Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from A&W Restaurant.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at A&W Restaurant.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely A&W Restaurant who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Leo's Beef Jerkey and cure your hunger pains.
Get your noodle on! Leo's Beef Jerkey has some of the best and affordable noodle and pasta options in the area.
Leo's Beef Jerkey's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Chicken, beef, sausage, and more are all available from this fine establishment for your cuisine.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Leo's Beef Jerkey's impressive coffee and tea connection.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Leo's Beef Jerkey.
Have a gourmet meal without working away in the kitchen. Throw on your favorite TV show or movie and pop a frozen dinner in the microwave. You'll be happy you did!
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Whether you cook it or eat it raw, the produce from Leo's Beef Jerkey will be tasty no matter what.
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
Just a pinch of one of the seasonings and spices available here will help take your meal to greatness.
The canned food selection at Leo's Beef Jerkey is perfect for giving you a bunch of shortcuts to a nutritious, delicious, and perfect meal for you and your loved ones.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Leo's Beef Jerkey for some hydration while you're on the move.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
This place lets you recreate the wonders of fair fare by offering terrific vinegar and oil options to help you make everyone's favorite, vinegar and french fries!
Make use of the safe parking options near Leo's Beef Jerkey and reap the great benefits of parking close by.
Build your own burger at Socorro Springs Brewing Co. — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Cheers to the weekend! Socorro Springs Brewing Co. is serving up the fun!
Be sure to check out Socorro Springs Brewing Co.'s outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Socorro Springs Brewing Co.'s complimentary wifi.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Socorro Springs Brewing Co. for easy seating.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table if you're headed over on a weeknight — it can get quite busy with the after-work crowds.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Socorro Springs Brewing Co. offers catering.
Socorro Springs Brewing Co. is just steps away from a parking lot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Socorro Springs Brewing Co.
Socorro Springs Brewing Co.'s mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
So when you need to cure your hunger craving, visit Socorro Springs Brewing Co. and treat yourself to a tasty American dish.
So round up your friends and head over to Socorro Springs Brewing Co. for a casual American meal.
Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Chili's, a savory spot for American cuisine.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Chili's is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour.
Chili's is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Post up at Chili's and take advantage of the wifi for a small fee.
Chili's wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Can't get enough of Chili's' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
At Chili's, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Chili's s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Rediscover your favorite American meals at Chili's.
Swing by Chili's today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
Visit McDonald's for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Los Lunas' Los Lunas.
Health nuts will love McDonald's for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
McDonald's is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
The restaurant is about as noisy as it gets — plan for booming speakers and chatty crowds everywhere.
No need to dress up for a trip to McDonald's — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Driving is all about convenience, and we get that. With spaces available, we'll help speed up your night.
College students on a budget will love the fare at McDonald's
priced just right and seasoned to perfection, every dish here is worth checking out.
McDonald's serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
McDonald's is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
Go beyond just beans and rice at Benny's, and fill up on Mexican food that delivers a star-studded performance (according to fans' out-of-this-world, lip-smacking reviews).
Benny's not only serves fare that's free of gluten, low in fat, and vegan, but also dishes out some of the yummiest food in town.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Benny's for their catering services.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Benny's.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Benny's also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated Benny's.
Benny's serves up some of the best Mexican fare in town, so head on over today and treat yourself to some authentic eats.
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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