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Devotay sold to new owner

Devotay, a fixture on the Iowa City food scene for more than two decades, has been sold, according to press release from Kurt Friese, the restaurant’s owner and “chef emeritus.” The change of ownership won’t take effect until New Year’s Eve, but Friese said he wanted to make the announcement on Dec. 5, because the day marks the 21st anniversary of the Devotay’s opening. […]

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Devotay and Lion Bridge Brewery team-up for 4x4x40 dinner and beer event

4x4x40 Devotay hosts Lion Bridge Brewery Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. Reservations Required, $40 Tonight at 6 p.m., Devotay restaurant of Iowa City will be teaming up with Lion Bridge Brewery (Cedar Rapids) for a four-course beer and food pairing — reservations are required, and tickets are $40. Devotay Executive Chef Daniel Knowles composed […]

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Ride, eat, repeat: The culinary ride returns

5th Annual IC Culinary Ride New Pioneer Co-op — Sunday, Sep. 20 at 8 a.m. This Sunday I’ll be wearing bike shorts all day, eating honest food, drinking local brews and peddling down bucolic Iowa roads. Why? Because it’s the 5th Annual Iowa City Culinary Ride. The Iowa City Culinary ride brings together cyclists, local […]

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Boozehound 101: The old fashioned

In this edition of Boozehound 101, we’re taking a look at yet another one of David Embury’s six basic drinks: the Old Fashioned. There’s a lot of history behind the Old Fashioned, as it may well be the progenitor of the word ‘cocktail’ itself and dates to the early 19th century. The inherent appeal of […]

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Boozehound 101: An introduction to port

“Have you saved any room for dessert tonight?” I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked the over the years, only to regretfully decline, having stuffed my face with delicious food. But in many restaurants, there’s a slightly less filling beverage option that is often overlooked post-dinner (and no, I’m not talking about […]

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Townie Hawk: Comfort Food for Hawkeye Hearts

As the specter of a losing season lurks in our Hawkeye hearts, how do loyal fans tame their hunger for victory? With recipes that cook up the Big Ten teams we wish we’d had for dinner. As a proper Midwesterner, I know the best way to bury your emotions is by shoveling your face full […]

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Food for Thought – HF 589, the “Ag-Gag” Bill

In early March, the Iowa legislature passed HF 589, the law that has come to be known as the “Ag-Gag” bill. After months of public outcry over the original bill’s First Amendment implications—including a Slow Food Iowa petition that generated 41,000 signatures—the softened bill garnered bipartisan support in both the Iowa House and Senate, and […]

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Who will be the next Top Chef?

On March 28, the 2nd annual Top Chef: Downtown competition will be a live version of what all of us merely witness on Bravo.  Iowa City’s top chefs and bartenders will be exhibiting their culinary talent and mixologist wizardry from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hotel Vetro, 201 S. Linn St. Tickets are $25 which secures a sampling […]

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