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Xoco’s Next Pop-up Dinner at Revolution Brewing: Tix on Sale Now!

Maybe you’ve heard about these incredible Yucatan pop-up dinners we’ve been throwing at breweries across the city.

Maybe you were even lucky enough to attend our first throw-down at Half Acre Beer Company, or to nab tickets for our event at Evanston’s Temperance Beer Co., which sold out instantly.

Well, friends, we’re doing it again.

This time, we’re headed to Revolution Brewing for an evening of spicy tacos, good friends and some of the best beer in the city.

The event takes place 6 p.m. on May 7 at Revolution’s Kedzie Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.

We’ll be rolling out a three-course dinner: sikil pak (Mexican pumpkinseed dip), cochinita pibil tacos (slow-roasted suckling pig, black beans, pickled onions, habanero salsa, homemade tortillas) and coconut rice pudding. (Note: A vegetarian option will be available at the event, too.)

Revolution, meanwhile, will kick things off with a welcome cocktail made with Rosa Hibiscus Ale, jicama, lime and passion fruit, and head brewer Jim Cibak will discuss some of his suggested beer pairings for each course. They include:

– Sikil Pak with Fist City (hoppy, drinkable pale ale)
– Cochinita Pibil with Chicago Smoke (smoky German style Rauchbier lager)
– Coconut Rice Pudding with Straight Jacket  (barrel-aged barleywine)

We’re looking forward to another evening of cold craft beer, delicious Mexican food and good company. We’d really like you to join us.

The $40 ticket includes the welcome cocktail, three-course dinner and three Revolution beers. Tickets are available here.

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  1. I’m in Mesa Arizona and I was a Chef born and raised in Chicago…How I miss my family, friends and food. We got that no great Mexican Restaurant’s here, can’t get a real taco or Chihuahua cheese here. But I got all of your cookbooks except your new one, I’ll get it. I make great salsa, guacamole and real queso fundido. I watch your show on pbs here… it makes my day and very happy. When I come back to Chicago this year I want to take my mom who just turned 76 years young, to your Restaurant Frontera Grill for real Mexican Food. Please let me know I make the best margaritas too. Peace and hairgrease as my father used to say…god bless, we all are thank you Fred Thompson.

  2. I really wish Rick Bayless would attend
    I admire him since elementary school.
    I’d watch all his shows and make me feel at home again everytime he passes the beautiful scenarios from Mexico mi tierra querida.
    I’d been in frontera and xoco locations several times trying to see if maybe one day is my luck and could meet him and have a picture with him

    I will attend the event to show support
    And to try the delicious treats

    Please let him now
    I have the dream to meet him or to have a signed picture of him

    Maybe one day 🙂
    Girl can dream
    My chef favorito

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