At Bluewater Seafood in Panama City, you can save some money while shopping for your weekly grocery items.
Looking to spice things up? Choose from their wide selection of seasonings and flavorful spices.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Bluewater Seafood.
Feeling hungry? Heat up a tasty and affordable TV dinner from here and enjoy the convenience of a quick meal.
Bluewater Seafood can hook you up with the latest coffee and tea beverages.
If you're worried about your protein intake, you'll rest assured that great, delicious meats are available here.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Bluewater Seafood and cure your hunger pains.
Craving a late-night snack? Treat yourself to a canned good from Bluewater Seafood and satisfy your craving.
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
Bread at Bluewater Seafood is absolutely delicious.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
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.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Bluewater Seafood.
So when your fridge is looking a little bare, replenish supplies with a quick trip to Bluewater Seafood.
With a bottle of water in hand, it's easy to refresh and refuel. Grab a couple drinks from Callaway Seafood and stay on the go all the time.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
Kick off your weekend with a barbecue. Pick up some fresh and tender meats from here and start cooking.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
The bread baked at Callaway Seafood gets rave reviews, so taste it yourself today.
If you are starting to run low on oil and vinegar, head on over here and pick up your favorites.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Callaway Seafood has all of your pasta necessities.
A wide selection of spices and seasonings are also available.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
You'll be amazed at how much time you can save by buying canned food. It's like a shortcut to a better prepared meal.
For that late night at the office or a last-minute change of plans, this frozen food is both scrumptious and convenient for your schedule.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Callaway Seafood and sip your way through tasty goodness.
A healthy and light snack from Callaway Seafood is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Both sugary and high-fiber cereals are delicious and this store carries them all.
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
Pop over to New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Bring the whole clan to this pizzeria — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta with their complimentary wifi.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta patrons come in casual attire.
Just let this pizzeria know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta can also cater your next party; call today for details.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
Find out how many slices you can eat! New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta cooks up great, casual pizzas just how you want them: delicious and scrumptious.
If you need a quick and easy dinner option, head on over to New York's Famous Pizza and Pasta and pick up a pizza pie.
You can't beat the classics. Stop in at Place for some good home American cooking.
This restaurant guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Place offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour.
Place can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
The patio seating at Place is perfect for those warm summer days.
Musical patrons frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
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.
Take it nice and easy at Place, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
Your bill at Place will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
At Place, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
Place has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
Stop putting off the best meal of your year and come into Place's restaurant for some good old American favorites!
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Place and load up on some classic American dishes.
Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory offers a casual environment and multiple pizza choices that the whole family can enjoy.
Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this pizzeria has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this pizzeria — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory's wifi.
Your large group can all sit together at Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory.
Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this pizzeria.
Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory has your back!
There's no doubt about it. Luigi B G Pasta and Pizza Factory out-serves its competitors for the best slice of pizza around.
Grab some friends and head on over to Time Out Sports Saloon and Oyster Bar for great pub grub.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Sit outside at Time Out Sports Saloon and Oyster Bar and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Time Out Sports Saloon and Oyster Bar, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
There's plenty of room at the restaurant for dancing as well.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Time Out Sports Saloon and Oyster Bar, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Catering from Time Out Sports Saloon and Oyster Bar will take your party to the next level.
For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
Time Out Sports Saloon and Oyster Bar's menu is decked out with all your pub favorites, so you won't need to worry. There's definitely something for everyone!
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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