At Frankie's, empty stomachs fuel up on eclectic menu selections including hot dogs, sausages and sandwiches made to order using locally sourced ingredients. For hot dogs, teeth sink through Chicago-style fixings into an all-beef link kept from inflating into a life preserver by the constraints of a poppy-seed bun. Sandwich savants layer italian beef on top of fresh french bread, top the meat in a choice of mozzarella, sweet peppers, and hot giardiniera, and then deliver it to taste buds alongside a mild italian sausage. Patrons turn toward the restaurant's chalkboard menu to order up a Meatball Sammich and scribble out calculations for the gravitational pull of a Portabella Sammich, which lures mouths from their meat trance with a marinated mushroom cap topped in tomato and cucumber.
Beauty professional Dawn Widenski wears a lot of hats—she’s a stylist, electrologist, makeup artist, and massage therapist. And, with her 15 years in the industry and her continuing-education classes and seminars, she has the expertise to back it all up.
Inside Escape Hair & Body Salon, Dawn pampers clients with therapeutic massages, detoxifying body wraps, and hair services that use high-quality products from Retro and Brazilian Blow Out. She also specializes in hair removal through waxing, electrolysis, or simply coaxing the hair out of its follicle with the promise that it will be used to make a movie star’s wig.
Words such as Wisdom, Integrity, and Gorgeous are adorned on the walls of Carpe Noche Salon and help foster a relaxing and upbeat environment. Highly trained stylists pump up the positive vibes even more when they dole out new haircuts, highlights, perms, and chic feather extensions. Before or after appointments, clients can peruse the display cases filled with high-fashion jewelry, makeup, and hair products from American Crew, Bed Head, and Paul Mitchell.
Nestled amid the shops and café's lining Shorewood's Capitol Drive, Scenario Hair Design’s contemporary confines invite customers to take a break from retail therapy and seek relief for stressed strands. The salon's rich purple walls, sleek black furnishings, and sleek pendant lamps create an atmosphere that is both modern and timeless, matching the hairstyles that spring to life under the hands of stylists who undergo regular ongoing training. High-quality styling products from Pureology and Redken help seal in each new style, and each appointment ends with stylists sharing their best tips, tricks, and secret mousse recipes to help clients re-create their style at home.