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Topolo’s New Menu: The Food of Oaxaca

Far from being Mexican Halloween, Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) in Oaxaca is a sacred holiday, the most important family gathering of the year. It’s a time to reflect on the sanctity of life and the role of the ancestors in making this world a better place. We offer you a sampling of … Continue reading Topolo’s New Menu: The Food of Oaxaca

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We’re Back in the Burbs: October 2022 Dates

Hey suburban Chicago: Did you miss us? We missed you! And we have some great news to share: Frontera Grill is headed back to the Chicago suburbs with DwellSocial! We are once again offering mouthwatering enchiladas (with braised short ribs, chicken or braised greens), our legendary Oaxacan mole feast, tacos al carbon with handmade heirloom … Continue reading We’re Back in the Burbs: October 2022 Dates

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Frontera Grill at Brookfield Zoo! 🦒

UPDATE 9/26: VIP Tickets are sold out and general tickets are now available for the discounted price of $200. We are bringing the iconic Mexican flavors of the Frontera Grill to Brookfield Zoo for a once-in-a-lifetime, family-style charity dinner benefitting the Frontera Farmer Foundation.  The dinner takes place 6-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 at Brookfield … Continue reading Frontera Grill at Brookfield Zoo! 🦒

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Topolo’s New Menu: “Puebla of the Angels”

We are beyond proud to announce our new tasting menu at Topolobampo, “Puebla of the Angels.” When the Spaniards settled the city of Puebla in 1531 in an unoccupied valley some 80 miles east of Mexico City, it was to create a secure spot for these conquistadores as they went back and forth from the capital to the port of Veracruz.  Little did those founders know that this bastion of Spanish colonialism would prove to be the wellspring of mestisaje, the blending of native … Continue reading Topolo’s New Menu: “Puebla of the Angels”

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Chef Rishi at PQM 8/23

Our very own Chef Rishi Manoj Kumar will be repping Bar Sótano at Publican Quality Meats for their Tuesday Night Grill Out on 8/23. And you know he’s bringing the goods: Grilled Red chile octopus tacos, white bean “hummus”, Oaxacan Pasilla-Pepitas salsa macha, roasted potato and caramelized onions and fresh garnishes. Btw, the salsa macha will … Continue reading Chef Rishi at PQM 8/23