John's Deli and Grocery in Gloucester City features a number of hot and cold grocery items for you to take advantage of.
You won't be able to tell the difference with the frozen foods available here for your cuisine convenience.
John's Deli and Grocery serves up a large selection of sandwiches, all of which are prepared fresh and to perfection.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
Experience a new blend of coffee or tea from John's Deli and Grocery and sip your way to happiness.
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.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
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 John's Deli and Grocery.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, John's Deli and Grocery has all of your pasta necessities.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Shop for all of your favorite canned goods at John's Deli and Grocery and load up your kitchen shelves with choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
If you always seem to have one foot out the door, breakfast can be tricky. For a quick and easy solution, a box of cereal is right up your alley.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at John's Deli and Grocery? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
When you need some essential proteins, you'll definitely be covered with the great meat selection here.
John's Deli and Grocery takes the word deli to a whole new level and offers much more than just sandwiches.
Grab a loaf of bread from John's Deli and Grocery and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
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.
John's Deli and Grocery is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
So when your fridge is looking a little bare, replenish supplies with a quick trip to John's Deli and Grocery.
Buon appetito! Eat your heart out at Mount Ephraim's Rexy's Bar and Restaurant, where the freshest, five-star fare will fill any Italian appetite.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Rexy's Bar and Restaurant, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
At Rexy's Bar and Restaurant, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
You can also serve food from Rexy's Bar and Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Heading to Rexy's Bar and Restaurant for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
Rexy's Bar and Restaurant may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Rexy's Bar and Restaurant.
So pay the highly-rated Rexy's Bar and Restaurant a visit today and enjoy some tasty and classic Italian dishes.
For food in a flash, head to Chick-Fil-A in Audubon's Audubon district.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Chick-Fil-A's complimentary wifi.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Chick-Fil-A, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Chick-Fil-A is a great location to host a group dinner.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Chick-Fil-A — it's strictly casual.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Through their catering service, Chick-Fil-A can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
We know how expensive life can be. That's why we give you the benefit of high quality food priced reasonably.
Chick-Fil-A accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
When your stomach starts growling, make your way over to Chick-Fil-A and grab some food in a flash.
Fresh fare can be found at Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant worries about making delicious food, not counting calories.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant for a group meal.
No need to dress up for a trip to Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant will ensure that it is delicious.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
Prices at Grabbe's Seafood Restaurant typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Your next meal awaits at Max's Seafood Cafe in Gloucester City.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Don't miss out on the private room at Max's Seafood Cafe — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
Max's Seafood Cafe tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Through their catering service, Max's Seafood Cafe can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Max's Seafood Cafe.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Max's Seafood Cafe, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
At Max's Seafood Cafe, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Dine in for dinner to see what the restaurant is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Hot Shots Bar and Grill.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Hot Shots Bar and Grill's happy hour.
There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor.
During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick).
Hot Shots Bar and Grill is surrounded by endless parking options.
Hot Shots Bar and Grill offers safe bike parking outside.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Hot Shots Bar and Grill will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Hot Shots Bar and Grill serves up all three meals.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Hot Shots Bar and Grill, and they're waiting to serve you!
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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