Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, a savory spot for American cuisine.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
For the tastes of Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern is close to both.
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.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
At Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern is the place for you.
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern is all about.
If Thai cuisine is your not-so-guilty pleasure, sample some (or all) of the delicious dishes diners can't stop raving about at Ying's Restaurant.
Whether you're gluten-free or just health-conscious, Ying's Restaurant serves a number of dishes that are good for the diet.
Create your own food and beverage pairing at Ying's Restaurant, a local bar and restaurant.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this bar just as much as mom and dad.
A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Ying's Restaurant for your next big event.
Ying's Restaurant's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Four-legged friends are welcome at the bar.
Give the bar a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Ying's Restaurant's business casual code.
This bar offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
For the tastes of Ying's Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the bar also offers catering services.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Ying's Restaurant is located near both options.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Ying's Restaurant is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come see what all the hype is about and head to Ying's Restaurant for star-studded Thai cuisine.
Treat yourself to a new lunch or dinner option today and enjoy a tasty Thai dish from Ying's Restaurant.
If you're in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, Colombo's Cafe and Pastries serves up an appetizing Italian experience.
Colombo's Cafe and Pastries serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Colombo's Cafe and Pastries, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Colombo's Cafe and Pastries' guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
You can also have Colombo's Cafe and Pastries cater your next event.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Your bill at Colombo's Cafe and Pastries will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Conveniently charge by major credit card when cash isn't an option.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Colombo's Cafe and Pastries.
Colombo's Cafe and Pastries' highly acclaimed dessert menu is a must-try, and patrons should peruse their options before leaving the table.
Italy doesn't quite seem so far away when you try the delicious cuisine at Colombo's Cafe and Pastries.
Visit Not Your Average Joe's for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Barnstable's Barnstable Town.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Skip long waits and head to Not Your Average Joe's with your large group for easy seating.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Not Your Average Joe's' complimentary wifi.
Sit outside at Not Your Average Joe's and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Make plans ahead of time and reserve a table to avoid the wait.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Save some dough on parking at Not Your Average Joe's.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Not Your Average Joe's is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
A meal at Not Your Average Joe's will typically set you back about $30.
For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Not Your Average Joe's.
Not Your Average Joe's serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Not Your Average Joe's and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Hyannis' Baxter's Boat House — this Hyannis seafood spot has quite the selection.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Baxter's Boat House will leave you happy and full.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
On warmer days, take advantage of Baxter's Boat House's outdoor seating.
Baxter's Boat House is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Shrimp Cocktail, Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, Grilled Shrimp Skewer, and Scallops Wrapped In Bacon.
Reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the waiting game.
Baxter's Boat House's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to Baxter's Boat House.
At Baxter's Boat House, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Come to Baxter's Boat House for a satisfying meal that won't break the bank.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Baxter's Boat House.
So treat yourself to something nice this weekend and head over to Baxter's Boat House for a scrumptious seafood dish.
For Indian fare that's hard to beat, make your way to Indian Pavilion, where the five-star ratings speak for themselves.
Indian Pavilion is one of the rare restaurants that serve both healthy and gluten-free menu options.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Indian Pavilion is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Skip long waits and head to Indian Pavilion with your large group for easy seating.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Indian Pavilion — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
Call Indian Pavilion for catering if you have a big event coming up.
This restaurant serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
The average check at Indian Pavilion will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
So for A+ curries and Indian dishes everyone is talking about, be sure to check out the menu at Indian Pavilion.
When Indian fare is on your mind, pay Indian Pavilion a visit and give into your craving.
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.
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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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