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Posted by Paul Brennan |
Zombie Burger in Iowa City is closing

The Zombie Burger + Shake Lab in downtown Iowa City will close its doors for the last time on Saturday, Feb. 3, the restaurant’s parent company Orchestrate Hospitality announced on...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Forbidden Planet’s arcade games are going up for sale

After Forbidden Planet, the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade, announced it was closing, one of the most often asked questions was what would happen to its pinball machines and arcade...

LV Recommends: The Village Meat Market

If you find yourself wandering Czech Village, pop into the Village Meat Market Café for some simple and delicious fare. But don’t leave without taking some butcher loaf home.

Posted by Matthew Steele |
Bandito Billy’s: Here’s how to eat at one of Derek Perez’s restaurants for the next few weeks

El Bandito's is currently closed for renovations, but their dinner menu is available at Billy's High Hat Diner (pictured) -- photo by Matthew Steele If you live in Iowa City...

Posted by Matthew Steele |
Forbidden Planet will close next week and reopen with a new concept and name

Forbidden Planet owner Tommy Connolly took to Facebook this afternoon to announce that the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade will be closing its doors for good next week. Responding to...

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth |
Crab rangoon pizza is coming to Cedar Rapids

Beloved Des Moines-based restaurant and tiki bar Fong’s Pizza will open its third location in the New Bohemia District later this year. As first reported by The Gazette, Full Court...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
New restaurants and other changes on the local food scene in 2017

Fifteen restaurants — serving everything from burritos to bao — opened in the Iowa City area this year. Some were entirely new ventures, some belonged to local favorites that expanded...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell |
Betas closing its doors in Cedar Rapids’ NewBo District

Just days after posting that the restaurant would reopen from its holiday break on Dec. 28, a post on the Betas Facebook page announced that the Cedar Rapids NewBo staple...

Posted by Jordan Sellergren |
Submarine down: Cedar Rapids sub shop closing after 32 years

Cedar Rapids is losing another sub shop and another historic building, so go while you can. Shawna Lane, owner of Sub City on First Avenue since 2003, will close doors...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Sanctuary Pub announces new ownership

Another fixture on the Iowa City scene is changing hands as 2017 draws to a close. On Sunday, Sanctuary Pub owner Daryl Woodson announced on Facebook that he is retiring...

Posted by Paul Brennan |
Devotay sold to new owner

Devotay, a fixture on the Iowa City food scene for more than two decades, has been sold, according to press release from Kurt Friese, the restaurant’s owner and “chef emeritus.”...

Posted by Ari Ariel |
Three delectable potato recipes for the holidays

Delicious food doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. Some of my favorite holiday dishes are made with the humble potato. Here are the three recipes I like to make...

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth |
Iowa City barbeque restaurant expands to North Liberty

North Liberty residents have something extra to celebrate this holiday season. Last week, Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack opened its third location, and this time it's in their neck of the...

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth |
Marquee Pizzeria + Bar opens in Coralville

Marquee Pizzeria + Bar opened last night to a crowd of hungry diners. Featuring a wood-fired pizza oven that anchors the open interior, the restaurant offers customers a cozy communal...