Sept. 20 marks National Pepperoni Pizza Day! In order to celebrate the top dog of all pizza toppings, here are five Cedar Rapids-based favorites for pepperoni ‘za.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks in Iowa including best restaurants.
Restaurant of the Week: Coach’s Corner
Coach’s Corner is one of the most popular sports bars in Iowa City, most known for its wings but also serving up a vast menu including burgers, sandwiches and wraps. Plus, Coach’s Corner is conveniently only two miles from Kinnick Stadium.
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.
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 S’mores in Iowa
Celebrate National S’mores Day in style with a trip to one of Iowa’s many popular dessert spots. Here are some of the best places to indulge in a s’mores-centric treat.
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.
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.
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.
Best Waterfront Dining
Nothing pairs better with a good meal quite like a great view—and Iowa has no shortage of either. Here are some of the best waterfront dining options to visit on your next night out.
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.