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The Frontera-Arami Mash-up: It happens October 12

Arami PosterOn Sunday, October 12, Frontera and Arami are joining together to create a one-night-only Mexican-Japanese pop-up.

The fun part (well, one of the fun parts): It’s something of a family affair. The lead chefs behind the event are Lisa Despres, Topolo’s sous chef, and her husband, Fred Despres, who is the chef at Arami.

What does a Mexican-Japanese mashup look like? Think ramen broths with classic pozole toppings, Mexican esquites sprinkled with togarashi, a mushroom taco with Japanese plum sauce, green ceviche hand rolls and green tea tres leches.

The evening costs $75/person and will happen in two shifts: 5pm–6:30pm and 6:30pm–8pm. A cocktail by Frontera’s Jay Schroeder is included, and a cash bar will be open all night. Buy your tickets now by navigating to aramichicago.com.

The Proxi-Bar Sótano Mashup is Here!

Our latest mashup brings the global street food flavors of Proxi to Bar Sótano’s Mexican market-inspired basement bar.

For one night only on March 4, we’re offering a special menu featuring our favorite dishes from the Proxi and Sótano kitchens, plus a few never-before-seen collaborative dishes from chefs Andrew Zimmerman and Sótano’s Rishi Manoj Kumar. 

Behind the bar, Proxi’s Jess Sandberg and Sótano’s Lanie Bayless will weave the flavors of their world travels into unique cocktails, spotlighting drinks from their renowned bars and collaborating on a few brand new ones, too. 

We just can’t wait.