Plan out your weekly meals and head to Stockyard Cafe in Wahoo to pick up your breakfast, lunch and dinner ingredients.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
If cooking isn't your forte, frozen food is an easy fix. Stock your freezer with delicious meals seven days a week!
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Stockyard Cafe will be tasty no matter what.
Pick up some noodles from Stockyard Cafe and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
You'll be amazed at how delicious the canned food is when you purchase it from Stockyard Cafe.
Oil and vinegar are great staples to have stocked in the kitchen whether your recipe calls for an acidic element or something greasy to line the pan.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
If you like to try out different recipes and experiment with different flavors, you will love the selection of spices and seasonings that this store has to offer.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at Stockyard Cafe.
If you need a quick and easy meal solution for lunch or dinner, consider a tasty TV dinner from here.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Stockyard Cafe.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Save time and money with nearby parking options at Stockyard Cafe.
Check off each and every grocery item on your list when you shop at Wahoo's Stockyard Cafe.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
A little here, a little there, you can never have enough vinegar and oil. Used in almost every recipe, these liquids will come in handy.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
Whether you pop it in the microwave or warm it up over the stove, the frozen food here is ready to eat.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
For cool, refreshing H20, Daily Grind's got you covered.
Here you can find an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
When you need to prepare a quick and healthy meal, some canned goods from Daily Grind will do the trick.
Grab a loaf of bread from Daily Grind and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Get your noodle on! Daily Grind has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Daily Grind is surrounded by endless parking options.
Godfathers Pizza in Fremont does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Health nuts will love Godfathers Pizza for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Godfathers Pizza's free wifi.
Need a night in? Don't miss out on this pizzeria's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
Godfathers Pizza can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Easy parking is accessible for Godfathers Pizza's diners.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the pizzeria.
Wallets are fragile things. That's why we don't break them. Food typically priced under $15.
When melted cheese and quality crust is all you can think about, it may be time for a hot slice or two. Experience pizza at its best when you order a pie from top-rated Godfathers Pizza.
If you need a quick and easy dinner option, head on over to Godfathers Pizza and pick up a pizza pie.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Fremont's Gambino's Pizza, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Gambino's Pizza is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
No need to dress to the nines here — Gambino's Pizza's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Through their catering service, Gambino's Pizza can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
At Gambino's Pizza, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
There's no need to bust your budget at Gambino's Pizza, with affordable prices that almost always stay under $15.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Gambino's Pizza, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Gambino's Pizza. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Gambino's Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Gambino's Pizza has you covered.
Nestled on the grounds of Pheasant Bonanza, Roosters overlooks hunting fields dotted with plump fowl. Chef Aaron Schroder, a hunter himself, draws inspiration from the view, infusing an ever-changing menu with fresh pheasant and other succulent cuts of meat and seafood. Though born and raised in Nebraska, Schroder cut his teeth as a chef at his mother's Italian restaurant in Seattle and then at eateries in New York City, including Mario Batali's Lupa in SoHo. Since returning to Nebraska, he has applied his skills to prepare such favorites as smoked pheasant and slow-roasted pork shoulder. His wife, April Goettle, brings 20 years of bartending experience to Roosters, where she curates an artisan drink menu alongside simple pours of whiskey and beer.
Though its menu always promises something new, Roosters' decor is a reflection of the past. Mounted animals on the walls pay homage to hunting lounges of the 1950s, and the wooden tables, chairs, and bar top pay homage to really old trees.
Find something on the menu for everyone at Delicious! Bakery and Cafe in Valley.
Come to Delicious! Bakery and Cafe where you can be gluten-free and not miss an ounce of deliciousness.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Delicious! Bakery and Cafe is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Delicious! Bakery and Cafe is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
For quick and easy parking near Delicious! Bakery and Cafe, park on the street.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Delicious! Bakery and Cafe.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Delicious! Bakery and Cafe's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
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.