When you stay at River Palms Casino Resort in Laughlin, you'll be in the entertainment district and within the vicinity of Davis Dam and Big Bend State Recreation Area. This casino resort is within the vicinity of Riviera Marina and Arizona Veterans Memorial.
Make yourself at home in one of the 1000 air-conditioned guestrooms. High-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and clock radios, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and a nightclub. This resort also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include audiovisual equipment, currency exchange, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at D'Angelo's Restaurant, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
It's pizza (and pasta) time! Find an endless selection of the foods you crave, and have fun eating your way through this Italian menu.
Treat yourself to a healthy meal at D'Angelo's Restaurant, a local restaurant.
The drink list at this pizzeria has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
At D'Angelo's Restaurant, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
D'Angelo's Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
This pizzeria serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
If you prefer to drive to the pizzeria, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Prices at D'Angelo's Restaurant are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
The pizzeria serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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 D'Angelo's Restaurant.
So bring your appetite to D'Angelo's Restaurant. This no-muss, no-fuss pizza joint comes with rave reviews.
There's nothing tastier than a casual pie on a Friday night, so make plans to go to D'Angelo's Restaurant this weekend.
D'Angelo's Restaurant's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
A relaxed establishment serving filling Mexican fare, Casa Serrano of Laughlin's tacos, burritos, tamales and more will certainly appease your appetite.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
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.
Casa Serrano of Laughlin provides a fun vibe with a great happy hour atmosphere.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Casa Serrano of Laughlin can seat both large and small groups.
To get seated fast on a weeknight, you may want to call ahead and make a reservation — after-work crowds can fill the place up.
Casa Serrano of Laughlin's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Casa Serrano of Laughlin to your next party or event.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
At Casa Serrano of Laughlin, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Casa Serrano of Laughlin, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For a fun evening out, Casa Serrano of Laughlin 's Mexican food will have you begging for more!
When you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Casa Serrano of Laughlin for a tasty Mexican meal.
Whether you're in the mood for a New York Strip or a juicy tenderloin, you'll find plenty to like at Bullhead City's Mohave Steakhouse.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
Wifi access is totally free at Mohave Steakhouse, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Large groups will appreciate Mohave Steakhouse for its ability to seat them quickly.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Mohave Steakhouse.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Mohave Steakhouse will ensure that it is delicious.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Mohave Steakhouse.
Meals at Mohave Steakhouse are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Mohave Steakhouse.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Mohave Steakhouse — swing by for your favorite meal.
Get ready to try some of the best steaks in town when you dine at Mohave Steakhouse.
Laughlin's Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino is located right on the beach, making it a popular hotel for beach lovers.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino's menu.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino.
Celebrating something special? What better way to do that than at this hotel's palatial suites?
Take advantage of the hotel's wifi, which is available for a small surcharge.
Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Take a relaxing swim in the pool while you're here.
Why go out to another chain restaurant? It's your vacation. Live a little. Dine in your room at Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino.
At Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino, guests can wine and dine themselves at the on-site restaurant.
Whether you prefer wine or beer, the hotel lounge features a fully stocked bar.
Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino offers complimentary shuttle service for those wishing to explore the surrounding area.
Frugal travelers will especially love the prices at Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino.
Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
Call Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino today and book a relaxing beach escape in Laughlin, after all you do deserve a great vacation.
Edgewater Hotel & Casino has the best amenities around. Enjoy Edgewater Hotel & Casino when you stay in Laughlin.
The drink list at Edgewater Hotel & Casino has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? Edgewater Hotel & Casino serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
For a small fee, you can make use of their wifi.
Large groups will appreciate Edgewater Hotel & Casino for its ability to seat them quickly.
The business center located within this hotel is a great place to power up your devices and work in peace.
Keep yourself centered. Cardio equipment available.
Another great amenity at Edgewater Hotel & Casino is the swimming pool, which is available to all guests.
Order off the room service menu and indulge in a tasty, in-room meal.
In addition to many amenities, the hotel boasts a great restaurant so guests don't need to go far for a great meal.
Indulge in a tasty nightcap at the hotel bar.
Edgewater Hotel & Casino is making the best of both worlds happen: creating a stay that is relaxing and affordable!
Store your car in a nearby lot or pass it off to the valet service at Edgewater Hotel & Casino.
Edgewater Hotel & Casino offers various parking options, including bike parking.
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.