Tender is the loin: The quest to find the CRANDIC’s most perfect pork tenderloin

Photos by Zak Neumann / Little Village The pork tenderloin sandwich ranks among Iowa’s most important culinary contributions, alongside Maid-Rites, puppy chow and Casey’s breakfast pizza. The formula is simple: A piece of pork loin is pounded thin, battered and […]

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Built by immigrants in 1893, the Matyk Building is now a font of food and art in Cedar Rapids

The building that sits at 1029 3rd St SE in Cedar Rapids has roots almost as deep as the city itself. It was erected by the Matyk family, immigrants from Czechoslovakia, in 1893, only 44 years after the city was […]

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