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Posted by Ari Ariel | Jan 31, 2017

Your Valentine’s Day dinner should be easy and indulgent. This one-pot recipe is both. Port wine and hint of cardamom and cinnamon makes this simple braise feel luxurious. It will...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Jan 31, 2017

Photo by Zak Neumann The “chew” in the beer of the month -- Confluence’s ChewBOCKa -- is the unintended but delicious result of a common brewing complication. One of the...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger | Jan 17, 2017

Photo by Kelli Ebensberger There is an evident void in local cuisine: While there are quite a few great barbeque joints in town, the selection is far more limited when...

Posted by Ari Ariel | Dec 6, 2016

Millions of Muslims, Christians and Jews will be observing holidays this month. Mawlid an-Nabi, the holiday commemorating the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, is on Dec. 11, and Hanukkah, the Jewish festival...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Dec 6, 2016

Illustration by Blair Gauntt It’s cold -- or at least it’s supposed to be cold in December. Regardless, it’s not an ideal time of the year for citrusy and tropical...

Posted by Lauren Shotwell | Nov 30, 2016

El Mayor Anejo Barrel Select Tequila 1st Pour Celebration El Patrón -- Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Barrel Select El Mayor Añejo Tequila -- photo by Zak Neumann Iowa...

Free Lunch Program. photo by Zak Neumann
Posted by Eleanore Taft | Nov 15, 2016

Sandwiches are prepared for the Free Lunch Program at 1105 S. Gilbert Ct. kitchen--photo by Zak Neumann Gathering with others to share a traditional meal is at the heart of...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Nov 1, 2016

Photo via Surly Brewing Co November is the perfect time to drink brown ale. The style’s toasty notes befit the dropping temperatures, shortening days, bare tree branches and, of course,...

Posted by Josie Neumann | Nov 1, 2016

A turducken consists of a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey and often features traditional autumnal sides, like stuffing or sweet potatoes, between the poultry. -- photo...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Oct 4, 2016

Photo via Ballast Point October, the best month of the year, is here again! It brings hayrack rides, colorful leaves, scary movie marathons, cool weather -- and pumpkin spice up...

Photo by Jordan Sellergren
Posted by Sarah Jarmon | Oct 4, 2016

Photo by Jordan Sellergren Brick walls, industrial piping and stamped metal bar backing greet you when you enter Red Vespa in Solon. The vibe of the place is chic, cozy...

Posted by Courtenay Bouvier | Sep 29, 2016

On Monday, Sept. 26, Pullman Bar & Diner hosted Women on Fire, touted as a “farm-to-table dining experience designed and executed by local female chefs, growers, organizers and mixologists.” The...

Zak Neumann, Oktoberfest
Posted by Zak Neumann | Sep 25, 2016

Prost! Decked out in their best lederhosen and dirndls, people came from all over the Corridor for the 21st annual Northside Oktoberfest. Brewfest featured craft brews from more than 50...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Sep 20, 2016

Photo by Tim Taranto Baroncini, on Linn St. in downtown Iowa City, has always been known for its upscale Italian fare and superior wine list, which is maybe why I...

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth | Sep 16, 2016

Over 500+ craft beers to sample at Northside Oktoberfest on Saturday September 24. Remaining tickets are moving quickly! The 6th Annual Northside Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from...

Posted by Casey Wagner | Sep 6, 2016

Photo by Oder Sivan Dust off your one-liter beer mug because September is the time to enjoy the many Oktoberfest beers being brewed in eastern Iowa -- perhaps even at...