MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is a local favorite that not only serves excellent, fully-customizable burgers, but also reminds you what exceptional Guest service looks and feels like. (In case you forgot, it feels pretty darn good.) The menu caters to even the pickiest of eaters, and is inclusive to most dietary restrictions. Fresh toppings, high quality ingredients, and unbelievably flavorful – need we go on? This is a great place to enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends, or an enjoyable lunch option if you’re looking for a change of scenery from your office cubicle. Just a reminder: unlike MOOYAH, your cubicle doesn’t have a giant MOODLE DOODLE board that you can release your inner Picasso on.
Sip on an ice-cold beverage, while your burger sizzles on the grill. Sink your teeth into their fresh-baked buns, and savor each and every delectable fry. Seal the deal with a hand-spun, 100% real ice cream shake – the closest you’ll ever come to heaven on Earth. Tickle your taste buds, and stir your senses at MOOYAH – where every Guest is not only important, but a part of the family.
At Frullati Cafe in Arlington, you can shop for all of your favorite grocery items and discover some new and tasty items.
If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat.
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
At Frullati Cafe, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
When you are running low on kitchen staples, such as oil and vinegar, pick some up at Frullati Cafe.
Grab a loaf of bread from Frullati Cafe and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Add a little more flavor to your meals with their quality selection of spices and seasonings.
A healthy and light snack from Frullati Cafe is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at Frullati Cafe will help you out.
It's always wise to keep a little extra food around the house, just because. Frullati Cafe encourages you to check out its amazing canned foods for just that very purpose.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Frullati Cafe will be tasty no matter what.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Frullati Cafe.
If you need a quick and easy meal solution for lunch or dinner, consider a tasty TV dinner from here.
Frullati Cafe is located in close proximity to available parking in the surrounding area.
So stop by Frullati Cafe in Arlington and bring home groceries that are deliciously fresh.
Find grocery deals and steals at Jason's Grill and Minimart in Arlington and save money on your overall purchase.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
For cool, refreshing H20, Jason's Grill and Minimart's got you covered.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
For mouthwatering meats at an affordable price, head over here and get a bang for your buck.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
For those who can't cook, rest assured that the frozen foods available here will sate your hunger.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
When you need to prepare a quick and healthy meal, some canned goods from Jason's Grill and Minimart will do the trick.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Every kitchen requires oil and vinegar. When you need something acidic to balance out a recipe, vinegar will do the trick, or when you need something slick to grease the pan, oil is often a cook's first choice.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Jason's Grill and Minimart and feel energized all day.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Jason's Grill and Minimart and get cooking.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Jason's Grill and Minimart and get creative with your sandwiches.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Patrons of Jason's Grill and Minimart will love the convenience of the nearby parking spaces.
Get your grocery shopping out of the way quickly and easily. Jason's Grill and Minimart is here for all your Arlington food shopping needs.
Cuisine Type: Authentic Thai cuisine
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Pad thai, duck mango, drunken noodles
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery / Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: No
Pro Tip: Please ask our experienced staff for any help, diet preferences, or suggestions regarding our menu.
Q&A with Michael Lentini, Owner / Operator
What’s the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Oftentimes someone will say our food tastes like what they experienced when visiting Thailand. The best may be when someone says their particular dish was the best of its type they have ever had.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
As co-owner with my wife, I bring over 35 years of fine-dining restaurant experience to our kitchen and dining room. We are passionate foodies, completely addicted to the Food Network and we put a lot of love into our food and service.
Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant? Whose family do they belong to (the chef, the owner, or someone else)?
Our head chef is from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and our sous chef from Bangkok in the south. My wife is from Thailand as well, so we combine old family, traditional as well as recipes currently popular in the country. We are always on the lookout for new and interesting ideas.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
An extensive collection of authentic Thai dishes from all over Thailand, many not offered in other restaurants, as well as popular favorites. All foods are house-made and prepared to order. We travel yearly to Thailand and bring back taste profiles of current cuisine around the country and re-create those tastes here in Texas.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Cafe Bella and get creative with your sandwiches.
Perfect for cooking! Almost every delicious dish begins with oil and vinegar as an ingredient or for simply making sure your food doesn't stick to the pan!
When you need some essential proteins, you'll definitely be covered with the great meat selection here.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Turn your kitchen into a gourmet chef's paradise with the great spices and seasonings.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
Pick up some noodles from Cafe Bella and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at Cafe Bella.
