If you're looking for authentic German food beyond the old bratwurst, the menu at Jasper's Schnitzelbank Restaurant won't let you down.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Schnitzelbank Restaurant.
Large groups will appreciate Schnitzelbank Restaurant for its ability to seat them quickly.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Schnitzelbank Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie.
Catering services are also available.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Schnitzelbank Restaurant is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Schnitzelbank Restaurant.
Dining at Schnitzelbank Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Schnitzelbank Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
From the appetizers to the entrees, you won't find better German fare than at Schnitzelbank Restaurant. Grab a spot at the table today!
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Just Off The Brick Pizza's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Just Off The Brick Pizza.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this pizzeria — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
With food this good, you'll be running into this pizzeria to pick it up yourself.
Easy parking is accessible for Just Off The Brick Pizza's diners.
Dining at Just Off The Brick Pizza will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Convenience is essential at Just Off The Brick Pizza, and food is served from morning until night.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Just Off The Brick Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
Just because Just Off The Brick Pizza is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Just Off The Brick Pizza.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Just Off The Brick Pizza and enjoy a slice of yummy pizza pie.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Gaslight Restaurant's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this pizzeria offers a variety of drink options.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Gaslight Restaurant's free wifi.
At Gaslight Restaurant, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Fancy-schmancy attire is not required; in fact, guests are told to keep things casual.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Gaslight Restaurant for their catering services.
For those in a hurry, the pizzeria lets you take your grub to go.
The neighboring lot provides free parking to patrons.
Gaslight Restaurant offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Gaslight Restaurant.
Eat your way through the day at Gaslight Restaurant — diners can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner here.
So come taste the pizza at Gaslight Restaurant for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
Isn't it about time you stopped ordering just any old pizza place and went with Gaslight Restaurant?
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at Millhouse Restaurant.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Millhouse Restaurant's business casual code.
This restaurant accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Millhouse Restaurant cater for you.
At Millhouse Restaurant, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking.
Millhouse Restaurant may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks).
Millhouse Restaurant offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Millhouse Restaurant.
Millhouse Restaurant has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Guests say this hotel is perfect for the whole family when you're in French Lick. Let French Lick Resort take care of everyone.
Looking to add even more 'oomph' to your stay? Upgrade to one of the hotel's deluxe suites.
The hotel business center offers exceptional quality and services, making your on-site work a breeze.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at French Lick Resort.
More time than you know what to do with? Try a workout in this hotel's personal fitness center.
French Lick Resort's swimming pool is a great place to kick up your feet and relax poolside.
Staying in? Order a meal off the room service menu and enjoy a tasty meal in the comfort of your room.
The hotel restaurant is a hit amongst guests of all ages.
Mix and mingle your way through the hotel bar during your stay.
Avoid the high cab fares and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle services.
There are plenty of parking facilities in the area for you to take advantage of during your visit.
French Lick Resort is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Indulge in a juicy steak from Jasper's Snap's Steak House, home of the freshest meats in town.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Head on over to Snap's Steak House for weekday and weekend happy hour.
Whether you have a large or small group, Snap's Steak House can accommodate both.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Snap's Steak House is a great summer destination.
Wifi access is totally free at Snap's Steak House, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud.
Snap's Steak House's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Snap's Steak House accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Treat yourself and your loved one to a steak from Snap's Steak House and enjoy the dining perks of this great steakhouse.
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.