Irresistibly Straight with Irresistible Me

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been straightening and blowing out my hair on a regular basis for about 8 months now. The art of the blowout took a while to perfect but I think I’m there now. Straightening, however? That’s been difficult. It’s all about having the right straightener and the one I’ve been using is old and, frankly, not very good.

So when Irresistible Me approached me about testing out their professional flat iron, I was there.

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

This product is awesome. It heats up super-quick which means I can get right down to business straightening. And I control the temp with an easy-read screen right on the product. It even has an auto-off for when I’m not the brightest and forget to turn it off. It’s basically idiot-proof in the best way.

If you follow me on Snapchat (@dannie54) then you’ve already gotten to hear me rave about this beauty pretty much from the moment I had it. I believe at one point I described it as “amazeballs” so…

Let’s take a look at these results, though, with a before and after comparison:

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So basically, I’m in love. This was from full curls to straight in about 30 minutes.

Irresistible Me is best known for their extensions, which aren’t really my thing. But based on the quality of this straightener, I can safely say everything is top quality. Check them out for yourself!

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Straightener | c/o Irresistible Me
“Choose Love” T-Shirt | The Trendy Sparrow
Dress | SheIn

Photos by Levine-Moore Photography

Disclaimer: Irresistible Me provided me with the flat iron for purposes of this post. All opinions are my own. Stile.Foto.Cibo strives to provide high-quality content and, thus, I only review products I genuinely love. 

Maxi-Fun In Summer

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I think my favorite part about summer is all the parties that spring up. Indoor parties are fun and stuff but outdoor parties with chilly wine, barbecue food, bonfires, and bare feet in the grass? Those are my JAM! And my favorite way to dress for those is with a maxi dress to keep the breezes flowing and a big floppy hat to keep the sun off my face.

So when my triplet cousins had their high school graduation party, you know what I reached for! We had a great time celebrating this huge mile stone for all three of them, toasting them going off to college, petting SO MANY dogs, and enjoying the weather.

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Style in a Maxi Dress from Amazon Fashion | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Dress | Amazon
Hat | Booth at a Chicago Farmer’s Market. I wish I could remember his name…
Sunglasses | Firmoo Optical
Ring | t+j designs

No Words

13450066_10154316951104052_3685695878339428779_nIt’s Monday. That means it’s a post day for me. But as I sat down yesterday to start writing a post, I couldn’t find the words to write anything. It seems petty to sit around talking about outfits and restaurants when members of my community are hurting so deeply, when I am hurting so deeply. So this isn’t a regular post with pretty pictures and outfit details or all the right hashtags or any of that. There’s no “pinnable image,” or anything like that. It’s not the time.

By the time everyone else is reading this, we will be over 24 hours since someone opened fire on a gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. 50 dead, 53 seriously injured. I could rant endlessly about the way our political and legal systems are handling it and how they have handled things leading directly to this, but everything that can be said on that topic has already been said. And it’s been said better than I could ever say it. Even TIME put together a concise article talking about what we can do to help. So go do it.

I’m at a loss. I’m deeply saddened and deeply hurt.

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But I’m also prouder than ever. Seeing the community band together has been, in light of all this darkness, uplifting. Vigils being held. Songs being sung. People jumping into action everywhere. We’re coming together in ways I haven’t seen in my lifetime. And it is beautiful. Keep on hugging, supporting, taking action, using your voices, and more. Keep making ourselves heard. We can accomplish SO MUCH when we work together.

It is not an accident that this happened at a gay club during Pride month. So as we move into our Pride celebrations, everyone be careful. Don’t let them win, continue to celebrate, but please be careful. Support your sisters and brothers. And keep on being proud.

Below, just a few examples of small things we can do within our own communities. My communities include libraries, my queer choir, and the family I have created with the love of my life.

Display of LGBT-friendly books at work.

Display of LGBT-friendly books at work.

Why. We. Sing.

Why. We. Sing.

Engagement photos

Never been prouder to have her by my side.
Credit: Chelsea Bliefernicht Photography

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Randolph Street Market Garden Party

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

America’s Largest Urban Antiques Market, Randolph Street Market, hosted a season kick off Garden Party for a bunch of us Chicago bloggers and friends at the tail end of May to get everyone pumped for a summer of antiques shopping. And let me tell you, I’m so jazzed. We’re plotting a move in the near future and I know exactly where I want to go for decor and furniture. This place is the best!

There’s two sections to the market, outdoors and indoors. Vendors were still working on setting up everything for the weekend so we didn’t get to see EVERYTHING but we all got to take a good sweep of both sections. I fell in love with some furniture, a tannery, more jewelry than you can shake a stick at, and so much more. This place is a midcentury modern decor lover’s paradise.

I met up with Allie of Allie’s Fashion Alley and Allison of The Snotty Little Bitch to enjoy some sips and snacks and was pleasantly surprised to find Erin of Loop Looks as well! We got a great group together and really enjoyed all they had to offer.

Within the cabana, sponsored by Bangtel, were amazing boozy inspired cupcakes, chef created snacks to sample, drinks all around, and a myriad of inflatables and other props to take photos with. Basically, blogger paradise all inside a large yellow and white tent.

And right outside? JOOJ Blow Dry doing fast hair styles to freshen up those of us struggling with the intense humidity that day and just to try a fun new look. I got braids, Allie got curls, Erin got straightened out, and Allison got some amazing texture. It was so much fun!

This was a great way to kick off not only the beginning of the summer antiquing season but summer in general. I highly recommend checking out the market and all of the wonderful goodies it has hiding, waiting to be found and cherished forever. Cheers!

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

With my blogger babes Allie and Allison

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

T+J Designs Pink Gingham Off the Shoulder top

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Pork Belly croquette + Modelo. so delicious.

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Allison chilling before her hair appointment

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Aren’t Allie’s curls adorable?!

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Braid time for this frizz head

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

So much better. And so pretty! Thanks, Jooj!

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The inside of Jooj’s airstream was styled wonderfully. When can I move in?

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

How cute is this painted pineapple? They were everywhere!

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Trying to take a photo in the inflatable and making friends with toddlers instead. #librarianproblems

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

That’s better! Albeit just as silly.

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Erin making friends.

Randolph Street Market Garden Party | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The Bangtel hosted cabana was AH-mazing.

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My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016 | Stile.Foto.Cibo

As with most people, what I’m using on my body varies from season to season. While I opt for exclusively heavy-moisture products in the winter and pumpkin spice scented everything in the fall, summer is when I spend some time experimenting with my favorites. It’s the perfect time to see what my skin and I both like, have a little fun, and see what’s new on the market!

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016 | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser, White Tea and Vitamin E

With dry skin all year round, I need a face cleanser that specifically states it won’t over-dry. If it isn’t oil free, all the better. This cleanser has been a lifesaver and I’ve definitely noticed a new brightness in my skin. It smells AMAZING and feels great to boot. I don’t think it will be my winter cleanser and it still occasionally leaves my skin feeling a little tight in places but it’s awesome for these hot summer days. So refreshing.

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016 | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Lush Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream

I got this as a sample at Lush in the Park in early May. I watched them make it and immediately fell in love with the straight up fresh ingredients. They just squeezed mandarins right into the mix to give it that amazing scent and freshness! And in-shower it’s so great. The cocoa butter gives it this silky quality that makes it feel way more luxurious than it actually is. And with continued use, I’ve noticed a huge difference on overall softness. Those nasty scaly bits that formed from winter? They’re gone! And it leaves the whole darn shower smelling so great for hours after.

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016 | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Ouidad Botanical Boost

I adore this spray. It’s super great for my hair regardless of if I’m blowing it our or letting my curls run wild. It gives my hair that little extra oomph it needs to not go all over the place in Chicago’s darn-near-famous humidity and keeps me feeling fresh and REfreshed every single time I use it. So great!

