Iowa Food & Drinks

Have You Visited the Oldest Restaurant in Iowa?

The next time you're over in the Dubuque area, you may want to take a little detour over to Balltown, Iowa. The tiny town is home to the oldest restaurant in the entire state!. Breitbach's Country Dining has been around a long time. A REALLY long time. The iconic restaurant, located at 563 Balltown Rd near Sherrill, opened for business back in the 1850s. According to the official website:
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Iowa’s 2021 Best Tenderloin Has Been Announced [PHOTOS]

A couple of weeks ago, the Iowa Pork Producers Association announced the five finalists in their 2021 Iowa's Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin contest. Those finalists included:. Larsen's Pub in Elk Horn (won in 2007) Old Road Cafe & Bar in Emerson. Victoria Station in Harlan. Z’s Eatery and Draught Haus...
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Iowa’s Best Breaded Tenderloin!

HARLAN -- Victoria Station in Harlan has won the 19th annual contest for Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin 2021, presented by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and managed by its restaurant and food service committee. “That’s pretty good for a prime rib joint,” joked Richard Buman, who bought the...
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Iowa’s Favorite Ethnic Food is Really Not That Ethnic

This is some good old-fashioned patriotism right here. USA, USA!! A new survey from YouGov asked people all over the world to name their favorite type of cuisine. For example, Mexican, Italian, etc. Turns out we have a sort of uninspired favorite. We love... American food?. Starting with just us...

Harlan eatery wins Iowa’s ‘best tenderloin’ title

Harlan, Iowa — A southwest Iowa restaurant is being named this year’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in the state, as selected by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Richard Buman, co-owner of Victoria Station in Harlan, says he’s bowled over by the win. Buman and his wife, Angela, purchased Victoria Station...

Dining Notes: Omahans don't need to drive far for Iowa's best pork tenderloin

The votes are in. Iowa’s best breaded pork tenderloin this year is at Victoria Station in Harlan. A panel of judges declared it the winner in the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s 2021 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin competition. The runner-up is at Larsen’s Pub in Elk Horn, which won the title in 2007. Both cities are about an hour’s drive from the Omaha area.

This is the best breaded tenderloin sandwich in Iowa

HARLAN, Iowa — The Iowa Pork Producers Association has named the winner of the best breaded tenderloin in the state. The people have spoken, and Victoria Station in Harlan is this year's winner. The owners inherited a tenderloin sandwich when they bought the restaurant 18 months ago but decided to...

Where to Get the Best Italian Food in Eastern Iowa [PHOTOS]

Not only is October National Pizza Month, it's also National Pasta Month! This Sunday, October 17th is National Pasta Day, so I decided to do some research and figure out the very best Italian restaurants here in Eastern Iowa. Courtesy of Yelp, here are the top three highest-rated Italian restaurants here in Cedar Rapids:

Careful Iowa: These Are Five Unwritten Bar Rules You Might Be Breaking

In 2021 few things are certain. One thing that is certain, your local bar is short-staffed. It's hard for any eatery or... drinkery, to retain employees. So with that in mind, as thirsty patrons, there are a few simple things we can do to make our bartender's and barbacks' lives more simple, with hopes they will remain at their job.