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Deluxe Cakes and Pastries set to re-open Tuesday

If you’re a regular at this charming Longfellow neighborhood bakery, you’ve likely noticed some subtle changes both inside and out over the last year. After being closed for almost three weeks for the final phase of renovation, Deluxe Cakes and Pastries is set to reopen today with a fresh interior and plans in motion to launch expanded offerings. […]

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New restaurants and other changes on the local food scene in 2017

Fifteen restaurants — serving everything from burritos to bao — opened in the Iowa City area this year. Some were entirely new ventures, some belonged to local favorites that expanded (you no longer have to go downtown to get a pie shake). Taking a big step beyond its NewBo District coffee shop in Cedar Rapids, Brewhemia started distributing its nitro coffee throughout the corridor. And in Iowa City, a new, locally-owned food delivery was launched, to provide an alternative to big, national services like GrubHub. […]

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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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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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Dumpling darling serves up international fare in Iowa City

Husband and wife team Lesley and Brian Triplett bring various international versions of the comfort food, along with other street food items, to the Iowa City restaurant scene. The restaurant at 213 Iowa Ave opens at 11 a.m. daily and stays open until bar close on the weekend, serving up late night snacks. […]

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