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ReUnion Brewery
Posted by Casey Wagner | Jun 3, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke Lager gets a bad rap. Commonly associated with the macro pilsners stacked ceiling-high in walk-in coolers across the nation, lager is panned by many craft beer...

Posted by Adam Burke | Jun 2, 2016

Real Food Films contest finalists FilmScene — Sunday, June 5, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Finalists from the 2016 Real Foods Films Contest, chosen from 160 entries and all under four minutes,...

Mt Vernon Chocolate Stroll
Posted by Genevieve Trainor | Jun 1, 2016

Seventh Annual Chocolate Stroll First St., Mount Vernon -- Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. The seventh annual Chocolate Stroll, sponsored by the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group, once again...

Posted by Cole Highnam | May 20, 2016

Photo via Wild Culture Kombucha Iowa poet Cole Highnam muses upon Wild Culture’s fermented teas in the form of a lyric essay, “I will not spoil my health with lesser...

Posted by Darcie Hutzell | May 20, 2016

Illustration by Greta Songe It’s springtime in Iowa City. The asparagus are up, and the Iowa City Farmers Market is back! I strapped my toddler on my back on the...

Posted by Adam Burke | May 19, 2016

Iowa City was named the nineteenth drunkest town in the U.S. according to 24/7 Wall St. which published the list. Over 23 percent of Iowa Citians reported drinking to excess....

Posted by Tim Taranto | May 16, 2016

Givanni's caterpillar emerges from its chrysalis as El Patrón butterfly -- photo by Matt Steele When the Etre Restaurant Group closed the doors of Givanni's Italian-American in the Ped Mall,...

Posted by Courtenay Bouvier | May 10, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Pullman Bar & Diner hosted the first Cobble Hill + Pullman Corridor Mash-Up. The sold-out event featured meals and cocktails prepared by the staff at both...

Photo by Adam Burke
Posted by Tim Taranto | May 9, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke We sat down to lunch at the newly opened traditional Chinese restaurant Bashu. The waitress brought us a pot of oolong and my buddy, a native...

Posted by Tim Taranto | May 9, 2016

Tomorrow the Iowa City Economic Development Committee will review a request from Big Grove Brewery to support facade upgrades for a planned Iowa City facility. The brewery's original Solon location...

Posted by Adam Burke | May 6, 2016

The east-side BBQ go-to joint, Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack, is opening a barn-sized smokehouse and sauce shop in June said co-owner Jack Piper in a phone interview with Little Village...

Posted by Genevieve Trainor | May 5, 2016

Benz Beer Fest Benz Beverage Depot -- Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. Photo by Didriks For the 12th year in a row, beer enthusiasts from across eastern Iowa will...

Posted by Tim Taranto | May 3, 2016

Edible Outdoors presentsUrban Greens Foraging Tour Longfellow Elementary -- Sunday, May 22 Photo by Raita Futo Edible Outdoors Iowa City will be hosting an urban greens foraging event Sunday, May...

Trumpet Blossom Cafe
Posted by Joshua Preston | Apr 9, 2016

Photo by Adam Burke If you’re anything like me, you know there is no greater tradition than brunch. It’s the perfect midday gathering of friends to top off your weekend....

Pompeii - Toppling Goliath
Posted by Casey Wagner | Apr 8, 2016

The beer of the month, Pompeii, is a tropical and citrusy dream come true, ideal for enjoying on warm, early spring afternoons when wearing t-shirts and shorts feels weird, but...

White Russian
Posted by Sarah Jarmon | Mar 18, 2016

As a connoisseur of both stoner flicks and all vodka-related beverages I was thrilled to learn of a Big Lebowski-themed restaurant opening in Robins, Iowa (925 Robins Square Dr.). Advertised...