When you stay at Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach, you'll be convenient to Gran Rally Karts. This romantic hotel is within the region of Bridal Cave.
Make yourself at home in one of the 153 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and an arcade/game room.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Inn at Grand Glaize. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a computer station, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Free self parking is available onsite.
When you are running low on groceries, pay Coral Reef Seafood in Osage Beach a visit and load up your kitchen will all of your favorite eats.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
You won't be able to tell the difference with the frozen foods available here for your cuisine convenience.
Coral Reef Seafood serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Coral Reef Seafood.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by Coral Reef Seafood and pick up some fresh noodles.
Coral Reef Seafood understands what it's like having no time at all. That's why they make sure they're well stocked with the canned foods that help save you time.
Whether you like to bake or cook, oil and vinegar are essential items every kitchen needs.
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Coral Reef Seafood.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Meat lovers rejoice! From chicken to beef to pork, the meat selection here is sure to please.
Both sugary and high-fiber cereals are delicious and this store carries them all.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
Just a pinch of one of the seasonings and spices available here will help take your meal to greatness.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Many parking options are available in the area.
So when you're making your weekly grocery trip, make sure to stop by Coral Reef Seafood in Osage Beach for everything that you need.
Visit H. Toad's Bar and Grill for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Lake Ozark's Pawhuska.
This restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
H. Toad's Bar and Grill features some of the most affordable happy hour deals in town.
H. Toad's Bar and Grill offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Large groups will appreciate H. Toad's Bar and Grill for its ability to seat them quickly.
H. Toad's Bar and Grill's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Amp up your evening with some music — live bands or a DJ often perform here.
Go beyond dinner and enjoy dancing to the restaurant's live DJ as well.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
H. Toad's Bar and Grill wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
You can also have H. Toad's Bar and Grill cater your next event.
With a parking lot adjacent to H. Toad's Bar and Grill, you won't get stuck circling the block.
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.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? H. Toad's Bar and Grill s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
If you're short on cash, take care of business with one of many major credit cards.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, H. Toad's Bar and Grill is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out H. Toad's Bar and Grill.
See what great American fare is cooking up next at H. Toad's Bar and Grill.
H. Toad's Bar and Grill has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
Spice up your week with a trip to Dog Days Bar and Grill in Osage Beach, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Cheers to the weekend! Dog Days Bar and Grill is serving up the fun!
Get online gratis thanks to Dog Days Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Dog Days Bar and Grill.
Don't be shy — step out on the restaurant dance floor and soak up the sound of live music.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Dog Days Bar and Grill.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
A mid-priced establishment, Dog Days Bar and Grill offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Dog Days Bar and Grill accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Dog Days Bar and Grill dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
For a solid steak and potato favorite, Michael's Steak Chalet doesn't mess around with its A+ ratings and star-studded reviews.
Michael's Steak Chalet offers a new take on healthy dining.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Don't miss out on the private room at Michael's Steak Chalet — you'll want to reserve the space the next time you and your whole crew need a place to celebrate together.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Michael's Steak Chalet when the weather is warm.
Michael's Steak Chalet tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Diners can take full advantage of the free parking in the lot next to Michael's Steak Chalet.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
The restaurant's got you covered whether you're hungry for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but die-hard fans always opt for an evening meal.
So why not find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Michael's Steak Chalet? Your very own steak is right around the corner.
Michael's Steak Chalet serves up steaks that are filled with endless flavor notes, so head on over today and see what the buzz is all about.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
For conscientious eaters, Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant will ensure that it is delicious.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant.
So head to Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant for some tasty Mexican fare.
When you need a quick and tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated Vista Grande Mexican Restaurant for a tasty Mexican meal.
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.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
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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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