Food trucks poised to become a downtown staple

Tito Francisco and James Wachutka, the co-owners of the Flip N’ Chop food truck, served up lunch outside the University of Iowa Boyd Law Building on a recent afternoon. Francisco flipped dough back and forth between his hands to create the naan bread that would become part of the duo’s tandoori chicken dish, one of […]

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First-of-its-kind Iowa Shrimp Taco shut out of IC Top Chef: Downtown

Local Burrito slinger and taste-maker Kyle Sieck was ousted from competition in the Iowa City Downtown District’s sixth annual Top Chef: Downtown when health inspectors challenged the source of his “Iowa Shrimp.” His shrimp supplier, Denny Rehberg, who operates out of Walker, Iowa, in Linn County, did not have an aquaculture license. There are currently […]

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Ride, eat, repeat: The culinary ride returns

5th Annual IC Culinary Ride New Pioneer Co-op — Sunday, Sep. 20 at 8 a.m. This Sunday I’ll be wearing bike shorts all day, eating honest food, drinking local brews and peddling down bucolic Iowa roads. Why? Because it’s the 5th Annual Iowa City Culinary Ride. The Iowa City Culinary ride brings together cyclists, local […]

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