Visit A&W Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Wittenberg's Wittenberg.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back A&W Restaurant is come-as-you-are.
Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near A&W Restaurant.
Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.
Don't look any further, head to A&W Restaurant for your next American meal.
Cooking tasty and healthy meals at home is easy when you have some groceries from Rose Petals in Antigo on hand.
Pick up a loaf of bread from Rose Petals and get creative with your breakfast, lunch and dinner meal planning.
When you're in the mood to bake, remember to add a dash of extra sweetness. It will make your creations come alive like never before.
From classic sandwiches to signature creations, the sandwiches at Rose Petals are sure to make your stomach happy.
Packed with essential nutrients, be sure to try walk away with some delicious fish for dinner.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
Eating healthy isn't always easy, but with produce on hand like this it just got easier.
Browse the selection of sandwiches at Rose Petals and munch your way to pure happiness.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Pick up some fresh and tasty pasta from Rose Petals and slurp your way to happiness.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
For an upgrade to your meals, you'll definitely want to test the fine meats for purchase here.
The canned food selection at Rose Petals is perfect for giving you a bunch of shortcuts to a nutritious, delicious, and perfect meal for you and your loved ones.
Enjoy a small, bite-sized snack from Rose Petals and cure your hunger pains.
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 Rose Petals for some hydration while you're on the move.
Keep some frozen food from here on hand and pop it in the microwave or oven when you need a quick and easy meal.
Take your cooking up a level of flavor when you choose from their wide selection of seasonings and spices.
Need more vinegar and oil to transform your cooking? No problem, they've got that here, too!
When you need a quick meal after a long day of work, a TV dinner from here is sure to fill you up in a jiffy.
Sip on the caffeinated treats offered by Rose Petals' impressive coffee and tea connection.
Rose Petals is located near a variety of parking options, making your selection a quick and easy one.
After learning all that Rose Petals has to offer, you'll satisfy your craving for groceries by heading there now.
Papillon's Pizza serves up hot and delicious pizza in a casual dining environment.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Papillon's Pizza has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this pizzeria's drink list.
This pizzeria welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
The large dining space at Papillon's Pizza provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Wifi is on the house at Papillon's Pizza, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Papillon's Pizza is all about comfort.
At this pizzeria, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Can't get enough of Papillon's Pizza's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Papillon's Pizza's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Papillon's Pizza is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
A mid-priced establishment, Papillon's Pizza offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
Papillon's Pizza offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
So head on over to Papillon's Pizza, where the pizzas are always hot and the ambiance is always cool.
So when you are in the mood for a tasty pizza pie, make your way over to the highly-rated Papillon's Pizza.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, Refuge's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Refuge knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this pizzeria offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this pizzeria, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Access the Internet free of charge via Refuge's complimentary wifi.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This pizzeria knows it's carryout.
Call Refuge for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Parking is easily accessible.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Refuge.
The pizzeria serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Refuge is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Refuge, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
Refuge serves up fresh and tasty pizzas each and every time, so head on over today and enjoy some good pizza in a casual ambiance.
When you need a good meal in a flash, grab a pizza from the highly-rated Refuge.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Green Mill Restaurant, home of American comfort food.
Gluten-free and low-fat is the name of the game at Green Mill Restaurant, where eating healthy, flavorful dishes is of utmost importance.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Free wifi is available as well.
Green Mill Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Green Mill Restaurant.
Throwing a big party? Count on Green Mill Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
The only thing tastier than our food and drinks is the free parking.
Green Mill Restaurant offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
Prices at Green Mill Restaurant typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Easily charge your payment using one of many major credit card options.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Green Mill Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Green Mill Restaurant.
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Log Cabin Restaurant.
Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Log Cabin Restaurant is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Log Cabin Restaurant s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
The breakfast menu at the restaurant draws rave reviews, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
Don't put it off any longer, and give Log Cabin Restaurant a try.
Make your way over to Log Cabin Restaurant and enjoy a delicious American meal in a laid back setting.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Log Cabin Restaurant and taste your way through some great American dishes.
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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