We're baaaaaack!

We had four amazing lunches at Goldfinch Tap + Eatery in Marion in the month of June, but it's time for us to move on to a new restaurant. Now that July has (almost) arrived, we are excited to announce our latest Listener Lunch destination...

EDITH LUCIELLE'S BAIT SHACK & WING DEPOT!

Located at 6913 Mt Vernon Rd SE in Cedar Rapids, Edith Lucielle's is one of the coolest restaurants in the area. Not only is the food delicious, but the decor is totally one-of-a-kind! My favorite feature is the old vinyl record sleeves that line the ceiling. It's one of my favorite places to bring visitors from out of town.

If you've never tried the food from Edith Lucielle's, the appetizers are a MUST. We love the Jumbo Battered Mozzarella, the Chili Cheese Fries, the Iowa Eggrolls, and the Fried Green Tomatoes. For your main course, check out the Cowboy Burger, the Fried Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, or the Big Edith, which is a burger topped with pulled pork and fried mozzarella! Oh, and don't forget dessert. Brain loves the Tiramisu, but I'm a huge fan of the Peanut Putter Panic.

If you and six of your coworkers would like to have lunch with us on a Tuesday in July at 11:30 a.m., get signed up for Listener Lunch now! Once you're in the drawing, you're in for the entire year. We choose a new winner every Friday morning, so get entered ASAP! You can do that HERE. We hope to see you for lunch this month!

30 Cool Outdoor Patios to Dine On This Summer Around the Corridor

Now that spring is here, patio season is right around the corner! With the help of Eastern Iowans in the Deetz - Let's Support Local! Facebook group, I put together a list of 30 awesome patios in the area where you can dine and/or drink when the weather gets warmer. Here are some of the popular places!

23 New Restaurants That Have Opened in Eastern Iowa in 2022

Looking to try something new the next time you go out to eat? There are plenty of options here in Eastern Iowa! Whether you're in the mood for Chinese food, Mexican food, breakfast, sushi, or burgers, we've got you covered. Here are 23 restaurants that have opened in the area so far in 2022: