Woman-owned and -operated The Green House is a plant-themed cocktail lounge, located in Downtown Iowa City. Opened in early September 2022, The Green House focuses on crafting delicious plant-inspired cocktails, as well as offering an inviting and calm atmosphere.
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350 First has the best seats in the house when it comes to a bird’s-eye view of Downtown Cedar Rapids. Located on the 16th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton, the modern and contemporary restaurant offers lunch, dinner and breakfast service not only to hotel guests, but the general public.
Glyn Mawr Winery – The Local opened in February of 2019 by mother-daughter duo, Anna Wilson and Brenda Broulik. In addition to offering Glyn Mawr wine, the Mt. Vernon locale has a retail component for selling their own branded merchandise and other Iowa-made goods,
Fried Green Tomatoes, located in historic Galena, is an inviting restaurant serving up the finest steaks, seafood, pasta and an outstanding wine selection. The restaurant offers multi-level dining and has a number of accolades to its name, making Fried Green Tomatoes a must when visiting the Illinois city.
Barrel House, located in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids, is only a few blocks from all the major theaters and entertainment venues in the city, including TCR, McGrath Amphitheatre, the Paramount and the Alliant Energy Powerhouse. Barrel House is an upscale tavern pub that has a little something for everyone, including 16 beers on tap and daily specials.
Residents of Atkins and surrounding Iowa communities have a new local restaurant to enjoy: Textile TapHaus. Textile TapHaus opened May 2 and is the third installment under the Textile brand, after Textile Brewing Company in Dyersville and The Corner Taproom in Cascade.
David’s Taphouse & Dumplings is one of the Cedar Valley’s newest hot spots, opening in November of 2021 and located only steps away from vibrant Main Street of Cedar Falls.
The story of Mahalo’s Coffee & Mini Donuts begins with a girlfriend and a boyfriend who were obsessed with Hawaiian coffee–and, fortunately, Iowa is too. Today, Mahalo’s is a beloved family-run morning stop in both West Des Moines and Norwalk.
The Hip-Stir is located in the middle of the uptown district in Marion. Opened in September of 2021, The Hip-Stir brings an eclectic menu and atmosphere to a booming part of Marion.
Pull up to the parking meter, and drop a few coins in. Let’s take a mini-tour of the recently expanded Molly’s Cupcakes in Downtown Des Moines.