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Restaurant Week 2018 - The full menus

Amaranth grows in the microgreens greenhouse which is part of the Horticulture/Floral Careers Building at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Mar. 12, 2018. The greenhouse grows some of the produce served at The Class Act Restaurant inside The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Amaranth grows in the microgreens greenhouse which is part of the Horticulture/Floral Careers Building at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Mar. 12, 2018. The greenhouse grows some of the produce served at The Class Act Restaurant inside The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano, 320 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 393-6593.

l Lunch: Choice of any pizza or classic pasta, $10.

l Dinner: Three courses, starting with choice of house or Caesar salad or soup. Second course choice of fettuccine with lobster, chicken Parmesan, mushroom and roasted pepper lasagna or Dijon salmon. Third course tiramisu, creme brulee or Nutella skillet cookie, $25.

Black Sheep Social Club, 600 First St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-7070

l Lunch: Banh mi sandwich: Rustic Hearth ciabatta bread with fresh daikon radish from Garden Oasis Farms, pickled slaw with jalapeno, Black Sheep bacon with anise and fennel, cilantro crema and choice of side, $10.

l Dinner: Pork tenderloin rubbed with Wake Up Iowa coffee and roasted chicory, sorghum and sweet corn puree, marinated romanesco, pink peppercorn and raspberry coulis with spiced sunflower seeds, $17.

Caucho, 1202 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-2525

l Dinner: Chips and choice of two salsas or escabeche, two tacos and flan, $14.

Cedar Grille, Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 491-9854

l Lunch: July triple stack: Texas-style brisket and Carolina pulled pork, Lion Bridge Brewery beer mustard aioli, Milton Creamery black pepper cheddar, carrot coleslaw, Rustic Hearth Bakery pretzel roll and choice of side, $10.

l Dinner: First course of quinoa salad with kale, butternut and lemon-thyme vinaigrette or soup. Second course of pork loin wrapped in pear and La Quercia prosciutto, toasted couscous salad with Sriracha asparagus and basil and cashew puree. Finish with dessert of coffee and chocolate bread pudding with Irish creme anglaise or Dan and Debbie’s ice cream.

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd., Swisher; (319) 857-4300

l Lunch: Wood-fired pizzas, $10.

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l Dinner: Dinner for two for $25. Sesame peanut lettuce cups, spicy Thai chicken pizza and two Thai basil cocktails.

Cedar River Landing, 301 F Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids; (319) 364-1854

l Lunch or dinner: Four choices: Asian chopped salad with seared tuna, $11; Mediterranean chicken pita with choice of side, $10; chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, $10; broasted Iowa chop with sweet corn stuffing and blackberry barbecue, $12.

The Class Act at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids; (319) 848-8777

l Lunch: Open-faced rib-eye cheesesteak tower with sauteed bell peppers, onions, blend of wild mushrooms, gran cru cheese and garlic aioli, $10.

l Dinner: Grilled hickory-smoked pork chop with tomato-corn salsa salad, Kirkwood greenhouse mixed microgreens and sour cherry demi-glace, $25.

l Dessert: Maytag blue cheese ice cream, honey cake, walnut macaroon and Cedar Ridge American Port sauce, $9.

Cobble Hill, 219 Second St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 366-3177

l Dinner: Start with Parisian gnocchi, beech mushrooms, smoked almonds and mushroom butter, followed by Cuban mojo pork shoulder, plantains, black beans and herb salad. Finish with Cobble Hill macaron and gelato of the day, $25.

Dash Coffee Roasters, 120 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids

l Breakfast: Two options. 1. Lox and Latte: Toasted bagel with garlic dill cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumbers, capers, red onion and seasoning. Latte made with milk from Dan & Debbie’s Creamery. $10. 2. Avocado toast with Asian pickled carrot slices, cucumber and cracked pepper. $4.50.

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l Lunch: Four choices: chicken salad bahn mi and miso soup — Asian-seasoned chicken salad with quick-pickled vegetables and Sriracha aioli, $10; adult grilled cheese and tomato basil soup: melted white cheddar with spinach and roasted garlic onion jam, $10; Monte Cristo — ham, turkey, white cheddar and Dijon, dipped in egg and grilled, French toast-style, served with raspberry sauce, $10; Thai quinoa salad — red bell pepper, carrots, cucumbers and scallions mixed with chilled quinoa on a bed of spinach, topped with cilantro lime vinaigrette. $6.50.

l Drinks: Irish cream cortado with a whiskey truffle, $4.50; Matcha Madness — Matcha green tea with lemon ginger-spiced apple cider, served on the rocks with a candied ginger rim. $3.75; Affogato — Pirate Pup espresso served over Dan & Debbie’s dark chocolate cherry chip ice cream, $3.75.

