Visit Archies Seabreeze for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Fort Pierce's South Beach.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Archies Seabreeze's gluten-free or low-fat items.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
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.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
At Archies Seabreeze, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Archies Seabreeze is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
Dogs are welcome at Archies Seabreeze, so feel free to bring Fido along.
At Archies Seabreeze, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Throwing a big party? Count on Archies Seabreeze to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Grab this restaurant's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Archies Seabreeze offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Chow down at Archies Seabreeze without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Archies Seabreeze is a great dining option for any time of day.
When you're feeling hungry, head on over to Archies Seabreeze and indulge in a tasty and innovative American dish.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Goodfella's Pizza — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Foods you can't live without fill the menu here — tasty pizza and flavorful pasta are the pizzeria's big-ticket items.
Vegan, low-fat and gluten-free diners will be satisfied with the menu at Goodfella's Pizza.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Goodfella's Pizza for a group meal.
Goodfella's Pizza 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 Goodfella's Pizza to create the perfect night.
This pizzeria will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the pizzeria yourself to carry out your meal.
Patrons can park in a lot near Goodfella's Pizza or take advantage of the generous street parking.
For those who travel by bike, Goodfella's Pizza offers bike racks for diners.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Goodfella's Pizza serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Goodfella's Pizza is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
When you need a good meal in a flash, grab a pizza from the highly-rated Goodfella's Pizza.
Big Apple Pizza's cheesy goodness cannot be beat — this mellow establishment has perfected the art of pizza.
You can't go wrong with pizza or pasta, so take your time sampling the menu from start to finish.
Hard to find a place that can accommodate all of your people's dietary needs? Big Apple Pizza will serve up dishes that will make everyone happy.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this pizzeria's menu.
Take the kids along too — this pizzeria is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Get online for free courtesy of Big Apple Pizza's wifi.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Big Apple Pizza, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Through their catering service, Big Apple Pizza can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Delivery and carryout are easy options for those interested in staying home.
Worried about finding parking? Don't fret! Big Apple Pizza is located near plenty of options.
Big Apple Pizza's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Big Apple Pizza is a great dining option for any time of day.
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Big Apple Pizza.
So for a hot slice of mouthwatering flavor, Big Apple Pizza is the place for you.
For a quick and easy bite to eat, Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs in Fort Pierce's Downtown Fort Pierce serves piping hot pizza.
Bring the whole family to this pizzeria, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
At Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs is ultra casual.
You can also serve food from Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs at your next party — the pizzeria offers catering.
You've heard correctly. This pizzeria offers both delivery or carryout.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Lorenzo's Pizza and Subs for a new take on pizza.
At Cobb's Landing, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Cobb's Landing is a prime restaurant for those who dig vegan fare.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Cobb's Landing's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Cobb's Landing's business casual code.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Call Cobb's Landing for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Cobb's Landing.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cobb's Landing is a great dining option for any time of day.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Cobb's Landing tastes like pure heaven!
Fill up on fare from Pineapple Joe's Grill and Raw Bar in Fort Pierce and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Pineapple Joe's Grill and Raw Bar's happy hour.
Tap your foot to Pineapple Joe's Grill and Raw Bar's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Pineapple Joe's Grill and Raw Bar is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Pineapple Joe's Grill and Raw Bar.
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.
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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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