Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Tristano's Pizzeria — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Feel satisfied but not stuffed with Tristano's Pizzeria's gluten-free and low-fat alternatives.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Dine out in the open during Tristano's Pizzeria's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Tristano's Pizzeria is come-as-you-are.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this pizzeria for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
Tristano's Pizzeria prides itself in its delicious catering.
At Tristano's Pizzeria, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
Tristano's Pizzeria serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Tristano's Pizzeria is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Tristano's Pizzeria's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
So head on over to Tristano's Pizzeria, where the pizza is hot and the atmosphere's cool.
The pizza at Tristano's Pizzeria is filled with endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy a slice or two of yummy goodness.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Larry's Pizza and Wings' easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this pizzeria, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this pizzeria, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Larry's Pizza and Wings caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Put the suit away when heading to Larry's Pizza and Wings — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
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.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Larry's Pizza and Wings.
The average check at Larry's Pizza and Wings will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
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 Larry's Pizza and Wings.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Larry's Pizza and Wings (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
Larry's Pizza and Wings serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
When you order pizza from Larry's Pizza and Wings, you'll maximize any evening for sure.
Try the tasty Chinese fare (sprinkled with five-star ratings) offered at China Bell Restaurant.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
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.
It's party time! Head to China Bell Restaurant to share great food with a large group of friends.
Wifi is on the house at China Bell Restaurant, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for China Bell Restaurant's business casual code.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — China Bell Restaurant offers catering.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at China Bell Restaurant.
A meal at China Bell Restaurant will typically set you back about $30.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Head on over to China Bell Restaurant first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — China Bell Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The upscale Chinese fare at China Bell Restaurant is sure to impress. Stop by today and check out the latest offerings.
China Bell Restaurant is definitely your one stop shop for the best Chinese food in town!
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our 50 flavors of hand-trimmed, tender Jerky & Smokies are made of 100% USDA inspected Top Round Steak and premium cuts of grass fed meat seasoned to perfection without any fillers. We offer multiple Game & Exotic Jerky too!
"R-BURGER BAR" features 9 Game Burgers & 13 Game Gourmet Sausages!
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Hot Hickory Beef Jerky & Smokies. We smoke this flavor for 27 hours and it has just the right amount of backend heat to complement adult beverages.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After meeting Tommy Baker the CEO of Tommy’s Jerky and being a Grove City Boy who loves giving back to his community, it was a logical decision to bring Americas Oldest and popular snack food that’s not only delicious but very healthy within a Western atmosphere April 3, 2015.
What do you love most about your job?
We take pride in becoming a unique destination & attraction for Central Ohio, Travelers & Visitors wanting a healthy alternative to unhealthy snack and fast food. Many repeat Customers, Organizations, Groups & Corp. PR folks have turned to us for that unique gift or fundraiser project. Were Blessed!
Score your next slice at Tammy's On Broadway — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Bring the whole clan to this pizzeria — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Tammy's On Broadway's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Keep it casual at Tammy's On Broadway — the pizzeria is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
That's right! Tammy's On Broadway will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Many diners choose to drive to Tammy's On Broadway, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
Tammy's On Broadway accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Tammy's On Broadway. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Tammy's On Broadway for a tasty pizza pie.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Tammy's On Broadway. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Come spend a casual night out over a delicious pizza at Tammy's On Broadway.
Tammy's On Broadway's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Ruby Tuesday.
At Ruby Tuesday, cautious eaters will appreciate the vegan, low-fat and gluten-free fare.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Folks tend to dress down at Ruby Tuesday, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Ruby Tuesday as well.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Ruby Tuesday is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Ruby Tuesday will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Ruby Tuesday's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Ruby Tuesday has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
So enjoy a casual lunch or dinner at Ruby Tuesday and indulge in some America-inspired cuisine.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Ruby Tuesday and taste your way through some great American dishes.
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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