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2020 Bread & Butter Dining Guide

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Ice cream for every mood in the Des Moines area

There are few things more satisfying on a hot summer day than a frosty ice cream. Whether you’re a tried and true chocoholic or love a funky new flavor, there’s no wrong choice when it comes to frozen treats. And […]

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11 Eastern Iowa eateries right off the trail

Need a rest stop? Try one of these trailside, parkside and lakeside restaurants for a cool drink, quick snack or heaping scoop of ice cream. 1. The Pedalers Fork Off of Cedar River Trail 2010 Sylvia Ave NE, Cedar Rapids […]

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Thew Brewing Rebrands as Lucky Cat Comedy and Events

Cedar Rapids bar and former brewery Thew Brewing has rebranded as Lucky Cat Comedy and Events. Thew closed on May 14; the new venue will have its first public open mic on Tuesday, May 31. “We took a look at […]

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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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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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