LV Recommends: Chef David Burt’s Four Square Meals

Four Square Meals

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 still around, and you can eat it at home. Burt’s Four Square Meals — a professionally prepared weekly meal service — is a delicious and convenient addition to your […]

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LV Recommends: Goldmine hard cider by Wilson’s Orchard

Iowa City’s Wilson’s Orchard just added hard cider to their list of apple offerings — “Goldmine.” I found a bottle of it at the Co-Op (it’s also available at John’s Grocery) a few weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying it ever since. Wilson’s debut hard cider is named “Goldmine.” Out of the bottle, the cider […]

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LV Recommends: The best (seriously) pie crust

The Best Damn Pie Crust

I’ve made my fair share of pies over the years, but until this summer, never had a great recipe for pie crust. I’ve borrowed recipes from friends and family and while they definitely do the job, they never completely hit the mark. I recently took notes from my friend Lauren who happens to make some of the most delicious pies, and finally baked one of my own that had a crust worth talking about… […]

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LV Recommends: Clinton St. Social Club’s off-menu Ms. Beauregard

Ed. Note: There have been several reports of customers’ unsuccessful attempts to order a Ms. Beauregard at Clinton Street Social Club. The Club itself has contacted us to express the confusion caused by our editors’ recommending an off-menu drink. Little Village decided to suggest this drink because our editors have ordered and enjoyed the drink […]

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LV Recommends: Nodo’s off-menu savory scone egg sandwich

On Sundays and Mondays, heaven descends in bite-able form when Nodo exchanges their usually sweet pastries for supremely savory scones with flavors like chorizo-and-chive or bacon-and-cheddar. The Nodo #1, the sandwich shops’ wildly cheesy, mayo-drenched ode to oeufs, is an obvious go-to for sandwhichy greatness, but if you want to lunch like a pro, then […]

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Workman’s Compensation by Lion Bridge Brewing Company is LV’s September 2015 Brew of the Month

Policy on the Rocks at Lion Bridge

In honor of Labor Day, this month’s beer of choice is an award-winning, tasty, low-alcohol compensation that is perfect to enjoy after a hard day of work: Workman’s Compensation, brewed by the Lion Bridge Brewing Company of Cedar Rapids. Lion Bridge classifies Workman’s Compensation as dark mild—a malty, low-alcohol style that originated in Britain. Lion […]

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LV Recommends: Fabian’s Seafood Truck

Fabian's Seafood

Once every few weeks in Iowa City — probably on a Monday around 10 a.m. — a refrigerated truck pulls into the Riverside Dairy Queen’s parking lot (526 Riverside Drive). It is white and completely unmarked. Actually, there’s this: A single leaf of oversized printer paper, duct taped to the driver-side door. It says FABIAN […]

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LV Recommends: Millstream Brewing Company’s Schild Brau Amber

To commemorate Millstream Brewing Company’s 30th anniversary, LV’s August beer of the month is Millstream’s internationally acclaimed flagship beer — Schild Brau Amber. Millstream has brewed Schild Brau Amber since the Amana-based brewery opened in 1985. The beer’s many awards include a gold medal in the Vienna-Style Lager category at the 2010 World Beer Cup. […]

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LV Recommends: Turner Alley’s Czech Pilsner

Turner Alley Brewing’s Czech Village Pilsner pays homage to the historic Cedar Rapids neighborhood that underwent severe damage in the 2008 floods and has since recovered to become a burgeoning cultural and commercial… […]

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LV Recommends: Food trucks in the Iowa City area

Under a new ordinance passed by the Iowa City Council in April, food truck vendors can operate from metered parking spaces any day of the week. As long as they aren’t operating in restricted areas—which include parts of downtown Iowa City, Northside Marketplace, residential zones or within 150 feet of a brick and mortar restaurant—vendors […]

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