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016 | Stile.Foto.Cibo

MyBurberry Eau de Toilette

I posted about getting this amazing scent but I haven’t updated you guys since. It’s been so so excellent. I love the fresh and citrus notes to it and just how perfect it is for warm weather. I’ve been spraying it everywhere, too. My outfit for the day, my hair, and every single pulse point. I’m so obsessed with this scent I would bathe in it if I could. I didn’t think it was possible to love a scent so much but here we are. [swoon]

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016 | Stile.Foto.Cibo

essie figi nail polish

If high school me could look at current me, she would be disappointed. And it wouldn’t be for career or life or love reasons. It would simply be for the sheer amount of pink in my life. Confessions, I was my high school’s token goth kid, Tripp brand pants and all. Black was my dominant color along with red, line green, and orange. And yet here I am, so many years later, running a freaking style blog and telling you all how much I absolutely adore this soft pink nail polish. But for real, this color is amazing. And you all know how great of a brand essie is. They’re the bomb!

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016 | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Jergen’s Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

I feel like every blogger ever has used this lotion. It’s such a beauty staple but that doesn’t change how much I absolutely adore it. I love the light color it gives and, honestly, I love the scent of it. The only thing I’m not a fan of is how long it can sometimes take to dry. Orange tinted sheets are not cute, guys. But such is life. Just means I won’t be snapchatting (@dannie54) in my bedroom until laundry day. Seriously, this is perfect to build that light glow, especially until I can spend a few days of dedicated bum time at the beach.

My beauty regime isn’t that at all. I don’t spend hours in front of a mirror primping. I usually wake up most mornings, half-assedly throw on some mascara, and book it out the door. If I’m being completely honest, I forget to wash my face before bed more often than I remember. And I do my nails with alarming infrequency. But when I do take the time to spend some time, this is what I’m reaching for. All the time, every time.

What are your favorite products? Give me the deets in the comments and I just might feature them next time!

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Summer Style in Chicago

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

For as much as everyone else in Chicago complained about Spring being not hot and rainy, I loved it! Mostly because, well, that’s what spring is. 50’s and rainy. That’s the whole point. And now Chicago has exploded in a wash of green and flowers and warmth and sun and it’s absolutely perfect. And all that green makes the weeks on end of rain totally worth it.

Which means it’s time to start thinking about summer style! I generally follow the “the less clothing, the better” school of thought when it comes to beating the heat, especially in an unairconditioned apartment, but skirts tend to work just as well. If it can handle a breeze, it’s perfect!

I’m looking forward to seeing what trends actually take hold this summer. So far, I definitely see the off the shoulder look sticking around. I would definitely love to give maxi dresses another moment, too. We’ll see what the season brings!

Cheers to warm weather, drinks by the Lake, and another gorgeous summer in the greatest city on earth, Chicago.

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Striped Skirt & Graphic T | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Skirt | t+j designs (similar)
T-shirt | Trendy Sparrow
X Ring | t+j designs
Pumps | BCBGeneration
Necklace | t+j designs
Bag | Target

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Joy District Chi, the Grand Opening

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Let me tell you about this awesome restaurant called Joy District. They’re stationed in River North and are one of those awesome concept places with three floors, one of which is a dope rooftop. I’m such a sucker for rooftops that anyone with one has automatically won me over simply with that.

So before I get to the food, let me tell you about the restaurant itself. This place has some of the best styling I’ve ever seen at a restaurant! Super gorgeous patterns, nice industrial vibe with the exposed brick and crazy high ceilings. Mirrors and art all over the place. Seriously, it’s an Instagram dream!

And the rooftop? Lounge chairs everywhere. Amazing views. Everything you could ever want in a Chicago rooftop plus some stunning art. So good.

But this food now.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get any good photos of the food since it was going so fast! They brought out delicious bites on trays that didn’t last long at all. Trays were being decimated left and right!

I got to sample their burger slider, fish slider, tuna sushi, and more. I’m happy to announce that literally everything I ate was phenomenal. Enough so that I will definitely be going back to sample their full menu in the future.

