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THE DRINK – Cocktails as simple as coffee

By Eleni Upah and Meghan Johnson There’s a long list of coffee-inspired cocktails, but none more traditional than the classic Black Russian. Finding its roots back in Brussels in 1949, the Black Russian brings together two common favorites: coffee and liquor. It keeps the essence of coffee’s simplistic nature by using only two ingredients, yet […]

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The Henschke “Hill of Grace” Shiraz 2004, Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1982 and Plumpjack Winery Auction 14 Lot 161 Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 are among the most extravagant wines at 801 Chophouse.

THE DRINK – Better with age

By Eleni Upah For as long as humanity has been imbibing, wine has been at the table. Wine is a staple at many mealtime gatherings and a go-to gift for housewarming parties. From sparkling whites to dry reds and even notes of chocolate or grapefruit, the flavors are as varied as the prices. At 801 […]

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Cabo Sol offers more than 15 different flavors of
margaritas. Also find these tasty cocktails at Quintons,
Granite City, Jethro’s and Cabo Sol.

THE DRINK – Starting out strong

By Eleni Upah Whether blended or frozen, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails on the menu at many restaurants, and it also happens to be the perfect beverage to complement this issue’s main dish. Grilled chicken is a fresh entrée that only seems to taste better in the warm summer months. The […]

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The Sutliff tap is used often at el Bait Shop, where the Iowa-based
company is the favorite among hard ciders.

THE DRINK – A drink fit for all of Iowa’s seasons

By Eleni Upah Hard ciders have been increasing in popularity. The light, crisp flavor makes it a popular choice for people who don’t typically like the taste of beer, but it’s also a fresh summer favorite for regular beer drinkers. And when it comes to pouring the flavors of Iowa into your glass, apples are […]

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THE DRINK – Grown-up Hot Chocolate to Warm Your Insides

By Ashley Buckowing Prairie Fire cinnamon whiskey, dark cocoa, topped with Chef Joseph’s Marshmallow It’s been a long week. Your boss yelled at you for missing deadline, and now you’re backed up at work. The kids have been going through a naughty phase, your car broke down in the middle of a snowstorm, and the […]

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