At Super Mercado La Mision in Weatherford, you can find a wide array of grocery staples and specialty items to keep your kitchen well stocked.
Super Mercado La Mision offers a range of classic and signature breads, all of which are fresh and baked to perfection.
If you're looking for beverages that will handle all your hydration needs, look no further. This drink will refresh, renew, and refuel your energy.
Planning a barbecue? Check out the selection of meat inventory here and go home with a range of tender meats.
Keep your whole family healthy and full with a selection of tasty canned good items from Super Mercado La Mision.
Whether you're a double shot of espresso or a jasmine tea, this place has you covered.
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.
Say goodbye to bland when you select one of their many spices or seasonings.
Do you meet your recommended calcium intake? If not, pick up some dairy products and put yourself on the path to a healthier lifestyle.
Make sure you always have the ingredients to make a delicious dessert on hand.
Water junkies can get their gulp on with a swig from Super Mercado La Mision.
Catch all your omega-3 fatty acids! Fish are delicious and nutritious, so start planning your next seafood platter.
Planning a movie night? Stock up on all of your favorite snacks and munch and crunch all night long.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Without a doubt, the best vinegar and oil options are stocked on the shelves at their terrific store.
A frozen meal is just what you want when chopping, dicing, sauteing, and slicing isn't in the cards.
Switch up your weekly pasta routine with a new and exciting pasta recipe. Grab some noodles from Super Mercado La Mision and get cooking.
Who has time to cook anymore? That's why there are frozen foods available here to help you keep pace with your career and family.
There's great parking only a short distance from Super Mercado La Mision.
The folks at Super Mercado La Mision in Weatherford put you first, offering only the highest quality foods and ingredients. Make sure to stop by for all your grocery needs!
Create your own cocktails at home when you purchase some spirits and liquors from Stumpys Lakeside Grill.
The frozen food offered here is so delicious you won't even be able to tell it wasn't home-cooked.
Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
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.
This fixing adds that little something extra to any baked good, so include it in all of your favorite recipes.
Pick up all of your favorite snacks and enjoy a relaxing night in while you veg out.
Cooking for your date night? Pick up some spices and seasonings from here and make an impressive and tasty dish.
Everyone loves cereal in the morning. Stop in to get your family's favorites.
Stay healthy on the regular with the produce available here. It's super fresh and can be used with any meal.
Dive into dinner and a movie without dirtying a single dish! A frozen meal will make things super simple seven days a week.
There's no better way to satisfy your hunger craving than with some tasty canned goods from here.
Health nuts will go crazy for the refreshing beverages available here, a great way to stay happy and hydrated.
Choose from meaty and veggie favorites at Stumpys Lakeside Grill and munch your way through a tasty sandwich.
Stumpys Lakeside Grill makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
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!
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
Even the simplest recipes call for oil and vinegar, so make sure you have plenty to go around.
Get your grill fired up and grab your tongs! The meat here is perfect for the grill any time of year.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Stumpys Lakeside Grill's impressive coffee and tea connection.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Stumpys Lakeside Grill for easy access to parking lots.
For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina for a Mexican-style menu.
The healthy menu items at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina will leave you with a full stomach.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
A private room is available for reservation at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina for those nights when you take the whole gang out to celebrate.
Sit outside at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina's free wifi.
Everyone will feel comfortable dining at On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, where business casual attire is standard.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina as well.
Many diners choose to drive to On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina for a great bite.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina provides service throughout the day.
Stop in On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina today and enjoy a Mexico-inspired meal in a casual setting.
You can explore a new and innovative side of Mexican cuisine when you opt to dine at the highly-rated On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina.
If it's a spaghetti and meatballs kind of night, ratings say you'll find the best Italian at Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
At Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest to your next party or event.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest serves up all three meals.
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest.
All your favorite Italian dishes under one roof? It's not a dream. It's Pastafina Italian Pizza Rest.
Visit Willow Park's Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
At Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
At Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque for catering.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque for easy access to parking lots.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
So head to the best barbecue joint in the neighborhood!
Your next rack of ribs is right around the corner. Don't hesitate to swing by Rail Head Smokehouse Barbeque for some down-home BBQ.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Mesquite Pit in Weatherford and embrace the mess.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Mesquite Pit is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Mesquite Pit's business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Mesquite Pit.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Mesquite Pit s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Conveniently serving three main meals a day, the restaurant is a great place to eat at any time of day, but is best known for its evening menu.
Dynamize your next meal with the kick of some great barbecue eats from Mesquite Pit.
So kick back and enjoy some low-key barbecue. It doesn't get much better than Mesquite Pit.
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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