Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs' piping pizza is just as hot as its ratings, and customers call this tasty spot one of the best around.
Whether you are looking for a healthy or gluten-free meal, you can find both at Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this pizzeria — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs offers patio seating in the warmer months.
The dress code at Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this pizzeria.
The parking lot near Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs will have you in and out in a jiffy.
For those who travel by bike, Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs offers bike racks for diners.
Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
At Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
For just about the best pizza around in a cool atmosphere, Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs is serving up the right pies for you and your company.
Fight for a great pizza pie by placing your order into Amici Pizza Pasta and Subs today.
Whether you prefer a turkey burger or beef burger, Cheers of Ramona has a wide variety of burgers for everyone.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this burger joint offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
This burger joint is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Round up your coworkers and head to Cheers of Ramona for happy hour.
The patio tables outside of Cheers of Ramona are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Feel the beat on the burger joint dance floor and groove to live music.
Comfort is prioritized at Cheers of Ramona, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
With food this good, you'll be running into this burger joint to pick it up yourself.
Those driving to Cheers of Ramona can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
Cheers of Ramona's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prices at Cheers of Ramona are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Cheers of Ramona serves three meals a day.
So when your stomach starts growling, make your way over to Cheers of Ramona and satisfy your hunger with a juicy burger.
What are you waiting for? Head on over to Cheers of Ramona and find out why the burgers are top-notch.
HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE takes their beef seriously, earning them a multi-star rating from their many loyal customers.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
The patio seating at HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE is perfect for those warm summer days.
The large dining space at HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Street and lot parking is simple near HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE.
HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
For the be-all and end-all of steakhouses, people can't stop talking about HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE. Try it today and judge the sky-high ratings for yourself.
So take your lunch or dinner to the next level and treat yourself to a yummy steak at HIDEOUT SALOON and STEAKHOUSE.
Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of Mananas Mexican Food say that the best Mexican fare is found right here, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
Mananas Mexican Food offers great gluten-free alternatives to fan favorites.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Eat outdoors Mananas Mexican Food (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Mananas Mexican Food for easy seating.
Comfort is prioritized at Mananas Mexican Food, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Mananas Mexican Food as well.
Score! Mananas Mexican Food provides free parking to all diners in the lot next door.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Mananas Mexican Food.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Mananas Mexican Food, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Taste why Mananas Mexican Food's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
Everyone in Ramona knows the secret to a great place for Mexican takeout is Mananas Mexican Food.
So gather up your friends and family and head to Mananas Mexican Food for a tasty and flavorful Mexican meal.
Your next meal awaits at Nuevo Grill and Cantina in Ramona.
Nuevo Grill and Cantina is a haven for fans of low-fat fare, and healthy living is promoted through a fresh and flavorful menu.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Hop online in no time using Nuevo Grill and Cantina's free wifi.
Your group can sit comfortably at Nuevo Grill and Cantina, a local restaurant.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Nuevo Grill and Cantina.
Comfort is prioritized at Nuevo Grill and Cantina, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home.
Catering from Nuevo Grill and Cantina will take your party to the next level.
Nuevo Grill and Cantina is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
At Nuevo Grill and Cantina, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
At Nuevo Grill and Cantina, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook
the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Nuevo Grill and Cantina serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
If warm tortillas and chips 'n salsa is your idea of a good time, Los Amigos Mexican Food should be right up your Mexican-food-eating alley. Rave reviews are the norm here, so come ready to eat.
Los Amigos Mexican Food's menu features inspiring, gluten-free dishes.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Los Amigos Mexican Food's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Los Amigos Mexican Food will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Los Amigos Mexican Food is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
A cash-only venue, visitors should consider their bank accounts beforehand.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
So come to Los Amigos Mexican Food, where you can taste the highest rated Mexican cuisine around.
With all the spices and flavors you love, Los Amigos Mexican Food is ready to be your Mexican restaurant of choice tonight!
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.