People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
There's no better way to start your busy day than making a flavorful coffee or tea from Suppesville Fuel.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
This store has quite a selection of rich spices and seasonings.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Suppesville Fuel.
Suppesville Fuel's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
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.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Stock up on tasty canned goods from Suppesville Fuel and quickly pull together last-minute dinner ideas.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Here you can find a wide selection of oil and vinegar for all of your cooking needs, such as sauces and dressings.
Stop eating out when you can eat in with any of the frozen food meals offered here.
Here you can find a wide range of meats, such as chicken and beef, at a price you just can't pass up.
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 Suppesville Fuel.
Planning a bonfire or barbecue? They carry plenty of firewood to help you get started.
Forget the stress of parking spot hunting and park in one of the options located near Suppesville Fuel.
At China Cafe in Haysville, you can find high-quality groceries at a price you won't find anywhere else.
Feeling hungry? Pick up some frozen food from here and enjoy a night snacking on all of your favorite items.
China Cafe's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
If you're just getting into cooking, pick up some oil and vinegar from here and learn the basics of cooking with these necessities.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from China Cafe and cure your hunger pains.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at China Cafe.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
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.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from China Cafe and stay on the go all the time.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Pick up some noodles from China Cafe and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
Craft a flavorful meal with some of their gourmet seasonings and spices.
When you're just looking to open a can, heat it, and then eat, the canned food aisle at China Cafe offers you exactly just that kind of convenience.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Here you can find an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
The area has many parking options for customers.
Get your grocery shopping out of the way quickly and easily. China Cafe is here for all your Haysville food shopping needs.
Create your own sandwich combo at Fence Post Supper Club and Catering, a local restaurant.
Fence Post Supper Club and Catering is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Fence Post Supper Club and Catering can seat both large and small groups.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Fence Post Supper Club and Catering's business casual code.
Catering services are also available.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Menu items at Fence Post Supper Club and Catering tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Fence Post Supper Club and Catering provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
When you find yourself asking 'which wich?', remember that you can't go wrong with any of the sandwiches from Fence Post Supper Club and Catering.
A lunchtime staple, find fresh sandwiches at Subway.
Food allergies can be a bite, but Subway is showing that all food has the possibility of becoming great dishes.
Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Subway.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
If breakfast isn't your thing, Subway also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
A well-made sandwich works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So, during any time of the day, you can make your way over to Subway.
So stop in at Subway, your new favorite fast food joint.
No time to eat? Pick up a burger and fries in a matter of minutes at McDonald's.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at McDonald's.
McDonald's is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Keep it casual at McDonald's, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
Convenience is essential at McDonald's, and food is served from morning until night.
If you need a quick and easy dinner solution for the whole family, pay McDonald's a visit and grab some burgers to go.
When you're looking for a quick bite but not willing to sacrifice any flavor, McDonald's has what you need.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Kristy's Kafe's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings for this Anthony joint.
Come in or stay home. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options have you covered.
Kristy's Kafe is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Kristy's Kafe s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
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 Kristy's Kafe.
When you order pizza from Kristy's Kafe, you'll maximize any evening for sure.
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.