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Author to read from ‘Pie School’ cookbook at Prairie Lights

Kate Lebo, author of Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour and Butter, will visit Prairie Lights on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. to read from her new book and answer questions about the illustrious art of pie making. Pie School is both a cookbook and a love letter to the art of making pies. […]

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On the table: A guide to winter markets

As October comes to a close, so do most of the Iowa City area farmers’ markets. In the past, the City of Iowa City has hosted periodic winter markets to fill the veggie void left at the end of the regular market’s season. This year, due to a lack of space and demonstrated interest in […]

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Explore what you eat at the ‘Food for Thought’ conference

Community members are invited to reap the harvest of graduate students’ food-related research and take part in conversations surrounding food this Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Food for Thought Graduate Student Conference. The conference is free to attend and begins at 9 a.m. at the University Capitol Center 2520D (200 S. Capitol St.). Through presentations […]

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Boozehound 101: An introduction to port

“Have you saved any room for dessert tonight?” I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked the over the years, only to regretfully decline, having stuffed my face with delicious food. But in many restaurants, there’s a slightly less filling beverage option that is often overlooked post-dinner (and no, I’m not talking about […]

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Chicken Little Reviews: Sushiya

Moshi moshi! Irrashaimase! If you’re greeted at a sushi restaurant by by three men in immaculate chef’s whites calling out from behind the small sushi bar, “irrashaimase!” (roughly translating to “welcome” in Japanese) and “moshi moshi,” trust that you are in good hands. At Sushiya — North Liberty’s newest Pan-Asian restaurant focusing on approachable Japanese […]

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Beyond the buffet: Hy-Vee launches full service restaurants

If you’ve visited the Waterfront or East Side Hy-Vees recently, you may have noticed some changes in the stores’ dining areas. The grocery chain’s cafeteria-style dining has given way to the newly opened Hy-Vee Market Cafes — full-service, sit-down restaurants with servers, bartenders and a kitchen located in the back of house. Hy-Vee decided to […]

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Iowa beers take gold medals at nationwide beer competition

The state’s flourishing craft beer industry received recognition last weekend as two Iowa brews won gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver. Cedar Rapids’ Lion Bridge Brewing Company took home a gold medal in the English-Style Mild Ale category for its Workman’s Compensation, and CocO Stout, brewed West O Beer of […]

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