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Crab rangoon pizza is coming to Cedar Rapids

Beloved Des Moines-based restaurant and tiki bar Fong’s Pizza will open its third location in the New Bohemia District later this year. As first reported by The Gazette, Full Court Press, the group behind the restaurant, plans to open the new location by early May. The location of first Fong’s Pizza was once home to King-Ying-Low, Des Moines’ oldest Chinese restaurant, which inspired the Asian influence in Fong’s menu and decor. […]

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Brewfest 2016 set to showcase over 500 craft beers

Over 500+ craft beers to sample at Northside Oktoberfest on Saturday September 24. Remaining tickets are moving quickly! The 6th Annual Northside Oktoberfest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from 12-3 p.m. at Northside Oktoberfest, showcasing the Bohemian nature of Iowa City’s Northside Neighborhood through craft beer and local food. General admission ticket holders can […]

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Photos: Scout Men’s Store receives a warm welcome to Downtown Iowa City

On Thursday, the Downtown District gained a new contemporary menswear pop-up, Scout Men’s Store. Co-owners Catherine Champion, Jamie Boling and Jil Dasher welcome guests to the new space on Washington St. all night long. Guests were treated to free beer and were able to get a first glimpse at the quality brands and exclusive collaborations […]

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Activist arrests take place at Bakken Pipeline protests; local group to hold informational meeting at ICPL

Residents of Iowa City and the surrounding area are gathering this Friday, Sept. 2, to discuss the Bakken Oil Pipeline and the threat it poses to Native American reservations, the environment and farm land and the property rights of individuals. The meeting will take place at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room B […]

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BrewFest at Oktoberfest ticket prices increase as of Sept. 1

Oktoberfest Northside — Saturday, Sept. 24 BrewFest 12-3 p.m. The 21st Annual Iowa City BrewFest will take place Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. at Northside Oktoberfest, showcasing the Bohemian nature of Iowa City’s Northside Neighborhood through craft beer and local food. Exclusive BrewMaster tickets sold out earlier this summer, though General Admission […]

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Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theatre presents ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Sleeping Beauty Brucemore Mansion — opens Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. Brucemore Mansion, in collaboration with Theatre Cedar Rapids, presents an Outdoor Children’s Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty, opening tonight, Aug. 3 and running through the weekend. Director Erica Jo Lloyd guides a bevy of eastern Iowa talent through this highly interactive […]

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The largest anime convention in Iowa takes over the Coralville Marriott this weekend

AnimeIowa Coralville Marriott — Friday–Sunday July 29–31 Join convention sponsors the Mindbridge Foundation this weekend as eastern Iowa’s anime and manga convention AnimeIowa celebrates its 20th year. Attendance was only 150 strong at the inaugural event in 1997; now the convention caps attendance at 3,000. A wide variety of guests from artists to writers to […]

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Letter to the Editor: For cyclists, Iowa City offers so little, so late

By Ofer Sivan The new $20,000 bike “parklet” selected “by a committee made up of city staff, local bicycle advocates, Downtown District staff and downtown business owners” is a well meaning but misguided attempt to do something positive for bicyclists and the community at large. I myself sat on the committee. The winning design was […]

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