Busy professionals can go in and out of Food Lion in Cambridge in a flash and stock up on all of their grocery items.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Food Lion has all of your pasta necessities.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
A little here, a little there, you can never have enough vinegar and oil. Used in almost every recipe, these liquids will come in handy.
Food Lion serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
Have a gourmet meal without working away in the kitchen. Throw on your favorite TV show or movie and pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. You'll be happy you did!
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Food Lion for some hydration while you're on the move.
From sandwiches to salads, Food Lion serves up a wide array of healthy and tasty deli options.
Whether you pop it in the microwave or warm it up over the stove, the frozen food here is ready to eat.
Whether you prefer your meat smoked, grilled or fried, you can find your preferred choice here.
Canned food often presents a cheaper alternative as the food doesn't spoil. That's why Food Lion encourages you to stock up today.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Food Lion is located in close proximity to available parking in the surrounding area.
So when you're running low on groceries, head on over to Food Lion in Cambridge and stock up on some tasty items.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Hurlock's Suicide Bridge Restaurant — this Hurlock seafood spot has quite the selection.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for Suicide Bridge Restaurant diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Suicide Bridge Restaurant, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Suicide Bridge Restaurant's free wifi.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Suicide Bridge Restaurant is come-as-you-are.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Suicide Bridge Restaurant as well.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Suicide Bridge Restaurant is just steps away from a parking lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Suicide Bridge Restaurant.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
Suicide Bridge Restaurant serves up fresh and tasty seafood options, so come on over today and check out the great choices.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at The High Spot.
The High Spot means business when they say that no gluten does not mean less flavor. Stop in for a great meal.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Free wifi is available as well.
Sit outside at The High Spot and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at The High Spot — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
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.
Meals at The High Spot are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
The High Spot accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to The High Spot.
Find something for anyone at any time with American food from The High Spot.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than The High Spot.
Grab a bite at Cambridge's Snappers Waterfront Cafe.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
Snappers Waterfront Cafe is ready to make any occasion a special one with a great space and thoughtful food.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Come order a flavorful feast at Snappers Waterfront Cafe, and sit outside if it's nice!
Snappers Waterfront Cafe welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Snappers Waterfront Cafe for catering.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Snappers Waterfront Cafe is just steps away from a parking lot.
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.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
At Snappers Waterfront Cafe, you can pay with any major credit card.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Snappers Waterfront Cafe provides service throughout the day.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Cambridge's Portside Seafood Restaurant — this Cambridge seafood spot has quite the selection.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Warm weather brings out Portside Seafood Restaurant's highly coveted patio seating.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Portside Sampler, Seafood Flatbread Pizza, Crab Bruschetta, Crab Dip, and Steamed Mussels.
This restaurant offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
You can also serve food from Portside Seafood Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Portside Seafood Restaurant is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Portside Seafood Restaurant.
Meals at Portside Seafood Restaurant are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Portside Seafood Restaurant is a great dining option for any time of day.
Portside Seafood Restaurant serves up a variety of innovative seafood options. Stop by today and enjoy a fresh catch.
Whether you're in a hurry or want to linger with old friends, Plaza Tapatina Mexican restaurant is quick and casual.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Plaza Tapatina provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
If parking is a concern, you'll be happy to hear that there are many convenient options in the area.
Meals at Plaza Tapatina are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
If you're looking for a delicious taco or burrito, you'd definitely be wise to head to Plaza Tapatina.
So when you're stomach starts growling, satisfy your hunger with a delicious Mexican-style dish from Plaza Tapatina.
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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