Super Market Acapulco Tropical in Bradenton is a well-stocked grocery store that serves up fresh produce, refrigerated items and frozen items.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Super Market Acapulco Tropical.
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen...or at least don't spend a lot of time in it. The frozen food here is a great way to whip up a meal in minutes.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Super Market Acapulco Tropical.
If no-muss, no-fuss is your kind of attitude, a delicious TV dinner may be right up your alley.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Super Market Acapulco Tropical offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Whether you like to bake or cook, oil and vinegar are essential items every kitchen needs.
Don't settle for bland food. Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make your next meal a hit.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
Super Market Acapulco Tropical encourages purchasing canned foods because they offer such convenience. They let you decide what you want to eat when you want it, as the food doesn't spoil quickly.
For mouthwatering meats at an affordable price, head over here and get a bang for your buck.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
Heading to Super Market Acapulco Tropical? Take your vehicle for a spin and park it with ease at one of the nearby parking choices.
So put your cooking skills to the test with some fresh and tasty grocery items from Super Market Acapulco Tropical in Bradenton.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Gecko's Grill and Pub is a top pick.
Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Gecko's Grill and Pub, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Making it through another workweek call for a drink at Gecko's Grill and Pub.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Gecko's Grill and Pub, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Large groups will appreciate Gecko's Grill and Pub for its ability to seat them quickly.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Gecko's Grill and Pub.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend.
Gecko's Grill and Pub's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Gecko's Grill and Pub for catering.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Gecko's Grill and Pub's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Gecko's Grill and Pub is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
A meal at Gecko's Grill and Pub will typically set you back about $30.
At Gecko's Grill and Pub, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
The pub food at Gecko's Grill and Pub is great to munch on while catching up with your friends, so head on over today and enjoy great conversation and a great bite to eat.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Bradenton's Anna Maria Oyster Bar — this Bradenton seafood spot has quite the selection.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Anna Maria Oyster Bar's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune.
Getting online is easy with Anna Maria Oyster Bar's free and convenient wifi.
At Anna Maria Oyster Bar, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
The restaurant's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Coconut Shrimp, Calamari, Tuna Sashimi, Onion Straw, and Carb Cake Appetizers.
Casual dining at its best, Anna Maria Oyster Bar customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Anna Maria Oyster Bar also offers catering.
At Anna Maria Oyster Bar, we supply free parking. No fees, just your car and our lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
At Anna Maria Oyster Bar, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
The surf's definitely up when you come into Anna Maria Oyster Bar for a Grade-A seafood dinner.
Vertoris Pizza House's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Vertoris Pizza House is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this pizzeria.
Eat outdoors Vertoris Pizza House (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Vertoris Pizza House welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
This pizzeria accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Vertoris Pizza House's tasty dishes at your next party.
Park in the open lot next to Vertoris Pizza House and score easy and free parking.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Vertoris Pizza House is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Prices at Vertoris Pizza House typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the pizzeria, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Vertoris Pizza House.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Vertoris Pizza House, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
When you just want to relax in a casual setting and enjoy some pizza, make your way over to Vertoris Pizza House.
So when pizza is calling your name, head on over to Vertoris Pizza House and give into your craving.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this pizzeria has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this pizzeria.
Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
The large dining space at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery.
This pizzeria offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the pizzeria space.
The parking lot next to the restaurant offers quick and free parking, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Meals at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery is ready and waiting to be served.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery.
Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by Joey D's Chicago Style Eatery.
Casa Di Pizza University's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
The menu is loaded with numerous pizza and pasta offerings, so you can catch up on all your favorite carbs.
This pizzeria also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Grab the kids when you head to this pizzeria — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Casa Di Pizza University.
Skip long waits and head to Casa Di Pizza University with your large group for easy seating.
Between the music and the crowds, Casa Di Pizza University's noise levels can be intense.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Casa Di Pizza University for catering.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
Casa Di Pizza University offers safe bike parking outside.
An average meal at Casa Di Pizza University will set you back about $30.
Short on cash? No problem. Casa Di Pizza University happily accepts all major credit cards.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Casa Di Pizza University is ready and waiting to be served.
Just because Casa Di Pizza University is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
For mouthwatering pizza in a casual setting, look no further than the highly-rated Casa Di Pizza University.
You won't want to go anywhere else for a superlative piece of pizza than to Casa Di Pizza University's great restaurant.
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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