Enjoy a large array of finger food at Bath's Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, a local pub.
Healthier options are featured at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, including low-fat fare with impressive taste.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Perfect for after-work outings, Jimmy's Pub East Lansing's happy hour is hard to beat.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing.
Be sure to check out Jimmy's Pub East Lansing's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing as well.
Weekend diners, beware! The restaurant is busiest on Friday and Saturday, so getting seated will take some time.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Jimmy's Pub East Lansing is come-as-you-are.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, a local restaurant.
Jimmy's Pub East Lansing offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, too, where prices are generally under $15.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Jimmy's Pub East Lansing, pay by major credit card.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Jimmy's Pub East Lansing serves up all three meals.
Jimmy's Pub East Lansing certainly has all your pub favorites to make an evening comfortable for the whole gang!
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Pizza House have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this pizzeria offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this pizzeria won't cost you a sitter.
Perfect for after-work outings, Pizza House's happy hour is hard to beat.
Access the Internet free of charge via Pizza House's complimentary wifi.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Pizza House.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
Call Pizza House for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Pizza House's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Pizza House 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.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Pizza House, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Pizza House.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Pizza House.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Pizza House.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Pizza House for a new take on pizza.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe in Lansing will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
The menu at Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe's complimentary wifi.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe prides itself in its delicious catering.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Coral Gables — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this pizzeria won't disappoint.
Parents, bring your kids along to this pizzeria, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Getting online is easy with Coral Gables' free and convenient wifi.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Coral Gables.
The pizzeria tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This pizzeria knows it's carryout.
Coral Gables is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Coral Gables provides service throughout the day.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Coral Gables.
Just because Coral Gables is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
There's nothing tastier than a casual pie on a Friday night, so make plans to go to Coral Gables this weekend.
Coral Gables serves up hot and fresh pizzas, so head on over today and enjoy a tasty slice of paradise.
Tucked away in the shadows of pines and hardwoods that were planted in the late 1940s, Timber Ridge Golf Club's 6,585-yard course roams through dense tree lines, rolling hills, and native marshland to form a scenic, challenging layout. The Club's new golf carts come equipped with internal GPS systems, which tell players the distance they must hit the ball to clear water hazards, the yardage at which a dog-leg fairway begins to curve around the trees, and the whereabouts of every squirrel that has a golf-ball burglary on its record. The 18th hole brings rounds to a dramatic end, as golfers must dial in their approach shot to a green guarded by water on the left side and bunkers to the right.
Golfers can improve their skills with lessons from Class A instructor Greg Beavers, who became the club's head golf pro after a stint at Walt Disney World Golf. In addition, players can fine-tune their swings at the grass-tee driving range or master short-game strokes at the chipping and putting greens. After rounds, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and cold drinks from a full-service bar await at Rubey's Grill.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-72 course
Length of 6,585 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 73.0 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 144 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Reno's East Side Sports Bar in East Lansing.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Reno's East Side Sports Bar.
Access the Internet free of charge via Reno's East Side Sports Bar's complimentary wifi.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Reno's East Side Sports Bar.
DJ fans will appreciate Reno's East Side Sports Bar's frequent live mixes.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Weeknights are busy for Reno's East Side Sports Bar, so call ahead and make a reservation if you can.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Can't get enough of Reno's East Side Sports Bar's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Dine at Reno's East Side Sports Bar and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
Reno's East Side Sports Bar offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Reno's East Side Sports Bar is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
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.
Check out more coconut-oil coverage:
Oil Pulling Whitens Your Teeth and (Maybe) Makes You Invincible
The Five Best Uses for Coconut Oil You’ve Never Heard Of
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
A video posted by Keepin Tha Block Fed (@purpstagram) on Dec 28, 2015 at 4:00pm PST
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
A photo posted by Keepin Tha Block Fed (@purpstagram) on Apr 10, 2016 at 8:22pm PDT
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
A photo posted by Keepin Tha Block Fed (@purpstagram) on Apr 8, 2016 at 9:26pm PDT
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.