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Yummy brings a menu of Asian and American favorites — including Thai rolled ice cream — to downtown Iowa City

Yummy, Iowa City’s newest restaurant, opened this week, bringing a wide range of both Asian and American favorites—from Cross Bridge rice noodles to chicken wings to Thai rolled ice cream—to downtown. “We have American food, Japanese food and Chinese food all together,” Amy Huang, Yummy’s manager, told Little Village. […]

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Daylight Donuts is reopening in a new location

Daylight Donuts has found a new home on Iowa City’s east side. Daylight is moving into the space at 1681 S 1st Ave, which used to be Sun Cafe, the owners announced on Monday in a Facebook post. The donut shop has been closed since May, when it lost its lease on the East Court Street location that had been its home, since Scott and Vicki Ward opened the shop in July 2011. […]

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Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack now selling bottles of its barbecue sauces

After 14 years of going to Jimmy Jack’s Rib Shack to enjoy their signature sauces, barbecue fans can now bring bottles of those sauces home. “We’ve been working on this for about a year and a half,” co-owner Jack Piper told Little Village. Unlike some barbecue restaurants that outsource their bottling operations, Piper and his partner James […]

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George’s Buffet is celebrating its 80th anniversary on Saturday

It wasn’t a surprise that George’s Buffet won “Best Home Away from Home” in the inaugural Best of the CRANDIC Awards last year. The Northside bar with its old-fashioned wooden booths, Skyscraper-Moderne style back bar, 60s-era flocked wallpaper and welcoming atmosphere seems like it’s always been a part of Iowa City. […]

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Your Village: Is Daylight Donuts closing?

I heard that Daylight Donuts in Iowa City is closing. Please tell me this is just a rumor. Because I don’t think I can go on if it’s really closing for good. – Lydia, Iowa City

Unfortunately, it’s more than just a rumor, but no one should give into donut-related despair, because there’s good news to go along with this bad news. But first, the bad news. […]

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Linn Street Dive will open on Wednesday in Devotay’s former space

Ever since owners Jade and Mark Paterno announced in November they were closing Devotay, an iconic Iowa City restaurant, and would reopen it as something completely new, a lot people have wondered what that “newness” would involve. Those questions will be answered starting Wednesday at 5 p.m., as Linn Street Dive opens its doors. “We […]

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Tacos for Peace: Eat well and help animals affected by Hurricane Florence

Tacos are always good, and on Tuesday, anyone with a taste for the vegan version can do good by eating them at Trumpet Blossom Cafe. Every month, Trumpet Blossom, Iowa City’s only all-vegan restaurant, raises funds for nonprofits with Tacos for Peace. Normally it benefits local nonprofits, but on Tuesday, it will be raising money to help A Well-Fed World’s campaign to assist farm sanctuaries that are taking in animals affected by Hurricane Florence. […]

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LV Recommends: Szechuan House

Maybe you were terrified, as I was, for those few weeks this summer when Szechuan House was suddenly closed, with no warning. How could we gird ourselves against the upcoming Iowa winter with none of the now-familiar comfort of our favorite delicacies? With what would we fend off fall’s hangovers if not with the delivery of spicy and sour garlic chicken? What on earth would we do? […]

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Goosetown Café to open Wednesday morning

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 few days. Lots of our great neighbors have been by to support us,” Kessler told […]

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Bandito Billy’s: Here’s how to eat at one of Derek Perez’s restaurants for the next few weeks

If you live in Iowa City and have been brave enough to leave the house recently, you’ve probably noticed that El Bandito’s (327 E Market St) is closed. Here’s what’s up, as confirmed by owner Derek Perez: • The 327 E Market St location is currently closed for renovations. It is expected to re-open in […]

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