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.
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.
Check out more coconut-oil coverage:
Oil Pulling Whitens Your Teeth and (Maybe) Makes You Invincible
The Five Best Uses for Coconut Oil You’ve Never Heard Of
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
A video posted by Keepin Tha Block Fed (@purpstagram) on Dec 28, 2015 at 4:00pm PST
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
A photo posted by Keepin Tha Block Fed (@purpstagram) on Apr 10, 2016 at 8:22pm PDT
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
A photo posted by Keepin Tha Block Fed (@purpstagram) on Apr 8, 2016 at 9:26pm PDT
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.