When you only have time for a quick lunch during your busy workday, heat up a TV dinner from here and enjoy a quick and yummy meal.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Cafe Bella for all your protein and calcium needs.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
You won't be able to tell the difference with the frozen foods available here for your cuisine convenience.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Cafe Bella encourages purchasing canned foods because they offer such convenience. They let you decide what you want to eat when you want it, as the food doesn't spoil quickly.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Cafe Bella.
Patrons of Cafe Bella will love the convenience of the nearby parking spaces.
Visit J Gilligan's Bar and Grill for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Arlington's Arlington.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
J Gilligan's Bar and Grill is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages.
For no extra charge, utilize J Gilligan's Bar and Grill's free wifi.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at J Gilligan's Bar and Grill.
Warm weather brings out J Gilligan's Bar and Grill's highly coveted patio seating.
Sit back and enjoy the restaurant's live music, or take your table out on the dance floor.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from J Gilligan's Bar and Grill.
Parking is made simple at J Gilligan's Bar and Grill, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out J Gilligan's Bar and Grill.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at J Gilligan's Bar and Grill and load up on some classic American dishes.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call J Gilligan's Bar and Grill today.
Siu mai: small pork dumplings. Each has a thin wrapper that needs to be delicately pleated by hand. Easily, they’re one of the most labor-intensive items at Phoenix Restaurant in Chicago, where each weekend this Chinese restaurant serves 80 different varieties of classic dim sum snacks.
This little fact about the siu mai is one of many surprising stories I learn from Eddy, the chef at Phoenix, where he also handles a million other tasks to keep the restaurant running smoothly. When I first came in, he was waving at a group of regulars while on the phone haggling with a seafood vendor.
“What we are serving in this restaurant is what we are eating in Hong Kong. ... It’s very typical,” Eddy says.
In 1996, Phoenix was one of the first restaurants to introduce dim sum to Chicago. Its customer base has grown over the years, and today, even with other dim sum restaurants up and down the block, you’ll find long lines winding out the door on any given Sunday.
Sound intimidating? It doesn't have to be.
Here's our guide to dim-sum dining, with a few tips from Eddy.
On the weekend: order dim sum off a cart
On weekends and special holidays, the wait staff winds traditional dim sum carts around tables, lifting lids off stacked steamer baskets to reveal the enticing contents. Should you see something you like, they leave the basket on your table and put a checkmark on your bill (it’s tallied at the end).
Phoenix is one of the only dim-sum restaurants in Chicago that still uses these carts. When I ask Eddy why they keep them, he says “tradition.” Not only to impress the tourists who come in, but also to let Chinese-American customers share this bit of culture with their kids.
Hot tip: if you want to experience the pushcarts without the crowds, head over on a Saturday, which tends to be less busy than Sundays, Eddy says.
On a weekday: order dim sum off the menu
Cartless weekdays offer a quiet, more peaceful atmosphere for ordering off the paper menu, which you can find near the hostess stand. Don't be intimidated—the menu has pictures; it has numbers; it has names written in both Chinese and English. And best of all, you need only point to what you want to have it brought out from the kitchen.
So what should you get?
“Everyone has their favorites,” Eddy says. The most popular dishes with Westerners are ha gao (shrimp dumplings) and siu mai (pork dumplings mentioned above). Kids gravitate toward the crunchy, easy-to-grip shrimp rolls and sweeter fare, from mango pudding (pictured above) to custard rolls.
Foreign travelers, especially those from Latin America, and adventurous eaters alike seem to love the chicken feet (pictured at bottom-right of top photo), a more exotic dish consisting of skin and tendons. While all these dishes are traditional, the chefs can tweak the recipes to accommodate for special diets or food allergies.
When diners are new to dim sum, Eddy encourages them to experiment. He’ll point out a few of the more popular dishes; if there’s something they don’t end up liking, it can easily be swapped out for something else. This way, by the second or third visit, diners will have a better idea of what they like.
And don't forget the tea
At dim sum, the tea is equally important to the food. Phoenix serves three different types: green tea, white tea, and brown tea. “Each one has its own usage,” Eddy says. While we talk, we drink jasmine tea, which is good for getting rid of toxins.
You can show your dim sum know-how by obeying proper tea etiquette. When your teapot is out of water, prop the lid off to the side. This signals to the wait staff that you need more hot water.
Eddy pours more tea and tells me to tap my fingers lightly against the table when the cup is nearly full. “When your friend or host fills your tea, this means ‘thank you’,” he says. “It’s part of the custom.”
