Forget the overdone, cardboard junk and experience a pie dropped from the sky that only the pizza gods at Angelina's can create!
Homemade dough that is crispy, chewy and flavorful, flavorful homemade sauces, and the freshest ingredients available make for what Fodor's Travel Guide calls "the best pizza on the North coast"! And pizza's not all we do.
Our sandwiches are made on our homemade foccacia bread and you will never find another bread like it anywhere.
Our salads, like the Frutta di Bosco (mixed greens, dried cranberries, candied pecans, mandarin oranges, gorgonzola cheese and gala apples with our homemade raspberry vinaigrette) are as legendary as our pizza, calzones and strombolis. All served up by the friendliest, most welcoming culinary team around!
Come for a tasty meal at A&W Restaurant that the whole family will love.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at A&W Restaurant, known for its laid-back ambience.
If you're driving, that's no problem. Parking available onsite.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than A&W Restaurant.
Score your next slice at Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour — this Clatskanie joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Foods you can't live without fill the menu here — tasty pizza and flavorful pasta are the pizzeria's big-ticket items.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour and order great food.
Free wifi is available as well.
Casual dining at its best, Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour to create the perfect night.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour, a local restaurant.
Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour.
Fultanos Family Pizza Parlour's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Geno's Pizza and Burgers' loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Geno's Pizza and Burgers is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Bring the whole clan to this pizzeria — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Free wifi is available as well.
At Geno's Pizza and Burgers, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the pizzeria dress informally.
This pizzeria will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
At Geno's Pizza and Burgers, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Geno's Pizza and Burgers offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Geno's Pizza and Burgers serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Geno's Pizza and Burgers is at the top of the list.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Geno's Pizza and Burgers, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that Geno's Pizza and Burgers has to offer.
So for a piece of pizza that truly sings, you'll love taking a bite out of the pie from Geno's Pizza and Burgers.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Longview's Freddy's Just for The Halibut — this Longview seafood spot has quite the selection.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Freddy's Just for The Halibut.
Freddy's Just for The Halibut can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Seafood Sampler, Steamer Clams Or Steamed Mussels, Crab Dip, Sauteed Tiger Prawns and Mushrooms, and Calamari.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Freddy's Just for The Halibut.
You can also have Freddy's Just for The Halibut cater your next event.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
You won't need to save up for a trip to Freddy's Just for The Halibut — most meals cost less than $15.
Freddy's Just for The Halibut accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Freddy's Just for The Halibut, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Freddy's Just for The Halibut has all the right seafood dishes to keep you and your family satisfied when paying them a visit.
Treat yourself to good food and drink at Rogue Ales Public House in Astoria.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
From cheap drinks to good eats, Rogue Ales Public House's happy hour is a steal.
At Rogue Ales Public House, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Rogue Ales Public House has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Free wifi is available as well.
Man's best friend is welcome to join you for a delicious meal at Rogue Ales Public House.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table.
Take it nice and easy at Rogue Ales Public House, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Through their catering service, Rogue Ales Public House can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Rogue Ales Public House's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Rogue Ales Public House.
Rogue Ales Public House is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
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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