Food & Drink

Cocktail bar, The Lounge, opens in Smulekoff’s building

Adam Covington loves seeing people on their wedding days.#x201c;Weddings are one of the happiest days in most people's lives. Everyone is in such a go ...

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PiZan offers custom craft pizzas

It's not everyday someone decides to cut a hole in the wall of his business. But that's exactly what Brian Flynn, owner of long-standing downtown Iowa ...

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Fire up your grills for recipes from the season’s best barbecue books

Nearly all barbecue and grilling cookbooks are pretty much the same.They tell you the differences between cookers, from kettle and ceramic kamado gril ...

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Everybody eats: How to make picnic prep easy

My husband and I received a wicker picnic basket as a wedding present more than 18 years ago. I don't think we've gone on 18 picnics since it came int ...

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Food trucks coming to Greene Square

Food trucks will gather at Greene Square in downtown Cedar Rapids this summer, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced Wednesday.From July ...

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Americans are eating more pork now than they have in decades — and here’s why

HUMESTON - The Iowa Select pig farm gives its visitors headphones, because the squeal of hogs is deafening. This is either a chorus for the damned - o ...

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Food trucks coming to NewBo City Market each Wednesday

Cedar Rapids will have a new place to get lunch starting in July, when NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE, debuts Food Truck Wednesdays.Each Wednesd ...

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Top 10 summer produce items — what’s your favorite?

It's officially summertime in Iowa, and nothing epitomizes the season more than the fresh produce available at farmers markets and food stands all ove ...

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Chains hinder by others selling perceived better-quality

Fresh ingredients and sleek design made fast-casual restaurants a darling of the millennial customers every business strives to attract.But the catego ...

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Cook Club: Strawberry jam preserves seasonal fruit

This is my favorite time of year; spring is turning to summer and the bounty of Iowa's farms and gardens is beginning to show. One early summer crop I ...

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Say yes to salad: The perfect dressing makes meal more appealing

I recently received a #x201c;You have memories to look back on today#x201d; notification from Facebook. It was a photo of me and my daughter getting r ...

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Iowa’s craft beer industry continues to grow, industry experts weigh in on the potential “brewery bubble”

It's no secret that Iowa's craft beer industry has been growing, and it seems the trend is only going to continue.#x201c;It's growing rapidly across t ...

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Corridor coffee shops and roasters bring wave of high quality coffee to the area

With more than 60 percent of Americans drinking coffee on a daily basis according to a 2017 report from the National Coffee Assocation, it's safe to s ...

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Top Shelf: Beer and wine pairing events grow in popularity

Anything can be paired with beer.That's the philosophy at Lion Bridge Brewing Company, where a series of local pairing events have highlighted the bre ...

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Top Shelf: Eat — Food trucks can springboard to brick-and-mortar locations

Jeff Coil is getting ready to celebrate the third anniversary of opening QDogs BBQ Company in Marion. But in reality his business has been around more ...

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