We held a casting call at Surly Girl Saloon back in September to recruit local foodies to model in our retro holiday-themed cover shoot at The Top Steak House.

We held a casting call at Surly Girl Saloon back in September to recruit local foodies to model in our retro holiday-themed cover story, photographed at The Top Steak House.

Elizabeth Solinger, a local stylist with ESS Artistry, helped out with all the details of the photo shoot, from lining up models and creating their looks to making sure things ran smoothly on the day of the shoot.

Michael Galusick, a local filmmaker pictured on the right below, is one of the dozens of people to show up, and he ended up making the cut as one of our 12 models. Michael served as stand-in Top waiter.

The casting call was tons of fun, and we got to meet a bunch of our lovely readers and food lovers from around the city. Thanks, Surly Girl, for letting us take over your back room for this!