Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill takes their beef seriously, earning them a multi-star rating from their many loyal customers.
For healthy meals with a twist, head to Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour.
If you're having a party, no need to stress out about cooking, cleaning or getting tables and chairs, have your party at Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill instead.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill's wifi.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill to your next party or event.
Free parking is available right next door.
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
So why not find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill? Your very own steak is right around the corner.
So head to Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill, where they're putting a unique twist on the classic steak dinner that's sure to leave your taste buds wanting more.
For chow mein that's sure to impress, Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar
serves top-rated fare.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this bar, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Bigger groups gravitate toward Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration.
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
The bar's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this bar.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
At Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
The upscale Chinese fare at Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar is sure to impress. Stop by today and check out the latest offerings.
Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar is a local hot spot for Chinese food lovers, so head on over today and check out the great menu options.
Melt in your mouth pasta, decadent sauce, and need I say more? Head to Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery for great Italian cuisine.
Easy-to-please items run throughout the menu — pizza and pasta are big here — so everyone can find a familiar favorite.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Wireless Internet access is available for no charge at Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery.
No need to dress to the nines here — Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery also offers catering.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery.
Parking is made simple at Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So pay the highly-rated Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery a visit today and enjoy some tasty and classic Italian dishes.
Soho 33 is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes.
Quit fat and gluten at Soho 33, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Soho 33.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
Head to Soho 33 in comfort, where attire is business casual.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Soho 33's tasty dishes at your next party.
Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Soho 33 will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
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.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Soho 33 is the place for you.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Soho 33 is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Soho 33.
You're going to want to dig in deep at this five-star diner: Nautilus Diner serves quality staples and sides.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Nautilus Diner, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Nautilus Diner, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Nautilus Diner wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
For the tastes of Nautilus Diner from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Diners can take full advantage of the free parking in the lot next to Nautilus Diner.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Nautilus Diner.
Taste the greatness Nautilus Diner is serving up with meals around $30.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
For some of the highest diner food around, be sure to check out Nautilus Diner.
So make tonight casual with great diner fare from Nautilus Diner.
The friendly staff at Nautilus Diner is ready to serve.
For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Poor Herbie's for American-style cuisine.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
Seating is readily available at Poor Herbie's for those with large parties.
Poor Herbie's diners enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
Catering from Poor Herbie's will take your party to the next level.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Poor Herbie's is located near both options.
Poor Herbie's makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
Don't look any further, head to Poor Herbie's for your next American meal.
See what great American fare is cooking up next at Poor Herbie's.
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.