Pick up some of your favorites from Supervalu in Wilmington and enjoy a fun night of grilling out.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Supervalu.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Don't let the incredible deals for vinegar and oil pass you by. When you shop here, you can stock up on the many varieties of those two ingredients to absolutely transform your cooking.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
What's better than soup on a rainy day? Be sure you have some on hand.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Supervalu and cure your hunger pains.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
You won't be able to tell the difference with the frozen foods available here for your cuisine convenience.
Pop one of these TV dinners into the microwave, and you'll be ready to relax in front of the TV.
Bread at Supervalu is absolutely delicious.
Just a pinch of one of the seasonings and spices available here will help take your meal to greatness.
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at Supervalu.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
If you're planning a dinner party, pick up some fresh meats from here and please your party guests one bite at a time.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Supervalu.
If you're driving to Supervalu, don't worry about finding parking! There are plenty of available spots in the area.
After learning all that Supervalu has to offer, you'll satisfy your craving for groceries by heading there now.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge, a local pub.
Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
For the tastes of Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Diners can take full advantage of the free parking in the lot next to Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
The pub food at Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge is great to munch on while catching up with your friends, so head on over today and enjoy great conversation and a great bite to eat.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Pizza For U — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Pizza For U will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Pizza For U is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Dress is typically casual at Pizza For U, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Through their catering service, Pizza For U can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Love the food at this pizzeria but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home.
We believe in rewarding our loyal customers. To do just that, we give all patrons free parking in our very own lot.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Pizza For U.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Pizza For U's pizza say it is the absolute best.
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from Pizza For U?
Mexican-food cravings are easily satisfied at Hacienda Don Villo — this popular spot puts a fresh, five-star spin on run-of-the-mill beans and cheese.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Hacienda Don Villo.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Access the Internet free of charge via Hacienda Don Villo's complimentary wifi.
Skip long waits and head to Hacienda Don Villo with your large group for easy seating.
Casual dining at its best, Hacienda Don Villo customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
You can also grab your food to go.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Hacienda Don Villo also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Free parking is offered every day of the week at the lot near Hacienda Don Villo.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Experience the best flavors of Mexico when you try the highly-rated cuisine at Hacienda Don Villo.
If you're searching for a great restaurant with traditional Mexican eats, look no further than Hacienda Don Villo.
For a juicy burger in no time flat, swing by local favorite McDonald's.
Eat healthy and feel better with McDonald's' low-fat and gluten-free plates.
Patio tables and chairs are ready for McDonald's diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Your group can sit comfortably at McDonald's, a local restaurant.
Keep it casual at McDonald's, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — McDonald's offers catering.
This restaurant serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
The parking lot next to the restaurant offers quick and free parking, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, McDonald's is a great dining option for any time of day.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
So when you need a burger and you need it fast, McDonald's is your go-to spot.
Satisfy your hunger cravings in one fell swoop when you opt to dine at McDonald's for lunch or dinner.
Haydens Crossing serves tasty American-style cuisine.
Haydens Crossing is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Kick back, relax and watch the game on Haydens Crossing's TV.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Bike parking is quick and easy at Haydens Crossing.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Haydens Crossing.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Haydens Crossing is the place for you.
If you're looking for classic American fare, try Haydens Crossing for your next meal.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Haydens Crossing is all about.
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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