Planning Sunday dinner? Swing by Whole Foods Market in Milford, pick up some fresh and tasty ingredients and start cooking.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Whole Foods Market? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
If you like to try out different recipes and experiment with different flavors, you will love the selection of spices and seasonings that this store has to offer.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Whole Foods Market.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Whole Foods Market and cure your hunger pains.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
Hungry for a tasty meal but don't have the time to spend in the kitchen? Frozen food is an easy solution.
When you're looking for a little tart flavor to add to your meal, you'll want to grab some vinegar. For something a little more savory, that definitely calls for oil. When you shop here, you can stock up on either to ensure your food is tart and savory in equal measures.
Grab a loaf of bread from Whole Foods Market and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Find quality, tasty, and affordable meats here and leave with enough meat for the whole week.
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.
When you need a quick meal after a long and hard workday, a canned good item from here makes for an easy and tasty dish.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Whole Foods Market.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Whole Foods Market and sip your way through tasty goodness.
If you plan on driving to Whole Foods Market, ample parking is available in the area.
Whole Foods Market offers safe bike parking outside.
So when you're running low on groceries, head on over to Whole Foods Market in Milford and stock up on some tasty items.
For an upscale twist on your typical pub fare, Bridge House Restaurant is a delicious pick, offering tasty burgers and an extensive tap list.
Bridge House Restaurant has the largest selection of vegan fare in the area.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Bridge House Restaurant's outdoor patio.
Bridge House Restaurant is a great location to host a group dinner.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Bridge House Restaurant's low-key style is the perfect match.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
That's right! Bridge House Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Bridge House Restaurant provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
So if you're a lover of all things gastropub, make a trip to Bridge House Restaurant.
You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Bridge House Restaurant tastes like pure heaven!
So round up your friends and head over to Bridge House Restaurant for a casual American meal.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Bridge House Restaurant and taste your way through some great American dishes.
What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Southport Brewing Co.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Cheer on your favorite team at Southport Brewing Co., a local restaurant with TVs.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Book a room at Southport Brewing Co. so the only you have to worry about is what great dish you're going to order.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Southport Brewing Co. with their charming outdoor seating.
Tap your foot to Southport Brewing Co.'s tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
Southport Brewing Co. prides itself in its delicious catering.
For convenience, patrons can park in the lot next door, and valet is also an option.
Cyclists are in luck. Southport Brewing Co. provides bike parking.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Southport Brewing Co. also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Southport Brewing Co.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Southport Brewing Co.
For a tall glass of beer, there's no better place to go than Southport Brewing Co. for the connoisseur at heart.
For British pub food in Milford, there's nothing better than Southport Brewing Co..
Find delicious sandwiches at other American favorites at Rainbow Gardens Inn.
Rainbow Gardens Inn features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Rainbow Gardens Inn's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Seating is readily available at Rainbow Gardens Inn for those with large parties.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Dress is typically casual at Rainbow Gardens Inn, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Rainbow Gardens Inn to create the perfect night.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Street and lot parking is simple near Rainbow Gardens Inn.
Rainbow Gardens Inn knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Rainbow Gardens Inn, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Rainbow Gardens Inn who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Rainbow Gardens Inn is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
So head on over to the highly-rated Rainbow Gardens Inn for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Fans of Jimmy's Apizza make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this pizzeria has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this pizzeria.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Jimmy's Apizza's gorgeous patio.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
Jimmy's Apizza will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this pizzeria.
Drive up and park. No meters or machines required, just easy free parking.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Jimmy's Apizza.
Jimmy's Apizza has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
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 Jimmy's Apizza.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Jimmy's Apizza where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
So enjoy a casual night out this weekend and treat yourself to a tasty pizza pie from Jimmy's Apizza.
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Jimmy's Apizza.
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at Citrus Restaurant.
Citrus Restaurant knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
Citrus Restaurant is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Citrus Restaurant is a prime location to dine with a group.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Citrus Restaurant's outdoor patio seating.
Tap into the free wireless Internet at Citrus Restaurant.
If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.
A great spot for special occasions, guests are encouraged to dress to the nines.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Bring the Citrus Restaurant's great food to your place.
Free parking is always available just seconds away from Citrus Restaurant.
Citrus Restaurant offers various parking options, including bike parking.
An average meal at Citrus Restaurant will set you back about $30.
Dine in for dinner to see what the restaurant is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
Don't put it off any longer, and give Citrus Restaurant a try.
Pay Citrus Restaurant a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Citrus Restaurant 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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