Hard to believe, but here we are starting our 9th year as your go-to resource for the best in Iowa’s local food and drink. Thank you so much for joining us at the table, there’s plenty for everyone.
We have a couple good recipes for you, and a new writer on the crew named Laura Seether who’s talking up the java at Sidecar Coffee in Cedar Falls’ College Hill neighborhood. You’ll be impressed with the photography of Marji Guyler-Alaniz, and you get to have a beer in Kalona with Rask & Allen, our intrepid beer hunters. Nearby, Brandi Janssen takes you inside the healthy school lunch system in the Mid-Prairie school district.
Des Moines wonder-chef David Baruthio is at it again, this time with a new pizza joint, and Renee Brincks returns with a new edition of “The 99” up in the Driftless Region.
Ben Vivant brings some Cocktail Culture, Bob Saar will help you keep warm on a rainy spring day with Two Jay’s Corn Whiskey, and Katie Roche has the scoop on Scott Koepke and Soilmates in Iowa City.
We’re also launching a new regular column, The Public Hearth, which is an effort to inspire people to cook, and inspire cooks to share what they know. All this and The Last Word, too. Enjoy.
Kim & Kurt
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