Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City returned Monday night as 26 local restaurants competed for Best Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Mixology. The event was back in-person after last year’s at-home experience, and tickets were completely sold out. The Iowa City […]
Recent University of Iowa graduate, Valentina Carrero, 22, is Iowa City’s newest — and maybe youngest — restaurateur. Just after graduation ceremonies wrapped, Carrero inked the deal with Etre Restaurant Group to purchase downtown Iowa City sushi restaurant, Takanami. The […]
After two days of soft opening and months of preparation, Goosetown Café, brainchild of new restaurateur Peter Kessler, will open to the public for breakfast tomorrow at 7 a.m. “It’s been good to see the shared excitement over the past […]
The Dandy Lion, the Ped Mall’s newest dining establishment, will host a soft-opening this weekend. In preparation for their imminent grand opening, partners Lindsay Chastain and Tommy Connolly will open the doors both tonight and Saturday evening for curious customers looking to beat the heat of this weekend’s Iowa Arts Festival […]
Iowa City resident Matthew Houck is ready for battle. Next week, he’ll go head-to-head with home chefs from across the country competing for a coveted white apron on FOX’s MasterChef.
Houck, an amateur chef and optometrist at McDonald Optical in Iowa City, applied for a spot on the food-focused reality show last October. A long drive to Nashville for an initial audition required Houcks to prepare a signature dish for a group of judges. […]
A sign posted on the door of Iowa City’s Falbo Bros. Pizzeria Thursday notifies patrons of the restaurant’s temporary closing, effective immediately. […]
They’re ba-a-a-a-ck! Former Motley Cow Cafe manager Peter Kessler and chef/owner David Wieseneck have confirmed plans to work together once again. […]
Longtime downtown fixture Atlas will be getting a new menu, a new concept and a new name, as it becomes the Saint Burch Tavern this spring.
Make way for dumplings! Iowa City favorite Dumpling Darling has plans to expand west into Des Moines this summer. “The perfect space opened up. We saw it, and knew it was the one,” owner Lesley Triplett remarked. […]
If you’re a regular at this charming Longfellow neighborhood bakery, you’ve likely noticed some subtle changes both inside and out over the last year. After being closed for almost three weeks for the final phase of renovation, Deluxe Cakes and Pastries is set to reopen today with a fresh interior and plans in motion to launch expanded offerings. […]
Downtown diners will have something new to feast on next week, when Soseki Sushi Cafe and Sake Bar at 227 S Dubuque St, opens for business on Monday, Oct. 9. […]
Iowa City’s newest restaurant, Bao Chow,will open for business on Monday, September 4 in the Old Capitol Town Center. […]