For a meal that won't leave you hungry, head to MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes for a juicy patty and side of your choice — this Allen burger joint is squared away in the Allen community.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this burger joint with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Sit outside at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
If time is of the essence, this burger joint's take-out option may be a better fit.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes proves that an amazing meal can be both delicious and affordable.
Come experience the amazing craftsmanship and flavor that goes into every burger at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes today.
So amp up your burger game and visit MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes for a tasty and casual meal.
French food and wine fanatics flock to P. F. Chang's China Bistro, where A+ ratings rule the menu.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Sit outside at P. F. Chang's China Bistro and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Through their catering service, P. F. Chang's China Bistro can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Ample parking is available in the area.
P. F. Chang's China Bistro is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
A mid-priced establishment, P. F. Chang's China Bistro offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
If breakfast isn't your thing, P. F. Chang's China Bistro also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
So when a taste of France is on the agenda, make sure to try the top-notch menu at P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
When you are hunting for some French eats, look no further than P. F. Chang's China Bistro.
When you're craving Chinese fare, head on over to P. F. Chang's China Bistro and treat yourself to an upscale meal.
Discover the colorful, flavorful blend of Chinese cuisine at P. F. Chang's China Bistro today.
Whether you prefer a turkey burger or beef burger, Scotty P's Hamburgers has a wide variety of burgers for everyone.
This burger joint also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Bring the whole family to this burger joint, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Scotty P's Hamburgers, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Scotty P's Hamburgers' wifi.
Business casual dress, tasty food, and a classic atmosphere make this a great place for any occasion.
This burger joint offers carryout for your convenience.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Scotty P's Hamburgers.
At Scotty P's Hamburgers, you can easily find parking in the lot next door.
Scotty P's Hamburgers provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Scotty P's Hamburgers happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Scotty P's Hamburgers serves three meals a day.
When you are in the mood for a juicy and flavorful burger, make your way over to Scotty P's Hamburgers.
Take it easy with a burger at Scotty P's Hamburgers.
For a creative and innovative burger filled with endless flavors, look no further than the highly-rated Scotty P's Hamburgers.
At On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina — a relaxed Mexican restaurant — you can enjoy a classic margarita and bottomless chips and salsa.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina is ready to make any occasion a special one with a great space and thoughtful food.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
Spruce up your look...but not too much! On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina's style is business casual, so formal wear should be left on the hanger.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina for their catering services.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Dine at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
Everyone in Allen knows the secret to a great place for Mexican takeout is On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
So when you're seeking a new Mexican restaurant to enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
Thai food is always tasty, but Silver Thai Cuisine makes it especially delicious as its multi-star ratings show.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Silver Thai Cuisine.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
At Silver Thai Cuisine, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
Call Silver Thai Cuisine for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Grab this restaurant's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Silver Thai Cuisine s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Silver Thai Cuisine time and time again.
Come find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Silver Thai Cuisine, and take your Thai culinary experience to the next level.
If you're looking for an authentic Thai restaurant in the area, make your way over to Silver Thai Cuisine and enjoy some good eats.
As far as Antoine Hedary was concerned, cooking always involved family. Antoine grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and spent his childhood watching his grandmother prepare feasts and learning traditional Lebanese recipes from his father. The family eventually opened two restaurants together in the hills of Beirut, although the looming civil war led Antoine and his wife Leila to leave the country and create a new home in the United States of America. In 1976, Antoine chose to continue the family legacy by founding Hedary’s Lebanese Restaurant in Fort Worth and teaching his children how to prepare the same recipes that he had grown up learning to cook. The legacy still thrives today, and the newest generation of the Hedary family continues to share those original recipes with patrons who visit the restaurants that the children went on to found themselves.
This sense of tradition remains strong at Hedary's Mediterranean Restaurant, and the chefs remain faithful to authentic Lebanese flavors by growing fresh herbs and vegetables to use in their dishes. In addition to char-grilled chicken kabobs and silken hummus, the menus also include platters filled with everything from housemade spicy sausage to folded grape leaves stuffed with spiced meat and rice. The family's signature item though is the baked chicken that the chefs baste with a marinade of lemon, garlic, olive oil, and imported Lebanese sunshine.
