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  • Mirepoix TasteBuds

Earthen Chic

Tzuco, Gold Coast, Chicago

Not going to lie we are a bit biased here. This is a washroom setup with a communal hand washing area which is not our favorite concept. We are all for saving space and gender equality, however, after being bothered one too many times while just trying to reapply lipstick or wash our hands we'd just rather keep things separate.

That being said this was a really beautiful space and clearly thoughtfully designed. Love a good cloth paper towel, but these sinks when turned on spray violently. No one likes returning to their table speckled with a mist of water droplets. Hard pass.

Also, not wild about push doors with no handles to indicate which way the door will open. (Long story, but I lost a fingernail to a bathroom door in Vancouver at a wedding after-party and now I just want to know where to push safely.)

Big fan of the weird stump vanities they decided to put inside the women's restroom area though. It was nice to have an area to primp and set down your phone or purse. The glowing mirrors gave off great lighting and looked chic.

Overall: B-

Safety: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 stars

Cleanliness: 5 out of 5 stars

Amenities: 3 out of 5 stars

Vanity: 4 out of 5 stars

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