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Have a snack of aphrodisiacs this Valentine’s Day

As any Iowan can attest, Midwestern winters are long and bleak. After the merriness of Christmas subsides and the glitter of New Year’s fades, we are left with a damp gray-brown slog that can extend all the way until April. Add to that the emotional slog of an election year and it becomes doubly important to find an enjoyable way to fill the time. […]

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Eat like your favorite 2020 candidate

Due to an influx of aspiring presidents every four years, many classic Iowa foods have been imbued with politics, from Iowa State Fair pork on a stick to Hamburg Inn pie shakes — even ranch! But Iowa has more to offer than the Midwest staples consumed on-camera by candidates pandering to the nation’s first caucusers. As White House […]

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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant has closed

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant in Coralville has closed for business. For weeks, the doors have been locked on the two-year-old restaurant, and now its Facebook page lists Nile as “Permanently Closed.” When Nile opened in 2017, Little Village reviewer Helania Thompson wrote, “’Finally’ seems to be the most frequently expressed response to the recent opening of Nile […]

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Yummy brings a menu of Asian and American favorites — including Thai rolled ice cream — to downtown Iowa City

Yummy, Iowa City’s newest restaurant, opened this week, bringing a wide range of both Asian and American favorites—from Cross Bridge rice noodles to chicken wings to Thai rolled ice cream—to downtown. “We have American food, Japanese food and Chinese food all together,” Amy Huang, Yummy’s manager, told Little Village. […]

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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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