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Iowa City restaurants

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth | Jun 6, 2017

Clinton Street Social Club, Iowa City’s Prohibition-era gastropub, speakeasy and dedicated live jazz venue, is set to change hands after first opening its doors in September 2012.

Posted by Frankie Schneckloth | Jun 6, 2017

Ice cream: a quintessential summertime treat. Give one of these shakes a go and you’ve got yourself the perfect way to main-line an icy treat on a hot summer’s day.

Posted by Drew Bulman | May 31, 2017

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...

Posted by Matthew Steele | May 9, 2017

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...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 25, 2017

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...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Mar 17, 2017

Local restaurateur Derek Perez's new venture, Billy's High Hat Diner, opened today, March 17 in the space formerly occupied by Augusta (630 Iowa Avenue). Ryan Whiting, Perez's right-hand man at...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Feb 28, 2017

Chef Matt Steigerwald and owner Katie Goering bring a restaurant, cider-tasting room and event space to Wilson’s Orchard this spring with the opening of Rapid Creek Cidery. The cidery is...

Posted by Kelli Ebensberger | Dec 9, 2016

Augusta relocated to 630 Iowa Ave. after closing its original location in Oxford, Iowa. It will briefly close its doors again in January. -- photo by Frankie Schneckloth. Augusta Restaurant...

Posted by Josie Neumann | Nov 1, 2016

A turducken consists of a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey and often features traditional autumnal sides, like stuffing or sweet potatoes, between the poultry. -- photo...

Posted by Eleanore Taft | Sep 5, 2016

Center for Worker Justice board members Sergio A-wan and Rafael Morataya lead a discussion Saturday about workers' rights under OSHA In 2015, the Johnson County Supervisors took the lead in the battle...

Posted by Tim Taranto | Aug 10, 2016

Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon, an eastern Iowa City favorite for its barbecue, live music and spacious dance-floor, will hold its grand re-opening on Saturday, September 3. The event will feature...

Posted by Helaina Thompson | Aug 2, 2016

Photo by Helaina Thompson Dumplings -- adorably bite­-sized pockets of dough packed with various fillings -- excel in convenience. At Dumpling Darling on Dubuque Street in Iowa City (their brick...

Posted by Jared Krauss | Jul 6, 2016

Photo by Jared Krauss In my years at the University of Iowa as an under-paid student employee, I developed a keen eye for the frugal finds of Iowa City’s downtown....

Posted by Tim Taranto | May 16, 2016

Givanni's caterpillar emerges from its chrysalis as El Patrón butterfly -- photo by Matt Steele When the Etre Restaurant Group closed the doors of Givanni's Italian-American in the Ped Mall,...

Posted by Lucy Morris | Mar 24, 2016

Bashu prepares to open. -- photo by Matt Steele A new Chinese restaurant will be on the scene soon with Bashu opening in the former Linn Street Cafe space (121...

Posted by Lucy Morris | Feb 5, 2016

Augusta will relocate from its Oxford location (pictured) to downtown Iowa City next week. -- photo by Frances Schneckloth New Orleans-style restaurant Augusta will open its new home in Iowa...