When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Perfectly Baked Breads will certainly come in hand.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Perfectly Baked Breads.
When your food needs a little more flavor, pick up some seasonings or spices from here and enjoy a tasty meal.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
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.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Perfectly Baked Breads.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Perfectly Baked Breads and stay on the go all the time.
If you're just getting into cooking, pick up some oil and vinegar from here and learn the basics of cooking with these necessities.
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.
Soup, vegetables, fruit, these are just a few of the canned items available here.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Perfectly Baked Breads and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Perfectly Baked Breads will be tasty no matter what.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
When you have a long and hard day at work, a frozen meal from here makes for a perfect dinner solution.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
Here you can find an assortment of meats, such as pork and chicken, to meet your personal needs.
You'll be happy to know there are amazing parking options in the area.
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at J P Fitzgerald's.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
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.
J P Fitzgerald's is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is J P Fitzgerald's' wifi.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on J P Fitzgerald's' patio.
Wear what you like when you dine at J P Fitzgerald's — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
If you need to feed a big crowd, J P Fitzgerald's also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
The parking lot near J P Fitzgerald's will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Cyclists are in luck. J P Fitzgerald's provides bike parking.
Major credit cards are accepted as a form of payment, so patrons are advised to charge responsibly.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, J P Fitzgerald's has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, J P Fitzgerald's is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated J P Fitzgerald's.
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant does pasta right — this restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Come order a flavorful feast at Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant, and sit outside if it's nice!
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant's wifi.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party.
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot.
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
Visit Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant for great Italian food that is well worth the price.
You'll definitely be wowed by the A+ renditions of classic Italian dishes served up at Ilio Dipaolo's Restaurant.
A burger from home tastes like a burger; a burger from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers tastes like a little bit of heaven.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers creates delicious dishes for those with dietary limitations, and the menu is filled with fare that's low in fat, gluten-free, and vegan.
The bar at this burger joint is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this burger joint won't cost you a sitter.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this burger joint.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
You can also serve food from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers at your next party — the burger joint offers catering.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this burger joint.
At Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is a great dining option for any time of day.
When you are in the mood for a juicy and flavorful burger, make your way over to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers takes burgers to a whole new level. Swing by today for a casual and tasty bite to eat.
If you're looking for an average burger, go somewhere else. If you're looking for a high-class burger on a different level, come to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
One of the most-frequented restaurants in Hamburg, Armor Inn Tap Room offers flavorsome seafood and good steak. It's a culinary destination for customers seeking a fair price and a pleasant waitstaff.
Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the New York weather cooperates. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, it's common knowledge that the background noise can get a little loud here.
When you arrive, you should check out the fish, as it's frequently raved about. In terms of the restaurant itself, it's a good option for families with children, large groups, and dancing. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and if you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty stout selection behind the bar.
Specializing in dinner, Armor Inn Tap Room is definitely a good call. The service, in general, is "great." Also, its beer is known to be "good." Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Prefer to pedal there? Bike parking is also provided.
Who's hungry? Step up to the big leagues at Outback Steak House, where each and every steak packs a five-star punch.
Outback Steak House will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
At Outback Steak House, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Outback Steak House tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Outback Steak House offers catering.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Outback Steak House's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Wake up early to catch a bite of Outback Steak House's breakfast, or swing by later for some tasty lunch or dinner.
When you want prime beef that will make your mouth water, come to Outback Steak House where the flavor (and the ratings) are out of this world.
Outback Steak House serves up steaks that are grilled to perfection, so swing by today and enjoy a juicy cut of meat.
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.