Sparti’s Gyros is closing

Just shy of their 10th anniversary, Sparti’s Gyros will close its doors for good on May 24 (or as soon as it runs out of food supplies). The restaurant, located at 61 2nd St in Coralville, opened on June 1, 2009. Owner and manager Keith Brophy had just graduated from the University of Iowa and missed the meals of his Chicago-area upbringing. “Italian beef, gyros and Chicago dogs were definitely staples of my diet growing up,” he said […]

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Guild Wurst Tavern opens in Coralville

In June 2016, the former Bar’Ber Shop restaurant was forced to close its doors after the City of Coralville purchased its building as part of a citywide flood mitigation effort. After more than a year hiatus, The Bar’Ber Shop is back, albeit with a new name, change of location and revised concept. The new iteration, Guild Wurst Tavern, owned by Kara and Daniel Dickel, James Kinkade and Devin Dickel, opened to the public on July 27, 2017. […]

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UPDATED: Zombie Burger brings ghoulish cuisine to Iowa City, Coralville

By Frankie Schneckloth and Kelli Ebensberger UPDATE: Due to the “overwhelming response” at the Coral Ridge Mall Zombie Burger location, the downtown Iowa City location’s opening will be delayed until Monday, Dec. 12, according to marketing director Adam Bartelt. Grab a weapon or join the horde: The undead are about to be among us. Zombie […]

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High Ground Cafe opens new location at Iowa River Landing

High Ground, Iowa River Landing

Good news for all you caffeine addicts out there: High Ground Cafe has expanded to the Iowa River Landing in Coralville. The Iowa City-based coffeeshop opened its second location today, bringing espresso drinks and freshly baked goods to the growing River Landing area. The new High Ground Cafe is at 925 E 2nd Ave., next […]

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