Whether you're planning a barbecue or a holiday dinner, Town Supermarket in East Patchogue has all of your needed grocery items.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Perfect for cooking! Almost every delicious dish begins with oil and vinegar as an ingredient or for simply making sure your food doesn't stick to the pan!
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
While you're stopping in today, you'll love browsing their selection of terrific meats.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Town Supermarket.
When you only have time for a quick lunch during your busy workday, heat up a TV dinner from here and enjoy a quick and yummy meal.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
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!
Make your cooking life as easy as possible and grab some frozen food today. It's perfect for when you don't have the time or energy to make something from scratch!
When you have little time to prep lunch or dinner, cook up some canned goods from here and have a meal done in no time.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Town Supermarket serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
For cool, refreshing H20, Town Supermarket's got you covered.
Take advantage of the many nearby parking options and enjoy the quick trip to and from your car.
So when your fridge is looking a little bare, replenish supplies with a quick trip to Town Supermarket.
Craving pizza? Head on over to East Quogue's East Quogue Pizza and Deli for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at East Quogue Pizza and Deli.
East Quogue Pizza and Deli is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
East Quogue Pizza and Deli can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Delivery and carryout are easy options for those interested in staying home.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to East Quogue Pizza and Deli.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of East Quogue Pizza and Deli.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, East Quogue Pizza and Deli is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, East Quogue Pizza and Deli has you covered.
So the next time you're looking for delicious items from a classic deli, East Quogue Pizza and Deli has you covered.
For fast food in East Patchogue's East Patchogue neighborhood, check out the burger menu at McDonald's.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at McDonald's, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Wifi here is on the house.
McDonald's will be able to accommodate your large party.
McDonald's tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Diners at McDonald's will love the free parking nearby.
Cut out the sky-high price tags, add incredible flavor and an awesome menu and what do you get? McDonald's is the answer to finding great food at even better prices!
If you can't make it in the morning, try McDonald's for lunch or dinner.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
When you need a quick lunch or dinner option, stop by McDonald's and pick up a delicious burger.
When your stomach starts growling, pay McDonald's a visit and satisfy your hunger in a flash.
Fresh and flavorful Chinese favorites flood the menu at East Patchogue's Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant.
Keep your diet in check at Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Keep it casual at Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Parking can often cost 25% of your own meal and tab. With us, it'll be 0% every time. We provide free parking to our patrons.
Dining at Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
There's a fortune of flavor waiting for you at Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant, home of the best Chinese cuisine in town.
Take a trip to Chachama Grill in East Patchogue and make your next meal a good one.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Chachama Grill, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
At Chachama Grill, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Chachama Grill in jeans and a hoodie.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
Chachama Grill's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
With an average price of around $50, Chachama Grill is perfect for a special celebration.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
For Italian fare that doesn't mess around, Sicilia D' Oro in East Patchogue is home to top-notch ratings and reviews.
Sicilia D' Oro is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Sicilia D' Oro.
Dressing up is required here, so take the time to spiff up your look before leaving the house.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
You can also have Sicilia D' Oro cater your next event.
Sicilia D' Oro patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the East Main Street location.
At Sicilia D' Oro, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
A typical meal at Sicilia D' Oro will set you back less than $30.
Sicilia D' Oro's Italian food gets the highest price; come taste why!
The best flavors of Italy await you at Sicilia D' Oro, so try them out today.
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:
Watch her explain her approach to fine dining:
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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