• Turkey Times

    Frontier offers an array of finger food and novelty food. It serves alligator on its menu. One alligator dish comprises a smoked whole alligator filled with whole chickens and other side items, and costs some few hundred dollars. Alligator ribs are also available. The restaurant also carries other smoked meat…

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  • Epic Meat-Time

    This West Town restaurant dedicates an entire section of its menu to whole-animal service. Sure, you could try the free-range American pig for $550 or the goat for $575. But we suggest going whole hog with the market-price Louisiana alligator, which is stuffed with whole chickens (plural!) and then smoked…

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  • Coziest Restaurant

    This rustic retreat in the heart of Noble Square features a winter-friendly covered patio complete with a stone fireplace. The menu includes game meats available nowhere else in the city — think turtle Bolognese and fried gator legs — along with a decadent version of s’mores that are covered in bourbon chocolate. FULL…

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  • Fall Bar Crawl

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  • Clayton Anderson at Frontier!

    Eat, Travel, Rock with Kelly Rizzo. FULL STORY

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  • Cinco De Mayo!

    10 p.m. || Dos Equis Trolley Crawl  Get there: Blue Line or 50 and 73 buses Hop on and off a free trolley between three Pioneer Tavern Group bars on this annual crawl with $3.50 Dos Equis and $5 pours of Don Julio tequila at each stop. Lotties Pub, which serves…

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  • WGN Lunchbreak: Frontier Chef Tyler Helo Makes Country Ham Frittatas w/recipe!

    Country Ham Frittata Ingredients: 3 oz beaten eggs 1/4 cup whole milk 1 oz country ham 1 oz chopped wild mushrooms 1 oz goat cheese 1/2 oz arugula salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Crack eggs into small mixing bowl with milk and whisk thoroughly. Combine ham, mushrooms, and goat…

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  • Zagat – Patio Preview: 20 Al Fresco Options Open Early

    It’s amazing how one of our favorite winter patios sheds its protective covering and turns into the perfect spring beer garden with a fireplace and outdoor bar. Open: April 1 or sooner FULL STORY

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  • Big Meat Guide: Chicago’s Largest Steaks, Chops and Feasts

    Whole-Smoked Alligator at Frontier How Big: 20 lbs. Juicy Details: California alligators are skinned and season with a combination of oil and spices before being stuffed with grilled chicken breasts and spending some quality time in the smoker. To keep the meat moist, it’s finished with a few hours in…

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  • Louisiana comes to Chicago for Mardi Gras week

    New Orleans-reared chef Brian Jupiter will be serving a Louisiana shrimp boil 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Noble Square restaurant. Tickets can be bought for $33. Drink specials include Mardi Gras gin fizzes, hurricanes, Sazerac and Hand Grenades for $8. 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave. FULL STORY

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