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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 … Continue reading An Honor to be Nominated
Black History is World History is Mexican History
All across our country, for the month of February, we have the opportunity to recognize and reflect on the triumphs and struggles of Black Americans. On Clark Street, we are celebrating the history and cuisine of another part of the African diaspora, those whose history is in Mexico. Enslaved Africans were brought to Mexico as … Continue reading Black History is World History is Mexican History
NEW: Village Farmstand Pickups at Frontera Grill
Big news for fans of local food: Frontera Grill is partnering with Village Farmstand to serve as a pickup point for the farmer-focused online grocery store. Here’s how it works: Place your orders for local produce, meat, bread and dairy at the Village Farmstand website At the grocery ordering website, add on a Frontera Grill meal (totally optional, but … Continue reading NEW: Village Farmstand Pickups at Frontera Grill
Recipes from Chef Rick Bayless
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, … Continue reading Spicy Tacos + Local Beer = Xoco Bistro Pop-Up Dinners
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 … Continue reading These Mushroom Tacos with “Lazy-Ass” Salsa Aren’t Much Work
Topolo’s Newest Menu: “Delicious Diversity” Treasures from Six Unexpected Mexican Destinations
We travel far and wide through Mexico’s diverse countryside to acquaint ourselves with incredible flavors, to bring those flavors home to Topolobampo. For this menu, we’re celebrating the specialties of lesser-known destinations. Manzanilla in the tiny West Coast state of Colima is a destination for smoked tuna and marlin and for seafood cocktails and aguachiles. People … Continue reading Topolo’s Newest Menu: “Delicious Diversity” Treasures from Six Unexpected Mexican Destinations
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. … Continue reading XOCO is Celebrating the Height of the Summer Season!