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Culinary Ride
Posted by John Miller |
Cyclists gearing up for third annual Culinary Ride

A full schedule of the day's events is available here. -- photo via Culinary Ride Bicyclists and locavores in the Iowa City area are gearing up for the third annual...

Chipotle's new viral video
Posted by Stephanie Catlett |
Chipotle’s viral video tugs at the heart strings, but is it all talk?

National chain Chipotle, which has a downtown Iowa City location, has taken the fast food -- and advertising -- industry by storm with an extremely emotional...

Hop Wrangler
Posted by Casey Wagner |
Hop Wranger is our September 2013 brew of the month

‘Tis the season for football and saison! Oddly enough, the September beer of the month—Hop Wrangler, brewed by Peace Tree Brewing in Knoxville, Iowa—is not a saison; however, it offers...

Beard Beer
Posted by Casey Wagner |
Beard Beer is brewed with yeast cultured from an actual beard, and you can try it tonight at Sanctuary

John Maier (left) and his beard cozy up to a couple of Rogue Ales enthusiasts. -- photo by Christine Jump This just in: the Sanctuary Pub will be tapping Rogue...

XIE Secrets
Posted by Chicken Little |
XIEcrets of a Restaurant Redemption

On August 27, XIE (pronounced “shay”) hosted a grand reopening after receiving a makeover from Restaurant Redemption, a yet to be aired program that will be showed on The Cooking...

Happy Gnome
Posted by Casey Wagner |
Will drive for beer: Some of the nation’s best bars and breweries are closer than you think

While there may not be enough time left for a long summer vacation, there’s still time for a short excursion or weekend getaway. So, for those of you who love...

Full Moon Cafe
Posted by Brendan L. Spengler |
DIY Dinners with the The Full Moon Cafe: A celebration of all things fresh and local

Sometimes you want to experiment in the kitchen and cook a dish like Rabbit Terrine. But, you don’t want to cook it just for yourself, only to enjoy your culinary...

Sutliff Cider Company
Posted by Chicken Little |
Chicken Little Reviews: Sutliff Cider Company Tasting Room

As a new semester approaches and Iowa City begins to fill with students again, leaving town can recoup and extend the blithe feelings of summer that seem to...

Posted by Stephanie Catlett |
Iowa City restaurant XIE to be featured in undisclosed reality TV show

The restaurant that took the place of Chef’s Table on Washington Street, yet hasn’t really managed to take off (in spite of the good food), is undergoing a top-secret...

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth |
Crafty: Pickling 101

Every year, I dream up elaborate plans for my summer vegetable garden. And each year, at about this time, I start to lose steam. The constant weeding and watering are...

Posted by Casey Wagner |
Ethos IPA is our August brew of the month

While I was browsing the shelves in the beer cooler at John’s one Friday last month, Joe Hotek walked in and I asked him for a recommendation. “You mean for...

Cornfield near Iowa City
Posted by Russell Jaffe |
Cornography: Land of the golden phallus

Harvested corn fields near Iowa City. They smell like opportunity! -- photo by Kirsten E. Kumpf-Baele If we are what we eat, we have almost no choice but to be...

Millstream Brewing Company
Posted by Casey Wagner |
Millstream Brewing Company to host Brew-aua Beach Party on July 27

No beach? No problem! On Saturday, July 27, Millstream is hosting its annual Brew-aua Beach Party from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the brewery biergarten in Amana...

Ansel Cummings is a friend of the bees
Posted by Dawn Frary |
On the Table: A visit with Iowa City herbalists Wild Rose Apothecary

Most people go to great lengths to rid their yards of plants they deem to be “weeds.” These so-called weeds are invasive and unattractive and might as well just be...