For a grocery store above the rest, you'll want to look no further than Tic Toc Food Mart in Columbiana.
For that late night at the office or a last-minute change of plans, this frozen food is both scrumptious and convenient for your schedule.
Pick up some noodles from Tic Toc Food Mart and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
A healthy and light snack from Tic Toc Food Mart is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Luckily for you, this place has delicious meat in stock for your cooking.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
When you're looking for a little tart flavor to add to your meal, you'll want to grab some vinegar. For something a little more savory, that definitely calls for oil. When you shop here, you can stock up on either to ensure your food is tart and savory in equal measures.
If you need that extra push to get you through your workday, a coffee or tea from Tic Toc Food Mart will do the trick.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
You'll definitely want to make sure you're well stocked for any potential emergencies by browsing through Tic Toc Food Mart's great selection of canned foods.
Great spices and seasoning will up the flavor in everything you make.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Tic Toc Food Mart.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy your dream pizza.
With all of the parking options nearby, you won't have to worry about forgetting where you parked.
With the right savings and selection of food, you'll choose Tic Toc Food Mart's grocery store in Columbiana every time.
Inner Circle Pizza does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
With this pizzeria's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this pizzeria.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Inner Circle Pizza is a great summer destination.
Inner Circle Pizza is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the pizzeria can get noisy.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Inner Circle Pizza offers various parking options, including bike parking.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Inner Circle Pizza for a great bite.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Inner Circle Pizza is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Inner Circle Pizza. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that Inner Circle Pizza has to offer.
When you order pizza from Inner Circle Pizza, you'll maximize any evening for sure.
With plenty of hearty Italian options, patrons of Caffe Capri Italian Bar and Grill can enjoy delicious dishes that taste like the real deal.
Cheesy pizza is not the only menu item that will make your mouth water — the restaurant is known for its pasta, too.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Caffe Capri Italian Bar and Grill's happy hour.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Caffe Capri Italian Bar and Grill to create the perfect night.
If parking is a concern, you'll be happy to hear that there are many convenient options in the area.
A visit to Caffe Capri Italian Bar and Grill will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
If you are looking for a new lunch or dinner spot, make your way over to Caffe Capri Italian Bar and Grill and fill up on Italian fare.
For a solid steak and potato favorite, Outback Steakhouse doesn't mess around with its A+ ratings and star-studded reviews.
Gluten-free options are also available.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Outback Steakhouse is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
Take it nice and easy at Outback Steakhouse, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Can't get enough of Outback Steakhouse's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
At Outback Steakhouse, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
The menu at Outback Steakhouse is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
You don't have to be a meat-lover to enjoy this steakhouse (though it can't hurt). Come to Outback Steakhouse and see what the highly-rated menu is all about.
Outback Steakhouse serves up steaks that are filled with endless flavor notes, so head on over today and see what the buzz is all about.
Build your own burger at Springfield Grille — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Eating right doesn't have to be hard. Head to Springfield Grille for a healthy or gluten-free meal.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Wifi here is on the house.
Seating is readily available at Springfield Grille for those with large parties.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
That's right! Springfield Grille will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Hand your keys to the valet driver or choose your own spot in the lot next door.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Springfield Grille.
Meals at Springfield Grille usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the restaurant is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
When American food comes to mind, Springfield Grille should be your first choice.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Springfield Grille.
For wings with a ton of zest, Youngstown's Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered.
Buffalo Wild Wings serves up endless healthy meal options.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Buffalo Wild Wings offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Buffalo Wild Wings to grab a spot on the patio.
Wifi is available for a small fee at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Be sure to swing by Buffalo Wild Wings for frequent performances from live DJs.
Loud crowds paired with a healthy sound system keep the volume level at this restaurant at the edge of ear-splitting.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
You can also serve food from Buffalo Wild Wings at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Buffalo Wild Wings is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Buffalo Wild Wings offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So visit Buffalo Wild Wings and throw down on some wings the next time the urge strikes.
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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A dainty sweet-potato bourbon cake (seen above). A deconstructed cheesecake topped with a sphere of fruit purée. A crème brûlée decorated with delicate, edible flowers. Ceviche plated to look more like a frothy cocktail than a bite of raw fish. These are just a few of the dishes that Chef Roque Heidler has conceptualized, plated, and posted to Instagram over the years.
Jump to his five tips for food photography.
This Tulsa chef is a bit of a Renaissance man. First and foremost, he works at The Chalkboard, an elegant New American restaurant where he does triple-duty as chef de cuisine, pastry chef, and resident plating expert. There, he quickly earned a reputation for his immaculate desserts, which helped him win the Sweets category in the first annual Taste of Groupon Awards. But that’s just his day job.
