Food & Drink

Food and drinks in Iowa including best restaurants.


Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Iowa

With Mother’s Day nearing, it’s imperative to get a plan in place so that you can celebrate your mother properly—whether that’s via unique events or fun dining experiences, there are plenty of ways to shower your mama with love. Here’s where you can celebrate Mother’s Day in Iowa this year.


Best Instagrammable Dessert Spots

Iowa has no shortage of charming boutique shops and locally owned restaurants all throughout the state—though none are quite as unique as the eclectic collection of dessert spots that are settled in cities like Cedar Falls and Dubuque, among others. Here are some of the most Instagrammable dessert spots to indulge in the next time you’re in Iowa.


Best Rooftop Bars in Iowa

As if Iowa wasn’t already beautiful enough—now, thanks to a number of iconic rooftop bars, you can take in the gorgeous sights of some of the state’s most beautiful cities via a bird’s-eye view too. Here are some of the best rooftop bars in Iowa to visit on your next evening outing.

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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.”