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Rick Bayless and Chicago Chefs Launch Impact Culinary Training

GARFIELD PARK —  Founded by Chef Rick Bayless with enthusiastic support of Chicago’s chef community, Impact Culinary Training debuts Monday, June 24 at The Hatchery, a food-and-beverage manufacturing incubator in Garfield Park. The program includes eight weeks of professional instruction followed by four-week paid internships at some of Chicago’s best restaurants. “Impact Culinary Training is […]

Bar Sótano & Galit: It’s a Mexican-Mediterranean Mashup!

For one night only, Chef Zach Engel and the Galit crew bring the bold flavors of their Middle Eastern kitchen to Bar Sótano for a collaboration menu like no other. The dinner takes place July 17. Reservations are available at and we strongly suggest you don’t hesitate on making them. Like right now. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]