Over the years, Chef Heidler’s explored all sorts of facets of the art world. He experimented with street art in his youth, and, early on in his career, he took a two-year hiatus from the food industry to work as a tattoo artist. Today, he’s using those art skills to create the stunning desserts that first caught our attention.
We had the chance to chat with Chef Heidler after he won his award recently. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.
Turning dining into an adventure
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For Chef Heidler, cooking is all about balancing the familiar and the surprising. “I generally like to do a take on my childhood favorites,” he explained. He starts with these classic dishes and infuses them with “some sort of whimsy” while maintaining their approachability.
Frequently, that whimsy he talks about comes in the form of some sort of sneaky molecular-gastronomy trick, be it dessert gels made with agar or fruit purées transformed into delicate spheres that crack open with the whack of a spoon. Or, consider his take on chocolate pie:
“I got ahold of some methylcellulose and I did this crazy, crazy mad-scientist chocolate pie … that had this strawberry-buttermilk foam and this methylcellulose chocolate filling. [The filling] would be liquid at 70 degrees, but once you heated it up to 140, it would turn into that custard state.” The resulting dessert balanced different temperatures, textures, and flavors—subverting the diners’ expectations about what a classic chocolate pie could be.
How his unique background inspires his food
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An artistic eye pervades everything Roque Heidler does. Though it’s been years since he did any street art or worked in a tattoo parlor, those experiences still give him a unique outlook on food: “I’ll look at flavors sometimes as colors, if that makes any sense. And I plate them out like that. Sometimes I’ll base a whole dish on a color and search for those flavors that go with it,” he said.
But over the years, he’s learned to let the flavors shine as much as the aesthetics. “Like, I mean, if you dig back a little deeper in [my career] ... you’ll see more of that really, really modernistic art on the plate, and I’ve dialed back from that a lot. I kind of learned, you know, you’ve gotta plate to the crowd.”
Working under the constraints of a traditional Lebanese restaurant helped him strike the right balance even more. “I just would take their classic flavors and would try to just distribute it out in that street-art form, like, layers and different takes and elevating it with different textures. But working under that [chef] taught me a lot about not detracting from the flavors so much that you couldn’t tell where it was from.”
Plating food like a pro
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Now that he’s traded in no-frills Lebanese cuisine for fine dining at The Chalkboard, Chef Heidler has a lot more room to experiment with his food’s presentation. But even though he knows that many of his diners will rush to snap and post photos of these beautiful plates, he tries not to let that Instagram culture shape what he does too much.
“I don’t think about 6 o’clock. I don’t think about any sort of clockwise on a plate. I more or less look for that overall balance from a bird’s eye view,” he said. That’s because when a plate is placed in front of a diner, that’s the first perspective they get. And this first impression is important—even if the guest immediately drops down to plate level to snap that perfect piece of food-porn photography.
They say that you eat with your eyes first, so moments like these are vital to a restaurant’s success. But last impressions are just as important as first ones at The Chalkboard. “I love doing the plate ups on desserts because it’s gonna be the last thing that sticks in your mind when you leave,” Chef Heidler said.
Five tips for improving your food photography
When his knack for plating, arts background, and love of Instagram, Chef Heidler is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to food photography. That’s why we took the opportunity to ask him for some of his best tips.
1. Find the best lighting.
Natural light is your friend.
2. Shoot on neutral backgrounds.
Chef Heidler works on gray tables at The Chalkboard, but he recommends photographing your own food on “anything black or white—that’s always going to give another element to your photo.”
3. Combine different textures.
Varying textures form the most interesting compositions. “Try to provide three different textures, be it a purée, be it a frozen element, be it something crunchy. ... That’s what’s going to give you that depth in your dish.”
4. Add some acid to boost the colors.
This is especially true if you’re photographing a dish you cooked yourself. “[Acid] will give you those bright, vibrant colors everybody tries to achieve,” he suggests. This usually means adding lemon juice or white vinegar to a dish to bring out its natural green, purples, or reds.
5. Try different angles.
He explains, “Take a step around, even if it’s like, I don’t know, 6 inches from where you were just at. You might capture a cooler way.”
Don’t roll up to the bar trying to stump Brandon Phillips. Brandon knows his cocktails. And he likes a challenge. As the bar director at Chicago’s The Duck Inn, he’s had more than a few. As he told us:
A neighborhood guest was positive I couldn’t make him an old-fashioned that tasted like a prime-rib dinner. A little beef bouillon, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, rum, and voilà, the Prime Rib Old-Fashioned was born.
In the video below, hear more on craft, cocktail culture, and good old-fashioned hospitality directly from Brandon, the winner in our inaugural Taste of Groupon Awards for the The Drink Award for the Advancement of Potent Potables.