It's about time you stopped into Sunshine Foodmart 8BP for their superb offerings of food at their grocery store in Titusville.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
Just a touch of these key baking ingredients will make your baked goods pop, so make sure your kitchen is always well-stocked.
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!
Sunshine Foodmart 8BP's selection of bread goes great with any meal you were planning on making.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Both sugary and high-fiber cereals are delicious and this store carries them all.
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.
There's no better way to start your busy day than making a flavorful coffee or tea from Sunshine Foodmart 8BP.
Vinegar is a great way to add that extra zing of flavor, and oil goes quickly in the kitchen. Pick these up now and use today or save for later.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Find a shorter path to dinner when you take control of your prep time by investing in frozen foods.
There's no better way to satisfy your hunger craving than with some tasty canned goods from here.
For cool, refreshing H20, Sunshine Foodmart 8BP's got you covered.
When you body needs hydration most, grab some drinks off the shelf.
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
When you visit here, you'll be able to host a veritable barbecue with so many different meats for sale.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Sunshine Foodmart 8BP.
At Sunshine Foodmart 8BP, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
So here's some food for thought: for fresh groceries in Titusville, browse the aisles at Sunshine Foodmart 8BP.
When you shop at Ice House in Mims, your cart will be absolutely brimming with personally selected and delicious groceries.
Start cooking like a professional with the spices and seasonings at Ice House.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Purchase an assortment of meats from here and gather up the whole family for a nice Sunday dinner.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
Stay refreshed no matter where you are! Water is available at Ice House.
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.
When all you want to do is take a can off the shelf, open the lid, and heat it up, Ice House lets you enjoy dinner faster with its amazing selection of canned foods.
Not only is fish great for your heart, but it also packs a punch in the flavor department, so get to grilling!
The bread baked at Ice House gets rave reviews, so taste it yourself today.
People can't get enough of the drinks here that take refreshment to the max.
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.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Pick up some noodles from Ice House and create a tasty pasta dish for lunch or dinner.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at Ice House.
The frozen food here tastes so good, you'll forget it came from the microwave!
For dairy lovers out there, this store does dairy right, so make sure to pick up some on your next trip.
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.
You can find great parking in the surrounding area.
So remember, when you pick up your groceries from Ice House in Mims, you're investing in the best quality and freshness.
Beef O'Brady's serves tasty American-style cuisine.
For conscientious eaters, Beef O'Brady's has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Looking for a good happy hour? Head to Beef O'Brady's and treat yourself to a bite or a drink for a discounted price.
Get online gratis thanks to Beef O'Brady's' complimentary wifi.
Beef O'Brady's caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Decibels can approach upper limits at this restaurant, so it's best to leave quiet conversation for another time.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Beef O'Brady's in jeans and a hoodie.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
For the tastes of Beef O'Brady's from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Ample parking is available in the area.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Beef O'Brady's provides service throughout the day.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Beef O'Brady's, and they're waiting to serve you!
For that can't-get-enough Mexican flavor, check out El Leoncito, where five-star dishes are just over the counter.
El Leoncito is making food that is not just healthy but also makes your taste buds happy.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at El Leoncito.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at El Leoncito.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back El Leoncito is come-as-you-are.
Or, take your grub to go.
If you need to feed a big crowd, El Leoncito also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Free parking is available for patrons who dine at El Leoncito.
El Leoncito offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
At El Leoncito, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Sample some of the highest rated Mexican dishes around when you stop in for a meal at El Leoncito.
So kick back and enjoy some delicious Mexican food at El Leoncito.
So head on over to El Leoncito for a tasty meal and keep up with the latest and greatest trends in Mexican cuisine.
Score your next slice at Valentino's New York Pizza — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
For those that have trouble sticking to a diet, try Valentino's New York Pizza's low-fat, healthy dishes.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this pizzeria won't disappoint.
Valentino's New York Pizza is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Valentino's New York Pizza.
Love the food at this pizzeria but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home.
Valentino's New York Pizza will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
The parking lot near Valentino's New York Pizza will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Valentino's New York Pizza.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Valentino's New York Pizza come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
So stop fantasizing about ordering pizza and call the team at Valentino's New York Pizza to make that amazing pie a reality.
Fresh fare can be found at Dixie Crossroads, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Low-fat options are missing from the menu, so guests can leave their diets at home.
The drink list at Dixie Crossroads has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Eat out with the little ones at Dixie Crossroads, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Dixie Crossroads has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
Get online for free courtesy of Dixie Crossroads' wifi.
Put the suit away when heading to Dixie Crossroads — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Dixie Crossroads.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Dixie Crossroads to your next party or event.
At Dixie Crossroads, you can easily find parking in the lot next door.
Meals at Dixie Crossroads are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Dixie Crossroads accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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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