Forbidden Root // Sophisticated Living Magazine

Fig's team of James Gustin and Brian Carey photographed and creative directed the "Food Feature" editorial in the May-June 2016 edition of Sophisticated Living Magazine Chicago. We photographed a combination of food, drink, interiors, nightlife, and portraits for the newly upscale Chicago (West Town) restaurant and botanic brewery of Forbidden Root.

Everything that Chef Dan brought out for us to capture... from the Gochugaru Chili Popcorn to the Schnitzel Sammy to the Pecan Pie, was amazing. Director of Operations Terry Kane and Forbidden Root's botanical crew exceed all expectations in food, drink, and atmosphere.

Fig Media Team:
Fig Producers | James Gustin, Michele Gustin | Creative Director | James Gustin | Photographers | Brian Carey, James Gustin | BTS Filmmaker | Kevin Loiselle

Sophisticated Living Team:
Owner and Publisher | Bridget McDermott | Editor-In-Chef | Elise Hofer Shaw | Contributing Writer | Hilary Boyajian

Forbidden Root Team:
Director of Operations | Terry Kane | Root Master | Robert Finkel | Executive Chef | Dan Weiland | Head Brewer | BJ Pichman