Cedar Rapids Food

Posted by Letters |
In memoriam: Basil Hadjis, an icon in the Cedar Rapids culinary scene

After decades of feeding and entertaining Cedar Rapidians, chef Basil Hadjis passed away last month at the age of 62. Owner of the Vernon Inn, Fourth Street Diner and Sweet...

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth |
Crab rangoon pizza is coming to Cedar Rapids

Beloved Des Moines-based restaurant and tiki bar Fong’s Pizza will open its third location in the New Bohemia District later this year. As first reported by The Gazette, Full Court...

Posted by Susan Bednar Blind |
LV Recommends: The Pig & Porter

Photo by Susan Bednar Blind Though the flood of 2008 devastated sections of Cedar Rapids, the rebirth of the downtown, Czech Village and New Bohemia districts make the losses easier...

Jordan Sellergren
Posted by Courtenay Bouvier |
LV Recommends: Sauce Bar & Bistro

Photo by Jordan Sellergren When people ask me to recommend Italian food in Iowa, it prompts a string of questions that usually culminates in, “Do you mean real Italian, or,...

Posted by Matthew Steele |
First Look: The Pig & Porter opens in Cedar Rapids’ New Bohemia district

The Pig & Porter (1028 3rd St. SE) opens today in Cedar Rapids' New Bohemia District. Co-owners Will Monk and Matt Melone met while working at Cobble Hill. Their new...

Black Sheep Social Club
Posted by Susan Bednar Blind |
LV Recommends: Black Sheep Social Club

Photo by Susan Bednar Blind When Black Sheep Social Club recommends reservations, they aren’t kidding. The new Cedar Rapids restaurant hummed over the lunch hour on a recent Tuesday. Located...

The Lost Cuban
Posted by Chicken Little |
Chicken Little Reviews: The Lost Cuban

The Lost Cuban's plate of lechon asado with platanos maduros. -- photo by Adam Burke Since 2012, The Lost Cuban in Cedar Rapids has been consistently serving flavorful Cuban favorites,...

Posted by Celine Uhl |
Cedar Rapids Baconfest sizzles this weekend

Calling all bacon enthusiasts! On Saturday, Sept. 20, Townsquare Media Cedar Rapids will host the Second Annual Cedar Rapids Baconfest, a celebration of all things bacon. The festival will be...

Chicken Little Reviews
Posted by Jim Duncan |
Chicken Little Reviews: Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill is garnering attention for its fresh, locally sourced ingredients. -- photo by Adam Burke Cedar Rapids' restaurant history is rather infamous. Prohibition began there five years before the...