Weird Chicago Tours
Drives by ghost, gangster and red-light sites. Departs from outside McDonald's.
Untouchable Gangster Tours
Comic, costumed actors take you by van to some of Chicago’s famous gangster sights. There's usually a tour at 11am daily, plus 1pm daily...
Howl at the Moon
The Guns ‘n’ Roses covers, happy-hour specials and flirty singles scene here could turn nearly anyone into a piano-bar convert. Billy...
At celeb-chef Rick Bayless’ Mexican street-food restaurant (pronounced ‘SHOW-co’) everything is sourced from local small farms. Crunch...
445 N Clark St · interesting places nearby
Topolobampo/Frontera Grill information
You’ve probably seen chef-owner Rick Bayless on TV, stirring up pepper sauces and other jump-off-the-tongue Mexican creations. His isn’t your typical taco menu: Bayless uses seasonal, sustainable ingredients for his wood-grilled meats, flavor-packed mole sauces, chili-thickened braises and signature margaritas. Though they share space, Topolobampo and Frontera Grill are actually two separate restaurants: Topolo is sleeker and pricier, while Frontera is more informal.
Both places are always packed. Frontera takes some reservations but mostly seats on a first-come basis. Reserve in advance for Topolobampo (eight to 10 weeks beforehand is recommended). Its menu is based around DIY tasting menus with five or seven courses. Note the restaurants close between 2:30pm and 5:30pm (in which case you might want to try Bayless' lower-priced Xoco eatery next door). Frontera is open Saturday mornings for brunch, but Topolo is closed.