As useful as WD40 and much more edible, coconut oil is a powerhouse. In fact, just one jar of the stuff can replace several household staples, from kitchen ingredients to baby wipes. Here’s how to substitute it for 16 total items in 3 rooms of the home:
1. Coffee: Coconut oil is a reputed energy booster. Swallowing a spoonful or two in the afternoon can be a healthful alternative to a cuppa.2. Coffee creamer: Emulsified and poured into coffee, it’s much tastier than (and probably just as nutritious as) that bulletproof stuff.3. Butter or oil (when sautéing): Coconut oil’s high smoke point makes it great for cooking on the stovetop, especially at high heat. Try swapping it in when making stir-fries, scrambled eggs, or pancakes, especially if you like a very mild coconut flavor.4. Oil (when baking): The oil imparts a delicious je ne sais quoi to baked goods—even boxed ones. Use it to give from-the-box brownies an upgrade, and you’ll dream about them for days.5. Condiments: Drop it into quinoa or oatmeal for added nutrients and healthy fats. You can also put it on top of sweet potatoes instead of butter!
6. Moisturizer: It works on your body and your face. It’s naturally SPF 4, so it offers a bit of protection from UV rays, too.7. Leave-in conditioner and anti-static agent: Rub a small amount between your hands and smooth them over your hair to control flyaways.8. Lip balm: It soothes sore, chapped lips, and other skin irritations.9. Eye-makeup remover: Rub it between your fingers until it liquefies, smear it on your lids, and wipe it off with a cotton pad.10. Face wash: Add a little water and rub it in your hands until it foams.11. Hand and foot cream: Massage it into cracked knuckles, or slather it onto your soles and stick them into socks for an overnight soak.12. Shaving cream: It’ll give you a smooth shave, plus additional moisture for your skin.
13. Ouchie ointment: Dab it on cuts and scrapes, which will benefit from its antimicrobial properties.14. Anti-itch cream: Coconut oil reduces itching from bug bites, and helps to calm sunburn, eczema, and cradle cap.15. Diaper cream: A layer on baby’s bottom guards against (and soothes) diaper rash flare-ups.16. Baby wipes: Simply mix it with hot water and pour it over a stack of paper towels that you’ve cut in half. Keep the towels in an airtight container so they stay moist.
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A dainty sweet-potato bourbon cake (seen above). A deconstructed cheesecake topped with a sphere of fruit purée. A crème brûlée decorated with delicate, edible flowers. Ceviche plated to look more like a frothy cocktail than a bite of raw fish. These are just a few of the dishes that Chef Roque Heidler has conceptualized, plated, and posted to Instagram over the years.
Jump to his five tips for food photography.
This Tulsa chef is a bit of a Renaissance man. First and foremost, he works at The Chalkboard, an elegant New American restaurant where he does triple-duty as chef de cuisine, pastry chef, and resident plating expert. There, he quickly earned a reputation for his immaculate desserts, which helped him win the Sweets category in the first annual Taste of Groupon Awards. But that’s just his day job.
Over the years, Chef Heidler’s explored all sorts of facets of the art world. He experimented with street art in his youth, and, early on in his career, he took a two-year hiatus from the food industry to work as a tattoo artist. Today, he’s using those art skills to create the stunning desserts that first caught our attention.
We had the chance to chat with Chef Heidler after he won his award recently. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.
Turning dining into an adventure
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For Chef Heidler, cooking is all about balancing the familiar and the surprising. “I generally like to do a take on my childhood favorites,” he explained. He starts with these classic dishes and infuses them with “some sort of whimsy” while maintaining their approachability.