Photos by Andrew Nawrocki, Groupon
I had no idea what to expect upon arriving at Elizabeth, the Michelin Star winner from Chef Iliana Regan. But an unmarked, unremarkable storefront between a tire shop and a sporting-goods store certainly wasn’t it. With few exceptions (Schwa, most notably), Chicago’s upper-echelon restaurants boast exteriors that match their illustrious River North and Restaurant Row addresses.
But as it turns out, Regan has no taste for that sort of superficial flash. She dons no chef’s whites. She displays no awards. She does not raise her voice to the Gordon Ramsay–level roar or even the Rachael Ray-ish rollick that TV cameras eat up.
Instead, this northwest Indiana native quietly built her reputation as someone who hunts for frogs and spears them herself. Someone who has suffered tick bites and poison-ivy rashes foraging for wild flora. Someone who has penned an essay on intensity for Lucky Peach and once themed an Elizabeth tasting menu after those violent and visceral A Song of Ice and Fire novels.
So yeah, I was kinda terrified to eat her food.
I’d never done a tasting menu before. And I wouldn’t necessarily classify myself as a picky eater, but I’m not a particularly adventurous one either, particularly when it comes to meat. (I can barely look at plated octopus without shivering.) I’d heard that Regan once served edible ants. Which are, like, bugs.
My nerves were calmed upon walking into Elizabeth, though. Austere yet charming, the whitewashed space was accented by light fixtures made from bare tree branches; dining chairs draped with faux-fur slipcovers; a chef’s counter armed with Elder Scrolls and Vikings Funko Pop! dolls. It was all in support of the season’s menu theme: vikings.
There were two options: land or sea. Or, as the first in a delightful succession of servers explained it, “Imagine a viking ship has reached the shore. One group goes on land to look for food, the other into the sea.” My friend Erin and I opted to order one of each to share and, despite my trepidation of certain meats, placed no restrictions on what we would eat. (You can arrange for some allergies and dietary needs in advance.) We wanted to go all in.
After the amuse-bouche—a surprisingly complex roasted whey carrot dressed with goat’s-milk cheese and edible flowers—came our first courses. The land dish was … a bowl of rocks. The server assured me the top “rock” was actually a baked potato coated in edible clay. But it was very convincing as a rock, so I bit in with trepidation. As Erin ate the rest, dipping it into the cheese and butter puddings it was served with, I forked into her langoustine with lingonberries. (Pro tip: don’t try to tear off the claw without looking. You will stab your finger on a spine.) So far, so very good.
As the servers continued to weave their culinary narrative, I realized there was an unmentioned character in their tale—Elizabeth itself. The restaurant is small, seating about 16 or so, and the kitchen is wide open. It was impossible not to get caught up in what was happening back there, particularly when sous chefs were wielding brûlée torches and “plating” on gorgeous pieces of handmade pottery. And the line between front and back of house was practically nonexistent. One moment, you’d see someone in the kitchen stirring and slicing; the next they’d be presenting your next course or clearing your table. (Chef Regan included.)
This created an unexpected intimacy, one that removed any hesitation when asking about a particular dish. It’s clear the teammates take a deep yet quiet pride in their collective work. They spoke warmly about where ingredients came from, excitedly about the preparation techniques used. They always used “we” or “our,” never “me” or “Chef Regan.” (Again, Chef Regan included.)
Over the next few courses, there were so many charms. An herb-rolled, soft-boiled quail egg served in an actual nest; impossibly chewy seaweed bread darkened by squid ink; a cauliflower-mushroom soup that Erin about died over. I was particularly fond of a course called Barnyard: headcheese dusted with beet powder, paired with a collage of root vegetables and flavored puddings reminiscent of something out of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing.
And that’s the thing. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be fond of headcheese. I would have probably never eaten it if it weren’t for this meal. But it was fun to break out of my culinary comfort zone.
The other surprising thing? How full we were, considering it was a tasting menu. By the time we were served the entree courses—rare lamb medallions wrapped in swiss chard and pickled fish in a sauce of its own bones—we were taking deep breaths between bites. I’m pretty sure they were the only two plates we didn’t completely clean.
We managed to buck up for our “one-and-a-half” dessert courses, as the server put it. (The “half” was a palate-cleansing sorbet.) Our favorite was Under the Sea, a spongy coral-seaweed cake so realistic looking it prompted me to ask the server just how much of it we could eat. “All of it,” she said. We complied.
Maybe, as a writer, I’m just a sucker for a good story. But I was enchanted by Elizabeth, both in backstory and in not knowing what was coming next throughout the culinary adventure. And while I probably won’t be buying headcheese any time soon, I’m excited to see what Chef Regan has up her non-chef’s-whites sleeves next season.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
Watch her explain her approach to fine dining:
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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