It was nice knowing you, 2022! In our last issue of the year, Little Village staff and contributors would like to focus your attention on 50 of Iowa’s most, uh, Iowa-y things, from gorgeous nature trails to phallic public art; historic dive bars to historic fumbles; otherworldly cryptids to salt-of-the-earth entertainers. These are the first Independent Iowa awards, exploring hidden and not-so-hidden gems scattered between the Missouri and the Mississippi.
Also in this issue: The winners of the fifth annual Best of the CRANDIC survey are revealed! See which 100 Iowa City/Cedar Rapids-area restaurants, orgs, activists and artists were voted the best around by LV readers this year.