Come to A&W Restaurant to grab an American classic with a side of fries.
Jeans are just right for a meal at A&W Restaurant, which embraces a casual vibe.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Restaurant customers can take advantage of the nearby parking options.
When you're looking for a bite of the classics, you know there's no better place than A&W Restaurant.
Busy professionals can go in and out of Los Cuates Latin in Columbia in a flash and stock up on all of their grocery items.
Turn your kitchen into a gourmet chef's paradise with the great spices and seasonings.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Here you can find a variety of tasty frozen food items, all of which make a great meal solution for busy families.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Los Cuates Latin serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Los Cuates Latin and get cooking.
Chicken, beef, sausage, and more are all available from this fine establishment for your cuisine.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
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 Los Cuates Latin for some hydration while you're on the move.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at Los Cuates Latin will help you out.
Craving a late-night snack? Treat yourself to a canned good from Los Cuates Latin and satisfy your craving.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Los Cuates Latin.
Perfect for cooking! Almost every delicious dish begins with oil and vinegar as an ingredient or for simply making sure your food doesn't stick to the pan!
Patrons of Los Cuates Latin will love the convenience of the nearby parking spaces.
So here's some food for thought: for fresh groceries in Columbia, browse the aisles at Los Cuates Latin.
More than 36 pounds of honey go into each batch of Broadway Brewery's Organic Honey Wheat ale. Sure, the brewers take pride in their hoppy pale ales on tap, but they also enjoy playing with the full gamut of flavors from intense to sweet. For instance, the Jam Session IPA contains hints of mango and the medium-bodied copper APA features citrusy notes, while the Cherry Saison goes full-on fruity with a truckload of tart red cherries plopped into each batch. Dark beers are a specialty, too, the crown jewel perhaps being an Imperial Stout marked by notes of chocolate, toffee, and raisins, the diet of history's best-loved emperors.
Growing since 2009, the brewery's collection of more than 20 craft beers includes a wide range of flavor profiles friendly to both expert and novice, most of which are on tap at any given time in the restaurant. In line with their mission to provide accessible beer alongside high-quality food, the dining room at Broadway Brewery offers food pairings that mirror the brewers' ingenuity and love of local produce. ("“We produce much of what we sell,” co-owner and farmer Kenny Duzan told the Columbia Daily Tribune in 2009.) Entrees such as rabbit and dumplings, bison-steak pizza, and Wagyu-beef meatloaf locate the overlap between the homey and the exotic. Naturally, the beer finds its way into some of the dishes even when it's not indoor-softball night: for instance, beer butter melts into hominy cakes, and porter adds tang to a cheese sauce.
Broadway Brewery regularly hosts events including live bluegrass and jazz. Of course, the complex beer itself can be entertainment enough: Thursday Cask Nights open up a special cask-conditioned ale for drinking and discussion each week.
Gather up the whole crew and head to Harpo's for a night of pizza and fun.
Ditch the dairy and meat and head to Harpo's for a vegan meal.
The bar at this pizzeria is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this pizzeria has kid-friendly food and seating.
At Harpo's, diners can score happy hour deals.
For no extra charge, utilize Harpo's' free wifi.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Harpo's for a group meal.
Sit outside at Harpo's and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
If you're ready for a show, Harpo's often books live musical groups or a DJ.
Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Harpo's as well.
Harpo's draws a crowd with performances from live DJs.
Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this pizzeria.
During the pizzeria's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Harpo's patrons come in casual attire.
You can also have Harpo's cater your next event.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the pizzeria.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Harpo's.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Harpo's has to offer.
Easily charge your payment using one of many major credit card options.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Harpo's serves three meals a day.
It's time you enjoyed a piece of pizza casually with your friends and family at Harpo's' restaurant.
When you need a good meal in a flash, grab a pizza from the highly-rated Harpo's.
Visit Heidelberg Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Columbia's University of Missouri.
Heidelberg Restaurant knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Heidelberg Restaurant.
At Heidelberg Restaurant, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Heidelberg Restaurant.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
You can also have Heidelberg Restaurant cater your next event.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Park on the street for easy access to name.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Heidelberg Restaurant.
Cut out the sky-high price tags, add incredible flavor and an awesome menu and what do you get? Heidelberg Restaurant is the answer to finding great food at even better prices!
Heidelberg Restaurant happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Heidelberg Restaurant's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Heidelberg Restaurant.
For a casual American classic, Heidelberg Restaurant will serve you up a delicious meal in Columbia.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Heidelberg Restaurant is all about.
Cuisine Type: Modern global; American cuisine
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: Lobster mac 'n' cheese
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Please make your reservations ahead of time, we'll be happy to have your table reserved and ready.
Q&A with Billy Giordano, Owner/Manager
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem—not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
Our scallops are amazing. Can't go wrong with the diablo shrimp and grits either.
Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
We have a comfortable, quaint, contemporary lounge setting, offering an upscale feel with a casual approach. We like to focus on the social dining aspect of eating out. Not stuffy, just well-executed.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
It's a global approach to modern American dining. Very eclectic, offering vegetarian and gluten free options, along with your traditional offerings in a not-so-traditional way. There's honestly a little bit of something for any palate.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Large group and private parties are our specialty, we pack the house on a regular basis for birthdays and celebrations.
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:
Watch her explain her approach to fine dining:
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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