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2018 Grocer guide for the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area

Eight local grocers and markets that are well-worth the trip. Aldi 760 Ruppert Rd, Iowa City 2750 Heartland Dr, Coralville 1860 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids 5425 Blairs Forest Blvd NE, Cedar Rapids Aldi is an affordable and environmentally conscious grocery store option. They take their corporate responsibility seriously and strive to support local communities […]

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2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) guide for the Iowa City area

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, allows community members to purchase shares, or memberships, with area farms. Community contribution early in the season lets farmers properly gauge the community’s needs for the coming season, and community members receive CSA shares of farm-fresh product, without paying the overhead required by retail sales. If you might be interested […]

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2018 Guide: A-Z Restaurants in the Iowa City area and Cedar Rapids

Use this index as a guide to find your next favorite meal. This exhaustive list of restaurants, bars, cafés and bistros covers a range of budgets and a multitude of palates—there truly is something for everyone here. Price range is indicated on a scale of $ to $$$$ and accounts for each establishment’s average price […]

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2017 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) guide for the Iowa City area

[vc_row class=”bb-row”][vc_column][vc_column_text] Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, is a direct to consumer process that connects community members with local farmers and growers. Community members pay to reserve a share of the farms produce early in the season, which lets farmers properly gauge the community’s needs for the coming season. In turn, community members receive regular […]

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2016 Guide: Festivals in the Iowa City area

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Expertly curated by area food and culture mavens, festivals combine a selection of dining, drinking and cultural options to offer fun for the whole family. [vc_separator color=”orange” align=”align_center” border_width=”4″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Top Chef: Downtown February 27, Iowa City, hotelVetro downtowniowacity.com In this friendly competition, local restaurants prepare signature […]

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LV Recommends: 7 must-visit breweries and taprooms across the state of Iowa

Sanctuary Pub, Iowa City

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] With this selection of home-grown breweries, you’ll be sure to sample the wide variety of brews Iowa has to offer and hopefully find a new favorite or two along the way. [vc_separator color=”orange” align=”align_center” border_width=”4″][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Alluvial Brewing Company 3715 W. 190th St., Ames Located on an […]

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2016 Grocer guide for the Iowa City area

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] No matter how you grocery shop—once a week or on the daily, at the supermarket or at the hole-in-the wall grocer—be sure to visit these purveyors to find out what’s fresh. [vc_separator color=”orange” align=”align_center” border_width=”4″][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] The bigger, better supermarket Popping up all over these days are grocers who seemingly handle […]

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2016 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) guide for the Iowa City area

CSA

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) allows community members to purchase shares, or memberships, from area farms. Early-season contributions help farmers properly gauge the community’s needs and, in return, community members receive CSA shares of farm-fresh product, without paying the overhead required by retail sales. Remember that many farmers require commitments early […]

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LV Recommends: Turner Alley’s Czech Pilsner

Turner Alley Brewing’s Czech Village Pilsner pays homage to the historic Cedar Rapids neighborhood that underwent severe damage in the 2008 floods and has since recovered to become a burgeoning cultural and commercial… […]

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LV Recommends: Food trucks in the Iowa City area

Under a new ordinance passed by the Iowa City Council in April, food truck vendors can operate from metered parking spaces any day of the week. As long as they aren’t operating in restricted areas—which include parts of downtown Iowa City, Northside Marketplace, residential zones or within 150 feet of a brick and mortar restaurant—vendors […]

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Guide: Bike-friendly breweries in the Iowa City area

Three cheers for beers and bikes! Between RAGBRAI, Millstream’s Tour de Brew and the Culinary Ride, food and beer-soaked bike rides are a guilty pleasure in our area, but a tradition nonetheless. […]

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