Stop shopping at the other chains when Young's Deli and Grocery's grocery store in Camas can upgrade your cuisine today.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
Start cooking like a professional with the spices and seasonings at Young's Deli and Grocery.
From sliced deli meat to flavorful cheeses, Young's Deli and Grocery serves up a large variety of deli favorites.
If you're in the need for some protein, this is THE place to go, as they have wonderful and various meats for purchase.
For cool, refreshing H20, Young's Deli and Grocery's got you covered.
Feeling hungry? Treat your taste buds to one of the freshly baked sandwiches from Young's Deli and Grocery.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Every kitchen requires oil and vinegar. When you need something acidic to balance out a recipe, vinegar will do the trick, or when you need something slick to grease the pan, oil is often a cook's first choice.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Young's Deli and Grocery? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
A healthy and light snack from Young's Deli and Grocery is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
When you're looking for a caffeine fix, Young's Deli and Grocery has the best coffee and tea to get you going.
When you need to prepare a quick and healthy meal, some canned goods from Young's Deli and Grocery will do the trick.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Young's Deli and Grocery.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Young's Deli and Grocery and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
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!
When you have a long and hard day at work, a frozen meal from here makes for a perfect dinner solution.
There is ample parking located within the area, making your parking spot hunting quick and stress-free.
With the right savings and selection of food, you'll choose Young's Deli and Grocery's grocery store in Camas every time.
Dig in to your favorite American meal at Roots Restaurant and Bar.
The menu at Roots Restaurant and Bar caters to those who prefer vegan eats.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Roots Restaurant and Bar, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate.
Make sure to check out Roots Restaurant and Bar's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Roots Restaurant and Bar's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
Roots Restaurant and Bar offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Roots Restaurant and Bar will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Roots Restaurant and Bar.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Roots Restaurant and Bar.
Take your Thai cuisine with a fill of first-rate reviews when you dine at Kop Chai.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
At Kop Chai, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
The parking options near Kop Chai are quick and painless.
At Kop Chai, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Kop Chai knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Kop Chai also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Come find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Kop Chai, and take your Thai culinary experience to the next level.
When pad thai is on the mind, get comfortable with the highly-rated fare at casual Kop Chai.
Thai food makes for a delicious weekend meal, and you won't find much better than Kop Chai.
So spice up your lunch or dinner today with some great Thai food from the highly-rated Kop Chai.
Enjoy bottomless chips and salsa and a casual ambiance at Nuestra Mesa.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Warm weather brings out Nuestra Mesa's highly coveted patio seating.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Throwing a big party? Count on Nuestra Mesa to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
At Nuestra Mesa, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Nuestra Mesa knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Nuestra Mesa is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
When you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Nuestra Mesa for a tasty Mexican meal.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Tapped Brew House & Pub in Camas.
Tapped Brew House & Pub's gluten-free items are perfect for those with special dietary needs.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Round up your coworkers and head to Tapped Brew House & Pub for happy hour.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Tapped Brew House & Pub.
The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Tapped Brew House & Pub.
Tapped Brew House & Pub welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Tapped Brew House & Pub is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Tapped Brew House & Pub offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Expect your bill at Tapped Brew House & Pub to come in at around $30 per person.
Top Burger Drive In serves up burgers that are grilled to perfection and loaded with fresh toppings.
Eat out with the little ones at this burger joint, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Top Burger Drive In.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this burger joint.
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Top Burger Drive In.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the burger joint.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Top Burger Drive In's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
Savor the delicious flavor of one of the many amazing burgers from Top Burger Drive In today.
So pay Top Burger Drive In a visit today and fill up on a juicy and flavorful burger.
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.
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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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