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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Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City wows the crowd at Hotel Vetro

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] More than 350 foodies and bons vivants indulged in succulent fare and creative cocktails from 24 area bars, cafes and restaurants at Monday night, Feb. 27’s seventh annual Top Chef: Downtown event, hosted by the Iowa City Downtown District at the Hotel Vetro. Attendees sampled an array of tasty treats, most of which highlighted […]

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First-of-its-kind Iowa Shrimp Taco shut out of IC Top Chef: Downtown

Local Burrito slinger and taste-maker Kyle Sieck was ousted from competition in the Iowa City Downtown District’s sixth annual Top Chef: Downtown when health inspectors challenged the source of his “Iowa Shrimp.” His shrimp supplier, Denny Rehberg, who operates out of Walker, Iowa, in Linn County, did not have an aquaculture license. There are currently […]

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Get your grub on: Five Days of food in Iowa City

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With so much buzz around Mission Creek and the talented musicians and artists visiting our town, it is easy to overlook the stellar line-up of food events that are happening throughout the week. Here’s a five-day guide to feasting through the festivities. […]

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