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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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Chef David Burt’s top vegetarian picks for the IC area

David Burt is an area chef who co-founded the much-beloved vegan restaurant The Red Avocado, which closed in 2012. After the restaurant’s closing, Burt returned to the board of Field to Family, a non-profit, local foods advocacy group that serves vegetarians and omnivores alike, and he also started Four Square Meals… […]

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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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Experience: ‘Above-the-neck’ dishes in the Iowa City area

Experience some of the most succulent, yet frequently underused, parts of mammals and fish when you explore the culinary beauties of the head. From “face bacon” to lengua, wasting these above-the-neck ingredients is a crime against the tastebuds… […]

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LV Recommends: Pizza in the IC area

The folks at Lincoln Wine Bar use quality Italian products — like double zero flour and San Marzano tomatoes — to create authentically Neapolitan, thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas that feature local, seasonal toppings whenever possible. The Wine Bar also offers excellent espresso, tinned fish delicacies from Spain and a gorgeously curated selection of interesting wine and boutique beers. […]

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