Write down the recipe you have been wanting to try and pick up the ingredients from La Fiesta Meat Market in Kerman.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
You can never have too much water on hand, so grab a bottle or two from La Fiesta Meat Market.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from La Fiesta Meat Market will be tasty no matter what.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
La Fiesta Meat Market serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Luckily for you, this place has delicious meat in stock for your cooking.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Feeling hungry? Make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner even better with some great seasonings and spices from here.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
If you're looking for a great coffee or tea beverage, the team at La Fiesta Meat Market will help you out.
The frozen food here tastes so good, you'll forget it came from the microwave!
Here you can find a wide selection of oil and vinegar for all of your cooking needs, such as sauces and dressings.
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!
Maximize your evening time by relying on the amazing TV dinners available here.
Fill up your kitchen pantry with some tasty canned goods from here and always have a quick meal available.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Drivers will find parking not far from the store.
So next time you forget that last little item on your grocery list, head to La Fiesta Meat Market in Kerman.
Whether you like it rare or well-done, McDonald's is a burger spot that won't disappoint.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further than McDonald's.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at McDonald's and order great food.
Large groups will appreciate McDonald's for its ability to seat them quickly.
Get online for free courtesy of McDonald's' wifi.
The music and crowds can create quite a racket at McDonald's — noise levels can reach the upper registers.
Want to enjoy this burger joint without the wait? Get it to go.
At McDonald's, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
If you can't make it in the morning, try McDonald's for lunch or dinner.
So when your stomach starts growling, make your way over to McDonald's and satisfy your hunger with a juicy burger.
Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of La Ramada Restaurant say that the best Mexican fare is found right here, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
Dine out in the open during La Ramada Restaurant's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
For the tastes of La Ramada Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
At La Ramada Restaurant, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
Experience the best flavors of Mexico when you try the highly-rated cuisine at La Ramada Restaurant.
So take a walk on the wild side and discover the flavors and trends of Mexico at La Ramada Restaurant.
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Las Delicias in Kerman — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Queso Con Camrones, Nachos de Carnitas, Super Nachos, Special Nachos, and Guacamole Salad.
For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.
So come to Las Delicias, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare.
So what are you waiting for? Dine at Las Delicias and enjoy the tasty flavors of Mexican fare.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Robertito's Taco Shop should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
The patio seating at Robertito's Taco Shop is perfect for those warm summer days.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Robertito's Taco Shop.
So come to Robertito's Taco Shop, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.
So add some spice to your life and head on over to Robertito's Taco Shop for a tasty and ethnic Mexican meal.
Burger King is serving up burgers bursting with flavor.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Burger King will leave you happy and full.
Skip long waits and head to Burger King with your large group for easy seating.
No time to sit down? No worries! This burger joint offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Burger King is close to multiple parking options.
Burger King provides morning, afternoon, and evening service, so you can easily find time to dine.
Your hunt for the perfect burger is over. Head on over to Burger King for delicious quality you just can't beat.
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.