Carnivores come to Roger's Quality Meat and Deli for the tastiest meat in Lakeland.
For that bowl of crunchy goodness, cereal is a winner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
The bread baked at Roger's Quality Meat and Deli gets rave reviews, so taste it yourself today.
If you need a quick and affordable lunch or dinner option, browse the selection of tasty TV dinners here.
Here you can find a wide selection of oil and vinegar for all of your cooking needs, such as sauces and dressings.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
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.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Luckily for you, this place has delicious meat in stock for your cooking.
You'll definitely want to make sure you're well stocked for any potential emergencies by browsing through Roger's Quality Meat and Deli's great selection of canned foods.
For cool, refreshing H20, Roger's Quality Meat and Deli's got you covered.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
At Roger's Quality Meat and Deli, you can stock up on all of your favorite sandwiches for your work week.
Get your noodle on! Roger's Quality Meat and Deli has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Stock up on all of your deli favorites, such as salads, meats and cheese, at Roger's Quality Meat and Deli and enjoy every bite.
Add a little more flavor to your meals with their quality selection of spices and seasonings.
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
Quality ingredients do make a difference, and that's why Roger's Quality Meat and Deli's butcher shop in Lakeland will entice you to taste even better meals.
Looking for a great burger? Check out Mojos Liquor Store for a large selection of signature burgers.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this burger joint has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this burger joint is a great spot for families to chow down.
Head to Mojos Liquor Store for a happy hour that aims to please.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Mojos Liquor Store's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Your large group can all sit together at Mojos Liquor Store.
Get online gratis thanks to Mojos Liquor Store's complimentary wifi.
Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the burger joint provides more than enough room to twist the night away.
Between the music and the crowds, Mojos Liquor Store's noise levels can be intense.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the burger joint on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Mojos Liquor Store encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Throwing a big party? Count on Mojos Liquor Store to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this burger joint.
At Mojos Liquor Store, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Mojos Liquor Store s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Mojos Liquor Store accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Head on over to Mojos Liquor Store first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Mojos Liquor Store is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So if you consider yourself a burger fanatic, head on over to Mojos Liquor Store and indulge in one of the tasty menu options.
So come grab a no muss no fuss meal at Mojos Liquor Store. The burgers will not disappoint.
With the juiciest burgers around, Mojos Liquor Store will serve you the highest quality beef in Lakeland.
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
If you prefer to eat healthy, you'll find tons of fresh selections on Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy's menu.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy's gorgeous patio.
Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
For the tastes of Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Or, take your food to go.
There is parking close to the restaurant.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy.
Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy time and time again.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Taste why Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
Everyone in Lakeland knows the secret to a great place for Mexican takeout is Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy.
When you're ready for a delicious meal, pay Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy a visit and taste the many flavors of Mexico.
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at Beef O'Brady's.
Beef O'Brady's is creating healthy meals that are enticing to anyone's taste buds.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
At Beef O'Brady's, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Wifi here is on the house.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Beef O'Brady's.
Bring your furry friend along for a delicious meal at Beef O'Brady's.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Beef O'Brady's is come-as-you-are.
Just let this restaurant know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
Catering from Beef O'Brady's will take your party to the next level.
Beef O'Brady's' diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Beef O'Brady's.
At Beef O'Brady's, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Beef O'Brady's since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to Beef O'Brady's' restaurant today.
Make your way over to Beef O'Brady's and enjoy a delicious American meal in a laid back setting.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Since we are the only pottery painting studio in the area, our competition is mostly the movie theater and other forms of entertainment.
At our cafe-style studio, having something interesting and unique to do while having a conversation is a great outing with family and friends.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Our studio is DIY, casual and eclectic.
When you walk in, you can select your pottery surface and seat yourself at one of our whimsical tables.
We'll give you a tour of our paint bar and a few tips, and set you free to paint.
Pottery takes around 4-7 days to fire.
We do ship, if you prefer.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
When I visited a studio out of town 13 years ago, I was refreshed to see dads & dauthers, mothers & sons, couples on a date and a family painting together as a form of entertainment.
With young children, I wanted to bring family-friendly activity for relationship-building to our area.
What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing families spending time together laughing, couples talking, children creating...boys in particular.
I've seen marriage proposals to several terminally ill making memories for and with loved ones.
I love feeling like my studio is a community gathering place where memories are made.
Flavorful, five-star sauces fill the menu at Il Forno, and visitors will say it serves the best Italian fare in town.
Guess what? Il Forno serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Got kids? No problem at Il Forno! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Il Forno has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Il Forno is a great location to host a group dinner.
No need to dress to the nines here — Il Forno's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Can't get enough of Il Forno's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Il Forno is just steps away from a parking lot.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Il Forno is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Il Forno s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
The menu at Il Forno includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Il Forno is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
Next time you're in the mood for authentic Italian cooking, remember to try the delicious fare at Il Forno.
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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