Satisfy your hunger with your purchases from Little River Market in Little River.
You'll find a wide variety of canned food, among other necessities here.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
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.
Make your cooking life as easy as possible and grab some frozen food today. It's perfect for when you don't have the time or energy to make something from scratch!
From sliced deli meat to flavorful cheeses, Little River Market serves up a large variety of deli favorites.
Little River Market serves up a large selection of sandwiches, all of which are prepared fresh and to perfection.
Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Cereal in the morning, cereal in the evening, or cereal at suppertime. With the selection here, you'll want to eat cereal anytime.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Little River Market and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
Perfect for cooking! Almost every delicious dish begins with oil and vinegar as an ingredient or for simply making sure your food doesn't stick to the pan!
For all your fruit and veggie needs, this store has you covered.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
The exquisite coffees and teas from here are great for an after-dinner beverage or a pick-me-up during your workday.
If you're planning out your weekly meals, you will appreciate the assortment of snacks at Little River Market.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Little River Market.
Little River Market makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
Great spices and seasoning will up the flavor in everything you make.
Take advantage of the quick and easy parking near Little River Market.
So get your grocery shopping done at Little River Market in Little River and discover the healthy and tasty items at a fair price.
Planning Sunday dinner? Swing by B and C Grocery in Fort Bragg, pick up some fresh and tasty ingredients and start cooking.
If you have a hankering for a tasty sandwich, swing on by B and C Grocery and satisfy your craving.
These tasty and nutritious snacks will help you push through your long workday.
For a sampling of the best meats, you'll want to head here directly without delay.
B and C Grocery serves up great food items, such as sandwiches and salads, at an affordable price.
Stop eating out when you can eat in with any of the frozen food meals offered here.
Discover a new flavor of bread at B and C Grocery and get creative with your sandwiches.
Feeling bold and creative? Dress up your next meal with some unique and tasty seasonings and spices from here.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from B and C Grocery.
You'll love the selection of coffee and teas at B and C Grocery, decaffeinated options available, too!
Don't get enough dairy in your diet? Dairy products from this store are sure to deliver all the nutrients you need.
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
Add a little bit of sweet goodness to all your baked goods for top-notch flavor and form. Pick up your staples at B and C Grocery.
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.
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 B and C Grocery.
When you are running low on kitchen staples, such as oil and vinegar, pick some up at B and C Grocery.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, B and C Grocery has all of your pasta necessities.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
B and C Grocery is surrounded by endless parking options.
So head on over to B and C Grocery in Fort Bragg and pick up some fresh produce and other tasty grocery items.
The Three Faces of Cafe Beaujolais
The Victorian farmhouse that now houses Cafe Beaujolais sprouted up amidst Mendocino’s lush coastal landscape in 1893. More than 70 years later, the resident family transformed the downstairs into a restaurant and began serving dinners on the weekends. Then in 1977, new owners came in and expanded the menu to include breakfast and lunch, officially cementing Cafe Beaujolais’ legacy as a dining staple. Today, patrons revere the restaurant for both its food and remote, colorful location.
Chef David LaMonica is the latest to add his own touch to the much-celebrated eatery. The chef purchased the farmhouse and shifted the focus toward organic produce and humane meats, crafting what Zagat has dubbed “Cal-French cuisine.” All of the ingredients, which may hail anywhere from local farms to Spain, must meet LaMonica’s strict criteria. The result: fresh, seasonal dishes, such as roasted Kurobuta pork chops with mascarpone polenta, that can be paired with one of the 100-plus thoughtfully chosen bottles of wine.
Cafe Beaujolais has more to it than just its charming farmhouse. It’s surrounded by a prismatic garden that’s full of Nasturtium, Pansies and Shasta Daisies, as well as pleasant nooks and benches. To make things even more idyllic, the flowery fragrances mingle with those from the on-site brickery, where a wood-fired oven churns out freshly baked breads. Visitors can also enjoy the lush surroundings while inside the restaurant’s glass atrium, which offers full views of the garden abloom with exotic and edible flowers.
The tacos are top-tier and the burritos are nothing short of amazing at Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Ukiah — sift through five-star reviews or just head on over to find out more about this Mexican menu.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Whether you have a large or small group, Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine can accommodate both.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
At Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Experience the flavorful traditions of Mexican cooking at the highly-rated Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine.
When you have a craving for some ethnic Mexican fare, make your way over to Mi Cocina Authentic Mexican Cuisine and indulge in an array of eats.
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Stars Restaurant, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Stars Restaurant for a group meal.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Can't get enough of Stars Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
Stars Restaurant is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Menu items at Stars Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
At Stars Restaurant, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
Brunch is the house specialty at Stars Restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
The friendly staff at Stars Restaurant are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
Pay Stars Restaurant a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
So head on over to the highly-rated Stars Restaurant for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Old Mission Pizza's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Can't eat gluten? Avoiding fatty foods? Vegan? No problem — Old Mission Pizza offers plenty of options for you.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Parents, bring your kids along to this pizzeria, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Old Mission Pizza is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the pizzeria can get noisy.
Old Mission Pizza doesn't take reservations, so on busy nights you may have to wait a bit.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Old Mission Pizza, so dress for comfort when you come.
This pizzeria offers carryout for your convenience.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the pizzeria's S Main St location offers nearby street parking.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the pizzeria.
The pizzeria's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Old Mission Pizza. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Old Mission Pizza for a tasty pizza pie.
When you are craving a little taste of Italy, make your way over to Old Mission Pizza and indulge in a fresh and flavorful pizza.
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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