For fresh maki, North Dartmouth's Dartmouth Wasabi has got you covered.
Dartmouth Wasabi combines great flavors with healthy ingredients for dishes that not just taste good but make you feel good too.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Not to be overlooked is Dartmouth Wasabi's no-charge wifi.
Need a night in? Don't miss out on this restaurant's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Dartmouth Wasabi.
Dartmouth Wasabi s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Dartmouth Wasabi offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Head on over to Dartmouth Wasabi for authentic Japanese food that just can't be beat in taste.
Everyone will love Dartmouth Wasabi, where all kinds of Asian fare and flavor come together in one place.
So when dinnertime rolls around and you're looking for a chill place to dine, make sure Dartmouth Wasabi tops the list with its undeniably tasty Asian fusion fare.
Visit Bittersweet Farm Restaurant and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
The chefs at Bittersweet Farm Restaurant know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
This restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Host your next party at Bittersweet Farm Restaurant for a meal your guests will remember.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Bittersweet Farm Restaurant's gorgeous patio.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
That's right! Bittersweet Farm Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
With a parking lot adjacent to Bittersweet Farm Restaurant, you won't get stuck circling the block.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Menu items at Bittersweet Farm Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
If you're short on cash, take care of business with one of many major credit cards.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Bittersweet Farm Restaurant tastes like pure heaven!
Nick's Pizza does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
This pizzeria welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Reservations are not accepted at Nick's Pizza, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
Call Nick's Pizza for catering if you have a big event coming up.
If dining out is not on the agenda, this pizzeria offers delivery and pickup, too.
Driving to Nick's Pizza? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Nick's Pizza is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the pizzeria's dinner menu will blow you away.
Everyone's talking about Nick's Pizza. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Nick's Pizza.
So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at Nick's Pizza.
Isn't it about time you stopped ordering just any old pizza place and went with Nick's Pizza?
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Applebee's.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Applebee's, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Applebee's' free wifi.
Whether you have a large or small group, Applebee's can accommodate both.
Wear what you like when you dine at Applebee's — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Applebee's provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Applebee's s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious Applebee's.
Applebee's serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
Score your next slice at Village Pizza — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this pizzeria — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
You won't be able to make a reservation at Village Pizza — make sure to plan accordingly.
Or, take your food to go.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
Village Pizza is close to multiple parking options.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Village Pizza.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Village Pizza serves up all three meals.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Village Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Village Pizza. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Village Pizza.
When you need a quick dinner option for the whole family, stop by Village Pizza and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza.
Fresh fare can be found at Westport's Back Eddy, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Comfort food at its best,
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Back Eddy's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Back Eddy — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Back Eddy.
Back Eddy is a great location to host a group dinner.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Back Eddy — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Meals at Back Eddy are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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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