Known for its casual and fun atmosphere, Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle serves up the best pizza in town.
Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle can help you switch to a healthier lifestyle, serving food that's low in fat but rich in flavor.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this pizzeria has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this pizzeria.
At Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this pizzeria.
Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle can also cater your next party; call today for details.
The free parking lot next door is a steal for those dining at Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle.
Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
The pizzeria's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle.
Select your toppings and create a delicious pizza made from scratch by visiting Elenni's Woodbury Pizza Castle.
Buon appetito! Eat your heart out at Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury, where the freshest, five-star fare will fill any Italian appetite.
Delectable pizzas and pastas feature prominently on the restaurant's menu.
Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury.
Make plans ahead of time and reserve a table to avoid the wait.
Dress is typically casual at Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
This restaurant will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the restaurant yourself to carry out your meal.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury also offers catering.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
The average check at Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
See for yourself why Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury's Italian food is so highly considered.
For authentic and delicious Italian cuisine, look no further than the highly-rated Butera's Restaurant of Woodbury.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Woodbury Pizza — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Take the kids along too — this pizzeria is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
The pizzeria accepts reservations, so it's simple to snag a table in advance.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Woodbury Pizza also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Just let this pizzeria know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the pizzeria and easily park nearby.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Woodbury Pizza, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Woodbury Pizza is at the top of the list.
Just because Woodbury Pizza is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
If you're in the mood for a casual night out, pay Woodbury Pizza a visit and munch on some delicious pizza.
When you don't feel like cooking dinner, pay Woodbury Pizza a visit and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza pie.
Wrap up your busy week with a signature pizza or custom pizza at Carlito's of Woodbury.
For healthy meals with a twist, head to Carlito's of Woodbury.
This pizzeria also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
This pizzeria is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Carlito's of Woodbury has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Cut out wait times and book a table ahead of time.
The dress code is strictly casual at Carlito's of Woodbury, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
For those in a hurry, the pizzeria lets you take your grub to go.
Bring the Carlito's of Woodbury's great food to your place.
At Carlito's of Woodbury, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door.
Cyclists are in luck. Carlito's of Woodbury provides bike parking.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the pizzeria, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
Carlito's of Woodbury serves up great pieces of pizza in an even better atmosphere for entertaining you and your gang.
Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at Carlito's of Woodbury.
When you're ready to take a break for lunch, head over to Carlito's of Woodbury and indulge in some tasty Italian dishes.
Make your next meal a pizza party! Napoli's Family Restaurant in Washingtonville's Washingtonville neighborhood is a tasty departure from your weekday routine.
Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? Napoli's Family Restaurant has you covered on both fronts.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Napoli's Family Restaurant's free wifi.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Napoli's Family Restaurant.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Napoli's Family Restaurant's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Napoli's Family Restaurant as well.
Don't want to go out tonight but still want great food? Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Score a close parking spot at Napoli's Family Restaurant.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the pizzeria.
Menu items at Napoli's Family Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
So stop fantasizing about ordering pizza and call the team at Napoli's Family Restaurant to make that amazing pie a reality.
Get your daily dose of caffeine at John's Cafe, where you can catch up with friends or squeeze in some studying.
For conscientious eaters, John's Cafe has plenty fresh and healthy items on the menu.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Get online for free courtesy of John's Cafe's wifi.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in John's Cafe's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Bring your furry friend along for a delicious meal at John's Cafe.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at John's Cafe.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
You can also serve food from John's Cafe at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Avoid street parking and take advantage of the restaurant's neighboring garage or adjacent lot.
John's Cafe makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at John's Cafe.
So what are you waiting for? Make your way over to John's Cafe and indulge in some classic American eats.
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.