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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The first time I learned how to ask good questions was at age 5, when I learned Santa Claus was not real. “Whose lap have I been sitting on all these years?!” was the first question I asked, according to my mother.
I’m a features reporter for The Gazette, which means I have the opportunity to get to know folks on a more personal level, show people the best parts of life and demonstrate how daily news affects members of the community. In addition to covering restaurants and food news, I serve on The Gazette’s Fact Checker team and have a particular passion for human interest pieces as well as stories focusing on marginalized communities.
Sometimes, taking a moment to listen to others and reflect on what they say — even those who might not think they have much of a story to tell — really puts things in perspective.
When I’m not reporting, I like to travel, go bird watching, search for new items to add to my Peanuts collection and keep my cat from scaring away the cardinals on my balcony.
Latest Articles by Elijah Decious
Restaurants Oct. 5, 2022 6:00 am1d ago
The new location, 1004 Robins Road, opened Sept. 26. A grand opening event is scheduled for Oct. 7, during which customers can receive half off any drink by paying through Scooter’s Coffee’s mobile app.
Restaurants Sep. 29, 2022 6:00 am8d ago
Haile Duncan’s award comes after she went from a single restaurant owner to a restaurateur in a matter of a few months with the openings of La Casita and Mamacita Taco Pub.
Community Sep. 29, 2022 2:44 am6d ago
The refugee resettlement organization has partnered with the furniture rescue non-profit to better serve the community after welcoming a large influx of Afghans refugees.
Restaurants Sep. 28, 2022 7:21 am7d ago
“Unfortunately, due to ongoing staffing issues, I plan to sell the bakery. My wish it to sell to someone who wants to carry on making out great products,” owner Tom Schmitt said in a social media post.
Restaurants Sep. 27, 2022 5:45 am8d ago
Sidekick Coffee & Books at 1310 1/2 Melrose Ave. in Iowa City started offering The Eat Shop’s cookies, cinnamon rolls, pecan rolls, kolaches and more as its exclusive provider of baked goods starting Sept. 19.