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Restaurant Week at Frontera!

Chicago Restaurant Week is one of our 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! … Continue reading Restaurant Week at Frontera!

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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

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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

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2019: A Look Back

As we gear up for New Year’s Eve services in our restaurants — reservation info here for all of you last-minute types — it’s worth taking a moment to reflect back on 2019. We hosted happy hours and collaborated on pop-up dinners. We introduced mezcal culture to countless Chicagoans. We lost some longtime restaurant employees and … Continue reading 2019: A Look Back

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New Year’s Eve at Frontera Restaurants

The Champagne is on ice. The mariachis are tuning up. Our wood-burning grills are fired up and so are we. New Year’s Eve is one of favorite nights of the year. Here’s a look at what’s happening in our restaurants. Ring in 2020 at Topolobampo with a special six-course menu celebrating our staff’s favorite dishes and pairings from … Continue reading New Year’s Eve at Frontera Restaurants