A Foodie’s Night Out in Cedar Rapids

Head’s up, foodie! You may not think of Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the place for foodies, but you’d be sadly mistaken. Cedar Rapids has some local gems worth ruining your diet for. Here is a comprehensive guide of local haunts for a foodie’s night out in Cedar Rapids.

WARNING: This guide will make your mouth water!


Foodie Drinks

Where: The Map Room – 416 3rd St SE
What: Old Fashioned – Cedar Ridge bourbon, demerara, Angostura bitters, orange peel.

Where: LP Streetfood – 302 3rd Ave SW
What: You Got It, Boss –  Banana Infused Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, Campari, Framboise Banana Orgeat, Krupnik Bitters, Lime

Where: Lionbridge Brew Co – 59 16th Ave SW
What: Orange Radler – Bridge Beer with house-made orange soda

Foodie Apps

Where: Zeppelins – 5300 Edgewood Road NE
What: Bourbon Maple Brussels – Crispy brussel sprouts, roasted garlic cloves, Granny Smith apples, cashews & bourbon maple mustard vinaigrette

Where: Cliff’s Dive Bar and Grill – 227 2nd Ave SE
What: Pimp Corn – popcorn, truffle butter, parmesan, fried sage, crispy prosciutto

Where: Black Sheep Social Club – 600 1st St SE
What: Crunch Town Fish Nuggets – seasoned white fish breaded in Captain Crunch served with Sriracha tartar sauce

Foodie Dinner

Where: Cobble Hill Restaurant – 219 2nd St SE
What: Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop – ‘elote’ polenta, roasted radish, pepita pesto, guajillo-honey glaze

Where: The Class Act – 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW
What: Dry Aged NY Strip – 12oz chili-rubbed NY strip, chimichurri red pepper oil, black bean & corn pico sweet potato fries

Where: Parlor City Pub and Eatery – 1125 3rd St SE
What: July Lucy – American cheese cooked inside a 1/2 lb beef patty

Foodie Dessert

Where: Parlor City Ice Cream – 1936 42nd St NE
What: Pistachio Milkshake

Where: Fruitzen Shaved Ice – Lindale Mall
What: Rootbeer Float with cream added

Where: Hi Tea – 5472 Blairsforest Way
What: Matcha Rolled Ice Cream


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