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An Honor to be Nominated

We are positively buzzing today. The James Beard Foundation has nominated Topolobampo as one of five finalists for its “Outstanding Service” Award. We’re in remarkably good company: The Barn at Blackberry Farm (Walland, Tenn.), Marea (New York City), Quince (San Francisco) and Restaurant August (New Orleans) have also been named finalists. And the good news […]

Herradura Tequila Dinner with Chef Rick Bayless

Herradura Tequila is hosting a special tequila dinner with Chef Rick Bayless to raise money for the Frontera Farmer Foundation. Join Chef Rick and Herradura for an intimate dinner with a four-course menu with four Herradura Tequila pairings. Ticket sales will benefit the Frontera Farmer Foundation, a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization, committed to promoting small, sustainable […]

Spicy Tacos + Local Beer = Xoco Bistro Pop-Up Dinners

This spring, Xoco brings its “Yucatan Pop-Up Series” to some of our favorite Chicago breweries for a three-course dinner. The beer-themed dinners will take place at Half Acre, Temperance Beer Company and Revolution Brewing, where brewmasters will pair craft beers with Xoco Bistro’s spicy menu inspired by the Yucatan, where the flavors of achiote, citrus, […]

These Mushroom Tacos with “Lazy-Ass” Salsa Aren’t Much Work

These grilled mushroom tacos are an unexpectedly delicious diversion from meat-centric, over-the-top fiesta food that typically arrives with summer barbecue season.) I’m thinking about the ribs and twice baked potatoes I’m making in a couple of weeks …) Now, before you click “delete,” let me tell you what we’re working with here. It’s anything but […]

Winter Vacation 2015

WINTER VACATION FOR FRONTERA, TOPOLO & XOCO RIVER NORTH Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Xoco River North will be closed from January 1st–8th for our annual winter break. On those days, please visit us at Xoco Wicker Park! Have a happy, healthy holiday season!  

XOCO is Celebrating the Height of the Summer Season!

This time of year, deliveries into XOCO from local farmers simply drive our chefs wild. Seriously, the look on their faces is amazing. Even better is what they do with all of those beautiful, fresh-from-the-farm fruit and vegetables. And therein lies the inspiration for our latest seasonal menu celebrating the height of the growing season. […]