Biting into a burger at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is simply unbeatable.
Being gluten-free and turning down tasty food are not the same things, and the cooks at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers will prove to you why not.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this burger joint has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Bring the whole family to this burger joint, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for a group meal.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Red Robin Gourmet Burgers also offers catering.
No time to sit down? No worries! This burger joint offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
At Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, service is a priority. That why we provide parking spaces on site.
Travel by bike to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and store your bike at a nearby rack.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers' menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
For a juicy burger piled high with all your favorite toppings, be sure to try Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
So come grab a burger at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for an easy and delightful meal.
So when you're craving a burger that's unlike the rest, head over to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and try one of the highly-rated options.
Sterling's New Asian Halal is a well-organized and well-stocked grocery store, providing you with all of your food and beverage needs.
If slimming down is on the agenda, note that the food here is anything but low in fat.
Whether you are new to the world of cooking or consider yourself a home cook, 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.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at New Asian Halal.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from New Asian Halal.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at New Asian Halal.
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.
For cool, refreshing H20, New Asian Halal's got you covered.
At New Asian Halal, you can find a large selection of canned food items and other tasty meal items.
Two of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, you can never have enough oil and vinegar (so stock up!).
Experience a new blend of coffee or tea from New Asian Halal and sip your way to happiness.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
Don't wait for things like rice to cook when you don't have to. The great selection of frozen food here helps you speed up the cooking time for any number of different foods.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Many parking options are available in the area.
Stock up your kitchen with only the best quality groceries from New Asian Halal in Sterling.
For the perfect Irish pint, O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant serves as a stomping ground for Guinness fans everywhere.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant for healthy, innovative eats.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant is ready to help you throw the dinner party of your dreams!
O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant's patio.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Musical groups perform live at O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations.
O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant to create the perfect night.
Or, take your food to go.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Travel by bike to O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant and store your bike at a nearby rack.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant and taste test your way through the menu.
Take a night off and head down to O'Faolains Irish Pub and Restaurant for an evening of good times and good beer.
It was 1978. A college dropout and a failed medical-school applicant had just brought together their combined life savings to rent an old gas station. Their plan was to resurrect the empty station and open their own restaurant. Their specialty: ice cream. So begins the story of legendary entrepreneurs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who are better known across the globe as Ben & Jerry. Their small, old-fashioned ice-cream parlor eventually became a Burlington, Vermont favorite, and before long, shops popped up all over the U.S. and in 25 other countries. Their brand easily attracted customers––homemade ice cream churned from wholesome, natural ingredients and blended into creative flavors. Some of their popular scoops include Cherry Garcia, Chunky Monkey, and Coffee Caramel Buzz.
Since infusing their first rich and creamy batches of ice cream with natural chunks of fruit, nuts, candies, and cookies, Ben and Jerry have also operated with a commitment to improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and internationally. They practice sustainable food production and business practices that respect the earth and environment. Ben & Jerry’s cartons are made from FSC-certified paper, which comes from forests that are managed for the protection of wildlife, and waste from Ben & Jerry’s plants generates energy to power farms. The company works tirelessly to reduce its carbon emissions; it strongly encourages customers to eat their ice cream in the darkest dark.
Ledo's Pizza offers a casual environment and multiple pizza choices that the whole family can enjoy.
For healthy and nutritious meals filled with flavor, dine at Ledo's Pizza.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this pizzeria has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Ledo's Pizza is a great summer destination.
Ledo's Pizza caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Ledo's Pizza is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
For the tastes of Ledo's Pizza from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
No time to sit down? No worries! This pizzeria offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
The pizzeria's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
Ledo's Pizza cooks up great, casual pizzas just how you want them: delicious and scrumptious.
If you're looking for the hottest pies in town, you'll want to place your order in quick to Ledo's Pizza.
Visit Chili's for some true American comfort food.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Got kids? No problem at Chili's! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Don't miss out on the great happy hour deals at Chili's.
Chili's offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Large groups will appreciate Chili's for its ability to seat them quickly.
Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
Chili's offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Chili's also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
In addition to its great location, Chili's is also located near plenty of parking options.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Chili's' moderately priced fare.
Stop putting off the best meal of your year and come into Chili's' restaurant for some good old American favorites!
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Chili's and load up on some classic American dishes.
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.