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Bandito Billy’s: Here’s how to eat at one of Derek Perez’s restaurants for the next few weeks

If you live in Iowa City and have been brave enough to leave the house recently, you’ve probably noticed that El Bandito’s (327 E Market St) is closed. Here’s what’s up, as confirmed by owner Derek Perez: • The 327 E Market St location is currently closed for renovations. It is expected to re-open in […]

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Fireball recall raises health concerns for Iowa City

Finland, Sweden and Norway recently announced a recall on all bottles of Fireball Whiskey after learning that the American version of the popular liquor contains antifreeze. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), an allergic reaction can appear if propylene glycol, the type of antifreeze in question, is consumed in large […]

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Boozehound 101: The old fashioned

In this edition of Boozehound 101, we’re taking a look at yet another one of David Embury’s six basic drinks: the Old Fashioned. There’s a lot of history behind the Old Fashioned, as it may well be the progenitor of the word ‘cocktail’ itself and dates to the early 19th century. The inherent appeal of […]

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Boozehound Reviews: Black Velvet, Iowa’s drink of choice

In November, Little Village published an article detailing the booze-drinking habits of Iowa, courtesy of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division annual report. Well, it’s a new year, but I thought I’d finally run on down to the old liquor emporium and find out what Iowa’s favorite alcohol — Canada’s Black Velvet — was all about. […]

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Boozehound Reviews: Ardbeg Uigeadail

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This week we’re dipping into what for many is a difficult and challenging area in the world of whiskey: Islay single malt Scotch. This stuff is not for the faint of heart. But if we’re going to taste an Islay whisky, it should be the award-winning offering from perhaps the peat-iest distillery in the world: […]

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Bar patrol: Where IC police are stopping, and how often

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The City of Iowa City released its August 2014 bar check report earlier this month, breaking down where police in Iowa City are stopping, and how often. The report incorporates stops by both the Iowa City police department and University of Iowa police, with sections delineating the number of times officers st […]

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