Angelo's Italian Restaurant does pasta right — this restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Angelo's Italian Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
No need to dress to the nines here — Angelo's Italian Restaurant's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Angelo's Italian Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Angelo's Italian Restaurant.
Take your vehicle to dinner
nearby parking is plentiful and will not pose a problem for drivers looking to dine.
Angelo's Italian Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Angelo's Italian Restaurant.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Angelo's Italian Restaurant is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
You don't need a plane ticket to experience all the best flavors of Italy. They're all under one roof at Angelo's Italian Restaurant.
It's not uncommon to find quality Chinese dishes packed with rave reviews at renowned spot China Number 1.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with China Number 1's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this restaurant for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at China Number 1, so plan your budget accordingly.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at China Number 1 and taste test your way through the menu.
So take your next meal to the next level and treat yourself to an upscale Chinese meal from China Number 1.
Looking to send your taste buds on a delicious trip to China? Head on over the cuisine at China Number 1.
Villa Roma Italian Restaurant is creating innovative Italian dining with fresh takes on classic dishes.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Eat out with the little ones at this restaurant, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Villa Roma Italian Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Villa Roma Italian Restaurant for their catering services.
Enjoy this restaurant's cooking from your own home with their carryout and delivery options.
Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
Cyclists are in luck. Villa Roma Italian Restaurant provides bike parking.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Villa Roma Italian Restaurant, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Get ready to discover the colorful, flavorful world of Italian cooking at Villa Roma Italian Restaurant.
For a quick and tasty midday meal, bite into a burger at McDonald's.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at McDonald's, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at McDonald's.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at McDonald's.
Free wireless Internet is also available at McDonald's, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
McDonald's offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
You can stop by at almost any time, since McDonald's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Whether you layer on the works or prefer your burger plain, McDonald's is the spot to go for a delicious burger done in minutes.
For food that's both fast and top quality, make the right choice with McDonald's.
For spectacular German food in the heart of Holiday, take your guten appetit on over to German Restaurant.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
German Restaurant caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, German Restaurant's low-key style is the perfect match.
Bring the German Restaurant's great food to your place.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Store your car in a nearby lot or pass it off to the valet service at German Restaurant.
Cyclists are in luck. German Restaurant provides bike parking.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at German Restaurant.
So head to German Restaurant for some of the best German cooking in town. Guten Appetite!
Grab a cocktail (or two) at Miss Vicki's On The River, and sip on some of Holiday's best.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This club also has a fabulous restaurant.
Catch the game at Miss Vicki's On The River, a local restaurant with TVs.
Warm weather brings out Miss Vicki's On The River's highly coveted patio seating.
While you're here, order your favorite drink.
Musical patrons frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Miss Vicki's On The River makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Surround yourself with fun people in a good atmosphere at this quality bar and enjoy a night of good conversations and signature drinks.
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.