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PiZan Pizza opens in downtown Iowa City

Craving a slice? PiZan Pizza opened today in downtown Iowa City in the space formerly occupied by Pita Pit (113 Iowa Ave.). The owner of the new shop is local restauranteur Brian Flynn, who currently owns and operates several Iowa City-based locations including Donnelly’s Irish Pub, Joe’s Place, BlackStone, Brix Wine and Cheese Shop and 30hop, among others. […]

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Motley Cow Chef David Wieseneck to join Maggie’s Farm Pizza Iowa City location

Chef David Wieseneck of Motley Cow Café will have a new gig after the Northside establishment closes its doors on June 17. Carolyn Brown, Jerry Zimmerman and Roc Kemmerer, owners of Maggie’s Farm Pizza, have hired Wieseneck to join their growing team as their new Iowa City location prepares to open its doors at 1300 Melrose Ave. […]

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Sonny’s Northside Tap to expand into former Taste of China location

Sonny’s Northside Tap owners Cassie and Tracy Barkalow purchased the 208 N Linn St space next door, formerly occupied by Taste of China. They plan to expand Sonny’s into that space by August and begin serving casual pub fare. […]

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All signs point to Beer Burger heading to Iowa City’s Northside

We’re filing this under “might happen,” not “is happening,” but several sources close enough to the situation to be considered reliable are all nodding their heads yes: the new restaurant going into the former Motley Cow Cafe space (160 N Linn St) will be a fast casual version of the North Liberty restaurant Beer Burger…

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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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