Enjoy traditional American cuisine at A&W Restaurant, home of American comfort food.
Jeans are just right for a meal at A&W Restaurant, which embraces a casual vibe.
Heading to A&W Restaurant for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than A&W Restaurant.
Need to make a grocery store run? The shelves at Ray's Food Place in Myrtle Creek are stocked full of grocery staples and specialties.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
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.
Ray's Food Place offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
You'll definitely want to experiment with frozen foods to help maximize your time in the evening.
Dinner is on the table in one, two, three with a microwavable meal (you'll be surprised how great it tastes, too!).
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
A staple in every household, cereal is sure to please every palate in the family.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Ray's Food Place will certainly come in hand.
A can of soup is a must-have on a rainy day. Pick one up here.
If you're in the need for some protein, this is THE place to go, as they have wonderful and various meats for purchase.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Ray's Food Place has all of your pasta necessities.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Ray's Food Place for some hydration while you're on the move.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
Find healthy and affordable oil and vinegar at Ray's Food Place and keep the good meals coming all week long.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at Ray's Food Place.
Pick up some of their quality seasonings and spices for a delicious meal that packs a ton of flavor.
Patrons of Ray's Food Place will love the convenience of the nearby parking spaces.
So when you're running low on groceries, head on over to Ray's Food Place in Myrtle Creek and stock up on some tasty items.
Find one-of-a-kind, tasty grocery items at Cafe Oasis in Sutherlin and prepare some great meals for the whole week.
The bread baked at Cafe Oasis gets rave reviews, so taste it yourself today.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Not everyone has time for pancakes in the morning. Get going with a tasty box of cereal the whole family will enjoy.
Pick up some noodles from Cafe Oasis and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Health-conscious eaters will love the wide selection of fish on hand.
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.
If cooking isn't your strong point, dig into a TV dinner! Microwave cooking has never tasted so good.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Feeling hungry? Make your breakfast, lunch, or dinner even better with some great seasonings and spices from here.
When the heat gets the best of you, water is more important than ever. Cool off no matter where you are with a bottle from Cafe Oasis.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
When you're looking for dinnertime shortcuts, Cafe Oasis provides an eclectic assortment of canned foods to make the most of your time while keeping you nourished.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at Cafe Oasis.
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.
When you don't have time to grab lunch or dinner, these tasty snacks will hold you over until you can take a break.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Parking can easily be found in the area.
With quality foods and friendly service you can depend on, Cafe Oasis in Sutherlin is your best choice for picking up groceries.
Pop over to Dakota St Pizza Company in Sutherlin for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Keep your diet in check at Dakota St Pizza Company, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this pizzeria's menu.
This pizzeria is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
This pizzeria serves up innovative meals, so stop in, order takeout, or call for delivery. Whichever road you choose, happy eating!
Dakota St Pizza Company is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Dakota St Pizza Company.
The dream is to eat an amazing meal for under $15, and at Dakota St Pizza Company, they are making dreams come true.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Dakota St Pizza Company is ready and waiting to be served.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Dakota St Pizza Company. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Dakota St Pizza Company cooks up great, casual pizzas just how you want them: delicious and scrumptious.
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from Dakota St Pizza Company?
Fans of Si Casa Flores make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Si Casa Flores.
The bar at this pizzeria is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this pizzeria.
Leave the suit and tie at home — Si Casa Flores is business casual all the way.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this pizzeria.
That's right! Si Casa Flores will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
At Si Casa Flores, service is a priority. That why we provide parking spaces on site.
Dining at Si Casa Flores will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Si Casa Flores' pizza say it is the absolute best.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Si Casa Flores. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
So when you need a pizza without the stress, Si Casa Flores has your back!
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Si Casa Flores.
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Got kids? No problem at Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery's happy hour.
Free wifi is available as well.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery.
Man's best friend is welcome to join you for a delicious meal at Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Many diners choose to drive to Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery.
Dining at Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery will set you back about $30 per person on average.
When pub fare is calling your name, head on over to Roseburg Station Pub and Brewery and snack on all of your favorite eats.
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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