If you're in the need for some protein, this is THE place to go, as they have wonderful and various meats for purchase.
Both sugary and high-fiber cereals are delicious and this store carries them all.
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.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Payless Pizza.
Whether you're dressing a salad or cooking up a storm, oil and vinegar are essential kitchen items, so make sure you have an ample amount on hand.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Health-conscious eaters will love cooking with the fresh produce available here.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
Bread at Payless Pizza is absolutely delicious.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Payless Pizza and slurp your way to happiness.
Fill up your kitchen pantry with some tasty canned goods from here and always have a quick meal available.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Purchase some pizzas for your upcoming pizza night and savor authentic-style pizzas from Payless Pizza.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
It's about time you said goodbye to cooking and said hello to the convenience of the frozen food offered here.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Payless Pizza.
Drivers can easily find parking in the surrounding area.
It’s hard to know where to look first upon walking into one of Jungle Jim’s two-dozen locations. Nearly every inch of wall space overflows with such safari-themed accoutrements as palm fronts, bamboo poles, colored lights, and a tiki bar. Although the restaurant aims to transport families to an exotic tropical wonderland, the huge menu is stuffed with familiar favorites designed to appeal to nearly every kind of diner. Chicken panini wraps and zesty buffalo wings swing quickly from the kitchen, but for more ceremonious occasions there are also a number of upscale, steakhouse-style options. A favorite is the St. Louis-style Rhino Ribs, a heft half-rack made sticky with honey garlic or barbecue sauce. Alongside such decadence, the special Slim Jim menu showcases entrees with 550 calories or fewer, such as pan-seared tiger shrimp and grilled chicken salad. Kids can dig into smaller portions on their own menu—which, once they’ve decided between alfredo pasta and animal-shaped chicken nuggets, they can fold into a tiki-style mask.
After perfecting their craft over more than a decade, the chefs of Fireside Catering established Fireside Eatery inside Hotel Mount Pearl. Here, they whip up a menu of comforting breakfast and lunch fare such as omelettes, pancakes, burgers, and cod dinners, as well as regional favourites including breakfast sandwiches concocted from deep-fried touton, egg, and bologna or chicken paninis drizzled with traditional Newfoundland dressing. They sling quick lunches during the workweek to satisfy busy business types, and they serve breakfast all day on Saturday and Sunday, holding diners to a strict dress code of flannel pajamas and pillow-creased faces. The Eatery also newly serves dinner.
Located right on the waterfront, diners at Dildo Dory Grill enjoy picturesque views with their delicious dinners. The restaurant's broad menu features hand-dipped fish and chips made from fresh North Atlantic Cod, a moose burger served alongside hand-cut fries, and crab cakes served with warm butter. Pair entrees with a selection of wine, beer, and cocktails.
When picking a restaurant, it usually comes down to what you’re in the mood for—be it Mexican, Thai, or Italian. That decision comes easy at Around the World, where the menu encompasses a wide variety of global dishes. Whether craving a bison burger topped with crisp back bacon or a creamy chicken curry served over basmati rice, diners can appease their appetites at this warm, mustard-hued eatery.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
When all you want to do is take a can off the shelf, open the lid, and heat it up, Ziggy Peelgoods French Fries lets you enjoy dinner faster with its amazing selection of canned foods.
While you're stopping in today, you'll love browsing their selection of terrific meats.
Spices and seasonings make every meal more flavorful, so expand your horizons and try some new ones.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Ziggy Peelgoods French Fries.
Ziggy Peelgoods French Fries serves up the most delicious freshly-baked bread in town. Head on over and pick up a loaf today.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Ziggy Peelgoods French Fries.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Whether you like to bake or cook, oil and vinegar are essential items every kitchen needs.
Here you can find a variety of tasty frozen food items, all of which make a great meal solution for busy families.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Ziggy Peelgoods French Fries.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by Ziggy Peelgoods French Fries and pick up some fresh noodles.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Ziggy Peelgoods French Fries for all your protein and calcium needs.
Parking is accessible and not far from the store.
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.