Kick your diet into high-speed gear with some new and healthy grocery items from Frullati Cafe in Hurst.
Find quality, tasty, and affordable meats here and leave with enough meat for the whole week.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Whether you prefer wheat or white bread, Frullati Cafe serves up a large selection of freshly-baked breads.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Frullati Cafe.
Next time you're in a rush, check out the amazing TV dinners available here to get you going out the door.
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.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Perfect for cooking! Almost every delicious dish begins with oil and vinegar as an ingredient or for simply making sure your food doesn't stick to the pan!
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
Here you can find a variety of tasty frozen food items, all of which make a great meal solution for busy families.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Frullati Cafe and get cooking.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
If you need that extra push to get you through your workday, a coffee or tea from Frullati Cafe will do the trick.
Whether you prefer sweet or savory dishes, you can find all of the spices and seasonings you need to make your favorite dishes here.
Shop for all of your favorite canned goods at Frullati Cafe and load up your kitchen shelves with choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
If you're commuting by car, you will be happy to know that Frullati Cafe is located near a number of parking options.
So stop by Frullati Cafe in Hurst today for all your grocery needs.
For top-rated Mexican fare that customers rave about, head to Chipotle Mexican Grill in Hurst Plaza for a meal packed with bold flavor.
At Chipotle Mexican Grill, you can impress your healthy friends with the vegan and gluten-free menu.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Sit outside at Chipotle Mexican Grill and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Drive to Chipotle Mexican Grill and find parking in the area.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Chipotle Mexican Grill for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Chipotle Mexican Grill — swing by for your favorite meal.
For the highest rated Mexican food around, make Chipotle Mexican Grill your first stop.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Chipotle Mexican Grill.
When you are ready to taste the latest flavor trends of Mexico, make your way over to Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Ti Amo's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Wifi access is totally free at Ti Amo, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Ti Amo wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
You've heard correctly. This pizzeria offers both delivery or carryout.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Ti Amo cater for you.
Ti Amo's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Ti Amo offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
The pizzeria serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Ti Amo come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Ti Amo. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
For just about the best pizza around in a cool atmosphere, Ti Amo is serving up the right pies for you and your company.
Next time you're looking to indulge in America's favorite dish, call the team at Ti Amo to help you out.
La Bistro Italian Restaurant knows how to perfect pasta, and foodies rave about its cream-of-the-crop Italian eats.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
La Bistro Italian Restaurant is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Business casual dress, tasty food, and a classic atmosphere make this a great place for any occasion.
You can also serve food from La Bistro Italian Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
You can also grab your food to go.
At La Bistro Italian Restaurant, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, La Bistro Italian Restaurant s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
The 21st-century is here at La Bistro Italian Restaurant. Enjoy our emerging cashless society by paying with any major credit card!
The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
La Bistro Italian Restaurant's Italian food gets the highest price; come taste why!
So head on over to La Bistro Italian Restaurant and send your taste buds on a delicious trip to Italy.
Thai food is always tasty, but Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine makes it especially delicious as its multi-star ratings show.
Ditch the dairy and meat and head to Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine for a vegan meal.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
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.
At Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine provides service throughout the day.
Come enjoy what some say is the greatest Thai food in Hurst at Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine.
When pad thai is on the mind, get comfortable with the highly-rated fare at casual Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine.
Flavorful Thai food makes eating out a breeze at Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine.
When Thai food is calling your name, make your way over to Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine for some classic dishes.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Bacon's Restaurant in Hurst.
Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Bacon's Restaurant, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Bacon's Restaurant.
Bacon's Restaurant is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Take your pet pooch along when you visit Bacon's Restaurant — dogs are more than welcome to join their humans at the restaurant.
Dress is typically casual at Bacon's Restaurant, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Bacon's Restaurant.
Travel by bike to Bacon's Restaurant and store your bike at a nearby rack.
$15 can't buy you much, but it can buy you an amazing meal at Bacon's Restaurant.
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.