Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Greene Turtle for all of your favorite American dishes.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
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.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Greene Turtle's happy hour.
Getting online is easy with Greene Turtle's free and convenient wifi.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Greene Turtle.
Expect to wait longer for weekday service as the after-work crowd tends to fill the restaurant.
The dress code is strictly casual at Greene Turtle, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
You can also grab your grub to go.
At Greene Turtle, diners should plan to park on the street.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Greene Turtle.
At Greene Turtle, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Greene Turtle, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Greene Turtle to have a bite of deliciousness.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Greene Turtle and load up on some classic American dishes.
Northbeach Restaurant is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
The patio tables outside of Northbeach Restaurant are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
It is not uncommon for Northbeach Restaurant to feature live tunes or a DJ.
A great spot for twirling to some tunes, the restaurant also features a live DJ and dance floor.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
In addition to its great location, Northbeach Restaurant is also located near plenty of parking options.
Northbeach Restaurant offers safe bike parking outside.
Northbeach Restaurant s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to Northbeach Restaurant's restaurant today.
When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Northbeach Restaurant and enjoy some great American classics.
Fresh fare can be found at Starboard Restaurant, where guests seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Starboard Restaurant, a local favorite.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Starboard Restaurant won't disappoint.
Starboard Restaurant is a prime location to dine with a group.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Starboard Restaurant's outdoor patio.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Starboard Restaurant's wifi.
With the booming music and energetic crowds, this restaurant can get downright loud.
Starboard Restaurant welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Starboard Restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Starboard Restaurant also offers catering.
Both street parking and lot parking are available near Starboard Restaurant.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Starboard Restaurant for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.
For a satisfying meal that will have you reaching for the olive oil, Lupo Di Mare Cucina Italiano is an Italian restaurant worth trying.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Lupo Di Mare Cucina Italiano is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Leave the suit and tie at home — Lupo Di Mare Cucina Italiano is business casual all the way.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Lupo Di Mare Cucina Italiano also offers catering.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
So head on over to Lupo Di Mare Cucina Italiano and send your taste buds on a delicious trip to Italy.
Craving steak? Head down to Outback Steakhouse in Rehoboth Beach and choose your own cut of perfectly marbled beef.
Outback Steakhouse also offers dishes without gluten, so that every stomach can find something to satisfy.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Outback Steakhouse.
At Outback Steakhouse, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
Outback Steakhouse offers safe bike parking outside.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Outback Steakhouse.
All the best cuts in town await you at Outback Steakhouse, your new favorite steakhouse.
For true American comfort food, head to Crystal Restaurant for a sandwich or side of fries.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Between the music and the crowds, Crystal Restaurant's noise levels can be intense.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Forget circling the block, Crystal Restaurant has plenty of nearby parking options.
Commute by bike to Crystal Restaurant and find easy bike parking.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Crystal Restaurant who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
Make your way over to Crystal Restaurant and enjoy a delicious American meal in a laid back setting.
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.