Frequently, that whimsy he talks about comes in the form of some sort of sneaky molecular-gastronomy trick, be it dessert gels made with agar or fruit purées transformed into delicate spheres that crack open with the whack of a spoon. Or, consider his take on chocolate pie:
“I got ahold of some methylcellulose and I did this crazy, crazy mad-scientist chocolate pie … that had this strawberry-buttermilk foam and this methylcellulose chocolate filling. [The filling] would be liquid at 70 degrees, but once you heated it up to 140, it would turn into that custard state.” The resulting dessert balanced different temperatures, textures, and flavors—subverting the diners’ expectations about what a classic chocolate pie could be.
How his unique background inspires his food
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An artistic eye pervades everything Roque Heidler does. Though it’s been years since he did any street art or worked in a tattoo parlor, those experiences still give him a unique outlook on food: “I’ll look at flavors sometimes as colors, if that makes any sense. And I plate them out like that. Sometimes I’ll base a whole dish on a color and search for those flavors that go with it,” he said.
But over the years, he’s learned to let the flavors shine as much as the aesthetics. “Like, I mean, if you dig back a little deeper in [my career] ... you’ll see more of that really, really modernistic art on the plate, and I’ve dialed back from that a lot. I kind of learned, you know, you’ve gotta plate to the crowd.”
Working under the constraints of a traditional Lebanese restaurant helped him strike the right balance even more. “I just would take their classic flavors and would try to just distribute it out in that street-art form, like, layers and different takes and elevating it with different textures. But working under that [chef] taught me a lot about not detracting from the flavors so much that you couldn’t tell where it was from.”
Plating food like a pro
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Now that he’s traded in no-frills Lebanese cuisine for fine dining at The Chalkboard, Chef Heidler has a lot more room to experiment with his food’s presentation. But even though he knows that many of his diners will rush to snap and post photos of these beautiful plates, he tries not to let that Instagram culture shape what he does too much.
“I don’t think about 6 o’clock. I don’t think about any sort of clockwise on a plate. I more or less look for that overall balance from a bird’s eye view,” he said. That’s because when a plate is placed in front of a diner, that’s the first perspective they get. And this first impression is important—even if the guest immediately drops down to plate level to snap that perfect piece of food-porn photography.
They say that you eat with your eyes first, so moments like these are vital to a restaurant’s success. But last impressions are just as important as first ones at The Chalkboard. “I love doing the plate ups on desserts because it’s gonna be the last thing that sticks in your mind when you leave,” Chef Heidler said.
Five tips for improving your food photography
When his knack for plating, arts background, and love of Instagram, Chef Heidler is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to food photography. That’s why we took the opportunity to ask him for some of his best tips.
1. Find the best lighting.
Natural light is your friend.
2. Shoot on neutral backgrounds.
Chef Heidler works on gray tables at The Chalkboard, but he recommends photographing your own food on “anything black or white—that’s always going to give another element to your photo.”
3. Combine different textures.
Varying textures form the most interesting compositions. “Try to provide three different textures, be it a purée, be it a frozen element, be it something crunchy. ... That’s what’s going to give you that depth in your dish.”
4. Add some acid to boost the colors.
This is especially true if you’re photographing a dish you cooked yourself. “[Acid] will give you those bright, vibrant colors everybody tries to achieve,” he suggests. This usually means adding lemon juice or white vinegar to a dish to bring out its natural green, purples, or reds.
5. Try different angles.
He explains, “Take a step around, even if it’s like, I don’t know, 6 inches from where you were just at. You might capture a cooler way.”
Don’t roll up to the bar trying to stump Brandon Phillips. Brandon knows his cocktails. And he likes a challenge. As the bar director at Chicago’s The Duck Inn, he’s had more than a few. As he told us:
A neighborhood guest was positive I couldn’t make him an old-fashioned that tasted like a prime-rib dinner. A little beef bouillon, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, rum, and voilà, the Prime Rib Old-Fashioned was born.
In the video below, hear more on craft, cocktail culture, and good old-fashioned hospitality directly from Brandon, the winner in our inaugural Taste of Groupon Awards for the The Drink Award for the Advancement of Potent Potables.