COVID-19 changed Iowa’s dining industry. Will restaurants (and customers) continue to remain flexible?

In 2019, the restaurant industry in Iowa was flying high. According to the Iowa Restaurant Association, there were close to 6,500 restaurants and bars across the state. Nearly 155,000 people worked in the restaurant and bar industry that year. Just […]

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Sister Species descends on Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Minneapolis-based band Sister Species features an eight piece lineup, including three trumpets, a double bass and, occasionally, an accordion. Touring shortly after the November release of their latest album, ‘Heavy Things Do More,’ and a new music video trilogy, Sister Species will be at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. The cover is $7. […]

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Five questions with: Bill MacKay

Feed Me Weird Things Vol. 3, Edition #11 brings the brilliant guitar improviser Bill MacKay from Chicago to Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 27. MacKay lives on the unexpected razor’s edge between jazz and experimental folk, stylistically, but his guitar is conversational in a sense typically only associated with the blues. […]

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