Check off the items on your grocery list at Eight Mile Store in Conway and get a bang for your buck.
Soup, vegetables, fruit, these are just a few of the canned items available here.
Here you can find an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
A healthy and light snack from Eight Mile Store is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Planning your meals for the week? Don't forget to pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Eight Mile Store.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Eight Mile Store.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Health-conscious eaters flock to this store for the best produce in town.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Even the simplest recipes call for oil and vinegar, so make sure you have plenty to go around.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Whether you prefer sweet or savory dishes, you can find all of the spices and seasonings you need to make your favorite dishes here.
Dinner is on the table in one, two, three with a microwavable meal (you'll be surprised how great it tastes, too!).
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at Eight Mile Store.
When you have a long and hard day at work, a frozen meal from here makes for a perfect dinner solution.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Eight Mile Store.
Feeling hungry? Treat your taste buds to one of the freshly baked sandwiches from Eight Mile Store.
From sliced deli meat to flavorful cheeses, Eight Mile Store serves up a large variety of deli favorites.
If you're commuting by car, you will be happy to know that Eight Mile Store is located near a number of parking options.
So here's some food for thought: for fresh groceries in Conway, browse the aisles at Eight Mile Store.
From local goods to national brands, the grocery items at Sale Barn Cafe in Conway are sure to meet your standards.
Sale Barn Cafe offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
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 an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Sale Barn Cafe.
Fill up your home pantry with these great canned food options and keep your basic items in stock.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
If no-muss, no-fuss is your kind of attitude, a delicious TV dinner may be right up your alley.
Stop eating out when you can eat in with any of the frozen food meals offered here.
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.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Sale Barn Cafe and get cooking.
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
Experience a new blend of coffee or tea from Sale Barn Cafe and sip your way to happiness.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Sale Barn Cafe will be tasty no matter what.
With available parking nearby, Sale Barn Cafe is easily accessible by car.
So go ahead and stock your kitchen full of tasty and one-of-a-kind food and beverage items from Sale Barn Cafe in Conway.
Zaza pizza and salad conway's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this Conway spot one of the best around.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this pizzeria has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this pizzeria just as much as mom and dad.
Wifi access is totally free at Zaza pizza and salad conway, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Zaza pizza and salad conway.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Zaza pizza and salad conway for a group meal.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Those driving to Zaza pizza and salad conway can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
At Zaza pizza and salad conway, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Your tab at Zaza pizza and salad conway will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Zaza pizza and salad conway.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Zaza pizza and salad conway is ready and waiting to be served.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Zaza pizza and salad conway's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Zaza pizza and salad conway, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
When you don't feel like cooking dinner, pay Zaza pizza and salad conway a visit and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza pie.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Old Chicago — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
For a hot slice or a steaming bowl of pasta, the menu is chock-full of your favorite carbs.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Old Chicago.
This pizzeria also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
This pizzeria is great for families with kids.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Old Chicago.
Be sure to check out Old Chicago's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
If time is of the essence, this pizzeria's take-out option may be a better fit.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
Old Chicago is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Old Chicago's moderately priced fare.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Old Chicago. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Old Chicago for a tasty pizza pie.
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 Old Chicago?
For a solid steak and potato favorite, Outback Steakhouse doesn't mess around with its A+ ratings and star-studded reviews.
Take your mouth on a healthy adventure at Outback Steakhouse, a local restaurant with both vegan and gluten-free options.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Outback Steakhouse will be able to accommodate your large party.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Outback Steakhouse in jeans and a hoodie.
Catering from Outback Steakhouse will take your party to the next level.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, Outback Steakhouse hits the nail on the head.
So get your steak on at Outback Steakhouse and treat yourself to a delicious menu loaded with the very best ratings.
If you are craving a nice dinner, swing by Outback Steakhouse and indulge in a juicy and flavorful steak.
Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Chili's for all of your favorite American dishes.
Chili's features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Chili's is known for its happy hour deals and steals.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Chili's can seat both large and small groups.
Chili's welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
You can also grab your food to go.
You can also serve food from Chili's at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Fed up with difficult parking? At Chili's, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Chili's.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by Chili's' tasty restaurant.
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Chili's.
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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