Busy professionals can go in and out of Nature's Way Cafe in Hobe Sound in a flash and stock up on all of their grocery items.
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!
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Nature's Way Cafe.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Have a gourmet meal without working away in the kitchen. Throw on your favorite TV show or movie and pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. You'll be happy you did!
Fill up your home pantry with these great canned food options and keep your basic items in stock.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Nature's Way Cafe serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
For cool, refreshing H20, Nature's Way Cafe's got you covered.
When your food needs a little more flavor, pick up some seasonings or spices from here and enjoy a tasty meal.
When you visit here, you'll be able to host a veritable barbecue with so many different meats for sale.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Don't let the incredible deals for vinegar and oil pass you by. When you shop here, you can stock up on the many varieties of those two ingredients to absolutely transform your cooking.
A healthy and light snack from Nature's Way Cafe is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Parking-wise, the area has many options for drivers.
So when you're making your weekly grocery trip, make sure to stop by Nature's Way Cafe in Hobe Sound for everything that you need.
Treat yourself to tasty, homemade barbecue at Flash Beach Grille in Hobe Sound.
Healthy fare, including some vegan options, is also featured on Flash Beach Grille's menu.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Flash Beach Grille's outdoor patio seating.
Comfort is prioritized at Flash Beach Grille, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Flash Beach Grille as well.
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.
Flash Beach Grille's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Your tab at Flash Beach Grille will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Flash Beach Grille.
Ribs, steak, or chicken — Flash Beach Grille has your barbecue needs covered.
Mind-blowing barbecue awaits you at Flash Beach Grille, so head on over for a quick and casual bite to eat.
Visit Taste Casual Dining for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Hobe Sound's Hobe Sound.
Ditch the dairy and meat and head to Taste Casual Dining for a vegan meal.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Taste Casual Dining.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Taste Casual Dining for catering.
Patrons can park in a lot near Taste Casual Dining or take advantage of the generous street parking.
At Taste Casual Dining, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Taste Casual Dining.
At Taste Casual Dining you can find great American food at any time of the day.
Visit Harry and the Natives for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Hobe Sound's Hobe Sound.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Warm weather brings out Harry and the Natives' highly coveted patio seating.
Comfort is prioritized at Harry and the Natives, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Harry and the Natives also offers catering.
At Harry and the Natives, you can safely park just around the corner.
Harry and the Natives offers safe bike parking outside.
Taste the greatness Harry and the Natives is serving up with meals around $30.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Harry and the Natives.
Harry and the Natives serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
Grab a bite at Amato’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Hobe Sound.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Amato’s Ristorante & Pizzeria is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Amato’s Ristorante & Pizzeria is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Southeast Bridge Road location offers nearby street parking.
Commute by bike to Amato’s Ristorante & Pizzeria and find easy bike parking.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Amato’s Ristorante & Pizzeria for a great bite.
Dig in to your favorite American meal at Scooters.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Dine out in the open during Scooters' summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this restaurant.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Scooters is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Scooters is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Scooters is the place for you.
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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