Visit A&W Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Lathrop's Lathrop.
At A&W Restaurant, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Shelling out big flavor at low prices is the name of the game at A&W Restaurant, where dining out is an affordable everyday habit.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely A&W Restaurant who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than A&W Restaurant.
Haven Acres Bar and Grill serves tasty American-style cuisine.
Why watch TV at home when you can catch the game at Haven Acres Bar and Grill?
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Haven Acres Bar and Grill has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Skip long waits and head to Haven Acres Bar and Grill with your large group for easy seating.
Get online gratis thanks to Haven Acres Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Haven Acres Bar and Grill, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Haven Acres Bar and Grill also offers catering.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
An average meal at Haven Acres Bar and Grill will set you back about $30.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Haven Acres Bar and Grill.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Haven Acres Bar and Grill who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Haven Acres Bar and Grill.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Haven Acres Bar and Grill and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
For top-of-the-line taste with a trendy twist, Amici Sushi's exceptional sushi rolls are considered a must-try by fans and foodies alike.
The drink list at this sushi spot has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this sushi spot.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Amici Sushi.
For the tastes of Amici Sushi from the comfort of your next party, the sushi spot also offers catering services.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This sushi spot knows it's carryout.
Amici Sushi is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Amici Sushi.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
So if you dream about sushi, Amici Sushi is the spot with the freshest fish, trendiest vibe, and best reviews.
Sushi at Amici Sushi will make for a great and unique meal out.
Amici Sushi is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Lathrop.
The sushi rolls at Amici Sushi are filled with layers of flavors. Make your way over to the restaurant today and enjoy a taste of paradise.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Mountain Mike's Pizza — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Mountain Mike's Pizza is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this pizzeria, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Just let this pizzeria know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
Endless parking options are readily available close to Mountain Mike's Pizza.
Mountain Mike's Pizza offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Mountain Mike's Pizza. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Mountain Mike's Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Mountain Mike's Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
So grab a group of friends and head to Mountain Mike's Pizza, where you can relax in a casual setting while enjoying a delicious, handmade pizza.
Isn't it time you stopped trifling with average pizzas and went with the masters at Mountain Mike's Pizza?
When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.
For fast food in Lathrop's Lathrop neighborhood, check out the burger menu at Jack In The Box.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Jack In The Box's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
You can also grab your food to go.
Driving to the restaurant is easy as pie, and parking surrounds the area.
Jack In The Box is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Delicious food doesn't have to be expensive, as shown by the delicious fare coming out of Jack In The Box's kitchen.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
Night owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
So when all you can think about is food, get a delicious burger quickly at Jack In The Box.
Pick up a tasty lunch or dinner from Jack In The Box and enjoy the convenience of quick and flavorful meal options.
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.