Della Viti Wine Lounge, 203 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 409-7421

l Specials TBA.

Granite City, 4755 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 395-7500

l Lunch or dinner: Monthlong Irish Fest specials: Classic pretzel, $8.95; Irish eyes curry fries $8.95; Burning Barn-battered cod sliders, $11.95; Irish Red Ale Reuben, $13.95; Dubliner’s patty melt, $12.95; Slow-braised Irish brisket, $18.95; Whiskey-glazed cedar plank salmon, $18.95; “The Lunker” walleye sandwich, $15.95.

Gumption, 560 Boyson Rd., Cedar Rapids; (319) 449-5005

l Breakfast (served all day): Four choices: deconstructed huevos rancheros with smashed black beans topped with two sunny side up Bass Farm eggs, pico, salsa verde and tortilla chips, $10; Buffalo shrimp and grits — cheesy grits topped with buffalo shrimp and blue cheese crumbles, $10; stuffed French toast — Great Harvest Bread Co. bread stuffed with Nutella, peanut butter and bananas, $8; Sausage tot scramble — Sausage Foundry breakfast sausage and Bass Farms eggs scrambled with onions and peppers, served over Tater Tots, $10.

l Lunch: Strawberry Fields sliders — Big Boy Meats grass-fed beef topped with feta cheese, basil, strawberries a balsamic reduction, served on Great Harvest Bread Co. buns, $10.

Hy-Vee Market Grille Edgewood Road, 5050 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 378-0762

l Lunch: Cuban burger — ham, porchetta, caramelized onion, mustard and Swiss cheese, $10.

l Dinner: Two choices: Red snapper, fried and baked with fresh herbs, over rice noddles with filet Verde ragu, durian habanero relish and squid ink pearls, paired with Iowa Brewing Co. Zoinks IPA, $16; Pickled wild mushrooms in roasted jalapeno and caramelized onion ragu over polenta, paired with Big Grove Blackberry Sour, $10.

Lightworks Cafe, 501 Seventh Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 449-4046

l Breakfast or lunch: Four choices: Tacos specials — strawberry pico de gallo with mango aioli or lemon caper cabbage slaw with black garlic aioli and choice of smoked carnitas, fried shrimp (add 25 cents), smoked chicken or veggies, $3.50 per taco; biscuits and gravy topped with two eggs, one biscuit $6.50, two biscuits $9.50; three Filipino lumpia pork and shrimp or vegetarian egg roll lettuce wraps with spicy vinegar dipping sauce, $8; Breakfast poutine with home fries, sausage gravy, sharp white cheddar and two eggs, $8.

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l Drinks: Three choices: Triple matcha boba iced latte with Rishi Tea sweet matcha, matcha boba, and matcha whipped cream, $5.25; Turmeric tonic carrot shrub, $4.50; Affogato with saffron ice cream and a double shot of Ruby or Onyx espresso, $5.20. Add a cookie to any special for $1.

Lion Bridge Brewing Co., 59 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-4460

l Lunch or dinner: Three choices: vegan wrap with lemon-parsley hummus, chickpeas, quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberries and spinach in a spinach tortilla, served with kettle chips, $9; steak sandwich with chipotle corn coulis and arugula with a fried egg, pickled red onion, and chili oil on ciabatta bread, $14; Asian-inspired pork pancake with pulled pork in a blackberry hoisin sauce with wasabi white bean hummus and fried carrot straws on a savory scallion pancake, $8.

Local Pour & Street Food, 302 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids; (319) 364-4042

l Specials TBA.

Lucky’s on 16th, 86 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-4590

l Breakfast: bagel Florentine — poached eggs on a bagel with spinach, tomato, avocado and bacon, smothered in hollandaise sauce and served with hashbrowns or fresh fruit, $9.99.

l Lunch: Reuben burger with sauerkraut, sauteed mushrooms and onions with melted Swiss and Lucky’s signature sauce, served on grilled wheat with a balsamic side salad, $9.99.

l Dinner: Lobster macaroni and cheese smothered in aged cheddar and Monterey jack with lobster, topped with shaved Parmesan and served with garlic toast, $12.99.

