Visit A&W Restaurant for some true American comfort food.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at A&W Restaurant.
Fed up with difficult parking? At A&W Restaurant, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit A&W Restaurant and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
Tony's La Pizzeria does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this pizzeria won't disappoint.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this pizzeria.
Tony's La Pizzeria is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Tony's La Pizzeria is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Tony's La Pizzeria cater for you.
Grab this pizzeria's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Tony's La Pizzeria and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Tony's La Pizzeria is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
A meal at Tony's La Pizzeria will typically set you back about $30.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Tony's La Pizzeria, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Tony's La Pizzeria is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Tony's La Pizzeria. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
If you've had a long and hard week, come visit Tony's La Pizzeria and enjoy a pizza in a casual atmosphere.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Tony's La Pizzeria has you covered.
Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of Pablo's Mexican Grill say that the best Mexican fare is found at this Cedar Falls eatery, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
The menu at Pablo's Mexican Grill is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Pablo's Mexican Grill, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
For no extra charge, utilize Pablo's Mexican Grill's free wifi.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Pablo's Mexican Grill will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Both street parking and lot parking are available near Pablo's Mexican Grill.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Pablo's Mexican Grill is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Pablo's Mexican Grill, too, where prices are generally under $15.
At Pablo's Mexican Grill, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Experience the best flavors of Mexico when you try the highly-rated cuisine at Pablo's Mexican Grill.
If you have had a long and hard day, swing by Pablo's Mexican Grill and enjoy a Mexican meal in a laid back environment.
Pablo's Mexican Grill provides diners with a unique Mexican dining experience, so head on over today and enjoy some great eats.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Old Chicago's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Old Chicago has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Eat out with the little ones at this pizzeria, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Old Chicago to grab a spot on the patio.
Old Chicago is a great location to host a group dinner.
Take note that the pizzeria can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the pizzeria.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Old Chicago come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Old Chicago, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at Old Chicago.
Whether you're in the mood for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Old Chicago has you covered.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Brown Bottle's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, so come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Brown Bottle for a group meal.
For comfortable outdoor service, Brown Bottle sets up a seasonal patio.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Brown Bottle for catering.
Brown Bottle is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Brown Bottle.
Your bill at Brown Bottle will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
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 Brown Bottle.
Isn't it time you stopped trifling with average pizzas and went with the masters at Brown Bottle?
Just because you're rushing doesn't mean you have to miss out on a delicious meal — Cedar Falls' Sub City will fill you up in a hurry.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Sub City has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Get online gratis thanks to Sub City's complimentary wifi.
Whether you have a large or small group, Sub City can accommodate both.
Enjoy this restaurant's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
That's right! Sub City will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
If preferred, diners can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Sub City offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Plan ahead and get enough green to go around — cash is the only acceptable form of payment here.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Sub City.
So stop in at Sub City, your new favorite fast food joint.
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.