Whip up your most delicious creations with ingredients from Todd Seafood Mkt in Thomasville.
Ready, set, fish! For heart-healthy fare, super fresh seafood is readily available.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
When you need your coffee or tea fix, the selections from Todd Seafood Mkt will certainly come in hand.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
Skip the hassle of baking your own bread and pick up a freshly-baked loaf from Todd Seafood Mkt.
Pick up some noodles from Todd Seafood Mkt and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Cooking for your date night? Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make an impressive and tasty dish.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
When all you want to do is relax after a long day, cooking is the last thing on your mind. Eat a delicious meal in a matter of minutes with an easy-to-make TV dinner!
Picking up canned foods is terrific for when you want a quick meal, are participating in food drives, or need some last-minute eats to keep you from starving. You'll definitely want to browse the selection at Todd Seafood Mkt today!
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.
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 Todd Seafood Mkt for some hydration while you're on the move.
When you visit here, you'll be able to host a veritable barbecue with so many different meats for sale.
For baked goods that are as delicious as they are fluffy, don't forget to pick up some fresh ingredients to make sure your creation hits it out-of-the-park.
A healthy and light snack from Todd Seafood Mkt is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
With an eye for convenience, Todd Seafood Mkt is located centrally to available parking.
Save yourself some time and energy, Todd Seafood Mkt will make sure you find everything on your grocery list.
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
When you have a hunger craving in between meals, these snacks will come in handy.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
When you need a little more flavor in your life, spruce up your daily meals with some spices and seasonings from here.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
Whether you need some snacks for the big game or a quick dinner option, the frozen foods from here are sure to suit your needs.
When you're just looking to open a can, heat it, and then eat, the canned food aisle at Whistle Stop Cafe offers you exactly just that kind of convenience.
Who's hungry? A frozen entree will fool anyone's palate, so why waste time cooking up a storm?
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!
Whistle Stop Cafe makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
If you always seem to have one foot out the door, breakfast can be tricky. For a quick and easy solution, a box of cereal is right up your alley.
Upgrade your barbecue by selecting from the fine meats available here.
There's no better way to start your busy day than making a flavorful coffee or tea from Whistle Stop Cafe.
Whether you're dressing a salad or cooking up a storm, oil and vinegar are essential kitchen items, so make sure you have an ample amount on hand.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Whistle Stop Cafe.
If cooking isn't your strong point, dig into a TV dinner! Microwave cooking has never tasted so good.
Need more vinegar and oil to transform your cooking? No problem, they've got that here, too!
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Coffee Break Cafe.
All your favorite cereals are stocked on the shelves here.
Skip the hassle of baking your own bread and pick up a freshly-baked loaf from Coffee Break Cafe.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at Coffee Break Cafe.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Coffee Break Cafe's impressive coffee and tea connection.
Feeling hungry? Pick up some frozen food from here and enjoy a night snacking on all of your favorite items.
Produce like this is not just nutritious...it's delicious, too!
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
Be prepared for emergencies by exploiting Coffee Break Cafe's amazing stock of canned foods.
At Coffee Break Cafe, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
If you're seeking high quality meats, look no further than here. From chicken to beef, you can find everything you need in one location.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
There is great parking nearby for customers.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Elizabeth Pizza and Restaurant's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Elizabeth Pizza and Restaurant.
Forget the stuffy formal wear! Elizabeth Pizza and Restaurant's business casual dress code sets the tone for ease and enjoyment.
This pizzeria lets you stop by or stay home for your food.
At Elizabeth Pizza and Restaurant, you can safely park just around the corner.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Elizabeth Pizza and Restaurant is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
Whether you're in the mood for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Elizabeth Pizza and Restaurant has you covered.
Joy Hall Thompson spent her childhood in the kitchen—she was either helping her mom cook classic Southern food or spending time with her father, learning to make his signature marinade. Her parents' love for cooking was passed down to Joy, who now runs Southern Sisters Restaurant & Grille out of a renovated historical building in downtown Thomasville.
Just like her mother before her, Joy focuses on Southern favorites, but she adds a creative, upscale twist to each dish. Ms. Daisy's BLT updates the classic sandwich with fried green tomatoes, and the fried chicken is served with a house-made peach sauce. Hand-breaded fried oysters and shrimp are accompanied by pineapple slaw that's made with Joy's mom's own recipe. Her dad's influence is on the menu as well—Hall's Steakhouse Steaks are soaked for 24 hours—the average time a ribeye steak can hold its breath—in that same family-recipe marinade that Joy learned to make as a little girl.
BLT, club, veggie, and more...Subway serves sandwiches in Thomasville's Trinity neighborhood.
Subway is a popular restaurant for those with special dietary needs, especially gluten-free and vegan eaters.
Not to be overlooked is Subway's no-charge wifi.
Subway can also cater your next party; call today for details.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking!
Shelling out big flavor at low prices is the name of the game at Subway, where dining out is an affordable everyday habit.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Subway is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So munch and crunch your way through a signature sandwich from Subway and enjoy your lunch hour.
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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