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LV Recommends: Beer Burger

I love a restaurant that doesn’t need a gimmick: one where the food is good and you can hear the person you’re speaking with—and it’s always nice when you can get a good beer or a milkshake with whiskey in it. Beer Burger in North Liberty is just such a joint. No pretense, just tasty […]

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Pullman brings back the roaring ’20s with a Prohibition-themed New Year’s Eve party

New Year’s Eve Prohibition Style Dinner and After Party Pullman — Saturday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. (Party at 10:30 p.m.) Ring in the new year with a hint of nostalgia at Pullman this Dec. 31. The popular Iowa City restaurant and executive chef Sepehr Sadrzadeh are putting together a fun and delicious event in […]

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Iowa City restaurant El Patrón offers exclusive tequila

El Mayor Anejo Barrel Select Tequila 1st Pour Celebration El Patrón — Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. Iowa City restaurant El Patrón – Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar (109 E College St., Iowa City) is offering a specialty barrel of tequila through a partnership with El Mayor, a tequila producer that has been operating […]

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UPDATED: Zombie Burger brings ghoulish cuisine to Iowa City, Coralville

By Frankie Schneckloth and Kelli Ebensberger UPDATE: Due to the “overwhelming response” at the Coral Ridge Mall Zombie Burger location, the downtown Iowa City location’s opening will be delayed until Monday, Dec. 12, according to marketing director Adam Bartelt. Grab a weapon or join the horde: The undead are about to be among us. Zombie […]

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Stella faces backlash after cover charge controversy

Stella, a University Heights restaurant known for its burgers, stirred up controversy over the weekend based on a cover charge game — with news stories, including stories on national news sites, reporting that Trump supporters were required to pay higher cover charges than Clinton supporters. But co-owner Kevin Perez said Wednesday that those reports were […]

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Dumpling Darling to put down Iowa City roots on Iowa Avenue

Dumpling Darling will be opening its own, permanent Iowa City location come February 2017, complete with an expanded menu and late-night hours. Owners Lesley and Brian Triplett will be revamping the location at 213 Iowa Avenue — adding more seating and an open kitchen — and preparing some new menu items featuring dumplings from around […]

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Yelp: Iowa City’s Nodo is best restaurant in Iowa

Looking for the best place in the state of Iowa to grab a bite to eat? Look no further than Iowa City’s Nodo. That’s according to a list developed by Yelp on behalf of USA Today that used an algorithm to combine the website’s user ratings and reviews and weed out chains. Never been to […]

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Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack opens in downtown Iowa City

Jimmy Jacks

The Old Capitol Mall is has a new joint for old school barbecue. Named the Best Barbecue for 2015, Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack is open for business in downtown Iowa City. The new location is bringing elegant features like light faux wood tile walls and high-back booths to a casual framework — counter service and […]

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Sean Astin is helping early voters in Iowa City

Vote early with Sean Astin Java House, Washington St. Downtown — Thursday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Today is the first day for early voting in Iowa and local groups are working to make sure people are able to register, gather information on candidates and cast their ballots. The University of Iowa Democrats are gaining […]

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Photos: Northside Oktoberfest rings in the first weekend of fall

Zak Neumann, Oktoberfest

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 breweries and beer games like Hammer Schlagen and Beer Slide, as well as food from local vendors and an array of live music. Sodafest had […]

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Back for another round: Northside Oktoberfest returns this Saturday

Northside Oktoberfest and Sodafest Iowa City Northside — Saturday, Sept. 24 The 21st annual Northside Oktoberfest will be taking over Iowa City’s Northside Marketplace from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday for a day of boozy revelry that includes craft beer from over 50 breweries, food, games and Hawkeye football. The festivities benefit local nonprofits, […]

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