When you come into Sunrise Cafe, you'll immediately be surprised at the difference in their prices. When you want a great meal at a better price, you'll go nowhere else but this place in Asheboro.
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
Make your cooking life as easy as possible and grab some frozen food today. It's perfect for when you don't have the time or energy to make something from scratch!
In case of emergency, you should always have some canned food on hand. Browse the selection of items at Sunrise Cafe and stock up today.
Sunrise Cafe serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
Add a little more flavor to your meals with their quality selection of spices and seasonings.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
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.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Sunrise Cafe.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Kick off your weekend with a barbecue. Pick up some fresh and tender meats from here and start cooking.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Sunrise Cafe and feel energized all day.
Two of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, you can never have enough oil and vinegar (so stock up!).
Here you can find a range of nearby parking spots, which helps make your commute less stressful.
Sunrise Cafe in Asheboro offers both fresh and affordable items so stop by today and get all of your grocery shopping done in one fell swoop.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
Pick up some noodles from Key West Seafood Market and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Key West Seafood Market will be tasty no matter what.
You'll definitely want to make sure you're well stocked for any potential emergencies by browsing through Key West Seafood Market's great selection of canned foods.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Key West Seafood Market for all your protein and calcium needs.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Key West Seafood Market and feel energized all day.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Key West Seafood Market and cure your hunger pains.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
If you're just getting into cooking, pick up some oil and vinegar from here and learn the basics of cooking with these necessities.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
Here you can find a wide range of meats, such as chicken and beef, at a price you just can't pass up.
Grab a loaf of bread from Key West Seafood Market and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Start cooking like a professional with the spices and seasonings at Key West Seafood Market.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Key West Seafood Market and stay on the go all the time.
When you have a long and hard day at work, a frozen meal from here makes for a perfect dinner solution.
If you're driving, you'll be able to use a nearby parking lot.
Visit America's Roadhouse for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Asheboro's Asheboro.
The healthy menu items at America's Roadhouse will leave you with a full stomach.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back America's Roadhouse is come-as-you-are.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of America's Roadhouse to your next party or event.
The parking lot near America's Roadhouse will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Hitting the mid-range mark, America's Roadhouse s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at America's Roadhouse, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Don't look any further, head to America's Roadhouse for your next American meal.
America's Roadhouse serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at America's Roadhouse is all about.
For tasty American fare, head to Chili's for a sandwich and side.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Chili's is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
You can also have Chili's cater your next event.
Fed up with difficult parking? At Chili's, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Chili's s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Chili's.
See what great American fare is cooking up next at Chili's.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Chili's.
Choose from a wide selection of signature burgers at McDonald's.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at McDonald's, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at McDonald's with their charming outdoor seating.
McDonald's caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Access the Internet free of charge via McDonald's' complimentary wifi.
McDonald's goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
McDonald's dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
No need to sweat your schedule — the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
When a burger is calling your name, stop by McDonald's and pick up a flavorful burger of your choice.
When you live on the go, you shouldn't have to settle for low quality. Pick up some deluxe fast food from McDonald's today.
Swing by McDonald's for a quick burger and fries.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! McDonald's has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Free wireless Internet is also available at McDonald's, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at McDonald's.
Gather up your group of friends and head to McDonald's, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
McDonald's is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Or, take your food to go.
Easily accessible parking options are located near this dining establishment.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — McDonald's serves up all three meals.
Meat lovers can't get enough of McDonald's' juicy burgers, so find your way to McDonald's when you're in the mood for a quick bite to eat.
McDonald's serves up great food at a fast pace, so stop by for a quick bite the next time you're in a rush.
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:
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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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