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.
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.
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.
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.
Meg Dickinson’s business, Sugar Grove Goods, began as a goat milk soap endeavor operating out of her 120-year-old farmhouse. In April 2020, Dickinson opened a coffee shop in Dallas Center to house her bustling business and also spotlight some of Iowa’s most talented food purveyors.
With Independence Day just around the corner, here are some of the best ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Iowa this year.
Jessicca Lenehan is the owner and designer of Landy Lou & Devie Too Handmade Clothing, offering trendy heirloom-quality clothing for babies, children and women. “Everything is cut and sewn from scratch using soft fabrics that both children and women love.”
Each year, more than 400,000 revelers head to the three-week-long Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, taking place June 14 to July 4, to see Iowa’s largest fireworks display and enjoy dozens of family events. The nonprofit provides a vast array of entertainment and educational opportunities for those living in the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area.
Few things scream summer quite like a quaint, outdoor picnic or barbecue. And fortunately, Iowa’s landscape boasts miles of gorgeous, untouched land that’s perfect for picnicking. Here are a few of the best spots to picnic in Iowa this summer.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Luckily, Iowa is set to host a number of different events that are sure to make your day with your dad completely unforgettable. Here’s how to best celebrate Father’s Day in Iowa.