RESTAURANTS

MARION - When Rehmat Ullah opened New York Gyro in Marion in February, business was slow for the first couple of weeks. ...

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Like most restaurant groups around the country, BBQ Holdings' four restaurant brands got hit hard by the pandemic - shelter-in-place orders and limitations on dining-room occupancy meant sales plummeted in March, April and May. At Famous Dave's, an affordable barbecue concept with 125 loca ...

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Friends open BIT Brewery in Central City

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Scott Whitson and his friends Jason Levenhagen and Jeff Hempstead have been brewing beer together for about a decade and talking about opening their own brewery for about six years. But they never planned to open their business, BIT Brewery, during a pandemic. Still, since they opened in J ...

Two fall beer festivals are still on this year - but only as to-go packages, due to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Jason Wilkerson resisted opening the dining room of his Cedar Rapids restaurant, The Local Craft Ale House, for several weeks after the governor in May eased restrictions for dining in. ...

A new Amazon Prime cooking show, 'Chef Eddie G. Locavore,' will film in the Cedar Rapids area next week. ...

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CEDAR RAPIDS - After the derecho blew through Cedar Rapids with hurricane-force winds, Willie Ray Fairley was sure his business, Willie Ray's Q Shack, wouldn't still be standing. The restaurant is tiny, with just a drive-thru and no room for seating inside the 250-square foot kitchen perch ...

In this week's Chew on This, Brewed Awakenings won't reopen, and the Iowa Restaurant Association is seeking nominations of women who are leading the way in the hospitality industry. ...

MARION - When Kara Bullerman arrived at her business, Wit's End Coffeehouse, after the derecho blew through Iowa with hurricane-force winds on Aug. 10, she was shocked. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Dewayne Daniel drove 533 miles from Jonesboro, Ark., to make sure Cedar Rapids residents got hot meals Sunday night. ...

Editor's note: Foxhole 'Charlie' Bar & Grill is closed until further notice due to storm damage. This story was reported before Monday's derecho storm. ...

Elizabeth Low has grown up watching her mother cook. Seeing her whip up food like bread, stir fry and dumplings for her and her three older brothers inspired her own love of cooking and led her to want to share that love with other kids. ...

Grey's Pub is Moose McDuffy's again

Thursday, August 06, 2020

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IOWA CITY - When Kwesi Seals realized the baked goods his mom had made for him were gluten-free, he was astounded. He and those he shared the cookies and cupcakes with couldn't discern any difference from a normal cookie. When he and his mother, Earie Seals, tried gluten-free treats from H ...

When Paul Habhab opened Highway 30 Diner in Cedar Rapids in January, he had his father Paul Habhab Sr. and uncle Hassan Habhab in mind. ...

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Chew on This is a regular series featuring the latest news on area restaurants and bars. Sign up for the newsletter for regular updates on restaurant openings and dining in Eastern Iowa. ...

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Four years ago, Brea Dixon of Cedar Rapids tried to get a Facebook page dedicated to supporting local black-owned businesses in Cedar Rapids going. It didn't gain much traction, and she moved on to other things. ...

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Zameer Khan went to school for engineering, but discovered along the way that what he loved was the restaurant industry. ...

The city of Cedar Rapids and the Cedar Rapids Community School District will launch a meals-distribution program to support qualified families enrolled in the Kids on Course University and Take 5! reading programs. ...

  J. Knight has been here before. He remembers well when The Mill was slated to close in 2003. ...

The Mill, an institution among Iowa City's restaurant and bar scene, is closing after nearly 60 years in business, the owners said Thursday. ...