Even though this was just an opening party and I didn’t get to fully experience everything that Joy District has to offer, I was super pleased with everything I DID get to experience. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Joy District in Chicago, a New Restaurant | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Purple Stride, Wage Hope

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

I’ve been wanting to add a fitness component to this blog for a while now but couldn’t quite figure out when was a good time to start. And then I did the Purple Stride and decided that was as good a time as any to start.

Pancreatic Cancer has surpassed Breast Cancer as one of the top 3 causes of cancer-related death in the US. This disease has an 8% survival rate. My mother was not one of those 8%. I ran for her. And for every single person whose lives she touched.

The Opening Ceremonies for this run were honestly kind of difficult to witness. So many teams raising money. So many people who have been affected by this disease. So much that still needs to be done.

The goal of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is to raise funds to go directly to pancreatic cancer research. They strive to double the survival rate by 2020. It honestly seems like such a lofty goal, especially having watched someone go through it, but I believe that with the help of the right people and with enough commitment, we can totally do it.

I ran for my mom that day. And apparently that was the push I needed. I PR’d on this race! 5k, 11 minute mile, 35 minutes. Fitness junkies may scoff at this but for someone who honestly is really not a runner but trying so hard to be one, that was huge. My mindset the entire time was “If she can go through all that she did, the LEAST I can do is run this whole thing for her.” And so I did.

These photos aren’t the best. I’m definitely not at my prettiest. But that’s not the point of this run or this post. The point is awareness. Action. and Hope.

Questions? Stories? Share them in the comments! Let’s start a discussion.

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Love you, Mom!

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Finisher photo! Let’s zoom in on this, shall we?

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

PurpleStride. Wage Hope in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer | Stile.Foto.Cibo

#DateMe, An OKCupid Experiment

The Second City Presents #DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The Second City Presents
#DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Despite working in theatre and spending a ton of time in theatres, it’s not terribly often I get to see theatre. So when the opportunity came up to see #DateMe, An OK Cupid Experiment, I was all over it! I went with Allie of Allie’s Fashion Ally and I think it’s safe to say we had an awesome time.

The Second City Presents #DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The Second City Presents
#DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The concept of this show is hilarious. Robyn created 38 fake (and pretty extreme) online dating profiles on OkCupid to see what sort of interactions they would garner from real people. Of course, there were any number of rules for these interactions. People had to reach out to these accounts first, no meeting in person, no leading them on, and more created a space where Robyn could safely perform her experiment [theoretically] without too much hurt from either side of the chat box.

This. Show. Was. Hilarious! It was exactly what I needed after a very long week of opening up another show to just kick back and release all of that tension. Being part of Second City, you just know it’s going to be filled with laughs. And in a world where online dating reigns, some really great stories are bound to come out of something like this.

But, as I am a technician, let’s talk about the tech for a second. I need to give the board op for this show some major credit. The timing for some of these lighting cues was really tight. And they were on point! It’s super geeky of me but I really do appreciate a good well-timed cue. So applause to that person.

The sound and music were pretty stellar, too. Live piano underscores a majority of the show, providing a wonderful musical backdrop for the hilarity happening in front of us.

Basically, this show was technically sound and I thoroughly appreciated it throughout. Though I’ve broken the habit of watching shoes backwards (to see the lights and possibly the folks up in the booth at work), I still appreciate all that the techies to.

The Second City Presents #DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The Second City Presents
#DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Now on to the acting! Each actor played multiple roles to support Robyn telling the story of her experiment. Women played men, men played women, and everyone really embodied whoever they were playing at the time. I found myself particularly drawn to Stacey Smith’s many ensemble roles for her physicality. Everybody managed to physically embody each character but any time large groups were on stage, I found my eye drawn to her.

