Satisfy your hunger with your purchases from Piccadilly Cafeteria in Bristol.
When you need some essential proteins, you'll definitely be covered with the great meat selection here.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Piccadilly Cafeteria.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
This place lets you recreate the wonders of fair fare by offering terrific vinegar and oil options to help you make everyone's favorite, vinegar and french fries!
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Piccadilly Cafeteria.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
The healthy and tasty canned food items from Piccadilly Cafeteria make great side dishes and cooking ingredients.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Tired of the same old recipes? Pick up some seasonings and spices from here and try out a brand new and creative recipe.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Piccadilly Cafeteria has all of your pasta necessities.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Piccadilly Cafeteria.
When you're pulling long hours at the office, you don't want to come home and spend hours slaving over a hot stove. Fix that potential problem by exploring the frozen food options offered here.
A simple solution to long hours spent over the stove, a microwavable meal will trick your taste buds into thinking it was made from scratch!
Piccadilly Cafeteria can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
You'll be happy to know there are amazing parking options in the area.
So don't let good groceries pass you by and stop by Piccadilly Cafeteria in Bristol for some tasty eats and drinks.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, State Line Bar and Grille is a local favorite.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
The happy hour at State Line Bar and Grille offers deals you won't want to miss.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for State Line Bar and Grille diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
For those with an inner dancer, State Line Bar and Grille features a live DJ and room to move.
Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table.
If you need to feed a big crowd, State Line Bar and Grille also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
Cyclists are in luck. State Line Bar and Grille provides bike parking.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to State Line Bar and Grille's restaurant today.
Swing by State Line Bar and Grille today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
Can you really transform a burger? Burger Bar says yes with its innovative take on this American classic.
Quit fat and gluten at Burger Bar, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this burger joint's drink list.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this burger joint.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Burger Bar.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Burger Bar, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
No time to sit down? No worries! This burger joint offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Drive to Burger Bar and find parking in the area.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Burger Bar is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Burger Bar offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
So what are you waiting for? Give into your burger craving at Burger Bar and enjoy a little taste of paradise.
Burger Bar serves up a variety of tasty burgers. Stop by today and enjoy a casual bite to eat.
Come taste what Macado's is doing to transform classic American cuisine.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Whether you have a large or small group, Macado's can accommodate both.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Macado's.
Macado's' dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Can't get enough of Macado's' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Diners at Macado's will love the simple and nearby street parking options.
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.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out Macado's.
For a casual American classic, Macado's will serve you up a delicious meal in Bristol.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Macado's today.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at Bristol's Shanghai Chinese Restaurant.
This restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant.
Shanghai Chinese Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Shanghai Chinese Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Love the food at this restaurant but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Shanghai Chinese Restaurant as well.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Shanghai Chinese Restaurant has to offer.
Make your way over to Shanghai Chinese Restaurant today and enjoy a flavorful and colorful Chinese meal for lunch or dinner.
For those who appreciate Italian cuisine, Machiavelli's is in the middle of Bristol's Bristol district.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Get online gratis thanks to Machiavelli's' complimentary wifi.
Business casual dress, tasty food, and a classic atmosphere make this a great place for any occasion.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Through their catering service, Machiavelli's can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Many diners choose to drive to Machiavelli's, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Machiavelli's.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Experience the fine art of authentic Italian cooking when you sit down a meal at the charming Machiavelli's.
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:
Watch her explain her approach to fine dining:
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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