2019 Bread & Butter Dining Guide

Latest Dining Stories

Wild Culture Kombucha’s taproom brings a big-city staple to Iowa City

Though kombucha has been around for more than 2,000 years, interest in the fermented tea drink has spiked considerably in the U.S. in the last decade or two. From hobbyists trying their hand at home brewing to major corporations capitalizing on the trend, kombucha is widely seen as a healthy alternative to beer and soda. […]

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LV Recommends: LP Street Food

Though it opened in 2018, LP Street Food looks like it easily could’ve been in its location for 50 years. It fits seamlessly into the ever-expanding Kingston Village neighborhood just west of downtown Cedar Rapids, and the look is more cozy and lived-in than brand new. That fits well with the food, which is as messy as it is tasty. […]

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LV Recommends: Superb noodle dishes in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area

Slurp up noodle-y goodness at these area restaurants […]

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Where to find elusive ingredients in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area

Local hiding spots for your favorite kitchen oddities… […]

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Meet a farmer: How Shanti Sellz works to make fresh food accessible

Located down a rolling gravel road just about eight miles west of Iowa City is Muddy Miss Farms at Walker Homestead, where farmer Shanti Sellz grows vegetables for her 22-week CSA share. The season begins in early May and continues through October, when her members regularly visit the farm to pick up a weekly supply […]

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LV Recommends: Five restaurants successfully riding the toast trend in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area

It has arrived to the Corridor. Many local eateries offer more than one option, and often dedicate… […]

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LV Recommends: Caterers and event spaces to make planning your next event a breeze

Four unique caterers to consider for your next event and much more… […]

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Fair Grounds Coffeehouse is closing

Fair Grounds Coffeehouse is closing, owners Steve and Christine Pernetti announced on Fair Grounds’ Facebook page on Friday morning. “It has been the experience of our lifetime and we can’t thank customers and staff enough for the memories and relationships you provided. If you have time please read our open letter. You will be in our hearts forever,” […]

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


The fifth 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.