Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Taste of Iowa City

Tonight is the Taste of Iowa City in downtown Iowa City (shocking location, right?) from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  If you haven't been before, this is a must-do! Here is a quick description of the event from the Downtown Iowa City website:

"The 5th Annual Taste celebrates the culinary diversity of Downtown and Northside restaurants and rewards the Iowa City community with sample portions from more than 40 menus! Food tickets for Taste of Iowa City are available on the 22nd at multiple ticket tents throughout the Downtown District.  Participating restaurants include: Bo James, the Brown Bottle, Coldstone Creamery, Bread Garden Market, Oasis Falafel, Donnelly's, Graze, Mondo's Saloon, Givanni's, Joseph's, Basta, the Airliner, Takanami, Z'Marik's, Formosa, Capanna Coffee, Mesa Pizza, Which Wich, Yotopia, Molly's Cupcakes, Pizza on Dubuque, Atlas, Linn Street Cafe, Panchero's, Share, Quinton's, Mama's Deli, the Pit, Cured Deli, Hamburg Inn, El Bandito's, Sports Column, Orange Leaf, Devotay, Masala, Wake Up Iowa City, Cheba Hut, One Twenty Six -- and more to come!"

Last year, each ticket could be purchased for $1 and the participating restaurants charged 1-3 tickets per food item.  Most food items were a sample size or just a tad bigger.  This is a great way to try most of the downtown restaurants without breaking the bank.

For more information, you can visit the Downtown Iowa City website ( or the Iowa City Downtown District Facebook page ( 

Be sure to count this towards your monthly goal tally if you go & remember to report your progress -- even though we are technically still in August :)   


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  1. This is in my "bucket list" before you leave Iowa! I will be there! Love the website and the flossing idea and actually all of them. . .count this grandma of 2 in on participating but I won't mess with your numbers by reporting. Great idea ladies!

  2. We went to the Taste of Iowa City. It was so fun, and we learned about a few places we wanted to try! Max loved walking around and seeing all the people. He even did some dancing while we listened to the music. What a fun night!