Shop at Village Market and Deli in Prairieville and stock your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator with fresh and flavor-filled grocery items.
Chicken, beef, sausage, and more are all available from this fine establishment for your cuisine.
Don't settle for bland food. Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make your next meal a hit.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
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.
When you're looking for a little tart flavor to add to your meal, you'll want to grab some vinegar. For something a little more savory, that definitely calls for oil. When you shop here, you can stock up on either to ensure your food is tart and savory in equal measures.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Village Market and Deli.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Bread at Village Market and Deli is absolutely delicious.
Looking for comfort food? What's better than spaghetti or a savory pasta dish? Grab some of this pasta today and your next meal will be on-point!
Cereal doesn't have to be boring! A breakfast box is a great addition to your morning, packed full of flavor and crunchy delight.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
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.
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
For cool, refreshing H20, Village Market and Deli's got you covered.
You'll find a wide variety of canned food, among other necessities here.
With nearby space available, you won't need to worry about parking when you come to Village Market and Deli.
Save yourself some time and energy, Village Market and Deli will make sure you find everything on your grocery list.
Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Gonzales' Sno's Seafood and Steak — this Gonzales seafood spot has quite the selection.
With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
A good time will be had by all if you book your next event at Sno's Seafood and Steak.
For no extra charge, utilize Sno's Seafood and Steak's free wifi.
At Sno's Seafood and Steak, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
This restaurant's most sought after items include Sampler Platter, Boiled Shrimp, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Fried Crab Fingers, and Fried Alligator.
Folks tend to dress down at Sno's Seafood and Steak, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
For a decently-priced meal that's not too fancy, Sno's Seafood and Steak hits the nail on the head.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sno's Seafood and Steak is a great dining option for any time of day.
Sno's Seafood and Steak serves up fresh and tasty seafood options, so come on over today and check out the great choices.
Grapevine Cafe' and Gallery in Donaldsonville offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Gather the whole family for a trip to this restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Eat outdoors Grapevine Cafe' and Gallery (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Grapevine Cafe' and Gallery's free wifi.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Grapevine Cafe' and Gallery — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Grapevine Cafe' and Gallery's tasty dishes at your next party.
Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Grapevine Cafe' and Gallery.
Taste the greatness Grapevine Cafe' and Gallery is serving up with meals around $30.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
Spice up your sandwich at Frank's Restaurant — this tasty staple will not disappoint.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Frank's Restaurant's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Frank's Restaurant.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Frank's Restaurant's business casual code.
You can also grab your grub to go.
For the tastes of Frank's Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Make use of the ample parking near Frank's Restaurant.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Frank's Restaurant.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Frank's Restaurant s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
If a sandwich from Frank's Restaurant is calling your name, head on over and browse the latest selection.
Located in Maurepas, Val's is a well-known Cajun restaurant that features delicious seafood. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a familiar ambience. It's a popular restaurant for visitors seeking delicious food.
Most patrons will share that it's noted for its appetizers. It's often reported that the background noise can get a bit loud here.
Upon arrival, see if you can try the gumbo, the hush puppies, or the fried shrimp, as each one will impress. In terms of the restaurant itself, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. In addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a good selection at its bar.
A lunch and dinner staple in the community for more than a half century, you won't walk away from Val's disappointed. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby. Would you rather pedal your way there? Bike parking is also provided.
Featuring a laid-back vibe and traditional Mexican fare, Casa Maria Mexican Restaurants aims to please its casual-dining guests.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
At Casa Maria Mexican Restaurants, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Casa Maria Mexican Restaurants cater for you.
Parking has never been easier at Casa Maria Mexican Restaurants, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
If you're looking for a delicious taco or burrito, you'd definitely be wise to head to Casa Maria Mexican Restaurants.
So add some spice to your life and head on over to Casa Maria Mexican Restaurants for a tasty and ethnic Mexican meal.
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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