When you only have time for a quick lunch during your busy workday, heat up a TV dinner from here and enjoy a quick and yummy meal.
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.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
Kick off your weekend with a barbecue. Pick up some fresh and tender meats from here and start cooking.
Don't wait for things like rice to cook when you don't have to. The great selection of frozen food here helps you speed up the cooking time for any number of different foods.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Nassau Street Seafood.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Grab a loaf of bread from Nassau Street Seafood and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Nassau Street Seafood makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Canned food often presents a cheaper alternative as the food doesn't spoil. That's why Nassau Street Seafood encourages you to stock up today.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Nassau Street Seafood.
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.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Nassau Street Seafood.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
A little here, a little there, you can never have enough vinegar and oil. Used in almost every recipe, these liquids will come in handy.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Street and lot parking is simple near Nassau Street Seafood.
Visit Alchemist and Barrister for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Princeton's Princeton.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Bigger groups gravitate toward Alchemist and Barrister, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration.
Celebrate the start of a great weekend at Alchemist and Barrister's great happy hour.
Alchemist and Barrister is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine.
Heading over after work? Make sure to call ahead to reserve your table since crowds tend to pack Alchemist and Barrister on weeknights.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Alchemist and Barrister's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Alchemist and Barrister also offers catering.
Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Alchemist and Barrister.
At Alchemist and Barrister, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Alchemist and Barrister is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Alchemist and Barrister accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Alchemist and Barrister, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The friendly staff at Alchemist and Barrister are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
Swing by Alchemist and Barrister today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting.
J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar serves tasty American-style cuisine.
J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar is our corner of happy and healthy with rich flavors and bold ingredients.
J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Free wireless Internet is also available at J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays.
J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
You can also have J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar cater your next event.
You can also grab your food to go.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar's Palmer Sq E address.
Commute by bike to J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar and find easy bike parking.
J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
If you can't make it in the morning, try J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar for lunch or dinner.
The friendly staff at J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Find out about Princeton 's top British pub food for yourself at J B Winberie Restaurant and Bar.
Visit Triumph Brewing Company and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine.
The chefs at Triumph Brewing Company know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
A private room is available for reservation at Triumph Brewing Company for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.
A tad noisy, the restaurant is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
Put the suit away when heading to Triumph Brewing Company — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Triumph Brewing Company can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Parking is made simple at Triumph Brewing Company, especially for those who wish to park in a lot or garage.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Hitting the mid-range mark, Triumph Brewing Company s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
All major credit cards are accepted.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Triumph Brewing Company offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
When you're craving a true American classic, such as a burger and fries, make your way over to Triumph Brewing Company.
With so many favorite beers to choose from, Triumph Brewing Company will make you feel like the gang's all there in Princeton.
For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar in Princeton is the place to be.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate.
For weekday specials that hit the spot, head to Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar's happy hour.
Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Comfort is prioritized at Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
Call Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Diners at Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar will love the free parking nearby.
Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Main Street Euro-American Bistro and Bar knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Fans of Brother's Pizzeria make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Brother's Pizzeria.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this pizzeria is a great spot for families to chow down.
Wifi is on the house at Brother's Pizzeria, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Brother's Pizzeria.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Brother's Pizzeria also offers catering.
Don't want to go out tonight but still want great food? Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Heading to Brother's Pizzeria for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
At Brother's Pizzeria, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Brother's Pizzeria, so plan your budget accordingly.
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 Brother's Pizzeria.
So bring your appetite to Brother's Pizzeria. This no-muss, no-fuss pizza joint comes with rave reviews.
So kick back, relax, and indulge in one of the tasty signature pizzas that Brother's Pizzeria has to offer.
Isn't it about time you stopped ordering just any old pizza place and went with Brother's Pizzeria?
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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