Go beyond just beans and rice at Fuzzy's Taco Shop, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Fuzzy's Taco Shop's complimentary wifi.
Your large group can all sit together at Fuzzy's Taco Shop.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Fuzzy's Taco Shop.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Fuzzy's Taco Shop to create the perfect night.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Fuzzy's Taco Shop since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For the highest rated Mexican food around, make Fuzzy's Taco Shop your first stop.
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Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Joe's Pizza and Pasta have Euless visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Joe's Pizza and Pasta has something that every stomach will enjoy.
This pizzeria is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Large groups will appreciate Joe's Pizza and Pasta for its ability to seat them quickly.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Joe's Pizza and Pasta is all about comfort.
Joe's Pizza and Pasta can also cater your next party; call today for details.
At this pizzeria, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Joe's Pizza and Pasta's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Joe's Pizza and Pasta offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at Joe's Pizza and Pasta.
Joe's Pizza and Pasta has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Joe's Pizza and Pasta's pizza say it is the absolute best.
So bring your appetite to Joe's Pizza and Pasta. This no-muss, no-fuss pizza joint comes with rave reviews.
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At Lizzano's Pizza, the servers prefer that you bring your own drinks. They view their BYOB policy as a boon, not a financial burden, opining that diners who supply the wine tend to immerse themselves more fully in the eating experience. They've even compiled a list of libation recommendations based on popular choices at other restaurants, and they provide glasses and wine openers for patrons while eschewing any corkage fees.
This emphasis on neighborly behavior tints the restaurant's entire atmosphere, as well as its menu, which prioritizes southern Italian staples. Owner Tony Rika—who perfected his pizza-making techniques in both Rome and New York City—takes a hands-on approach to his cuisine, handmaking the marinara sauce, hand tossing the pizza dough, and high-fiving each of his fellow cooks while the disk is in the air. The staff delivers entrees such as chicken parmigiana and beef lasagna beneath the nigh-silent rotations of the dining room's gyrofan—an eye-catching ceiling piece that mimics models found on early trains and ocean liners. Around the tables, pictures of Italian landscapes complement the authentic flavors of housemade marsala and piccata sauces and seasonal specials that could include everything from mussels linguine to rich chocolate bread pudding.
Saviano's Italian Restaurant is bringing back the rustic Italian flavors we all know and love.
Saviano's Italian Restaurant has vegan, low-fat and gluten-free eats readily available for hungry diners.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
A private room is available for reservation at Saviano's Italian Restaurant for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Saviano's Italian Restaurant's beautiful outdoor seating area.
At Saviano's Italian Restaurant, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Saviano's Italian Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
At Saviano's Italian Restaurant, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Saviano's Italian Restaurant.
Saviano's Italian Restaurant's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal.
So give your taste buds a delicious dose of Italian cooking from Saviano's Italian Restaurant today.
Pockets Restaurant serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Euless' Euless district.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Enjoy discounted food and drinks at Pockets Restaurant's happy hour.
At Pockets Restaurant, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Pockets Restaurant.
Pockets Restaurant is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Pockets Restaurant to create the perfect night.
Pockets Restaurant is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
Going out for dinner doesn't mean overspending. Enjoy a delicious meal at Pockets Restaurant for a fair price.
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Euless' Thai Papaya Garden offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
Thai Papaya Garden is a local restaurant with a focus on gluten-free and vegan dining.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Thai Papaya Garden is a great location to host a group dinner.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Thai Papaya Garden, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Thai Papaya Garden as well.
At Thai Papaya Garden, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Thai Papaya Garden.
A visit to Thai Papaya Garden will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Thai Papaya Garden and taste test your way through the menu.
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The tastes and flavors of Thailand are waiting for you at Thai Papaya Garden, so head on over today and check out the great menu.
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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