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Pete Buttigieg to return to Iowa City Saturday

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend Indiana and 2020 presidential candidate, will make a second campaign stop in Iowa City Saturday, May 18. Buttigieg will hold a meet-and-greet at Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon (Walleye Dr SE, Iowa City) beginning at 12:30 p.m. […]

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Alex Williams is a ‘Little Too Stoned’

On the road, through the telephone, Alex Williams’ voice sounds like it’s coming from an ancient country 8-track. He’s not even 30 years old yet, but his voice, a rich baritone even when he’s just speaking, seems to come from the dusty rack of a since-shuttered record shop. He plays and sings at the Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon this Saturday, May 11. Tickets are $12. […]

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SCWPro’s ladder match redux comes to Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon

SCWPro, a wrestling promotion out of Scott County, returns for its second bout in Iowa City this weekend, at the Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon. Tickets are $10. The 14-year-old promotion has previously featured such notables as WWE Superstar Seth Rollins, who founded the associated wrestling academy the Brave and the Bold. […]

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Return of the roadhouse: Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon re-opens

Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon, an eastern Iowa City favorite for its barbecue, live music and spacious dance-floor, will hold its grand re-opening on Saturday, September 3. The event will feature a performance by South Carolina country rockers Outshyne. The bar and music venue has remained closed for close to a year after its previous owners […]

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New bbq restaurant pops up on Iowa City’s north side

Pop’s Old ‘N New Bar-B-Que opened this Wednesday in Iowa City’s north side at the former location of The Pit Smokehouse (130 N Dubuque St.). The new eatery, which began renovations in February, is a creation by the owners of Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon. Mike Ritchie, one of the owners’ fathers, has been overseeing much […]

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