capital development […]

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Special Restaurant Hours for Cinco de Mayo Weekend

Traveling into Chicago for James Beard Foundation Awards weekend? Looking to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some lovingly prepared Mexican food and mezcal? Great! We can’t wait to see you. Here’s a quick look at our special operating hours for Sunday, May 5. Frontera Grill: 5-10 p.m. Topolobampo: 5:30-10 p.m. Xoco: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (get […]

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Season 12 of Rick’s TV Show is About to Begin!

The wait is over! Season 12 of “Mexico: One Plate at a Time” is starting to air on public television stations across America. Find your station here and check back at the official Season 12 page for episode streaming (coming soon)! This season, Rick Bayless returns to bustling Mexico City for an exploration of the […]