When you're preparing a special meal, you'll want to buy special meat. That's why the fine cut and prepared meats at Cavallari Gourmet are perfect for any occasion in Oviedo.
Everyone loves getting a happy delivery! Order a gift basket from Cavallari Gourmet today.
If you love to taste different tea and coffee blends, check out the selection of items available at Cavallari Gourmet.
Cavallari Gourmet makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Spices and seasonings make every meal more flavorful, so expand your horizons and try some new ones.
Cavallari Gourmet takes the word deli to a whole new level and offers much more than just sandwiches.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
If you have a hankering for a tasty sandwich, swing on by Cavallari Gourmet and satisfy your craving.
When you want to elevate your cooking's taste, you'll definitely want to keep your kitchen well stocked with the vinegar and oil offered here.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Fill up your home pantry with these great canned food options and keep your basic items in stock.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Cavallari Gourmet and cure your hunger pains.
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.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
The frozen food here tastes so good, you'll forget it came from the microwave!
Luckily for you, this place has delicious meat in stock for your cooking.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Whether cold cuts or slabs of meat for barbecuing, Cavallari Gourmet's butcher shop offers unparalleled taste and service in Oviedo.
Fresh fish fans are in luck at Sushi POP, where only the best of the best sushi is served (check out its A+ ratings and reviews) and ambiance is always kept up to the latest minute.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this sushi spot's full bar.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this sushi spot — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Sushi POP has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
For comfortable outdoor service, Sushi POP sets up a seasonal patio.
Who doesn't want to go out for a nice meal with buddies and your canine companion? Head over to Sushi POP for a good time!
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Sushi POP — it's strictly casual.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Sushi POP.
Parking is made simple at Sushi POP, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Sushi POP.
Sushi POP s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the sushi spot is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
So if you dream about sushi, Sushi POP is the spot with the freshest fish, trendiest vibe, and best reviews.
While the sushi is great, Sushi POP makes for a fun and exciting evening out.
Sushi POP is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Oviedo.
The sushi at Sushi POP is filled with colors and endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy some tasty eats.
Big tastes abound at Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery, and Italian-fare enthusiasts can't stop talking about the five-star menu.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
Your large group can all sit together at Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Keep it casual at Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
That's right! Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
At Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door.
Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Taste the greatness Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery is serving up with meals around $30.
Conveniently charge by major credit card when cash isn't an option.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
For prime Italian fare, Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery is one of the highest-rated restaurants around.
If you are looking for a new lunch or dinner spot, make your way over to Cafe Panuzzo's Italian Eatery and fill up on Italian fare.
Outback Steakhouse offers juicy cuts of meat, making it one of the best steakhouses in Oviedo.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further than Outback Steakhouse.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Outback Steakhouse.
At Outback Steakhouse, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Outback Steakhouse, known for its laid-back ambience.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Parking is accessible and not far from the restaurant.
Outback Steakhouse offers various parking options, including bike parking.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Outback Steakhouse for a great bite.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the restaurant is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while, so head on over to Outback Steakhouse and indulge in a juicy steak.
Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Chili's.
Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find something healthy to eat when you go out. This is not the case at Chili's.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Get online gratis thanks to Chili's' complimentary wifi.
Whether you have a large or small group, Chili's can accommodate both.
A tad noisy, the restaurant is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
Comfort is prioritized at Chili's, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Chili's cater for you.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Chili's has to offer.
Chili's serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Isn't it time you indulged in the old classics of American food? Stop by Chili's to have a bite of deliciousness.
Swing by Chili's today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
Planet Smoothie isn't just a cute name. The smoothie shop actually does cover a significant portion of the planet, with locations all over the east coast and as far west as Hawaii. In their expansive geographical quest, they seek to change diets for the better with their products. The team behind this fruit haven lays down exactly what their smoothies are made of. What's more, they're up front about what the smoothies will do for your body so that clients can make informed decisions about their smoothie choices.
Their full menu catalogs fruit-filled drinks, with options to add protein powder for speedier muscle growth. They also mix in fat-burning blasts to suppress appetites and immune-system blasts to keep bodies healthy. The shop accommodates clients’ food allergies and dietary restrictions with gluten-free and dairy-free options as well. In addition, they only use natural, low-calorie sweeteners composed of agave and stevia that offer a healthy alternative to chemical sweeteners while avoiding the excess calories associated with traditional sugar. For the morning crowd, Illy coffee is served up iced or hot in espresso, lattes, and mochas.
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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