Frontier Steakhouse turns 50
You have to love any restaurant that offers, as a vegetable selection, Jell-O with whipped cream. That’s my kind of vegetable! At the family-owned Frontier Steakhouse at 94th and State Avenue, Jell-O is listed along with onion rings, loaded baked potato, the vegetable of the day and cole slaw under the “Extras” categories. The Frontier turned 50 this year — in 1960, the restaurant wasn’t much larger than a tiny bungalow on State Avenue — and the kind of home cooking it serves evokes the restaurant fare that was so popular back when I Love Lucy was still running in prime time.