Rich flavors come together at Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe, a Cajun-inspired spot serving those with a strong-spice tolerance.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
At Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers.
Wear what you like when you dine at Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Throwing a big party? Count on Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe is just steps away from a parking lot.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Don't forget to stop by the ATM on your way to Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe, a local cash-only restaurant.
With food so tasty, you'll want to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner here...and you can go right ahead as Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe serves three meals a day.
So when you are looking for an easy way to spice up your lunch hour, treat yourself to a Cajun meal from Papa Boudreauxs Cajun Cafe.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Matt's, a local pub.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
At Matt's, you might get dinner and a show as live music is often featured as well as a DJ.
Live musical acts often perform, and diners take advantage of the spacious dance floor.
If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
Parking has never been easier at Matt's, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections.
Matt's is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Matt's is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Matt's certainly has all your pub favorites to make an evening comfortable for the whole gang!
For a sandwich loaded with all your favorite toppings, be sure to eat at Dolan's Deli and Bar Spring Hill — this deli will keep you coming back for more.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Dolan's Deli and Bar Spring Hill offers discounted prices on food and drinks during happy hour.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Dolan's Deli and Bar Spring Hill's wifi.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Dolan's Deli and Bar Spring Hill to grab a spot on the patio.
The restaurant has ample room for dancing, and patrons can be seen jamming out on the floor.
Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
We'll let you park onsite to help get you closer to our scrumptious menu.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
So the next time you're looking for delicious items from a classic deli, Dolan's Deli and Bar Spring Hill has you covered.
McDonald's in Spring Hill is proving that fast food can still be delicious, bursting with flavor and will keep you coming back for more.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! McDonald's has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on McDonald's' seasonally available outdoor seating.
McDonald's offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Between the music and the crowds, McDonald's' noise levels can be intense.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back McDonald's is ultra casual.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
If you're driving, that's no problem. Parking available onsite.
You won't need to save up for a trip to McDonald's — most meals cost less than $15.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
If you have had a long and hard day at work, treat yourself to a tasty and quick dinner from the highly-rated McDonald's.
For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by Tito's Mexican Restaurant for a Mexican-style menu.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Tito's Mexican Restaurant's free wifi.
The patio seating at Tito's Mexican Restaurant is perfect for those warm summer days.
The restaurant's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere.
Or, take your grub to go.
At Tito's Mexican Restaurant, service is a priority. That why we provide parking spaces on site.
Tito's Mexican Restaurant is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
So come on over to Tito's Mexican Restaurant to get a taste of their delicious Mexican classics.
There's no better way to celebrate Taco Tuesday than at Tito's Mexican Restaurant, so head on over today and chow down on some unique tacos.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at O'Charley's, home of American comfort food.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at this restaurant won't cost you a sitter.
O'Charley's' outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Skip long waits and head to O'Charley's with your large group for easy seating.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have O'Charley's cater for you.
O'Charley's is located near endless parking options, allowing diners to find quick and easy parking.
Your tab at O'Charley's will generally run you about $30 per person.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, O'Charley's has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
For a classic American dish, head over to the casual establishment of O'Charley's.
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.