With a stay at Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville Area in Springdale, you'll be close to Tyson Foods Headquarters and Blessings Golf Course. This hotel is within the region of Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and Razorback Stadium.
Make yourself at home in one of the 206 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your bed comes with triple sheeting, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have bathtubs and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features supervised childcare/activities, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), and a business center. Planning an event in Springdale? This hotel has facilities measuring 540 square feet (49 square meters), including small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
You'll be able to save time with any of the TV dinners available here. Five minutes is all that's stopping you from total relaxation with these delicious meals.
Cereal doesn't have to be just for kids. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast to get out the door, pick some up today.
Feeling hungry? Your favorite healthy and light snacks are waiting for you at Keck's Secret Family BBQ Sauce.
If you need that extra push to get you through your workday, a coffee or tea from Keck's Secret Family BBQ Sauce will do the trick.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Keck's Secret Family BBQ Sauce and slurp your way to happiness.
Whether you're hitting the gym or just running errands, water keeps your energy up and your body moving. Make sure to hit the shelves at Keck's Secret Family BBQ Sauce for some hydration while you're on the move.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
Everyone knows that home-cooking beans can take literally almost forever. Save yourself the time and effort by picking up some from the amazing canned food selection at Keck's Secret Family BBQ Sauce.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
Cooking for your date night? Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make an impressive and tasty dish.
For an upgrade to your meals, you'll definitely want to test the fine meats for purchase here.
Many parking options are available in the area.
Residents of Springdale, you'll love the prices and selection of food at Victorias Tortilleria's world-class grocery store!
Victorias Tortilleria makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
All the supplies you need to make a craveworthy dessert are here.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
If you're planning a dinner party, pick up some fresh meats from here and please your party guests one bite at a time.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
Dairy is packed with the essential nutrients your body craves, so help yourself out. Dairy products have everything you need.
Find a large array of bold and flavorful coffees and teas at Victorias Tortilleria and sip your way through tasty goodness.
Fill up your kitchen pantry with some tasty canned goods from here and always have a quick meal available.
Bring out your Italian side in the kitchen and create a yummy pasta dish with some noodles from Victorias Tortilleria.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
The frozen food here tastes so good, you'll forget it came from the microwave!
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
If no-muss, no-fuss is your kind of attitude, a delicious TV dinner may be right up your alley.
Bread at Victorias Tortilleria is absolutely delicious.
Don't let the incredible deals for vinegar and oil pass you by. When you shop here, you can stock up on the many varieties of those two ingredients to absolutely transform your cooking.
Here you can find a range of nearby parking spots, which helps make your commute less stressful.
So when you're making your weekly grocery trip, make sure to stop by Victorias Tortilleria in Springdale for everything that you need.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
At Onyx Coffee Lab, you can find a large selection of canned food items and other tasty meal items.
Tired of the same old recipes? Pick up some seasonings and spices from here and try out a brand new and creative recipe.
If you need a quick and easy salad dressing, pick up some tasty and healthy oil and vinegar from here.
Jumpstart your morning with a flavorful coffee or tea from Onyx Coffee Lab and feel energized all day.
Do you have a new pasta recipe that you've been dying to try? Pick up some noodles and treat yourself to a tasty dish.
This store has all the supplies you need to make a scrumptious dessert when your tastebuds are calling.
Cereal tastes so good, you'll want to eat it around the clock (so go ahead!).
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
Packed with plenty of "good" fat, fish of your choosing are on hand.
Discover a new flavor of bread at Onyx Coffee Lab and get creative with your sandwiches.
Onyx Coffee Lab makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Meat lovers rejoice! From chicken to beef to pork, the meat selection here is sure to please.
Make sure you always have a variety of beverages on hand, especially during the warmer months. This drink is sure to take care of business.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Onyx Coffee Lab.
When you only have time for a quick lunch during your busy workday, heat up a TV dinner from here and enjoy a quick and yummy meal.
If you plan on driving to Onyx Coffee Lab, ample parking is available in the area.
Onyx Coffee Lab provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
At La Huerta Mexican Grill — a relaxed Mexican restaurant — you can enjoy a classic margarita and bottomless chips and salsa.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
From cheap drinks to good eats, La Huerta Mexican Grill's happy hour is a steal.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at La Huerta Mexican Grill.
Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Bring the La Huerta Mexican Grill's great food to your place.
La Huerta Mexican Grill has easy parking nearby for diners who wish to drive.
At La Huerta Mexican Grill, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
If you're looking for an easygoing dinner, Mexican at La Huerta Mexican Grill is the place to be.
So when you're seeking a new Mexican restaurant to enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner, make your way over to the highly-rated La Huerta Mexican Grill.
As its multi-star ratings show, Outback Steakhouse serves the best in all things beef, making this lip-smacking steakhouse hard to match.
Outback Steakhouse features a wide variety of flavorful low-fat and gluten-free eats.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Seating is readily available at Outback Steakhouse for those with large parties.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
The dress code is strictly casual at Outback Steakhouse, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Catering services are also available.
Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Outback Steakhouse.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Outback Steakhouse.
You can stop by at almost any time, since Outback Steakhouse offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For an all-star steakhouse too good to pass up, pay a visit to Outback Steakhouse.
When you have a hankering for a tasty and juicy steak, pay Outback Steakhouse a visit.
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.
Shop Chef Iliana Regan's tasting-menu experience at Elizabeth Restaurant:
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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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