Try stopping at Piggly Wiggly in Port Saint Joe to take care of your grocery needs. With well-stocked aisles and various specialty goods, you'll love shopping there.
If you're planning a party, you will love the platters and deli munches that Piggly Wiggly has to offer.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
There's no better way to start your busy day than making a flavorful coffee or tea from Piggly Wiggly.
Purchase an assortment of meats from here and gather up the whole family for a nice Sunday dinner.
Choose from meaty and veggie favorites at Piggly Wiggly and munch your way through a tasty sandwich.
Maximize your evening time by relying on the amazing TV dinners available here.
Stock up the pantry with tasty canned goods from the shelves here.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Piggly Wiggly for all your protein and calcium needs.
Make your own salad dressing in a snap! Oil and vinegar are essential components for a number of common creations, so make sure these guys always have a place in your kitchen.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Piggly Wiggly.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by Piggly Wiggly and pick up some fresh noodles.
Frozen food is a great option for those who don't love to cook, so go ahead and stock up on these items today.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
Just a pinch of one of the seasonings and spices available here will help take your meal to greatness.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Piggly Wiggly and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Piggly Wiggly and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the store.
So when your fridge is looking a little bare, replenish supplies with a quick trip to Piggly Wiggly.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from St Patrick's Seafood Market and slurp your way to happiness.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by St Patrick's Seafood Market's impressive coffee and tea connection.
Great spices and seasoning will up the flavor in everything you make.
Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Impromptu barbecues are welcome here due to the available and excellent A+ meats.
If you're curious about the various types of vinegar and oil the world has to offer, stop by here and discover a new blend.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from St Patrick's Seafood Market.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Stock up on canned good so you'll always have the ingredients you need to create a delicious meal.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
The store is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Mango Marley's, home of American comfort food.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Mango Marley's' outdoor patio seating.
Mango Marley's is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
Keep it casual at Mango Marley's, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Can't get enough of Mango Marley's' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
At Mango Marley's, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Mango Marley's is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
A visit to Mango Marley's will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Mango Marley's.
See what great American fare is cooking up next at Mango Marley's.
Sunset Coastal Grill in Port Saint Joe is known for its tasty eats.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Access the Internet free of charge via Sunset Coastal Grill's complimentary wifi.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Sunset Coastal Grill.
Sunset Coastal Grill goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Catering from Sunset Coastal Grill will take your party to the next level.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
Sunset Coastal Grill's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Sunset Coastal Grill is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Sunset Coastal Grill accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Pepper's Mexican Grill should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Pepper's Mexican Grill can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Through their catering service, Pepper's Mexican Grill can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Pepper's Mexican Grill.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Pepper's Mexican Grill.
Spice up your every day with delicious Mexican food at Pepper's Mexican Grill.
So take a walk on the wild side and discover the flavors and trends of Mexico at Pepper's Mexican Grill.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Apalachicola's Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill — this Apalachicola seafood spot has quite the selection.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Access the Internet free of charge via Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Cajun Shrimp, Fried Shrimp Wraps, Crab Quesadillas, Crab Dip, and Fried Oyster Wraps.
No need to dress up for a trip to Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill.
Who's hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill's yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Isn't it about time you caught the freshest fish around with a dinner at Papa Joe's Oyster Bar and Grill?
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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