We love to share our favorite places and food finds with other people! Here are our favorites from 2018!
Best Bike Trail: Along the Cedar River, whether you are on Ellis Road, going downtown, or on the southwest side of town
Best Park for hanging out: Ellis Park. You have the river, the pool, the basketball court, the playgrounds, the golf course, Shakespeare’s Garden, and all the little off-set areas to explore in as you drive around the park grounds.
Best Event or Fair: We loved the Bohemian Betty Flea Market held in September. It was a bit unusual and had really unique items.
Best Pizza: Mellow Mushroom in Coralville (they have a great gluten/dairy/soy free selection!)
Best Burgers: The Map Room
Best Non-Burger Sandwich: Voodoo Chicken at Zepplin’s
Best Wings: Quinton’s in Cedar Rapids
Best Mexican Restaurant: El Paraiso The staff is wonderful! We have been coming here for so long they remember us not only in the restaurant, but also out in the community when we see them!
Best Chile Verde: El Pariso (It is spicy!)
Best Wine Bar: Tie between Winestyles and Della Viti. Della Viti is more trendy and you can have partial glasses of wine; Winestyles is more cozy.
Best Beer and Ciders: Parlor City
Best Margaritas: El Paraiso (we love this place!)
Best Martini: White Star Ale House
Best Steakhouse: Rube’s in Montour. Worth.The.Drive.
Best Indoor Place for Kids to Play: Skyzone
Best Outdoor Place for Kids to Play: Cherry Hill and Ellis Parks and Pools
Best Free Activity for Kids: Coder Dojo at the Geonetric Building
What are your favorite places? Tell me about them in the comments!