Del Prado Bakery and Cafe offers a fine selection of groceries to keep you strong, healthy, and active in Cape Coral.
For the meat lover in you, you'll enjoy the offerings of eclectic meats at this place.
Keep your whole family healthy and full with a selection of tasty canned good items from Del Prado Bakery and Cafe.
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!
Del Prado Bakery and Cafe can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Del Prado Bakery and Cafe offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
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.
You'll definitely not want to miss the terrific vinegar and oil deals available at this location. You'll find top notch ingredients to transform your cooking when you stop in here.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Del Prado Bakery and Cafe.
A simple solution to long hours spent over the stove, a microwavable meal will trick your taste buds into thinking it was made from scratch!
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.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Del Prado Bakery and Cafe and stay on the go all the time.
Traveling by car is no problem at all with the fantastic available parking near Del Prado Bakery and Cafe.
So when you're making your weekly grocery trip, make sure to stop by Del Prado Bakery and Cafe in Cape Coral for everything that you need.
Who has time to cook anymore? That's why there are frozen foods available here to help you keep pace with your career and family.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by St James Soft Crabs and pick up some fresh noodles.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Shop for all of your favorite canned goods at St James Soft Crabs and load up your kitchen shelves with choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
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.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at St James Soft Crabs? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at St James Soft Crabs.
Don't settle for bland meals. Add some pizzazz to your food with an extensive selection of seasonings and spices.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, St James Soft Crabs serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Whether you prefer your meat smoked, grilled or fried, you can find your preferred choice here.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from St James Soft Crabs.
Here you can find a wide selection of oil and vinegar for all of your cooking needs, such as sauces and dressings.
At St James Soft Crabs, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
Good luck finding better beef elsewhere — Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon grills their sirloin with just the right amount of sizzle, and fans often hand out five-star reviews to this top-rated steakhouse.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon when the weather is warm.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Call Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon for catering if you have a big event coming up.
The neighboring lot provides free parking to patrons.
For those who travel by bike, Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon offers bike racks for diners.
Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Easily charge your payment using one of many major credit card options.
Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
So whether you enjoy steak or just come for the sides, people can't get enough of Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon.
When you are in the mood for an exceptional steak, make your way over to the highly-rated Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Chicago Pizza, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this pizzeria has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Parents, bring your kids along to this pizzeria, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Chicago Pizza, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Chicago Pizza's outdoor patio.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Chicago Pizza, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
You want food. You can take it or we'll leave it — just as simple as that. Let us know your preference.
Ample parking is located near Chicago Pizza.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Chicago Pizza.
A visit to Chicago Pizza will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
Everyone's talking about Chicago Pizza. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Chicago Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
So grab a group of friends and head to Chicago Pizza, where you can relax in a casual setting while enjoying a delicious, handmade pizza.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Chicago Pizza for a new take on pizza.
You can't beat the classics. Stop in at First Round Draft Sports Bar for some good home American cooking.
This restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Raise your glass at First Round Draft Sports Bar's happy hour.
When the weather is nice, hurry to First Round Draft Sports Bar to grab a spot on the patio.
Free wifi is available as well.
At First Round Draft Sports Bar, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Catering from First Round Draft Sports Bar will take your party to the next level.
First Round Draft Sports Bar's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
First Round Draft Sports Bar offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit First Round Draft Sports Bar and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, First Round Draft Sports Bar is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
So head on over to the highly-rated First Round Draft Sports Bar for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Pick up a pair of chopsticks at Global Massage and Therapy Center — situated in Cape Cora's Caloosahatchee district, this Japanese eatery prepares a mean roll.
Global Massage and Therapy Center works to create healthy meals with flavorful twists.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
At Global Massage and Therapy Center, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Global Massage and Therapy Center, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Global Massage and Therapy Center also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Global Massage and Therapy Center is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Global Massage and Therapy Center offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Global Massage and Therapy Center may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Global Massage and Therapy Center serves up authentic and traditional Japanese fare, so head on over today and discover the delicacy of Japanese cuisine.
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.
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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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