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LV Recommends: Standout Eastern Iowa sandwiches

Sandwich: noun, an item of food consisting of pieces of bread with meat, cheese, or other filling between them, or more generally any dish wherein two or more pieces of bread serve as a container or wrapper for another food type. These standout sammies deserve your attention. Oasis Falafel 206 N Linn St, Iowa City […]

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How Pig & Porter Chef Matt Melone makes time for family dinner

Matt Melone worked all day in the kitchen, and he’ll work more tomorrow. It’s December, an especially busy time of year at Pig & Porter, the downtown Cedar Rapids restaurant Matt co-founded with his business partner, Will Monk. Outside, the temperature sits below freezing. “I see people I work with more than I see my […]

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LV Recommends: Bingeworthy shows and food pairings from area restaurants

Nothing goes better with an evening in than Netflix and takeout. You don’t have to default to the nearest pizza chain or Chinese restaurant, though; pair these tasty local offerings with your favorite Netflix original for a satisfying binge experience. […]

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LV Recommends: Notable restaurant newbies in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area

Looking for something new? These eight new restaurants deserve a spot on your short-list. Maggie’s Farm Pizza 1308 Melrose Ave, Iowa City A long-time NewBo and Iowa City Farmer’s Market favorite, Maggie’s Farm Pizza opened their independent brick and mortar restaurant on the west side of Iowa City in August 2017. In collaboration with local […]

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2018 Guide: A-Z Restaurants in the Iowa City area and Cedar Rapids

Use this index as a guide to find your next favorite meal. This exhaustive list of restaurants, bars, cafés and bistros covers a range of budgets and a multitude of palates—there truly is something for everyone here. Price range is indicated on a scale of $ to $$$$ and accounts for each establishment’s average price […]

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Sanctuary Pub announces new ownership

Another fixture on the Iowa City scene is changing hands as 2017 draws to a close. On Sunday, Sanctuary Pub owner Daryl Woodson announced on Facebook that he is retiring from the S. Gilbert St. pub. Earlier this month, it was announced that a new owner is taking of Devotay at the beginning of the new year. […]

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Devotay sold to new owner

Devotay, a fixture on the Iowa City food scene for more than two decades, has been sold, according to press release from Kurt Friese, the restaurant’s owner and “chef emeritus.” The change of ownership won’t take effect until New Year’s Eve, but Friese said he wanted to make the announcement on Dec. 5, because the day marks the 21st anniversary of the Devotay’s opening. […]

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How To Make: Cucumber Mint Espresso Tonic

Sam Caster from Prairie Lights Cafe and Brass Ring Coffee demonstrates how to make the drink of the summer, the Cucumber Mint Espresso Tonic: Sam Caster's Cucumber Mint Espresso Tonic Sam Caster from Prairie Lights Cafe and Brass Ring Coffee demonstrates how to make the drink of the summer, the Cucumber Mint Espresso Tonic: Posted […]

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Mami’s Authentic owners to close Iowa City location, open new restaurant on Burlington Street

The owners of Mami’s Authentic will close their current Iowa City location and open a new restaurant, Estella’s, sometime in late August or early September. The new Mexican food joint will be located at 184 E Burlington St, next to Zombie Burger and close to Mami’s current location at 221 S Gilbert St. […]

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