Frontier’s wild game offerings bring New Orleans to Chicago

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Chef Brian Jupiter brings Louisiana to Chicago

Should you’re a New Orleans Saints fan dwelling in Chicago or only a meat lover seeking to get a style of Louisiana, West City’s Frontier is the place to go.

The restaurant, situated at 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., serves every little thing from oysters and branzino (seabass) to wild sport duck and elk. Visitors who order forward of time can reserve an entire animal expertise starting from a smoked pig to a roasted alligator.

Born and raised in New Orleans, chef Brian Jupiter is the brains behind the menu. The imaginative and prescient, he says, is all about having an excellent time and making nice meals whereas doing it.

“I like having individuals round me which are having an excellent time. I attempt to preserve that vitality optimistic,” he mentioned on this week’s episode of the podcast. “We have all the time been very event-driven, not solely with the entire animals, however simply we always have one thing happening right here. … We’re all the time simply making an attempt to provide you with methods to deliver individuals to us.”

One occasion that Frontier has actually come to embrace: Saints soccer video games. “Should you’re on the town from Louisiana on a Sunday throughout soccer season, then you definately’re at Frontier,” Jupiter mentioned. “It takes individuals again dwelling for the three hours of the sport.”

“We misplaced our Bears followers right here a few years again once we began all of the Saints stuff,” Jupiter jokes. The Saints love runs deep, although, and it is turn out to be one thing of an id for the restaurant. “That has grown into one thing that has been very, very particular. … It will get packed in right here (on sport days), and it is all individuals which are from Louisiana.”

Take heed to extra from Manilow and Jupiter’s dialog, together with the story of how the New Orleans native made it to Chicago, on this week’s episode of The Eating Desk.

Chicago eating developments 

Crain’s restaurant reporter Ally Marotti joined the present to debate her latest reporting on a brand new Chick-fil-A coming to Pullman — which she says is one other signal of revitalization within the historic South Facet group.

Learn extra: Chick-fil-A is coming to the Pullman neighborhood

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