Few restaurants in Albuquerque can rival the iconic status of the Frontier Restaurant.
Located on the corner of Cornell and Central, the eatery specializes in American cuisine with New Mexico flavors, developed over their decades in New Mexico.
Owners Dorothy and Larry Rainosek moved to Albuquerque in 1971 to set up the restaurant, which slowly gained popularity for university-area patrons.
Through turbulence and triumph, the restaurant has seen incredible growth.
The Rainoseks have contributed to education with six annual Presidential scholarships -the first being awarded in 1985- along with other contributions to the arts, athletics and culture of the University of New Mexico.
The Frontier has been seen on numerous television shows and publications including CNN, The Food Network, The New York Times, USA Today and GQ Magazine.