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Chicken Little Reviews: Lincoln Cafe

Lincoln Cafe

It wasn’t long ago that a trip to the Lincoln Cafe also meant spending two hours noodling around Mt. Vernon while waiting for a table to become available. Waits were long and, after peeking into a kitschy shop or two, it wasn’t uncommon to end up down the street at the cafe’s wine bar where […]

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Culinary Ride 2013: A Travel Memoir

Culinary Ride

At 8 a.m. on a Sunday, the air was chilly with the first day of fall. A crowd at Terry Trueblood park seemed to have risen bleary-eyed, helmets gleaming in the sun, ready to migrate South on their bicycles.

“Thank the good Lord for his sugar blessings,” said Nichole Schappert, 29, of Iowa City, while enjoying a glazed donut. People milled about signing liability wavers and snacking on bakery items from the Bread Garden, strawberries from Yotopia and coffee from Wake Up Iowa City. […]

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Photos: Third annual Northside Oktoberfest

Northside Oktoberfest

Despite a bit of rain, the annual Northside Oktoberfest amounted to an exciting beer-filled afternoon for thousands of attendees. Hundreds of (delicious) beers were available for sampling at the annual Iowa City Brew Fest, and the whole event was capped off with a victory for the Iowa Hawkeyes–which was of course broadcast on a large […]

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Chicken Little Reviews: The Mill

The Mill

For the uninitiated, which I assume is none of you, The Mill is, according to a tweet from Menomena, “the most fun [you will have in a restaurant] in years, if not decades! great place, great peeps.” The “great peeps” during my Friday lunch at noon were just me and the waitress. She did not […]

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