RESTAURANTS

It was about two years ago that Don and Kathryn Allen started thinking about opening a restaurant. ...

National barbecue chain Famous Dave's will open a ghost kitchen in Cedar Rapids Wednesday - allowing customers to order to-go or delivery - without a traditional brick-and-mortar location. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Ryan Evans, Wade Leslie and Marv Anselm decided to open their new restaurant, Pedaler's Fork, in northeast Cedar Rapids, they thought it would be a quick project. But 2020 had different ideas. ...

Ramsey's Wine Bistro closing in Marion

Thursday, December 31, 2020

After nine and a half years, Ramsey's Wine Bistro is closing in Marion. ...

Brick & IronA new restaurant is open in Coralville. Brick & Iron is located at 104 E. Seventh St., Coralville. The restaurant opened Dec. 21 'offering brick oven pizza and cast iron cookery.' ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - The large garage door that has been a fixture of Lightworks Caf#xe9; in downtown Cedar Rapids is no longer just an interesting part of the coffee shop's physical structure. During the pandemic, it has become a very functional part of day-to-day business for those looking to ...

Here's what's new in this week's restaurant news: ...

CENTER POINT - Apple Creek Coffee Co. in Center Point is a coffee shop. And a lunch spot. And an ice cream parlor. And a gift shop featuring all Iowa-made products. ...

A franchisee of Raising Cane's, a Baton Rouge, La., chicken fingers restaurant chain, plans to break ground in early 2021 for a northeast Cedar Rapids location. ...

Nonprofit restaurant Foxhole 'Charlie' Bar & Grill has reopened. The restaurant, which is run by the Freedom Foundation, shut temporarily after the derecho. Proceeds from the restaurant benefit the Foundation's efforts to help area veterans in need. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Holly Ervin always loved baking. But it wasn't until she befriended Melanie Abu-Nameh that she considered pursuing it as more than a hobby. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Anouse Mitial grew up cooking, learning from her aunt and mother, both in her original home in Haiti and then in Florida, where she moved just before turning 10. ...

In this week's Chew on This, popular pizzeria Zoey's is back in Marion and a new North Liberty restaurant, Table, is closing after opeing just this year. ...

Two downtown Cedar Rapids restaurants are closing. Read more in this week's Chew on This: ...

CORALVILLE - The team that opened 30hop in Coralville and Cedar Rapids has a new restaurant, just across the street from the Coralville 30hop in Iowa River Landing. ...

For months, the Map Room restaurant in downtown Cedar Rapids has relied on outdoor seating to carry it through the pandemic. 'We expanded our patio quite a bit, added more seating to it at the beginning of the summer,' co-owner Christina Springman said. 'That pretty much is what got us thr ...

In this edition of Chew on This, two popular restaurants are opening new locations, and a food truck opens a brick-and-mortar restaurant. ...

Ana McClain was confused when a customer came into her restaurant, Lion Bridge Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids, in March asking why her food was never delivered. The brewery McClain co-owns never got the order - and it didn't partner with any delivery services. ...

In this week's Chew on This: Find Iowa's best pork tenderloin in a little town about 40 minutes northeast of Cedar Rapids. Plus, some award-winning beers from nearby. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - 'Now it's OK, but it's still too early to know,' Blanche Vega said. 'It's still good. I'm really thankful I was able to keep up. I'm thankful I'm still here.' ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - At Hi Tea in Cedar Rapids, owner Jennifer Dougherty and her daughter Lola Liu want to share two things - delicious tea and desserts and a bit of Chinese culture. ...

Chew on This is a weekly column featuring restaurant news in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. Sign up for the Chew on This newsletter to get weekly updates in your inbox. ...

HIAWATHA - If all the world's a stage, Alisabeth Von Presley is finding her newest performance space at Stillwater Coffee Co. in Hiawatha. ...

Uptown Marion has a new ice cream spot, with another one planned to open this spring. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - When you want something done, sometimes you have to do it yourself. ...

The Iowa Restaurant Association is honoring 40 'Women to Watch' in hospitality. The list includes women involved in all aspects of the restaurant and bar industry, from owners to chefs and more. ...

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jake Brummer and Amy Winker weren't going to let the derecho keep them down. The Aug. 10 storm ripped the roof off their bar and restaurant, Kingston Pub, just six weeks after they had first opened the business on First Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids. ...