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2020 Bread & Butter Dining Guide

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The Takeaway: New IC food truck South Side Street Foods serves Southwestern-style fry bread with style

When you approach the South Side Street Foods food truck, you’re likely to hear Motown pouring out of the windows. The inviting warmth of old school soul music could be a metaphor for the appeal of both South Side’s food […]

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The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market returns on May 28

The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market will open for its 17th season on Saturday, May 28, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance (CRMEA) announced on Thursday. This year’s market will feature “over 150 vendors” and be “located on 2nd Avenue […]

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Coral’s Column: Wednesday pretzel bites from The Nut

Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. One of those places for me is the Walnut (1417 Walnut St, Des Moines), which started as the food truck (the Spot) before maturing into a full-grown bar and and grill […]

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LV Recommends: You’ll feel like a kid again at Frydae, a loaded fry and ice cream spot in Marion

Linn County’s newest snack spot is fun, whimsical and delicious — everything you’d expect from a restaurant called “Frydae.” Tucked into Uptown Marion, the main entrance of Frydae is currently blocked off due to the more than $6 million renovation […]

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Nonprofit Matthew 25 opens affordable grocery store in Cedar Rapids food desert

The grand opening of Matthew 25’s new Cultivate Hope Corner Store will take place this Wednesday, April 27 in Cedar Rapids. The Corner Store is a nonprofit endeavor, providing healthy food in a local food desert — an area of […]

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Iowa City Farmers Market announces its start date, reduction in hours

The Iowa City Farmers Market will open for business this year in the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7. But unlike previous years, when the next session would be on Wednesday, market enthusiasts will have to […]

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Coralville Farmers Market changing days and location

The Coralville Farmers Market will no longer be on Mondays when it kicks off its 21-week season next month. Instead, the market’s sessions will be every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting on May 18. The market is also […]

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LV Recommends: Peace Tree Brewing Co. cracks open some fresh branding in time for summer

It’s a familiar sight in an Iowa beer cooler: squat brown bottles, leaves imprinted in the glass, each with an orange bottle cap and a whimsically illustrated label. But after 12 years of brewing craft beer — and two years […]

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The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Area’s Annual Dining Guide

BREAD & BUTTER

The sixth annual Bread & Butter dining guide contains something for everyone: great meals at every price point and for every diet, guidance for visitors looking to get beneath the surface and an exhaustive list of worthwhile breakfast, lunch, dinner and after dinner destinations to help even the most seasoned locals find something new to try.

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