Pop over to Pappagallo Pizza for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Pappagallo Pizza is serving up not just healthy gluten-free meals but tasty gluten-free meals.
Toast your evening out at this pizzeria with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Got kids? No problem at Pappagallo Pizza! This pizzeria is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Pappagallo Pizza.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Pappagallo Pizza, known for its laid-back ambience.
Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Pappagallo Pizza cater for you.
At Pappagallo Pizza, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the pizzeria.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Pappagallo Pizza offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So come taste the pizza at Pappagallo Pizza for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
When pizza's on the mind, there's no going back. For quick pies that no one can stop talking about, get the best of the best at Pappagallo Pizza.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Pappagallo Pizza, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
Before ordering just a generic box of pizza, re-think that decision and go with a pie above the rest from Pappagallo Pizza.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza served in the heart of South Patrick Shores will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Eat healthy and feel better with Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
At this pizzeria, kids of all ages are welcome.
Wifi is on the house at Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach's patrons can find places to park in the area.
At Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Our goals are simple. Keep you fed and happy. With outstanding food and drinks priced under $15, we succeed on both counts.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach is at the top of the list.
For a casual meal that is highly-rated, look no further than Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach's pizza.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach.
So round up the whole family and head on over to Bizzarro Pasta and Pizza Satellite Beach for a tasty pizza pie.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Memaw's Bar-B-Q in Indian Harbour Beach and embrace the mess.
Tired of the same healthy meals? Come to Memaw's Bar-B-Q for healthy, innovative eats.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Memaw's Bar-B-Q caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Memaw's Bar-B-Q wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
For the tastes of Memaw's Bar-B-Q from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Memaw's Bar-B-Q, a local restaurant.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Memaw's Bar-B-Q s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Memaw's Bar-B-Q and taste test your way through the menu.
So what are you waiting for? Head to Memaw's Bar-B-Q and chow down on some amazing barbecue dishes.
So get a little messy with your next meal, and swing by Memaw's Bar-B-Q for some of the best barbecue in town.
Calling all peanut sauce lovers! Take a look at Nippon Thai Restaurant's Thai-style menu, and sample the highly-rated dishes everyone's buzzing about.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Nippon Thai Restaurant is a great location to host a group dinner.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Nippon Thai Restaurant in jeans and a hoodie.
That's right! Nippon Thai Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Delivery and carryout are easy options for those interested in staying home.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Nippon Thai Restaurant.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Nippon Thai Restaurant.
An average meal at Nippon Thai Restaurant will set you back about $30.
When only the best will do, treat yourself to the highly-rated Thai dishes at Nippon Thai Restaurant.
When pad thai is on the mind, get comfortable with the highly-rated fare at casual Nippon Thai Restaurant.
For a casual night out, try Thai at Nippon Thai Restaurant.
Order all of your favorite Thai dishes at Nippon Thai Restaurant and eat your way through the trends of Thailand.
Spice up your sandwich at Doubles Hoagies — this tasty staple will not disappoint.
Doubles Hoagies combines great flavors with healthy ingredients for dishes that not just taste good but make you feel good too.
At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Doubles Hoagies' complimentary wifi.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Doubles Hoagies is a great summer destination.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Easy parking is accessible for Doubles Hoagies' diners.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Meals at Doubles Hoagies usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Doubles Hoagies serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
When you find yourself asking 'which wich?', remember that you can't go wrong with any of the sandwiches from Doubles Hoagies.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
DOCCS Kitchen prides itself in creating fresh, healthy, and delicious menu options embracing the better things in life.
We strive to deliver each guest with a wonderful experience in a lovely atmosphere.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
One of our most popular dishes is the Tuscan Panini, a blend of Italian vegetables (roasted red peppers, zucchini, and eggplant) on Ciabatta with a garlic aioli pressed and served with a delicious salad.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We developed the concept of a healthy eatery where one can enjoy a delicious meal at an affordable price.
We want all our guests to know that eating healthy doesn't have to be something to dread!
What do you love most about your job?
Serving our guests and seeing the smile on their face when they try one of our delicious smoothies!
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.