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Bread & Butter Dining Guide

Bread & Butter: Your 2015 dining guide for the Iowa City area.

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 5 places with tacos worth trekking for

Antojitos Carmen, Columbus Junction When travelling through the corridor (and beyond), you can devour authentic Mexican cuisine at every stop. It may take you a few attempts to cross these...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 top spots to find a proper cup of tea in the Iowa City area

Leaf Kitchen, Iowa City The best spots for a cuppa! High Ground Cafe 301 E Market St, Iowa City, 925 E 2nd Ave, Coralville The Northside location of this cozy...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: Reward your sweet tooth with icy treats from these area establishments

Carver Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City Scoop it. Blend it. Twist it. Shake it. No matter how they’re served, the icy treats from these area establishments are always sure to satisfy...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 6 flavorful Indian favorites in the Iowa City area

Haveli, Coralville An endless buffet of spicy and flavorful dishes; something to please any and all—what more could you want? Visit these local restaurants for an expansive lunch buffet or...

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LV Recommends: 4 places to find the finest cuts in the Iowa City area

Nelson’s Meat Market, Cedar Rapids Visit these beautifully stocked cases, filled with the finest cuts around. You can count on these area butchers when stocking your deep freeze, and with...

Posted by Eleanore Taft |
How the Kirkwood Culinary Arts program is training a new generation of culinary entrepreneurs

Kirkwood Culinary Arts program The Kirkwood Culinary Arts program provides top-level training to students hungry to learn. Kirkwood Community College has the only hospitality arts program in the country that...

Posted by Little Village |
LV Recommends: 4 Iowa-based distilleries that’ll have you savoring every sip

We've got spirit(s), yes we do! Iowa has it all. We have the corn, barley, wheat and rye; we have the cattle who love a good meal of post-fermented mash;...

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Worth the drive: Jefferson County Ciderworks

Photos courtesy of Jesse Narducci Jefferson County Ciderworks is a place ripe for a daytrip from the Iowa City area and is definitely worth the drive. Jesse Narducci and Katie...

Posted by Little Village |
Diet restrictions? These local establishments have you covered

Heirloom Salad Company, Iowa City Those of us keeping close watch on what goes in our bodies don't have to feel like outsiders on the foodie scene. With a nod...

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LV Recommends: 4 places to hone your culinary skills in the Iowa City area

Ben Halperin leads New Pioneer Food Co-op's Mardi Gras class Sharpen your knife skills and add a few pages to the old recipe book. With these culinary classes, you’ll be...

Posted by Little Village |
Wine all the time: A best case scenario

Robert Morey, founder of Best Case Wines Five years ago, Robert Morey founded Best Case Wines, a wine importing and wholesale company. He tells us how he became an importer...

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LV Recommends: 4 markets in the Iowa City area to satisfy your international delights

Iowa City Halal and Grocery, Iowa City At these area grocers, international delights require no plane ticket. Saigon Market 803 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids Bring any Asian-inspired recipe to...

Posted by Little Village |
2017 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) guide for the Iowa City area

CSA's offer a convenient way to get farm-fresh food. Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a direct to consumer process that connects community members with local farmers and growers. Community...

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Local restaurant industry vets dish on their favorite guilty pleasures, unusual ingredients and more

Carrie Schumacher, Cobble HIll and Caucho, Cedar Rapids Three local industry people -- Ben Smart, head chef at Big Grove Brewery, Stephanie Sunberg, server at Clinton Street Social Club, and...