At Edgewood Market, you can always find fresh groceries and great deals, which is why this store is a hit amongst Cranston locals.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Edgewood Market and sip your way through tasty goodness.
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
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 Edgewood Market for some hydration while you're on the move.
Stock up the pantry with tasty canned goods from the shelves here.
When you want to elevate your cooking's taste, you'll definitely want to keep your kitchen well stocked with the vinegar and oil offered here.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
At Edgewood Market, you can stock up on all of your favorite sandwiches for your work week.
Feeling hungry? Make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner even better with some great seasonings and spices from here.
Find all of your deli favorites, such as sandwich meat and cheese, at Edgewood Market and plan your lunches for the week.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Edgewood Market for all your protein and calcium needs.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Edgewood Market serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
For the meat lover in you, you'll enjoy the offerings of eclectic meats at this place.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Edgewood Market.
For that late night at the office or a last-minute change of plans, this frozen food is both scrumptious and convenient for your schedule.
"When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that's amore!" Eat some pizza for your next moonlit dinner or Friday night with friends.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the store's Narragansett Boulevard location.
Cyclists are in luck. Edgewood Market provides bike parking.
So make your way over to Edgewood Market in Cranston for quality groceries and freshness you can taste.
Enjoy delicious Italian cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere at Twin Oaks.
Twin Oaks also caters to those with sensitive stomachs, where a number of gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
This restaurant patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Twin Oaks, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Eat outdoors Twin Oaks (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
Keep it casual at Twin Oaks — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Twin Oaks to create the perfect night.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Stop the stress of trying to find a parking spot and head to the lot next to Twin Oaks for parking and valet services.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Twin Oaks.
Meals at Twin Oaks are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
You don't need a plane ticket to experience all the best flavors of Italy. They're all under one roof at Twin Oaks.
Milestone Kitchen & Bar's name was chosen deliberately. When Charlie Papakonstantinou and John Cirelli opened the restaurant in 2015, they envisioned it as a place where family and friends could gather to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other milestones over a menu of New American cuisine.
The spacious, contemporary dining room has natural oak lining the walls and floor. This rustic theme extends to the ceiling, which features rough-hewn beams and latticed woodwork. Although there's plenty of greenery in the 65-seat dining room, diners can get a true taste of the outdoors on Milestone's patio. And if guests want to celebrate their milestones in a more intimate setting, the restaurant's private room seats up to 45.
French toast stuffed with strawberries and cream cheese and smothered in housemade crème brûlée
Eggs dublin made with organic poached eggs and a toasted english muffin, topped with housemade corned-beef hash and creamy hollandaise sauce
Fresh-baked waffle topped with crispy fried chicken and sprinkled with honey and homemade cinnamon-infused butter
Lunch and Dinner
Pontiac burger on a toasted brioche roll covered with huntsman cheese, apple-wood-smoked bacon, and onion marmalade
Calamari sautéed in a slightly spicy arrabbiata sauce combined with linguine
Classic grilled hanger steak drizzled with brown butter, served with an arugula salad
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Tommys Pizza Too, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Cheesy pizza is not the only menu item that will make your mouth water — the pizzeria is known for its pasta, too.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this pizzeria has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Take the kids along too — this pizzeria is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Your large group can all sit together at Tommys Pizza Too.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Tommys Pizza Too is ultra casual.
This pizzeria will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the pizzeria yourself to carry out your meal.
Through their catering service, Tommys Pizza Too can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Whether you're heading to Tommys Pizza Too for lunch or dinner, parking is always free in the adjacent lot.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Tommys Pizza Too.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Tommys Pizza Too is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Tommys Pizza Too where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
Find your happy place as you relax in the casual atmosphere and munch on delicious pizza at Tommys Pizza Too.
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 Tommys Pizza Too?
For top-rated Mexican fare that customers rave about, head to Chipotle Mexican Grill for a meal packed with bold flavor.
Gluten-free eaters and vegans will both find special items on the menu catering to their needs.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
It's strictly first-come, first-served at Chipotle Mexican Grill, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Chipotle Mexican Grill, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Chipotle Mexican Grill cater for you.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Free parking is available for patrons who dine at Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Chipotle Mexican Grill.
So come to Chipotle Mexican Grill, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.
When you're looking to indulge in a bit of Mexican fare, there's no better place than Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Isn't it time to experience the taste of Mexican cuisine at Chipotle Mexican Grill's premier restaurant?
Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Cranston's Cranston district.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Hop online in no time using Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston's free wifi.
At Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Get to dinner early — Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston does not accept reservations.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston to your next party or event.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
Taste the greatness Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston is serving up with meals around $30.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston, and they're waiting to serve you!
For a casual American classic, Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston will serve you up a delicious meal in Cranston.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Chelo's Beef Hearth of Cranston.
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.