Overall, this show was amazing. Taking place mostly in the online world while still having a strong presence in the physical, the audience goes on quite the wild ride following these hilarious profiles. Bring your girls, your boys, or even your cat! Everyone is bound to have a super great time. (Don’t actually bring your cat, that would cause mass chaos)

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment runs through July 24th at the UP Comedy Club, 230 W North Ave (the 3rd floor of Piper’s Alley). Showtimes are Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 and 11 pm, and Sundays at 7pm. It runs 90 minutes with a brief intermission. Tickets are $26 and can be purchased over the phone at (312)662-4562 or online at http://www.upcomedyclub.com

#DateMe

The Second City Presents #DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The Second City Presents
#DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The Second City Presents #DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The Second City Presents
#DateMe an OK Cupid Experiment
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

Copper Fox, a Gastropub

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Gastropub
/ ɡastrōˌpəb/ noun. British / a pub that specializes in serving high quality food.

Basically, everything I loved about England. Right in the heart of Chicago. Naturally, when I walked by them I knew I was bound to go back to sample some delicious food.

Copper Fox is one of the newer restaurants to grace the River North area. They’re so new, they don’t even have a website yet — just Facebook! Adorable logo, stunning decor, and a menu that made me have dreams of the food I would one day eat there.

Cue excuse for a birthday lunch and you bet I was all over going here! I finally got to sample the amazing menu that tantalized me for several weeks.

We got a table and I immediately booked it for the drink menu. After spending lots of time in England, I honestly find it kind of weird that we don’t have a drink with lunch here in America. So when I have the option to sip on something while I dine I definitely will. I went with a lovely fruity chardonnay that supported the rest of my meal rather beautifully.

I had a beet and goats cheese sandwich which had fresh arugula (or rocket, depending on where you come from), and was served alongside some pretty scrumptious sweet potato tots. Sarah sampled their fried avocado salad, though her avocado was not fried so as to work with her allergies.

Which reminds me- they were actually pretty great with that! The menu didn’t have terribly much that was dairy and egg free from the start but they were willing to work with us to modify a dish so that Sarah could enjoy the amazing food without getting sick. Any restaurant that takes the time to do that is A+ in my book! So good job, Copper Fox.

The food was, needless to say, amazing! It lived up to the expectations that I had been building in my head. My sandwich was so so so delicious. I’m convinced that beets at goats cheese are the most delicious combination known to culinary kind and, thus, it’s the combo that brings out my foodie more than most places.

Sarah’s salad was super tasty, too! It came with these candied jalapeños that were a little sweet, a little pickley, and a little spicy and just made the salad so perfect, particularly since the avocado was just raw. It definitely supported al the ingredients in the dish. I can only imagine how good it would be with the fried version!

We finished our meal and actually got to chat with Dominic Angotti, the general manager. He inquired about our meal and made sure our allergy needs had been well tended to. I got to hear a little bit about the restaurant and their future plans which include a sidewalk patio (my favorite!). Then he asked about dessert and this was where they really shined.

We don’t do dessert terribly often since most desserts are laden with milk and/or eggs but they went out of their way to create something just for us. A fresh raspberry sorbet with chunks of strawberries and (because I mentioned it was my birthday) a candle sticking out the top. Definitely off-menu and very simple but it showed a commitment to the diner as well as their commitment to quality ingredients. That was easily some of the best sorbet I have ever had!

My overall experience at Copper Fox was seriously wonderful. I will be returning there again and again for a high quality lunch, a round of drinks, or whatever I happen to be feeling on that particular day. Make sure to check them out at 155 E. Ontario St and let me know how the experience is!

Onto the photos. Enjoy the scroll!

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

A little wine to go with my dine.

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Gorgeous tables around the bar.

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Super unique art. Film clippings from the film In Old Chicago, 1938.

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

My beet and goats cheese sandwich with sweet potato tots. SO GOOD!

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Another shot of that work of culinary art.

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Sarah’s Fried Avocado salad with candied jalapeños sent from the gods.

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

And then there was dessert.

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Make a wish!

Copper Fox, River North. A New Chicago Gastropub | Stile.Foto.Cibo