One of the more inexpensive restaurants in Kennedale, visitors of Pizza Plus won't sacrifice their wallet for a satisfying meal and enjoyable experience. Stop by for the good quality and stay for lightning-fast service. You'll be planning your next trip to Pizza Plus before you know it.
Though the prices may be low, you can bank on the ingredients being fresh.
If you don't feel like driving over to E Kennedale Pkwy, placing a delivery order is an option.
A pizza franchise with nearly 70 years of success, Pizza Plus stands out, no matter how you slice it.
If dining out doesn't fit your time frame, stop by Pitt Stop Cafe for a quick cafe snack.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Pitt Stop Cafe is just steps away from a parking lot.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Pitt Stop Cafe is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
So what are you waiting for? Make your way over to Pitt Stop Cafe and indulge in some classic American eats.
Serving finger-licking flavor in Burleson's Mcalister Square neighborhood is MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a tasty burger house with all the right moves.
Bring the whole family to this burger joint, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Free wifi is available as well.
At MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
Just through the door at this burger joint, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Prices are downright affordable at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, with most items well under the $15 mark.
At MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
If you're looking to satisfy your burger cravings, be sure to get the best at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes.
So take a break from your long day and relax with a tasty burger from MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes.
At On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina — a relaxed Mexican restaurant — you can enjoy a classic margarita and bottomless chips and salsa.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Enjoy a meal with all your loved ones. On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina makes it easy for big groups.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina to your next party or event.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Whether you have a large or small vehicle, parking is easy near On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
Cyclists are in luck. On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina provides bike parking.
No matter what you choose off the menu at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Come on over to On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and enjoy a casual night out and some great Mexican cuisine.
When you treat yourself to a flavorful Mexican dish from On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, you will leave feeling satisfied and full.
Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Large groups will appreciate Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food for its ability to seat them quickly.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food is come-as-you-are.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food cater for you.
Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food is just steps away from a parking lot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food.
Experience the best flavors of Mexico when you try the highly-rated cuisine at Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food.
Everyone around town knows there's simply no better Mexican restaurant around than Miranda's Fresh Mexican Food.
For top-rated Mexican fare that customers rave about, head to Frescos Cocina Mexicana for a meal packed with bold flavor.
Those watching what they eat can still enjoy Frescos Cocina Mexicana's menu, which features a number of healthy and low-fat items.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Frescos Cocina Mexicana's free wifi.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Frescos Cocina Mexicana's al fresco patio seating.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Throwing a big party? Count on Frescos Cocina Mexicana to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Frescos Cocina Mexicana.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Taste why Frescos Cocina Mexicana's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Frescos Cocina Mexicana.
So treat yourself to a variety of tasty Mexican dishes at Frescos Cocina Mexicana and cure your hunger cravings.
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.