IOWA CITY — Mother Nature may not have cooperated with Monday’s total solar eclipse, but she’s casting a friendly smile on tonight’s Taste of Iowa City event.
With temperatures in the upper 70s, the 10th annual event, hosted by the Iowa City Downtown District and presented by MidWestOne Bank, got underway at 4 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m.
The event aims to highlight the culinary diversity of downtown and northside restaurants.
Tickets are $1 each and will be sold in strips of five until 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available during the event at six ticket booths located in downtown and the Northside Marketplace.
Participating businesses are as follows:
The High Ground Cafe
Brix Cheese Shop and Wine Bar
Hamburg Inn No. 2
Aspen Leaf Yogurt
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Micky’s Irish Pub and Grill
Pullman Bar and Diner
Cortado Coffee & Cafe
Jimmy Jack’s BBQ
Sweets and Treats
Heirloom Salad Co.
One Twenty Six
Quinton’s Bar and Deli
Iowa Chop House
Bread Garden Market & Bakery
Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro
Banh Mi Amore
Officials said restaurants will not accept cash; samples must be purchased using Taste of Iowa City tickets.
For more information, including a Taste of Iowa City map, go to downtowniowacity.com.