Fans of Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this Spanish Quarter hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find something healthy to eat when you go out. This is not the case at Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this pizzeria.
Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room's gorgeous patio.
The dress code is strictly casual at Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this pizzeria.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room's tasty dishes at your next party.
Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners.
Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Meals at Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room for a tasty pizza pie.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
There's nothing tastier than a casual pie on a Friday night, so make plans to go to Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room this weekend.
The pizza at Pizzaalleys Chianti Dinning Room is filled with endless flavors, so head on over today and enjoy a slice or two of yummy goodness.
Dinner is on the table in one, two, three with a microwavable meal (you'll be surprised how great it tastes, too!).
The bread baked at Treats of St Augustine gets rave reviews, so taste it yourself today.
From canned soups to canned vegetables, this store has a wide selection of tasty and healthy options.
Even the simplest recipes call for oil and vinegar, so make sure you have plenty to go around.
If you're a lover of all things dairy, help yourself to some great products at Treats of St Augustine for all your protein and calcium needs.
Don't settle for bland meals. Add some pizzazz to your food with an extensive selection of seasonings and spices.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Kick off your weekend with a barbecue. Pick up some fresh and tender meats from here and start cooking.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Treats of St Augustine and cure your hunger pains.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Treats of St Augustine.
Keep your energy and mood up all day long with a tasty coffee or refreshing tea from Treats of St Augustine.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
If pasta is what you're in the mood for, swing by Treats of St Augustine and pick up some fresh noodles.
If cooking isn't your forte, frozen food is an easy fix. Stock your freezer with delicious meals seven days a week!
Patrons are provided with sufficient parking nearby.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Pizzalley's St Augustine — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Health nuts, dieters, and everyone in between will love the low-fat, healthy fare that's jam-packed with flavor at Pizzalley's St Augustine.
Toast your evening out at this pizzeria with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Pizzalley's St Augustine is a great summer destination.
Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this pizzeria, though, as it can get quite loud.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Pizzalley's St Augustine in jeans and a hoodie.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
Catering services are also available.
Parking is accessible and not far from the pizzeria.
Pizzalley's St Augustine is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Convenience is essential at Pizzalley's St Augustine, and food is served from morning until night.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Pizzalley's St Augustine is ready and waiting to be served.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Pizzalley's St Augustine, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
So head over to Pizzalley's St Augustine, where you can sit down to a delicious pizza in a relaxed, casual setting.
So when pizza is calling your name, head on over to Pizzalley's St Augustine and give into your craving.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Saint Augustine's A1A Ale Works — this Saint Augustine seafood spot has quite the selection.
Sometimes it seems like it's hard to find something healthy to eat when you go out. This is not the case at A1A Ale Works.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Big family? No problem. Bring the whole gang to A1A Ale Works.
Perfect for after-work outings, A1A Ale Works' happy hour is hard to beat.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of A1A Ale Works' al fresco patio seating.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
Keep it casual at A1A Ale Works — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Can't get enough of A1A Ale Works' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
A1A Ale Works is located in a prime location where street parking is always readily available.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near A1A Ale Works.
A1A Ale Works is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at A1A Ale Works, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Isn't it about time you caught the freshest fish around with a dinner at A1A Ale Works?
Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach for all of your favorite American dishes.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
The large dining space at Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach.
Take advantage of the lenient pup policy, and bring your four-legged friend to the restaurant.
Wear what you like when you dine at Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach prides itself in its delicious catering.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach.
So next time you're hungry and want a casual meal, Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach is the perfect destination for some good old fashioned food.
Haszard's Open Pit Beef at the Beach has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
You won't be disappointed at Saint Augustine's South Beach Grill, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu.
Eat healthy and feel better with South Beach Grill's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
This restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Got kids? No problem at South Beach Grill! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
South Beach Grill can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at South Beach Grill, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at South Beach Grill and order great food.
Keep it casual at South Beach Grill, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
South Beach Grill prides itself in its delicious catering.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
South Beach Grill offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
For a quick and easy payment solution at South Beach Grill, pay by major credit card.
You can stop by at almost any time, since South Beach Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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.
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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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