Luna Pizza's piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further than Luna Pizza.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this pizzeria has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Bring the whole family to this pizzeria, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Luna Pizza.
Skip long waits and head to Luna Pizza with your large group for easy seating.
Hop online in no time using Luna Pizza's free wifi.
The pizzeria takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
Folks tend to dress down at Luna Pizza, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Luna Pizza cater for you.
This pizzeria lets you stop by or stay home for your food.
Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Luna Pizza.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Luna Pizza for lunch or dinner.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Luna Pizza. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Luna Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Luna Pizza, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
For just about the best pizza around in a cool atmosphere, Luna Pizza is serving up the right pies for you and your company.
If you need a quick and easy dinner option, head on over to Luna Pizza and pick up a pizza pie.
For juicy and flavorful burgers, head to Plan B.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this burger joint won't disappoint.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this burger joint, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Plan B offers an affordable happy hour.
Skip long waits and head to Plan B with your large group for easy seating.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Plan B has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
If you want to skip the weekday crowds, visit the burger joint over the weekend (and keep the burger joint's no-reservation rule in mind).
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Plan B's low-key style is the perfect match.
Want to enjoy this burger joint without the wait? Get it to go.
With a parking lot adjacent to Plan B, you won't get stuck circling the block.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Plan B is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Deep pockets not required! Plan B takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Three meals a day are served at Plan B, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
So sink your teeth into a tasty burger from Plan B today. Your taste buds will thank you.
So when you're craving a burger that's unlike the rest, head over to Plan B and try one of the highly-rated options.
So when you're feeling hungry, come enjoy a great burger from the trendy and highly-rated Plan B.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Marlborough Pizza's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings for this Terramuggus joint.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Marlborough Pizza, which embraces a casual vibe.
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.
Pull into one of the many parking spaces nearby if you choose to drive to the pizzeria.
For those who travel by bike, Marlborough Pizza offers bike racks for diners.
Marlborough Pizza is making the best of both worlds happen: creating food that is full of flavor and affordable!
So come taste the pizza at Marlborough Pizza for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Marlborough Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
Marlborough Pizza serves up fresh and tasty pizzas each and every time, so head on over today and enjoy some good pizza in a casual ambiance.
So for a piece of pizza that truly sings, you'll love taking a bite out of the pie from Marlborough Pizza.
Break through traditional Italian fare and enjoy up-to-the-minute, top-rated recipes at Bricco Trattoria.
Bricco Trattoria's gluten-free items are perfect for those with special dietary needs.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Book a private room at Bricco Trattoria and get ready to enjoy a night of fun, feasting, and celebrating.
On warmer days, take advantage of Bricco Trattoria's outdoor seating.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Make plans ahead of time and reserve a table to avoid the wait.
No need to dress to the nines here — Bricco Trattoria's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
The parking lot near Bricco Trattoria will have you in and out in a jiffy.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Bricco Trattoria — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
So check out Bricco Trattoria, where they're setting the new trend for Italian restaurants.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Bricco Trattoria is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
Bricco Trattoria knows how to serve up amazingly tasty dishes that keep you full for days, which is why you should head there straight away for the best meal this week!
Crust that’s at once crispy and gooey, imbued with a flavor that’s subtly smoky and fresh, with a texture that’s like a playground for the tongue—this is what brick firing gives to pizza. At Giovanni's Brick Oven Pizzeria, chefs understand that a little extra attention elevates good pizza to gourmet pizza, and so they fire their thin, New York–style crusts directly on the brick of their oven. Yet this is just a single facet to their polygonal masterpieces. Family recipes are another, bringing the results of years of experimentation to pies such as the margherita and hawaiian. Then there’s the creativity—cheeseburger pizzas covered in ketchup, mustard, ground beef, and american cheese—and the variety—25 slices available every day. These are served alongside pastas in bolognese sauce and more than 19 kinds of grinder stuffed with genoa salami and other meats.
Beer and wine, such as Lagunitas and the California red Ménage à Trois, wash down meals and add the extra dimension of pairing to pizza dinners. Guests can enjoy these inside, amid rustic Italian decorations, or on a spacious, heated patio amid fresh breezes and the moon’s attempts to hit diners’ eyes. Giovanni's also hosts special events, such as holiday parties and kids' nights, and contributes to community causes, such as schools and sports teams.
For good eats and good times in South Glastonbury, dine at Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine.
For a healthier dining option, try one of the many vegan, low-fat, or gluten-free dishes at Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine.
Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine allows guests to feel at home by bringing their own beverages.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine's wifi.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine, known for its laid-back ambience.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Catering services are also available.
For easy dining, Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine offers safe bike parking outside.
A meal at Char Koon Pacific Rim Cuisine will typically set you back about $30.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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.