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Topolo’s New Tasting Menu: Hidden Flavors

What? No dairy or pork on this menu? No lime, cilantro, wheat flour or sugar? Before Spaniards arrived, the glorious cuisine of the Aztecs celebrated a host of ingredients different from those of the conquering Europeans. So! We lay before you a banquet of native New World flavors: from tomatoes, chiles, corn, beans, squash & … Continue reading Topolo’s New Tasting Menu: Hidden Flavors

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Frontera Farmer Foundation: The 2022 Grant Class

Michael Gutschenritter of Three Brothers Farm. The Wisconsin farm is the recipient of a 2022 FFF grant to help with egg inventory. Introducing the recipient of this year's crop of Frontera Farmer Foundation grants! We’re still tabulating but it looks like this year’s giving means the FFF has awarded about $3 million in grant funds … Continue reading Frontera Farmer Foundation: The 2022 Grant Class
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🎉 Celebrating 35 years with $7 Margs & Old-School Dishes

Our 35th birthday celebration kicks off this week in a big way with a menu full of old-school favorites and one-day-only throwback pricing on a legendary cocktail When our chef team scoured the archives in search of inspiration for this special anniversary menu, they didn’t have to look far: our everyday menu still includes a … Continue reading 🎉 Celebrating 35 years with $7 Margs & Old-School Dishes

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Chicago Restaurant Week 2022 😋

We are thrilled to once again welcome you all back for Chicago Restaurant Week. It’s been way too long! If you dine in Chicago, you know the drill: restaurants around town offer special fixed price menus—$25 for lunch, $39 or $55 for dinner—crafted to showcase their most favorite dishes. See the official guide for all … Continue reading Chicago Restaurant Week 2022 😋

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The Great Big Sunday Dinner: A Benefit for Three Sisters Garden

So many of us in Chicago’s farmers market and restaurant community know Tracey Vowell. Tracey ran the kitchens at Frontera Grill for years, our Frontera Farmers Foundation was her brainchild, and for nearly two decades her farm, Three Sisters Garden, has supplied restaurants and markets with beautiful bi-colored corn (we use it for our wildly … Continue reading The Great Big Sunday Dinner: A Benefit for Three Sisters Garden