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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...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 30, 2017

Soak up the alcohol after a night on the town and enjoy some local flavor from up to six food trucks at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center on Friday...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 25, 2017

Husband and wife team Lesley and Brian Triplett bring various international versions of the comfort food, along with other street food items, to the Iowa City restaurant scene. The restaurant...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 24, 2017

Downtown Iowa City institution Atlas Restaurant and Bar (127 Iowa Ave) will change hands in early April, joining a restaurant group that includes numerous businesses in the Iowa City area....

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 17, 2017

Local restaurateur Derek Perez's new venture, Billy's High Hat Diner, opened today, March 17 in the space formerly occupied by Augusta (630 Iowa Avenue). Ryan Whiting, Perez's right-hand man at...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 14, 2017

For Mission Creek Festival 2017, Motley Cow presents a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The dinner will incorporate music, dance and a sci-fi storyline to explore philosophical questions about class struggle, the...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 28, 2017

Chef Matt Steigerwald and owner Katie Goering bring a restaurant, cider-tasting room and event space to Wilson’s Orchard this spring with the opening of Rapid Creek Cidery. The cidery is...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Feb 28, 2017

Photo courtesy of Quarter Barrel Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery 616 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids thequarterbarrel.com As someone who was born in the eighties, came of age in the...

Posted by K. Michael Moore | Feb 14, 2017

BeerBurger offers much more than its name implies -- including traditional and "Bam-Boozled" shakes and floats. I love a restaurant that doesn’t need a gimmick: one where the food is...