With a stay at Marriott Wentworth By The Sea in New Castle, you'll be convenient to Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club and Fort Constitution Historical Site. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Fort Constitution Historical Site and Seacoast Science Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 161 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and business services. Planning an event in New Castle? This hotel has 8387 square feet (755 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
Searching for an affordable and well-stocked grocery store in Rye? Look no further than Sagamore Lobster Co.
Frozen food is a great option for those who don't love to cook, so go ahead and stock up on these items today.
Sagamore Lobster Co. offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
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.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
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!
When your food needs a little more flavor, pick up some seasonings or spices from here and enjoy a tasty meal.
A classic breakfast option, cereal is always good to have on hand. A box is sure to ease everyone's morning appetite without taking too much time off the clock.
H20: The essential element for every human being. Stay hydrated everywhere you go with a bottle from Sagamore Lobster Co.
You'll definitely not want to miss the terrific vinegar and oil deals available at this location. You'll find top notch ingredients to transform your cooking when you stop in here.
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
Impromptu barbecues are welcome here due to the available and excellent A+ meats.
When you're just looking to open a can, heat it, and then eat, the canned food aisle at Sagamore Lobster Co. offers you exactly just that kind of convenience.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
If you're seeking high-quality tea and coffee with endless flavor nodes, check out the options at Sagamore Lobster Co.
If you are traveling by car, make sure you make use of the nearby parking options during your visit.
So stop by Sagamore Lobster Co. in Rye today for all your grocery needs.
Find fresh produce and meat at The Takeaway Cafe in Kittery and prepare your favorite dish.
Make your own salad dressing in a snap! Oil and vinegar are essential components for a number of common creations, so make sure these guys always have a place in your kitchen.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
When all you need is an incredibly quick dinner, this place offers some of the best TV dinners around to satisfy your needs.
Don't have time for breakfast? Quick and crunchy, cereal is a great way to start your morning no matter how late you're running.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from The Takeaway Cafe and slurp your way to happiness.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at The Takeaway Cafe.
The gourmet spices and seasonings available here will take any meal to the next level.
The Takeaway Cafe offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
Craving a late-night snack? Treat yourself to a canned good from The Takeaway Cafe and satisfy your craving.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
The Takeaway Cafe makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Whether you need some snacks for the big game or a quick dinner option, the frozen foods from here are sure to suit your needs.
Get your grill fired up and grab your tongs! The meat here is perfect for the grill any time of year.
Patrons of The Takeaway Cafe will love the convenience of the nearby parking spaces.
Save yourself some time and energy, The Takeaway Cafe will make sure you find everything on your grocery list.
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. serves up hot and delicious pizza in a casual dining environment.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this pizzeria has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this pizzeria.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Portsmouth Gas Light Co.'s beautiful outdoor seating area.
Get online gratis thanks to Portsmouth Gas Light Co.'s complimentary wifi.
Who doesn't want to go out for a nice meal with buddies and your canine companion? Head over to Portsmouth Gas Light Co. for a good time!
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Portsmouth Gas Light Co. also offers catering.
Or, take your grub to go.
Street parking and valet services are the prime parking solutions near Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the pizzeria.
Portsmouth Gas Light Co. s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the pizzeria is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
It's time you enjoyed a piece of pizza casually with your friends and family at Portsmouth Gas Light Co.'s restaurant.
So gather up your friends and family and head on over to Portsmouth Gas Light Co. for a night filled with pizza and fun.
Jitto's Supersteak in Portsmouth takes their beef seriously, earning them a multi-star rating from their many loyal customers.
Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find something healthy to eat when you go out. This is not the case at Jitto's Supersteak.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Jitto's Supersteak.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Jitto's Supersteak's al fresco patio seating.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
Jitto's Supersteak's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Jitto's Supersteak also offers catering.
Free parking is always available just seconds away from Jitto's Supersteak.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
A meal so cheap, you can almost pay for it with coins, Jitto's Supersteak largely serves dishes under the $15 mark.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Jitto's Supersteak offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Jitto's Supersteak knows there's nothing like a big, juicy steak, so head on down and see what all the hype is about.
All the best cuts in town await you at Jitto's Supersteak, your new favorite steakhouse.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Bratskellar's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Enjoy a light, gluten-free meal at Bratskellar.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this pizzeria won't disappoint.
Parents appreciate this pizzeria's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Bratskellar is a prime location to dine with a group.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
Wear what you like when you dine at Bratskellar — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Throwing a big party? Count on Bratskellar to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this pizzeria.
Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Bratskellar s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Bratskellar, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Bratskellar is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
Just because Bratskellar is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Bratskellar.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Bratskellar for a tasty pizza pie.
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:
Watch her explain her approach to fine dining:
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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