Lemoore's Super Mercado Leon is a well-organized and well-stocked grocery store, providing you with all of your food and beverage needs.
Super Mercado Leon's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
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.
Who's hungry? A frozen entree will fool anyone's palate, so why waste time cooking up a storm?
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Super Mercado Leon offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
Chicken, beef, sausage, and more are all available from this fine establishment for your cuisine.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Super Mercado Leon and stay on the go all the time.
Feeling hungry? Pick up some frozen food from here and enjoy a night snacking on all of your favorite items.
Even the simplest recipes call for oil and vinegar, so make sure you have plenty to go around.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
For a cheaper, more convenient alternative, you'll want to shop the canned foods at Super Mercado Leon. You won't even be able to tell the difference.
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Super Mercado Leon and get cooking.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
If you are concerned about parking, you shouldn't be. There are plenty of parking options in the area.
With a promise of freshness and quality, Super Mercado Leon in Lemoore makes it easy for you to prepare the foods you love with ingredients that taste great.
Swing by Jack In The Box for a quick burger and fries.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Jack In The Box's outdoor patio.
Great food is best enjoyed comfortably, so Jack In The Box encourages less-than-fancy attire.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
With a host of nearby parking options, many choose to drive to dinner.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Jack In The Box.
Jack In The Box serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.
So when you have a hankering for a burger, swing by Jack In The Box and pick up a great burger.
Jack In The Box serves up high-quality food at a fast pace, so make your way over to the restaurant the next time you need a quick bite.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Boba Island should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Boba Island has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Boba Island when the weather is warm.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Boba Island prides itself in its delicious catering.
Boba Island is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Boba Island's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Boba Island.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Boba Island.
So what are you waiting for? Dine at Boba Island and enjoy the tasty flavors of Mexican fare.
Wine and dine at Teri's Front Street Grill in Lemoore.
Teri's Front Street Grill is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Teri's Front Street Grill caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
The restaurant also features a DJ, and patrons are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Teri's Front Street Grill — it's strictly casual.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Bring the Teri's Front Street Grill's great food to your place.
At Teri's Front Street Grill, you can park your car in seconds with the nearby street and lot parking options.
Pick up a pepperoni pie or try a less traditional topping at Domino's Pizza in Lemoore's Lemoore neighborhood.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
The pizzeria's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
The dress code at Domino's Pizza is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Come in or stay home. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options have you covered.
Can't get enough of Domino's Pizza's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Many diners choose to drive to Domino's Pizza, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
Domino's Pizza makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
What's the best kept secret in Lemoore? Meals under $15 at Domino's Pizza.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Domino's Pizza for a new take on pizza.
Build your own burger at Beto's Stadium Drive-In — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Beto's Stadium Drive-In's outdoor patio.
Or, take your food to go.
Get in and out of the car quickly with no-hassle parking located all around the restaurant.
Beto's Stadium Drive-In offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Beto's Stadium Drive-In has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Beto's Stadium Drive-In.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Beto's Stadium Drive-In.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Beto's Stadium Drive-In is all about.
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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