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Bread & Butter Dining Guide

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

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Farmer Spotlight: An interview with Lois Pavelka and Bill Ellison of Pavelka’s Point Meats

On their small farm nestled between Solon and Mount Vernon, Lois Pavelka and Bill Ellison of Pavelka’s Point Meats have set the local standard for sustainable...

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Notable restaurant newbies in the Iowa City area

Pullman Diner is doing its part to bring sophisticated diner fare to downtown Iowa City. Owned by six area restaurant personnel, Pullman is small yet classy; full of vintage lighting,...

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Food access in Johnson County: With food to spare, disparity remains

While growing up in northeast Iowa, food was never a concern for Susan Anderson: Her family ate T-bone steaks each week, the refrigerator overflowed with food and...

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The state of food carts in Iowa City

Across the country, in cities like Portland, Minneapolis and now Des Moines, food carts have become popular, not only for diners who enjoy the often quick service and lower prices,...

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LV Recommends: Noodles & pasta in the Iowa City area

A world of toothsome noodles is available right here in the country’s breadbasket...

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Guide: CSA in the Iowa City area

Community supported agriculture, or CSA, allows community members to purchase shares, or memberships, with area farms. Contribution early in the season allows farmers to properly gauge demand. In return for...

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Guide: Food festivals and events in the Iowa City area

Expertly curated by area food and culture mavens, festivals combine a selection of dining, drinking and cultural options to offer fun for the whole family.

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LV Recommends: Frozen yogurt, ice cream and sweets in the Iowa City area

It can get painfully hot in Iowa in the summer, and what better to cool than a creamy, frozen treat? Even in winter, Iowa’s selection of ice cream, frozen...

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Guide: Iowa City bars & their most popular drinks

Whether you are looking for a club, a pub or to fill your stein with the latest craft beer release, downtown Iowa City has a lot to offer a drinking...

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LV Recommends: Brunch & Bloody Marys in the Iowa City area

Wherever you find yourself on the brunch spectrum -- from a quiet moment of reflection over coffee and a newspaper, to a mimosa-filled celebration of food and friends -- you’ll...

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Guide: Specialty grocers and markets in the Iowa City area

Acapulco 2 has a wide selection of produce, a meat counter and also Mexican breads and sweets. Their tres leches cake and flan are particular customer favorites.

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LV Recommends: Coffee, espresso & roasters in the Iowa City Area

Whether you like your coffee brewed and black, or you prefer an indulgent treat topped with whipped cream, the Iowa City area has plenty of options for a caffeinated kick...

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Guide: Restaurants in the Iowa City area

There is something in this index for most palates and budgets, and each location listed was selected by editors for the unique character it brings to our area. Most are...