Stop shopping at the other chains when Food Lion's grocery store in Woodbridge can upgrade your cuisine today.
Feeling hungry? Treat your taste buds to one of the freshly baked sandwiches from Food Lion.
Food Lion's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
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.
When you need to prepare a quick and healthy meal, some canned goods from Food Lion will do the trick.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
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.
Add a little more flavor to your meals with their quality selection of spices and seasonings.
Check out the staple deli menu at Food Lion and purchase an assortment of yummy items for your next dinner party.
Pop one of these TV dinners into the microwave, and you'll be ready to relax in front of the TV.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Food Lion and get cooking.
If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at Food Lion will help you out.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Food Lion.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
If you're seeking high quality meats, look no further than here. From chicken to beef, you can find everything you need in one location.
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from Food Lion.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Don't let the incredible deals for vinegar and oil pass you by. When you shop here, you can stock up on the many varieties of those two ingredients to absolutely transform your cooking.
Here you can find a range of nearby parking spots, which helps make your commute less stressful.
When you have the urge to get down in the kitchen, pick up some grocery items at Food Lion in Woodbridge and start cooking.
Visit The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Just around the workday bend are The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge's happy hour food and drink bargains.
Getting online is easy with The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge's free and convenient wifi.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
The dress code at The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Save time and money on parking when you take advantage of the open lot next door.
The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
When you're looking for a bite of the classics, you know there's no better place than The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge.
For a classic American dish, head over to the casual establishment of The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge.
The Bungalow Ale House Woodbridge has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
Wrap up your busy week with a signature pizza or custom pizza at Prime Pizza and Grill.
It's pizza (and pasta) time! Find an endless selection of the foods you crave, and have fun eating your way through this Italian menu.
Be sure to complete your meal at this pizzeria with a drink from the pizzeria's full bar.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Prime Pizza and Grill and order great food.
Prime Pizza and Grill is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Get online for free courtesy of Prime Pizza and Grill's wifi.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Prime Pizza and Grill won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
The pizzeria has catering services as well.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options.
At Prime Pizza and Grill, drivers can score parking on the street or in a garage, as well as through a valet service.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Prime Pizza and Grill.
Prime Pizza and Grill accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
If you've had a long and hard week, come visit Prime Pizza and Grill and enjoy a pizza in a casual atmosphere.
Isn't it time you stopped trifling with average pizzas and went with the masters at Prime Pizza and Grill?
For true American comfort food, head to T.G.I. Friday's for a sandwich or side of fries.
Eat lean at T.G.I. Friday's with a variety of low-fat menu items.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at T.G.I. Friday's.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at T.G.I. Friday's.
Throwing a big party? Count on T.G.I. Friday's to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal.
Meals at T.G.I. Friday's are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
You can stop by at almost any time, since T.G.I. Friday's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out T.G.I. Friday's.
Make your way over to T.G.I. Friday's and enjoy a delicious American meal in a laid back setting.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at T.G.I. Friday's is all about.
Located in Woodbridge, Zos Kitchen is a hugely-popular deli that delivers a delightful menu. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a familiar ambience. The reasonable prices allow guests to focus on what matters: the perfect quality.
Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Virginia weather cooperates. There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're looking for the perfect spot for a get-together between family or friends, it's been reviewed as a great local option for both big groups and families with kids. In addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town.
A reputable favorite for lunch, Zos Kitchen is a tasty choice when you're in the mood for unique international cuisine, and want to break away from the boring ol' Chinese/Mexican/Italian fare. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Would you rather ride there? Bicycle parking is also provided.
Feel like family at Padrino's Pizza — this low-key pizza hub bakes each slice better than the last.
Guess what? Padrino's Pizza serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Padrino's Pizza offers catering.
It's been too long since you've had a great meal at home. Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria and enjoy!
Padrino's Pizza's diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door.
Padrino's Pizza makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Padrino's Pizza running under $30 per person.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Padrino's Pizza serves three meals a day.
So grab a group of friends and head to Padrino's Pizza, where you can relax in a casual setting while enjoying a delicious, handmade pizza.
There's no doubt about it. Padrino's Pizza out-serves its competitors for the best slice of pizza around.
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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