Lu’s Deli, 1010 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-2221

l Lunch: Three options, paired with a cup of Iowa Brewing Co. beer cheese soup or chili and chocolate chip cookie: cran-turkey sub with smoked turkey, havarti, cream cheese spread and cranberry sauce; roast beef and swiss with CR Whiskey Sauce’s Honey Bourbon Sriracha sauce; Lu’s signature salad with greens, sliced cucumber and red onion, prosciutto, Parmesan and ranch vinaigrette or Pickle Creek Raspberry Balsamic vinaigrette, $10.

Parlor City Pub, 1125 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 247-0000

l Lunch: Soda, soup or salad and tuna melt on rye or catfish club with cornmeal-breaded catfish on a toasted hoagie with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo, $10.

l Dinner: Beer flight of Toppling Goliath Dorothy, Odell Easy Street, Founders Red Rye and LH Milk Stout, plus crabcake and 16-ounce New York strip with crispy onion straws or salmon with garlic cream sauce, served with a choice of side, $25.

The Pig & Porter, 1028 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-4414

l Lunch: Free dessert with $10 lunch purchase.

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l Dinner: House burger and fries or pork belly pancake, served with flight of Iowa Brewing Co. beers and dessert, $25.

Popoli Ristorante & Sullivan’s Bar, 101 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids; (319) 363-1248

l Dinner: Dash Coffee Roasters coffee-rubbed flank steak, crispy onion strings and fries, $25.

Pub 217, 217 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-4217

l Brunch (Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Southwest scramble — chorizo from the Sausage Foundry, jalapenos, onion, two scrambled eggs and Monterey Jack cheese sauce — served on hash browns with a toast or cinnamon roll, $10.

l Lunch and dinner: Three options, each $10: spring salad — greens topped with grilled chicken, red onion, cucumber, roasted red peppers, candied pecans and feta with Champagne vinaigrette; Kick’n Cajun chicken sandwich — Cajun-seasoned chicken breast with roasted red peppers, jalapenos and grilled onions, served on a roasted garlic-buttered ciabatta bun and topped with coconut rum mushroom sauce; bacon jam melt — 1/2 pound steak burger topped with caramelized onions, Milton Creamery aged cheddar cheese, jalapeno bacon jam, paprika-garlic aioli, roasted red peppers and a fried egg, served on Texas toast. Pair any special with Iowa Brewing Co. Tragedy of the Commons for $3. Specials not available March 17.

The Quarter Barrel, 616 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 200-4140

l Lunch: 9-inch Filipino Adobo pizza with house beer for $10 or soda for $8.

l Dinner: 12-inch Filipino Adobo pizza with two house beers for $20 or two sodas for $15.

350 First, The DoubleTree by Hilton, 350 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 731-4444

l Lunch: Wicked dip sandwich — prime rib smothered with mildly spicy cheese and caramelized onion on a ciabatta roll with chipotle aioli and chips, $15.

l Dinner: First course soup or salad, second course prime rib au jus with horseradish sauce and fried, third course fruit crisp, $30.

Vivian’s Soul Food, 4342 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids; (319) 396-2229

l Lunch: Louisiana seafood gumbo with andouille sausage, shrimp, crab, okra, onion and peppers served over rice with a cornbread muffin, $11.99.

l Dinner: Braised beef short ribs over cheese grits with greens and a cornbread muffin, $19.99.

White Star Ale House, 305 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 362-2000

l White Star teamed up with Lion Bridge Brewing Co. to create these pairing specials.

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l Appetizer: Two choices for $12.95: beer-battered cod nuggets with hush puppies and a side of tartar sauce, paired with a pint of Bridge Beer; Cajun-seared tuna with cucumber, nori and edamame salad and a pineapple soy glaze, paired with Ziva Voda Pilsner.

l Salad: Arugula caprese salad with shrimp, paired with Yard Sale IPA, $8.95.

l Dinner: Two choices: Black walnut and blue cheese-crusted pork loin with asiago barley risotto and brussels sprouts, paired with Olde 17 Irish Stout, $14.95; grilled beef filet over bacon potato hash and brussels sprouts with a smoked demi glaze, paired with Compensation Dark Mild, $23.95.

l Dessert: Berry and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, $6.95.

Zeppelins Bar & Grill, 5300 Edgewood Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids; (319) 393-3047

l Dinner: Braised beef cheek with parsnip puree, burned broccoli puree, roasted broccoli and hazelnuts, $21.95.

 

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What: Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week 2018

Where: 25+ participating restaurants

When: March 15 - 25, 2018

Special pricing applies: Most places are offering a lunch dish for $10 and dinner for up to $25

More information: gocedarrapids.com/restaurant-week

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