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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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Interview: ‘Sweetbitter’ author Stephanie Danler dishes on inspiration, eating on the road and dinner-hour poetry

LA-based writer Stephanie Danler’s recently-released ‘Sweetbitter’ spins the tale of a young twenty-something looking to find her way in the world after graduation. The story is told through the lens of front-of-house restaurant work, a job that proves to be both Exhilarating and exhausting for the novel’s heroine, Tess, and one that Danler experienced first-hand in her formative early twenties. […]

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Brewfest 2016 set to showcase over 500 craft beers

Over 500+ craft beers to sample at Northside Oktoberfest on Saturday September 24. Remaining tickets are moving quickly! The 6th Annual Northside Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 12-3 p.m. at Northside Oktoberfest, showcasing the Bohemian nature of Iowa City’s Northside Neighborhood through craft beer and local food. General admission ticket holders can […]

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BrewFest at Oktoberfest ticket prices increase as of Sept. 1

Oktoberfest Northside — Saturday, Sept. 24 BrewFest 12-3 p.m. The 21st Annual Iowa City BrewFest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at Northside Oktoberfest, showcasing the Bohemian nature of Iowa City’s Northside Neighborhood through craft beer and local food. Exclusive BrewMaster tickets sold out earlier this summer, though General Admission […]

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Crafty: Step up your table presentation during cocktail hour with this easy cutting board project

This project requires untreated hardwood. Maple, walnut, cherry and hickory are nice tight-grained woods that work well for this project. They are high-density varieties that are not scored easily when cut upon. This keeps bacteria and moisture out for a cleaner, longer-lasting board. Hardwood can be sourced from local lumber suppliers as well as big box hardware stores. Look for a piece that is at minimum 6 inches wide. Adjust your width and eventual length according to intended use and personal preference. […]

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Block It Out: DIY Fabric Printing

Supplies Brayer (ink roller) Printmaking/linoleum block (found at art supply stores) Carving tools (found at art supply stores) Fabric printing ink Rolling pin Cardboard Paper Fabric Step One: Sketch out an image or a pattern you like on a piece of paper. You can then transfer this sketch to your linoleum block freehand, or you […]

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LV Recommends: The best (seriously) pie crust

I’ve made my fair share of pies over the years, but until this summer, never had a great recipe for pie crust. I’ve borrowed recipes from friends and family and while they definitely do the job, they never completely hit the mark. I recently took notes from my friend Lauren who happens to make some of the most delicious pies, and finally baked one of my own that had a crust worth talking about… […]

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Crafty: Spice up your lunchtime escapades with this homemade lunch bag project

Materials • 1 yard of sturdy fabric • Thread to match your fabric • Large button • Otter wax (available at otterwax.com) Dine in style: Dress up your lunchtime tote with this DIY project that’ll place you solidly at the head of the popular table…and it’s waterproof! Step One Pre-wash and dry your fabric so […]

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Crafty: Knot your average plant holder

Macramé is a knotting art that dates to the 13th century, and while it has been popular for a while, it is definitely having a moment. Hanging planters made from knotted rope can be found in the home decor departments of big box stores and hipster retailers alike. But macramé hanging planters are cheap and easy to make on your own; they’re also a great way step up your balcony, patio garden or living room.
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