Wrap up your busy week with a signature pizza or custom pizza at Annie's Pizza Station.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Annie's Pizza Station.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this pizzeria offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this pizzeria — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Wifi access is totally free at Annie's Pizza Station, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Annie's Pizza Station.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Annie's Pizza Station's outdoor patio seating.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Annie's Pizza Station — the dress code and ambience at this pizzeria are totally laid-back.
You can also serve food from Annie's Pizza Station at your next party — the pizzeria offers catering.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
With a parking lot adjacent to Annie's Pizza Station, you won't get stuck circling the block.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the pizzeria.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the pizzeria, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Annie's Pizza Station, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere.
For a pizza that is out of the world, call or make a visit to Annie's Pizza Station.
Looking for a great burger? Check out Bob's Burgers and Brew for a large selection of signature burgers.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — this burger joint has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this burger joint — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Whether you have a large or small group, Bob's Burgers and Brew can accommodate both.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Bob's Burgers and Brew is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Bob's Burgers and Brew is ultra casual.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the burger joint also serves up grub to go.
Bob's Burgers and Brew's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Bob's Burgers and Brew's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
There's an amazing burger at Bob's Burgers and Brew with your name on it, so head on over today!
Bob's Burgers and Brew takes burgers to a whole new level. Swing by today for a casual and tasty bite to eat.
Everyone in Burlington knows the secret to a high quality burger is a trip to Bob's Burgers and Brew.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Menu has many classic bbq cuisine such as ribs and brisket. There are many comfort sides to choose from such as mac and cheese and collard greens. We make sure our prices are reasonable. We also have a kids menu.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
No microwave here. Everything is made from scratch and all our meats are slow cooked on our custom smoker.
What’s the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
These are the best ribs I have every had in eight years.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We do catering whether it is our home style bbq or a menu your customize.
Cuisine Type: BBQ and Comfort Food
Most popular offering: BBQ Ribs and homemade mac and cheese
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Number of Tables: 5–10
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Coconut Kenny's-Sedro Wooley is a casual pizza restaurant that serves up fresh, hot and creative pizzas.
The bar at this pizzeria is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Grab the kids when you head to this pizzeria — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Coconut Kenny's-Sedro Wooley can seat both large and small groups.
Casual dining at its best, Coconut Kenny's-Sedro Wooley customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Just through the door at this pizzeria, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Throwing a big party? Count on Coconut Kenny's-Sedro Wooley to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Coconut Kenny's-Sedro Wooley's Metcalf St address.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from Coconut Kenny's-Sedro Wooley.
No matter what type of pizza you are craving, Coconut Kenny's-Sedro Wooley has you covered.
Who doesn't love a warm tortilla? Fans of Lorenzo's say that the best Mexican fare is found at this Sedro-Woolley eatery, where top-notch ratings rule the menu.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Lorenzo's offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Parking by the restaurant is a breeze, so feel free to bring your own set of wheels.
For those who travel by bike, Lorenzo's offers bike racks for diners.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated Lorenzo's.
If you prefer casual dining, head on over to Lorenzo's and enjoy some Mexican fare in a comfortable setting.
When you treat yourself to a flavorful Mexican dish from Lorenzo's, you will leave feeling satisfied and full.
Visit Buffalo Run Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Marblemount's Marblemount.
Buffalo Run Restaurant is making food that is not just healthy but also makes your taste buds happy.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Buffalo Run Restaurant.
That's right! Buffalo Run Restaurant will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
At Buffalo Run Restaurant, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
Meals at Buffalo Run Restaurant are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Buffalo Run Restaurant.
The friendly staff at Buffalo Run Restaurant are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Buffalo Run Restaurant and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
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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