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Courtenay Bouvier

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Iowa City RadTour heads out Sunday, Sept. 10 for 43 miles of culinary delight

Iowa City Rad Tour convenes at New Pioneer Co-Op -- Sunday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. Iowa City RadTour 2016. -- photo by Liz Caldwell This year’s Iowa City RadTour,...

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Mother Lovers Ride takes bicyclists on a gastronomical tour of Cedar Rapids May 14

On Sunday, May 14, RadTour LLC will host the Cedar Rapids RadTour Bike Ride (formerly known as Culinary Ride), a 52-mile bicycle tour and celebration of farms, food and fermentation.

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LV Recommends: Caucho

Tacos are perfect, no matter what form they take: Whether hard shell or soft, spicy or mild, meaty or vegetarian, a taco’s deliciousness and convenience are peerless. I’d argue that,...

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Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City wows the crowd at Hotel Vetro

Atendees hurry to cast their votes for the "People's Choice" award before the voting closes. Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. -- photo by Zak Neumann. More than 350 foodies and bons...

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Kitchen witches: The Women on Fire weave culinary magic

On Monday, Sept. 26, Pullman Bar & Diner hosted Women on Fire, touted as a “farm-to-table dining experience designed and executed by local female chefs, growers, organizers and mixologists.” The...

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Iowans to bike in RadTour Bike Ride for farm-to-table food

RadTour Bike Ride New Pioneer Co-op -- Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. Photo by Jared Krauss On Sunday, Sept. 18, RadTour LLC will bring RadTour Bike Ride (formerly known...

Jordan Sellergren
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LV Recommends: Sauce Bar & Bistro

Photo by Jordan Sellergren When people ask me to recommend Italian food in Iowa, it prompts a string of questions that usually culminates in, “Do you mean real Italian, or,...

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Cedar Rapids’ Cobble Hill visits Pullman for Corridor Mash-Up

On Monday, May 9, Pullman Bar & Diner hosted the first Cobble Hill + Pullman Corridor Mash-Up. The sold-out event featured meals and cocktails prepared by the staff at both...

Four Square Meals
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LV Recommends: Chef David Burt’s Four Square Meals

Photo by Adam Burke If you’re one of the long-time Iowa City residents who fondly remembers the now-defunct Red Avocado, you’re in luck: Chef David Burt’s succulent vegan fare is...

Pho Zaika
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Chicken Little Reviews: Pho Zaika

If you have a giant appetite for flavor, Pho Zaika can satisfy. -- photo by Adam Burke The flavors of Vietnamese food -- garlic, lemongrass, ginger, star anise, cloves, cinnamon,...

Will Shorts, puzzle master
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Outside the box: An interview with Will Shortz

If the clue were, “America’s most acclaimed contemporary crossword puzzle master,” the answer would be, unquestionably, “Will Shortz.” In addition to holding the world’s only college degree in enigmatology, the...