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Dumpling Darling, Banh Mi Amore take home Top Chef: Downtown 2018 top savory honors

Sponsored by the Iowa City Downtown District, the eighth annual Top Chef: Downtown event sold out quickly once again, packing the Hotel Vetro on Feb. 26 with revelers who relished food and drink from 24 Iowa City food and drink establishments. This year, there was balanced representation from food trucks, higher-end restaurants and smaller, more casual eateries, offering a spectrum of gustatory delights and creative cocktails. […]

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Dumpling darling serves up international fare in Iowa City

Husband and wife team Lesley and Brian Triplett bring various international versions of the comfort food, along with other street food items, to the Iowa City restaurant scene. The restaurant at 213 Iowa Ave opens at 11 a.m. daily and stays open until bar close on the weekend, serving up late night snacks. […]

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Dumpling Darling to put down Iowa City roots on Iowa Avenue

Dumpling Darling will be opening its own, permanent Iowa City location come February 2017, complete with an expanded menu and late-night hours. Owners Lesley and Brian Triplett will be revamping the location at 213 Iowa Avenue — adding more seating and an open kitchen — and preparing some new menu items featuring dumplings from around […]

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LV Recommends: Dumpling Darling

Dumplings — adorably bite­-sized pockets of dough packed with various fillings — excel in convenience. At Dumpling Darling on Dubuque Street in Iowa City (their brick and mortar location shared with Pops Old n’ New BBQ), an order of Korean-­style dumplings is steamed and ready to eat in about five minutes or less. But the […]

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Dumpling Darling to open brick and mortar location in Iowa City

Dumpling Darling, the popular purveyor of Korean-style dumplings sold at retail locations and farmers markets in the area, will shack up with Pop’s Old ‘N’ New Bar-B-Que (130 N Dubuque St.) to open its first brick and mortar location the first week of February. “I met the guys at Pop’s while vending at [the] same […]

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