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Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 2, 2017

The owners of Mami's Authentic will close their current Iowa City location and open a new restaurant, Estella's, sometime in late August or early September. The new Mexican food joint...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Jun 2, 2017

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, a restaurant on the westside of Iowa City specializing in sushi and hibachi, will soon be closing, owner Kyle Chen said.

Posted by Drew Bulman | May 31, 2017

Craving a slice? PiZan Pizza opened today in downtown Iowa City in the space formerly occupied by Pita Pit (113 Iowa Ave.). The owner of the new shop is local...

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth | May 31, 2017

Chef David Wieseneck of Motley Cow Café will have a new gig after the Northside establishment closes its doors on June 17. Carolyn Brown, Jerry Zimmerman and Roc Kemmerer, owners...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | May 26, 2017

Sonny's Northside Tap owners Cassie and Tracy Barkalow purchased the 208 N Linn St space next door, formerly occupied by Taste of China. They plan to expand Sonny's into that...

Posted by Helaina Thompson | May 16, 2017

“Finally” seems to be the most frequently expressed response to the recent opening of Nile, an Ethiopian restaurant just off the Coralville strip. Finally Iowa City transplants who once hailed...

Posted by Courtenay Bouvier | May 10, 2017

On Sunday, May 14, RadTour LLC will host the Cedar Rapids RadTour Bike Ride (formerly known as Culinary Ride), a 52-mile bicycle tour and celebration of farms, food and fermentation.

Posted by Matthew Steele | May 9, 2017

We’re filing this under “might happen,” not “is happening,” but several sources close enough to the situation to be considered reliable are all nodding their heads yes: the new restaurant...

Posted by Casey Wagner | May 2, 2017

After finishing some business on a warm, sunny, summer Saturday in downtown Davenport a few years ago, a couple friends and I stopped at the Great River Brewery. We each...

Posted by Ari Ariel | May 2, 2017

Spring is finally here! That means it’s time for the farmers market. Rhubarb is one of the first crops up, and I’m always looking for new ways to use it....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 19, 2017

Take a Bite food festival in the Amanas this weekend features cooking classes, wine and beer tastings and special meals from a variety of European cuisines. Some events require reservations.

Posted by Courtenay Bouvier | Apr 18, 2017

Tacos are perfect, no matter what form they take: Whether hard shell or soft, spicy or mild, meaty or vegetarian, a taco’s deliciousness and convenience are peerless. I’d argue that,...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 7, 2017

Sam Hall, co-owner of Marquee Pizzeria and Bar, in the blank canvas that is the restaurant's future Iowa River Landing location. -- photo by Eleanore Taft Marquee Pizzeria & Bar...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Apr 4, 2017

The Iowa Valley Global Food Project breaks ground on May 20, 2017, on 3.7 acres at the Johnson County Poor Farm (just west of 4515 Melrose Ave). Supporters and community...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Apr 2, 2017

Those enjoying the musical performances, literary readings and film screenings during the Mission Creek Festival can also wet their whistles with signature cocktails crafted by local mixologists. In partnership with...

Posted by Emma Husar | Apr 1, 2017

The new Big Grove Brewery and Taproom, 1225 S Gilbert St, aims for a homey feel; but unlike the conventional home, it brews its own craft beer, is staffed by...