Grub it up: 8th annual ‘Taste of Iowa City’ set for Wednesday

-- photo by Alan Light
Taste of Iowa City returns this week to the downtown area. — photo by Alan Light

The 8th annual Taste of Iowa City kicks off this Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m., offering attendees the chance to sample dishes from more than 30 restaurants in the downtown and Northside neighborhoods.

The event, presented by MidWestOne Bank and hosted by the Iowa City Downtown District (ICDD), uses a ticket exchange system to showcase various eateries — and their eclectic menus — throughout the Iowa City area. The event is entirely walkable, with al fresco dining stations lining the sidewalks of participating restaurants.

Attendees will be able to exchange tickets, which are valued at about $1 each, for sample food items at participating restaurants from 4-8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at MidWestOne Bank (102 S Clinton St.). In addition, four ticket booths will be positioned throughout downtown Iowa City and the Northside neighborhood during the event itself.

View the ICDD’s interactive map of participating establishments.

-- photo by Alan Light
Most food items are priced between one and three tickets, according to the ICDD. — photo by Alan Light

Participating Restaurants

List courtesy of the Iowa City Downtown District

  • Aspen Leaf
  • Atlas World Grill
  • Basta
  • BoJames
  • Breadgarden Market
  • Brix Wine & Cheese Shop
  • Brown Bottle
  • Cold Stone
  • Devotay
  • Donnelly’s
  • El Banditos
  • Formosa
  • Givanni’s
  • Graze
  • Hamburg Inn
  • Heirloom Salad Company
  • High Ground Coffee
  • Java House
  • Joe’s Place
  • John’s Grocery
  • Joseph’s Steakhouse
  • Linn Street
  • Masla
  • Mesa Pizza
  • Micky’s Irish Pub
  • Molly’s Cupcakes
  • Nodo
  • Oasis Falafel
  • One Twenty Six
  • Pancheros
  • Pepperjack’s Grill
  • Quinton’s
  • Saloon
  • Share
  • Sweets and Treats
  • Takanami
  • Which Wich
  • Yotopia Frozen Yogurt
  • Zmariks


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