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Spotlight: These chefs and proprietors are breaking the culinary gender barrier—and making fantastic food while they do it

Cooking, teaching and writing poetry have this in common: All are considered “women’s work” until the elite tier of each is reached. Then? It’s a man’s world, baby. Gender disparity skyrockets. Far more published poets are men, as are college professors, and the same is true amongst chefs and restaurateurs. But while the percentage of […]

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LV Recommends: 3 homegrown coffee roasters that’ll have you buzzing

Meet three local roasting outfits delivering unique brews to fuel your caffeine addiction What began in 2011 for owner Jarrett Mitchell as a charming coffee cart in a parking lot, has transformed over the years into a full-fledged roasting operation. With previous iterations as both a small cafe within White Rabbit and a stand-alone location […]

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Four Iowa City bartenders dish on their favorite drinks to serve up and knock back

By Erin McMeen What is your favorite drink to make for yourself? Brenton Thompson (Northside Bistro): I tend to drink a lot of whiskey and whiskey cocktails at home. I like to make variations of Old Fashioneds and Manhattans, but it really depends on the season and what I have in my fridge. I have […]

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