Located at The Current Iowa hotel in Davenport, UP Skybar is a rooftop bar that serves upscale cocktails, frozen libations, beer, wine and even a few sips that are served as an adult version of a juice pouch. Besides the cocktail selection, UP Skybar also serves shareables that you can enjoy with someone or make it a meal for yourself.
Restaurant of the Week
Restaurant of the Week: Sugarfire Smoke House
Sugarfire Smoke House, an award-winning casual, chef-driven restaurant, is located on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids. Sugar Fire features barbecue favorites, including its top-selling brisket, plus a variety of other tasty dishes including pies and boozy ice cream shakes.
Restaurant of the Week: Falbo Bros Pizzeria
With three Iowa locations, Falbo Bros Pizzeria is a casual and easily accessible dining destination serving more than just delicious pizza. The long-time favorite also tempts taste buds with subs, salads, wings and more.
Restaurant of the Week: Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery
Feedwell Kitchen & Bakery is located on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids, just on the edge of Cedar Rapids and Marion. Opened in September of 2020, Feedwell’s mission is to “feed people well” with its delicious selection of baked goods and breakfast and lunch dishes, as its name suggests.
Restaurant of the Week: Vivian’s Soul Food
Vivian’s Soul Food is located on the southwest side of Cedar Rapids, just minutes from downtown, and specializes in soul food and bringing traditional Southern meals to Eastern Iowa. Its mission is to “bring people of all walks of life and backgrounds together through soul food.”
Restaurant of the Week: Urban Cellar
Urban Cellar, located in West Des Moines, opened in 2019 after major renovations. This local, family-owned restaurant features modern décor and American cuisine and is home to a small market as part of its unique concept.
Restaurant of the Week: Fong’s Pizza
Fong’s Pizza is a funky pizza place that has taken traditional Chinese dishes and created them into pizza, counting Alton Brown, Jim Gaffigan, Adam Richman and Killswitch Engage as celebrity fans. Fong’s Pizza has four locations throughout Iowa, with the original being in the heart of Downtown Des Moines.
Restaurant of the Week: Dash Coffee Roasters
Dash Coffee Roasters, in Kingston Village in Cedar Rapids, is a hip coffee shop and café that will be celebrating its three-year anniversary in November. Dash has set out to cultivate a community that gathers around a cup of meticulously crafted coffee.
Restaurant of the Week: Brewhemia
Family-owned Brewhemia is located in the heart of Newbo district in Cedar Rapids. A play on “New Bohemia,” beverage-centric Brewhemia is one of the coolest breakfast and lunch spots in town.
Restaurant of the Week: Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery is located in Swisher, and just a few minutes outside of Cedar Rapids. This destination spot is a must-go for lovers of wine, bourbon and pizza—and who isn’t?