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?
The Map Room is located in the heart of Downtown Cedar Rapids and features internationally inspired burgers and fries, along with artisan cocktails in a cozy and eclectic atmosphere. Opened in 2017, this hidden gem is a fan favorite of the locals.
Iowa is abundant in autumnal activities that help to celebrate the cooler weather and welcoming of the state’s gorgeous fall season. Here are five of Iowa’s best pumpkin patches to visit this October.
These markets feature homemade, baked goodies, fresh produce and a glimpse of the tight-knit community that makes the state so special. Here’s a breakdown of the best farmers markets to visit in Iowa.
Lori Dickson Wiles is the founder of Lori Wiles Design, a Cedar Rapids-based firm known for its client-focused, collaborative designs. (And just look at this gorgeous, stately family home!) Learn about Lori Dickson Wiles…
While it may be the capital of Iowa, Des Moines maintains a cozy, small town feel that offers an unparalleled level of charm and warmth. The locally owned coffee shops that are nestled throughout different corners of the city are no different. Here are five of the best coffee shops located in Des Moines.
Ana McClain is the business manager and co-owner at Lion Bridge Brewing Company. The Cedar Rapids-based 10-barrel brewery is located in the Czech Village New Bohemia Historic Main Street District and produces small-batch artisan beer.
Just because Iowa has a cooler, shorter grape-growing season doesn’t mean the state’s 300-plus vineyards don’t make the most of it. Here are five family-owned wineries in northeastern Iowa that make sipping a fun, friendly affair.
A veteran of the hospitality field for more than three decades, Dan Carlino is the general manager of Hilton Des Moines Downtown. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, which has 330 rooms and 14,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and happens to be the only one connected to the Iowa Events Center.
St. Kilda Surf & Turf, located in the East Village in Downtown Des Moines, offers healthy modern fish dishes, souvlaki, all-day breakfast, salads, bites, artisanal coffee beverages featuring Counter Culture Coffee, and a full bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine.