Food & Drink

Caffeine with a healthy kick at Marion’s ‘Innovative Protein & Coffee Bar’

Going on a diet is never easy. Add in giving up coffee drinks, and for some it can feel impossible.That's where Innovative Protein & Coffee Bar hopes ...

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Estela’s Fresh Mex in Iowa City honors grandmother

When Tyler Tiecke, Jerry Vasquez and his mother, Elsa de La Paz, wanted to expand their Iowa City restaurant, Mami's, they knew they wanted to keep on ...

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Sushi, sake and coffee on menu for new Iowa City restaurant Soseki Sushi Cafe & Sake Bar

Until recently, Kevin Wu never intended to open a restaurant.He grew up watching his parents, immigrants from Taiwan, work long hours in restaurants, ...

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How to brew better coffee at home (and save money) in 5 easy steps.

For the sake of argument, let's say you spend $2 every morning for a small - or to use the company's Orwellian Doublespeak, a #x201c;tall#x201d; - cup ...

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Positively pumpkin: From savory soups to sweet treats pumpkin is versatile in the kitchen

Celebrate the harvest season by cooking and baking with pumpkin - one of my favorite flavors of this time of year. With all the excitement and hype ab ...

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Moose McDuffy’s in Cedar Rapids rebrands, reopens as Grey’s Pub a year after fire

When First Avenue bar Moose McDuffy's closed after a fire at Riley's Cafe next door in September 2016, the owners thought they would be able to reopen ...

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New doughnut shop, Donut Experiment, coming to Cedar Rapids

Prepare your stomachs, Cedar Rapids.A new doughnut shop will come to the city later this year.Jen Bentley, a Cedar Rapids resident, plans to open a Do ...

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Everybody Eats: It’s not a home meal delivery kit, but it’s a balanced meal ready for any busy weekday

I've been curious about home meal delivery kits for a few years now. A friend of mine, who is single, is an avid supporter. She purchases three meals ...

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Falling for apples: Time is right to dig into these sweet treats

Growing up in the rural Deep South, I didn't have the inherent fondness for apples which seems such a part of the Midwestern psyche. The big apple tre ...

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Florida orange crop seen plunging to 71-year low after Irma

Florida's orange production will plunge 21 percent to a 71-year low after damage wrought by Hurricane Irma devastated the harvest, while output of cot ...

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Bao Chow in Iowa City solves steamed bun craving

It all started with a craving. University of Iowa students and roommates Connor McGuire and Yanyi Zhu shared a love of bao, Chinese steamed buns. Zhu ...

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The to-go breakfast sandwich that’s outside the box

Here, three easy additions inspired by a classic Asian sandwich turn an ordinary breakfast sandwich into one that is packed with flavor and panache - ...

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This trendy ingredient turns foods black and promises to purify you

If all of 2017's trendy foods could be likened to a high school stereotype, the Unicorn Frappuccino would be the sequined prom queen, and the millenni ...

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Maggie’s Wood-Fired Pizza expands menu, moves to Iowa City

Maggie's Farm Wood-Fired Pizza has come a long way from its days as a mobile pizza oven serving up pies at local farmers markets.The eatery, which ope ...

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Is diet soda really that bad for you? Maybe not

Just how bad is diet soda for you? It may be more complicated than you think. There may be hope for zero-calorie tipplers yet.A spate of recent studie ...

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