Improve your weekly trip to the grocery store by opting to shop at Young's Cafe, an affordable and highly rated grocery store in Huntington.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
While you're stopping in today, you'll love browsing their selection of terrific meats.
You can't beat the health benefits of fresh fish, so find a few you like and get to cooking!
Bread at Young's Cafe is absolutely delicious.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
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.
When you need a little more flavor in your life, spruce up your daily meals with some spices and seasonings from here.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Young's Cafe? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
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!
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Young's Cafe.
Soup and other canned items are important to have on hand when you're not feeling well. Stock up today.
At Young's Cafe, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
There's great parking only a short distance from Young's Cafe.
If you have a recipe you have been dying to try, pick up the ingredients at Young's Cafe in Huntington and start cooking.
What time is it? Time to grab one of American's favorite dishes at Joseph Decuis.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Joseph Decuis' gluten-free or low-fat items.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Grab all of your VIP pals, book a room at Joseph Decuis and prepare to enjoy a delicious meal.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Joseph Decuis with their charming outdoor seating.
Spruce up your look...but not too much! Joseph Decuis' style is business casual, so formal wear should be left on the hanger.
Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in Joseph Decuis for catering.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
There's nearby street parking available as well as a valet service.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Joseph Decuis.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Joseph Decuis, and they're waiting to serve you!
Visit TW Fable for some true American comfort food.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at TW Fable, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at TW Fable.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at TW Fable, where dress code calls for business casual.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and TW Fable will ensure that it is delicious.
Dine at TW Fable and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
The menu at TW Fable is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
When you're feeling hungry, head on over to TW Fable and indulge in a tasty and innovative American dish.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated TW Fable.
Have a relaxing night with a refreshing beverage and tasty pizza at Pizza Junction.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this pizzeria.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Pizza Junction and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the pizzeria can get noisy.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Pizza Junction to your next party or event.
Delivery and carryout are easy options for those interested in staying home.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Pizza Junction's diners.
Pizza Junction s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Pizza Junction.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Pizza Junction for a tasty pizza pie.
For top-rated Mexican fare that customers rave about, head to Los Amigo's Mexican Restaurant for a meal packed with bold flavor.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Whether you have a large or small group, Los Amigo's Mexican Restaurant can accommodate both.
Keep it casual at Los Amigo's Mexican Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
At Los Amigo's Mexican Restaurant, you can easily find parking in the lot next door.
Three meals a day are served at Los Amigo's Mexican Restaurant, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
Sample some of the highest rated Mexican dishes around when you stop in for a meal at Los Amigo's Mexican Restaurant.
So when you're seeking a new Mexican restaurant to enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Los Amigo's Mexican Restaurant.
Whether you are looking for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Bluffton's Pizza King offers a wide variety of pizza types and sizes.
Pizza King is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Pizza King to your next party or event.
This pizzeria serves your food any way you like, delivered or carried-out.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Pizza King, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Head on over to Pizza King first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Pizza King is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So load up a few pizzas with your favorite toppings at Pizza King and enjoy a night munching away with your friends.
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.
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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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