Food & Drink

Food and drinks in Iowa including best restaurants.

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Restaurant of the Week: The Phoenix

After its building sat empty for a number of years, The Phoenix in Downtown Davenport opened in 2009 because the owners wanted to revive the downtown area. It is an upscale restaurant that features a robust menu of gourmet dishes and is within walking distance of many bars, hotels and live music.

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Restaurant of the Week: UP Skybar

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.

Best Des Moines Happy Hours

Contrary to popular belief, Iowa actually has a pretty buzzy bar scene. With local eateries, hole-in-the-wall taverns, and modern restaurants galore, there’s certainly no shortage of cocktails and light bite specials to enjoy all across the state. Here’s where to go to enjoy some of the best happy hours in Des Moines.

Top 5 Ice Cream Shops

It’s National Ice Cream Month, and what better way to celebrate than by trying the best shops in all of Iowa? From classic favorites to twists on tradition, there is flavor waiting to be tried for everyone.

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Big Grove Brewery to Open in Des Moines

With two successful locations already under its belt (one in Solon and the other in Iowa City), Big Grove Brewery has announced its newest brewery and taproom is slated to open in Des Moines in 2022. The project will be located on the eastern side of the Crescent Chevrolet Building.