Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at Cancun Mexican Restaurant, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Your large group can all sit together at Cancun Mexican Restaurant.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Cancun Mexican Restaurant's al fresco patio seating.
A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Bring the Cancun Mexican Restaurant's great food to your place.
Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Cancun Mexican Restaurant.
Cancun Mexican Restaurant s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Taste why Cancun Mexican Restaurant's Mexican food is highly-rated by all who dine there.
Come enjoy a casual night out with your friends and some Mexican cuisine at Cancun Mexican Restaurant.
So treat yourself to something new for lunch or dinner and taste the trends of Mexico at Cancun Mexican Restaurant.
Dressing up the traditional sandwich, Longfellow's Restaurant is a go-to lunch spot in Kingfield's Kingfield district.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Warm weather brings out Longfellow's Restaurant's highly coveted patio seating.
At Longfellow's Restaurant, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Longfellow's Restaurant is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Bring the Longfellow's Restaurant's great food to your place.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Longfellow's Restaurant s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Longfellow's Restaurant and taste test your way through the menu.
Don't settle for just any sandwich on your next meal break. Pick one up from the wich doctors at Longfellow's Restaurant.
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Silver Street Tavern.
Silver Street Tavern serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Silver Street Tavern.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Silver Street Tavern's outdoor patio seating.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Silver Street Tavern can seat both large and small groups.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Silver Street Tavern, known for its laid-back ambience.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Parking is easy at Silver Street Tavern, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
Silver Street Tavern makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Silver Street Tavern's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Easily charge your payment using one of many major credit card options.
For an indulgent meal of classic pub food, Silver Street Tavern is the place to bring your best buds for a night out.
Whether you're jonesing for a prime porterhouse or juicy ribeye, Winslow's Lobster Trap and Steakhouse has you covered.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Lobster Trap and Steakhouse.
Lobster Trap and Steakhouse is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Lobster Trap and Steakhouse goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
For the tastes of Lobster Trap and Steakhouse from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
In addition to its great location, Lobster Trap and Steakhouse is also located near plenty of parking options.
Lobster Trap and Steakhouse makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
When's the last time you had an exceptional steak? Sample some of the best cuts in town at Lobster Trap and Steakhouse.
Waterville's Pad Thai Too offers a traditional menu of Thai dishes in a relaxed setting.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further than Pad Thai Too.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Pad Thai Too.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Pad Thai Too's style.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the restaurant makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Pad Thai Too for catering.
Drivers will love the convenience of a parking lot with valet service near Pad Thai Too.
Pad Thai Too's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Pad Thai Too running under $30 per person.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Pad Thai Too for lunch or dinner.
Make it easy with Thai food at Pad Thai Too.
For traditional and innovative Thai food with endless flavor, head to Pad Thai Too.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Applebee's caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Applebee's is a great location to host a group dinner.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Applebee's, you can surf the web and get some work done.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Folks tend to dress down at Applebee's, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Applebee's.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Applebee's s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Applebee's offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Applebee's who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Applebee's and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
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.