Three years ago, we opened Bar Sótano as a tucked-away subterranean spot with a great mezcal list, beautifully crafted cocktails and modern Mexican menu that include lots of snacks, a baked-to-order paella and some of the Chicago’s best tacos. It’s been … um, eventful … since we opened. But our team has never wavered, turning each pandemic … Continue reading Bar Sótano’s 3rd Birthday Bash
In my opinion, these 3 hand-crafted moles are the crowning jewels of the Mexican kitchen. Each weaves together a unique, complex symphony of flavors (chiles, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices) that is days in the making. At a holiday table, they can offer brilliance to something dramatic, something roasted. For an intimate dinner, warm one to … Continue reading Topolobampo’s Mole Flight
We are very excited to announce a special Dia de los Muertos collaboration! Join us on November 2nd as we welcome our friends from Abasolo to our basement bar! Abasolo El Whisky De Mexico is crafted and distilled from 100% Mexican Cacahuazintle (kaka • wha • SINT • lay) corn, which has been cultivated and passed down for more than 200 generations by … Continue reading Abasolo & Bar Sótano Collaboration Dinner!
It’s influencer night at The Contumacious Pig, one of the city’s hottest restaurants, and with folks like @VeganChic in attendance, it’s bound to be an exciting evening. There’s only one problem: the head Chef just called in sick and the Sous Chef might have taken the wrong pill to calm his nerves. The health inspector … Continue reading Rick’s New Play: “A Recipe for Disaster!”
We are thrilled to announce that Frontera Grill is hitting the road again with DwellSocial. This time, it’s a fundraiser for the The Abundance Setting, an organization that supports the advancement of working women in the culinary and hospitality industry to have a thriving career while maintaining a quality of life at home. We are super-proud to … Continue reading Frontera is Back in the ‘Burbs!