Buffleheads Restaurant and Market offers a wide variety of classic American dishes.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Buffleheads Restaurant and Market.
Comfort is prioritized at Buffleheads Restaurant and Market, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Bring the Buffleheads Restaurant and Market's great food to your place.
In addition to its great location, Buffleheads Restaurant and Market is also located near plenty of parking options.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Buffleheads Restaurant and Market.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Buffleheads Restaurant and Market has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
For a classic American dish, head over to the casual establishment of Buffleheads Restaurant and Market.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Buffleheads Restaurant and Market.
Colorful curries that look as good as they taste receive rave reviews from fans of Jewel of India — come check out the rest of this star-studded menu and enjoy first-class Indian fare right outside your front door.
Sticking to your diet has never been easier
Jewel of India's low-fat culinary creations will excite your inner-foodie like never before.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
No need to dress up for a trip to Jewel of India — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Catering services are also available.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Parking has never been easier at Jewel of India, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
At Jewel of India, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Jewel of India has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
So come find out for yourself what all the buzz is about. Jewel of India is ready to serve you some top-rated Indian dishes.
So stop by Jewel of India today and treat yourself to a dish that features the many flavors of India.
Burgers, fries, and a shake — sample all your go-to diner favorites at Palace Diner, a beloved (and multi-star) establishment in town.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
At Palace Diner, you can safely park just around the corner.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
You can load up on the snacks and treats at Palace Diner since prices are so low.
So satisfy your cravings at a diner that knows it's stuff. Check out the highly-rated Palace Diner today.
So come treat yourself to a relaxed, casual meal of delicious diner fare at Palace Diner.
There's a booth waiting for you at Palace Diner, so stop on by today.
If you have a sweet tooth, Palace Diner will gladly help you take care of it!
So this weekend, don't just eat cereal at home, get to Palace Diner for a decadent and delicious breakfast or brunch, depending on what time you wake up!
Breakfast at Palace Diner will surely turn you into an early riser.
Thai food is always tasty, but Thai Siam Restaurant in Biddeford makes it especially delicious as its multi-star ratings show.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Thai Siam Restaurant — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
This restaurant serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Thai Siam Restaurant.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, Thai Siam Restaurant hits the nail on the head.
Thai Siam Restaurant has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
So if you want your Thai with a side of five-star reviews, head to Thai Siam Restaurant.
Treat yourself to a new lunch or dinner option today and enjoy a tasty Thai dish from Thai Siam Restaurant.
If you have a hankering for fresh cookies, cakes, and more, check out Panera Bread. This bakery receives rave reviews, so your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied.
Panera Bread is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu.
At Panera Bread, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Panera Bread.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Panera Bread — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
For those in a hurry, the bakery lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Can't get enough of Panera Bread's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Looking for a deal on parking? Free parking is easily accessible in the parking lot next door.
When your sweet tooth kicks in, Panera Bread has a selection of baked goods to satisfy your cravings.
So for an extra scrumptious spin on sweets, treat yourself to the baked treats at Panera Bread.
If you're craving tasty Chinese cuisine, Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant in Biddeford is sure to hit the spot.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Jeans are a no-go at Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant; suits and dresses are the standard here.
Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Valet parking is available at Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant's Main St location.
Menu items at Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Convenience is essential at Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant, and food is served from morning until night.
Chinese food doesn't get much better than Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant. Grab a seat and find out what you're missing.
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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