From local goods to national brands, the grocery items at Owls Head General Store in Owls Head are sure to meet your standards.
Whether you prefer your meat smoked, grilled or fried, you can find your preferred choice here.
A sprinkle of these spices or a pinch of these seasonings will make any meal great.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Owls Head General Store.
Stock up the pantry with tasty canned goods from the shelves here.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Owls Head General Store and cure your hunger pains.
Who's hungry? A frozen entree will fool anyone's palate, so why waste time cooking up a storm?
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at Owls Head General Store.
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!
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Owls Head General Store? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
When you want to elevate your cooking's taste, you'll definitely want to keep your kitchen well stocked with the vinegar and oil offered here.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Owls Head General Store and get cooking.
Owls Head General Store can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Take advantage of the quick and easy parking near Owls Head General Store.
Keep your kitchen fully stocked with healthy and flavorful groceries from Owls Head General Store in Owls Head and munch and crunch your way to happiness.
Snack on tasty pub fare at Damariscotta's King Eiders Pub, a local favorite.
Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this bar.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on King Eiders Pub's patio.
Live music is often featured for patrons' enjoyment.
Friendly pooches can come on in at King Eiders Pub, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table.
Head to King Eiders Pub in comfort, where attire is business casual.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have King Eiders Pub cater for you.
King Eiders Pub patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Elm Street location.
Commute by bike to King Eiders Pub and find easy bike parking.
Pig out on affordable fare that tastes like a million bucks
King Eiders Pub serves top-notch dishes that dazzle diners without the extra dollars.
King Eiders Pub accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Stop by for three square meals a day — King Eiders Pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
King Eiders Pub's menu is decked out with all your pub favorites, so you won't need to worry. There's definitely something for everyone!
King Eiders Pub has everything you could want from a British pub in Damariscotta.
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Margarita's Mexican Restaurant's free wifi.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Margarita's Mexican Restaurant to grab a spot on the patio.
Your group can sit comfortably at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, a local restaurant.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Margarita's Mexican Restaurant encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Margarita's Mexican Restaurant will ensure that it is delicious.
If parking is a concern, you'll be happy to hear that there are many convenient options in the area.
Experience the best flavors of Mexico when you try the highly-rated cuisine at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
So come on over to Margarita's Mexican Restaurant to get a taste of their delicious Mexican classics.
If you're searching for a great restaurant with traditional Mexican eats, look no further than Margarita's Mexican Restaurant.
Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge is perfect for grabbing a quick (and tasty) taco or two.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Got kids? No problem at Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge, you can surf the web and get some work done.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Bring the Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge's great food to your place.
Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge is centrally located near many parking lot options.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Spice up your every day with delicious Mexican food at Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge.
So break out of your normal dining routine and head over to Lisa's Restaurant and Lounge for some flavorful Mexican fare.
Whether you like it rare or well-done, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is a burger spot that won't disappoint.
Diners with dietary restrictions will appreciate Red Robin Gourmet Burgers' gluten-free options.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this burger joint has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this burger joint.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers' laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the burger joint also serves up grub to go.
At Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the burger joint.
Your taste buds have been waiting for the perfect burger from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, so be sure to answer the call today.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers serves up a variety of tasty burgers. Stop by today and enjoy a casual bite to eat.
So now that you know about Red Robin Gourmet Burgers' amazingly delicious burgers, you'll definitely want to stop in soon.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at The Liberal Cup.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than The Liberal Cup, so dress for comfort when you come.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
The Liberal Cup offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Prices at The Liberal Cup typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
At The Liberal Cup, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at The Liberal Cup tastes like pure heaven!
Swing by The Liberal Cup today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
Make your way over to the highly-rated The Liberal Cup and taste your way through some great American dishes.
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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