Located in Greensboro, Sheraton Greensboro is convenient to Four Seasons Town Centre and White Oak Amphitheatre. This hotel is within close proximity of Greensboro Coliseum and University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Make yourself at home in one of the 988 air-conditioned guestrooms. High-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Greensboro? This hotel has 40001 square feet (3600 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
O. Henry Hotel is a locally owned passionately run boutique hotel. Guests enjoy oversized guestrooms with our custom triple bedding a dressing area separate from the large bathroom a shower and separate soaking tub complimentary bottled water and more. Guests also enjoy complimentary wireless internet a full hot southern style breakfast buffet served in our Pavilion room a 24 hour fitness center a 24 hour business center and more. Other amenities include outstanding conference and banquet facilities spacious suites outdoor English style garden and a restaurant with old world European culinary sensibilities and flavors The Green Valley Grill which is adjacent to the hotel.
Discover a picturesque resort nestled among 1500 acres of oak pine and dogwood covered hills. Designed in a european style the resort makes a remarkable impression rising above the north carolina foothills. Grandover is the perfect location with exquisite guest rooms a full complement of exciting recreational activities and uncompromising service. Relax your mind tone your body and revitalize your spirit in the soothing spa at grandover. Pamper yourself in the sauna and steam rooms and enjoy soothing massages and european style facials. Enjoy tennis racquetball whirlpool indoor/outdoor pool and a state of the art fitness center.
Carnivores come to Al Khair Halal Market for the tastiest meat in Greensboro.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Al Khair Halal Market and get cooking.
For food that takes less time to prepare, you'll definitely want to take advantage of the canned food selection at Al Khair Halal Market.
You won't be able to tell the difference with the frozen foods available here for your cuisine convenience.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Al Khair Halal Market and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
The drinks available here are a great way to restore your body's natural balance, so start sipping.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Al Khair Halal Market and feel energized all day.
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.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Al Khair Halal Market for all your protein and calcium needs.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Al Khair Halal Market.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Al Khair Halal Market.
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.
Whether you're dressing a salad or cooking up a storm, oil and vinegar are essential kitchen items, so make sure you have an ample amount on hand.
Get your grill fired up and grab your tongs! The meat here is perfect for the grill any time of year.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
Park your car in one of the many available spots in the surrounding area.
If you want quality meat, there's no choice but to buy it directly from Al Khair Halal Market's A+ butcher when you're in Greensboro.
City Cafe's grocery store offers a clean, well-designed layout so that you can shop more quickly. Customers definitely prefer this store in Greensboro.
Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
Need something quick for lunch or dinner? Stop by City Cafe and pick up a sandwich for the road.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at City Cafe.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from City Cafe will certainly come in hand.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, City Cafe serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
If you're cooking up a large dinner for the whole family, grab some canned goods from City Cafe and create some yummy and easy side dishes.
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 City Cafe.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Two of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen, you can never have enough oil and vinegar (so stock up!).
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by City Cafe and pick up some fresh noodles.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
For those who can't cook, rest assured that the frozen foods available here will sate your hunger.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Make use of the safe parking options near City Cafe and reap the great benefits of parking close by.
Cooking is a great way to unwind after a long day so pick up some groceries from City Cafe in Greensboro and cook up a tasty and healthy meal.
Pick up some affordable and healthy grocery staples from Kangaroo Express in Greensboro and make some tasty meals from scratch.
When you visit here, you'll be able to host a veritable barbecue with so many different meats for sale.
Kangaroo Express boasts the highest quality canned foods in the area with their terrific selection. You'll never want to purchase any other kind of food again.
Check out the staple deli menu at Kangaroo Express and purchase an assortment of yummy items for your next dinner party.
All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Kangaroo Express and cure your hunger pains.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Kangaroo Express? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Without a doubt, the best vinegar and oil options are stocked on the shelves at their terrific store.
If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at Kangaroo Express will help you out.
Pick up some noodles from Kangaroo Express and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Bread at Kangaroo Express is absolutely delicious.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Kangaroo Express and stay on the go all the time.
Turn your kitchen into a gourmet chef's paradise with the great spices and seasonings.
With the many parking choices near Kangaroo Express, finding parking within walking distance is a breeze.
When it's time to color your kitchen with fresh fruits and veggies, the produce at Kangaroo Express is second to none in Greensboro.
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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