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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.
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Latest Articles by Elijah Decious
Food & Drink Jan. 12, 2023 6:00 am76d ago
Looking to drink less this month? You’re not alone. These tips from local bartenders can help turn any drink into a non-alcoholic version that doesn’t make you miss the booze.
Restaurants Jan. 10, 2023 5:30 am77d ago
After 7 months in its current cloud kitchen, the restaurant will be moving again.
Restaurants Jan. 9, 2023 4:40 pm77d ago
In a new statement, an attorney for Hamburg Inn No. 2’s owner said the Iowa City restaurant will close for the month of January, under new management, to undergo repairs.
People & Places Jan. 7, 2023 6:15 am81d ago
The 30 homeless people who died in 2022 may not have been seen or heard often in life as they lived on the streets. But here, they were seen and heard by the living who knew them.
Restaurants Jan. 3, 2023 2:11 pm83d ago
By this time next year, one restaurateur hopes to have 3 or 4 locations in Iowa City or Coralville.
Restaurants Dec. 30, 2022 7:11 pm87d ago
Great Harvest Bread Company’s second location, The Cafe at Westdale, is preparing to open soon.
Restaurants Dec. 30, 2022 7:08 pm87d ago
A hibachi and sushi spot has opened its first dining room in Cedar Rapids after about a year in business as a food truck.
Restaurants Dec. 30, 2022 7:06 pm87d ago
After less than two years in business, The Brass Fountain is closing in Solon.
Restaurants Dec. 30, 2022 3:43 pm87d ago
Iowa City’s iconic Hamburg Inn No. 2 is set to close indefinitely Jan. 8 in part due to strained communications between local management and the owner.
News Dec. 31, 2022 3:40 am87d ago
After 9 months, the city of Cedar Rapids razed a homeless encampment near the Cedar River. Here’s their process for clearing homeless camps and why they say it’s necessary.
News Dec. 29, 2022 6:00 am89d ago
New artificial intelligence technology makes it possible for bystanders to get information they need and for the Iowa City Downtown District to get the word out.
Restaurants Dec. 29, 2022 6:00 am91d ago
There were 10 stories hungry readers couldn’t get enough of as restaurants opened and closed through the year.
Restaurants Dec. 29, 2022 10:01 am88d ago
Other than the name, the restaurant remains a relative mystery from all details publicly available.
People & Places Dec. 23, 2022 2:18 pm94d ago
Soon, Denny Hodge plans to fly the airplane that took a little longer than expected to assemble.
People & Places Dec. 23, 2022 10:49 am94d ago
Now in their second year, Amy and Greg Stewart have given away gift bags to nearly 400 children — just to keep the magic of Santa alive.