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Fixin’ for a coffee at The Chauncey? A new shop, Fix!, has opened on the second floor

Iowa City’s newest coffee shop isn’t actually in a shop. Fix! is in the common area on the south side of the second floor of The Chauncey, Iowa City’s newest high-rise. “Originally, the building was not designed with a coffee shop in mind,” said Monica Moen, owner of Fix! and a member of the Moen Group, the building’s developer. […]

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Daylight Donuts is reopening in a new location

Daylight Donuts has found a new home on Iowa City’s east side. Daylight is moving into the space at 1681 S 1st Ave, which used to be Sun Cafe, the owners announced on Monday in a Facebook post. The donut shop has been closed since May, when it lost its lease on the East Court Street location that had been its home, since Scott and Vicki Ward opened the shop in July 2011. […]

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Marco’s Grilled Cheese will open in December in the former Devotay and Linn Street Dive space

Linn Street Dive, which closed in May, will reopen as Marco’s Grilled Cheese at the beginning of December. The target date is Monday, Dec. 2, according to Mark Paterno, who owns the former Linn Street Dive space along with his wife Jade. The new restaurant will be a brick-and-mortar version of the Marco’s Grilled Cheese food cart […]

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Local food pantries, health providers and farmers team up for the region’s first Veggie Rx Program

There are any number of reasons why a person would choose to eat a bag of chips over a mixed-greens salad. Snack-food cravings aside, chips are cheaper, more readily available, easier to prepare and have a longer shelf-life than fresh veggies — factors that can override one’s best intentions to eat healthy. “It’s heavily ingrained in society […]

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Sun Cafe and Zio Johno’s move, and Guild Wurst Tavern makes a major change

Two Iowa City restaurants are in the process of moving, and this will be the last week before a Coralville eatery dramatically cuts its hours. Sun Cafe is moving into Zio Johno’s spot on Riverside Drive, and Zio Johno’s has moving around the corner and will reopen in part of what used to be Paul’s Discount. […]

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Sidekick Coffee & Books encourages guests to unplug and connect

Jazz plays over the speakers as an employee prepares an iced chai latte. He wears a gray tee shirt with a design in white of a boy with a book sitting with his dad, who holds a steaming cup of coffee. Under this image are the words “Sidekick Coffee & Books.” The University Heights business feels modern, yet cozy. Dark wood with marble countertops […]

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A snacking guide to Witching Hour 2019

Since 2015, Witching Hour has worked to expand the consciousness of festival-goers by stretching imaginations and perceptions of what a festival can and ought to be: a two-day smorgasboard of obscure discussions and performances that take place just as the weather starts to turn horrible. I’m here to stretch how you imagine filling your gullets.
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Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack now selling bottles of its barbecue sauces

After 14 years of going to Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack to enjoy their signature sauces, barbecue fans can now bring bottles of those sauces home. “We’ve been working on this for about a year and a half,” co-owner Jack Piper told Little Village. Unlike some barbecue restaurants that outsource their bottling operations, Piper and his partner James […]

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Linn Street Dive (formerly Devotay) will reopen as a brick-and-mortar Marco’s Grilled Cheese

More than four months after Linn Street Dive closed down, owners Jade and Mark Paterno have announced their plans for the future of the Northside Iowa City restaurant: when the doors reopen on Nov. 1, it won’t be as Linn Street Dive, but Marco’s Grilled Cheese. The Paternos are also the owners of the Marco’s Grilled Cheese food cart […]

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The Club Car is celebrating 15 years in business with a special party on Saturday

The Club Car is celebrating its 15 anniversary with an outdoor party on Saturday. The neighborhood bar is tucked away on Wright Street, between S Dubuque and S Clinton streets, just south of the Ped Mall. The bar is promising “hard to find beers and delicious food” […]

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Prost! A guide to local Oktoberfest beers and celebrations

Early fall may only be the second most popular time of the year for nuptials, but it was a wedding that kickstarted one of the world’s favorite autumnal traditions: Oktoberfest. On Oct. 12, 1810, Bavarian Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese, and the people of Munich, Germany celebrated this joyous union with days of drinking, feasting […]

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