From adult slumber parties with your Galentines to an intimate evening for two, here are our favorite ways to soak up all the feels on Valentine’s Day in Iowa.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks in Iowa including best restaurants.
From local go-to hotspots to hidden gem destinations, Des Moines boasts the perfect bagel shops to stop by and celebrate National Bagel Month.
Opened in 2019, West End Diner is located in the heart of Marion and a few blocks from the Uptown District. It is a contemporary, neighborhood breakfast and lunch spot that features many homemade fan favorites.
Kalona Brewing Company is located in the heart of the main street district in the small town of Kalona, less than a half hour drive from Iowa City. Opened in 2012, this modern micro-brewery creates over 24 different beers (including micro-batch brews), with 20 brews on tap.
Ruthie’s Steak & Seafood, located inside Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, is a romantic fine dining restaurant featuring steak and seafood options, along with an extensive wine list. The restaurant, only 20 minutes from Iowa City, is named after one of the founding family members of the casino. […]
From over-the-top Christmas-themed bar pop-ups to a classic brunch with Ol’ St. Nick, there is a unique holiday dining experience for every diner’s style in Iowa.
Big Grove Brewpub, located in Solon, is an extension of Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. The brewpub menu specializes in “classic, seasonal Iowa dishes, with a flair for the adventurous.”
Thanksgiving can be different this year with these Iowa restaurants saving you the supermarket and cooking shenanigans and, instead, providing a stress-free Thanksgiving to remember.
The vegan dining scene in Cedar Rapids is full of plant-based destinations that all understand that practicing veganism is about eating a lot more than a sad, green salad. From upscale dining experiences to worldly street eats, there is a wealth of vegan-friendly options waiting for you in Cedar Rapids.
Apple cider doughnuts are up there with pumpkin pie as the best fall dessert. Thanks to Iowa’s lineup of beloved orchards, this autumnal treat is never too far away.