Category Archives: FRONTERA NOW

Applications to Open for Theater “Stepping Stone” Grants

The Bayless Family Foundation will soon be accepting applications for 2019 “Stepping Stone Grants,” its second round of such grants which aim to build the capacity of promising Chicago theater companies. The grant application can be found here.  The foundation is accepting grant proposals beginning September 2nd and the deadline to apply is October 11th. These Stepping Stone […]

The “Escuela” Series at Bar Sótano

Sit down. Drink up. Escuela’s in session. Bar Sótano invites you to a series of classes in the basement bar, where our beverage team will lead classes focused on agave spirits – what they are, when to mix them and how to throw the most bangin’ cocktail parties at your house. These are super-intimate gatherings, […]

Save the Date: Dinner Like No Other 2019

We’re making even bigger plans for this year’s Dinner Like No Other, our fundraising party for the Frontera Farmer Foundation. Stay tuned for announcements on ticket sales!

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 […]