Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi offers juicy cuts of meat, making it one of the best steakhouses in Belton.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi, so dress for comfort when you come.
Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi for catering.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
For easy dining, Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Your bill at Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
In addition to great service, Nami Japanese Steak and Sushi serves up juicy and flavorful steaks. Make your way over to the restaurant today and indulge in a good meal.
If you're in the mood for comfort food, enjoy a cheeseburger with a mound of golden fries at burger house Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream in Salado's Salado region.
The patio seating at Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream is perfect for those warm summer days.
Getting online is easy with Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream's free and convenient wifi.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream can seat both large and small groups.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
You can also have Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream cater your next event.
The parking lot near Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream will have you in and out in a jiffy.
At Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Our meals typically run under $15. At Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream, your wallet will stay as rich as our food.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
So when you're feeling hungry, pay Old Fashioned Burgers and Ice-Cream a visit and indulge in a creative and juicy burger creation.
Grab a quick and tasty sandwich for lunch or dinner at Schoepf's Bar-B-Que.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Schoepf's Bar-B-Que.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Schoepf's Bar-B-Que.
Schoepf's Bar-B-Que is a prime location to dine with a group.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Schoepf's Bar-B-Que cater for you.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Schoepf's Bar-B-Que.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Schoepf's Bar-B-Que.
A good sandwich always hits the spot. So, when you need a quick bite to eat, stop by Schoepf's Bar-B-Que.
It's always a party at Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant, where the Mexican dishes are so incredibly tasty fans have a hard time containing their excitement (just read the chain of five-star reviews!).
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the restaurant.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant.
Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
So head to Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican cuisine.
For a fun evening out, Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant 's Mexican food will have you begging for more!
When you are ready to taste the latest flavor trends of Mexico, make your way over to Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant.
Range at the Barton House serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Belton's Salado district.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Wifi is on the house at Range at the Barton House, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Range at the Barton House for easy seating.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Range at the Barton House's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the restaurant's take-out and delivery options.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Range at the Barton House as well.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit Range at the Barton House and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at Sol De Jalisco, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Sol De Jalisco is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both vegan and healthy items on the menu.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Sol De Jalisco's wifi.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Sol De Jalisco's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
So head to Sol De Jalisco, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican cuisine.
Sol De Jalisco is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
So switch up your normal lunch or dinner routine and try one of Sol De Jalisco's tasty Mexican 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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