If you're in need for some food to keep your meals healthy and affordable, you'll definitely want to sample Amityville Deli and Grocery's premier grocery store in Amityville.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
If you're planning a dinner party, pick up some fresh meats from here and please your party guests one bite at a time.
Check out the staple deli menu at Amityville Deli and Grocery and purchase an assortment of yummy items for your next dinner party.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Amityville Deli and Grocery.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Amityville Deli and Grocery for all your protein and calcium needs.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
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.
If you like to try out different recipes and experiment with different flavors, you will love the selection of spices and seasonings that this store has to offer.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Amityville Deli and Grocery serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
At Amityville Deli and Grocery, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
When you're looking to eat something delicious but have literally no time, you'll want to try the delicious frozen food here. It's a shortcut to perfectly scrumptious food.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Canned goods are a kitchen staple. Don't be caught without them.
Amityville Deli and Grocery's patrons can find places to park in the area.
So get your grocery shopping done at Amityville Deli and Grocery in Amityville and discover the healthy and tasty items at a fair price.
Oak Deli and Grocery makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
The cuts of meat here are tender and fresh. Pick up a selection of meats today and start your weekend off with a barbecue.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
Everyone knows that home-cooking beans can take literally almost forever. Save yourself the time and effort by picking up some from the amazing canned food selection at Oak Deli and Grocery.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Oak Deli and Grocery and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Oak Deli and Grocery and slurp your way to happiness.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Oak Deli and Grocery.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Oak Deli and Grocery can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
When you're looking for a little tart flavor to add to your meal, you'll want to grab some vinegar. For something a little more savory, that definitely calls for oil. When you shop here, you can stock up on either to ensure your food is tart and savory in equal measures.
If you're planning a party, you will love the platters and deli munches that Oak Deli and Grocery has to offer.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
Add a little more flavor to your meals with their quality selection of spices and seasonings.
Frozen food will fill you up, so you can eat some now and save the rest for later.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at Oak Deli and Grocery.
At Oak Deli and Grocery, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
Load up on meatballs and marinara at Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar, and find out for yourself if the five-star ratings are up to par.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar's happy hour.
Big family? No problem. Bring the whole gang to Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar's low-key style is the perfect match.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Throwing a big party? Count on Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Broadway location.
Cyclists are in luck. Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar provides bike parking.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal.
Come see why the Italian food at Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar is well worth the price.
Is your mouth watering yet? Time to head over to Vittorio's Restaurant and Wine Bar for some delicious Italian cuisine.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Mike's Pizzeria and Restaurant's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza served in the heart of Amityville will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Mike's Pizzeria and Restaurant is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
If you prefer to drive to the pizzeria, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Lost on where to eat for cheap? Look no further than Mike's Pizzeria and Restaurant, a local hotspot with affordable prices.
When melted cheese and quality crust is all you can think about, it may be time for a hot slice or two. Experience pizza at its best when you order a pie from top-rated Mike's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Mike's Pizzeria and Restaurant's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Mike's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
You don't need a plane ticket to experience all the best flavors of Italy. They're all under one roof at Mike's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
You'll love the chance to shop at Dixon Deli and Grocery's one-of-a-kind grocery store in Copiague. Their prices are wallet-conscious without sacrificing any of the taste.
Those looking to shed a few extra pounds are advised to put their diet on hold, as Dixon Deli and Grocery serves anything but a low-fat menu.
Browse the selection of sandwiches at Dixon Deli and Grocery and munch your way to pure happiness.
Feeling hungry? Treat your taste buds to one of the freshly baked sandwiches from Dixon Deli and Grocery.
Everyone knows that home-cooking beans can take literally almost forever. Save yourself the time and effort by picking up some from the amazing canned food selection at Dixon Deli and Grocery.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Dixon Deli and Grocery.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available.
Buy the basics or try a new recipe. Find everything your kitchen requires at Dixon Deli and Grocery in Copiague.
Fresh fare can be found at Red Lobster, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Health nuts will love Red Lobster for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Red Lobster won't disappoint.
Grab the kids when you head to Red Lobster — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan.
Large groups will appreciate Red Lobster for its ability to seat them quickly.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
No need to dress up for a trip to Red Lobster — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
You can also grab your grub to go.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Red Lobster.
An average meal at Red Lobster will set you back about $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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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