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Join us for the inaugural Think Iowa City Foodie Festival! This event will promote the local food scene giving our talented chefs an opportunity to shine as we celebrate the abundance of local eateries in the Iowa City area. This is a tasting event with small bites, wine, and a full bar for attendees to enjoy.

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020; 6PM – 9PM
  • Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
  • $55/ticket
  • Proceeds will benefit the CommUnity Food Bank, Coralville Community Food Pantry, and North Liberty Community Food Pantry

Participating Restaurants

Marquee Pizzeria + Bar
La Vecina
Clinton Street Social Club
Vue Rooftop
Pullman Bar & Grill
St. Burch Tavern
Reds Alehouse
Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
Edgewater Grille
Mellow Mushroom

Beverage Partners

Cedar Ridge

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Restaurant Week Events

Corridor’s Bartender Brawl

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Cedar Ridge Distillery
1441 Marak Road | Swisher

In celebration of Foodie February, Cedar Ridge teamed up with Think Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Tourism to announce The Corridor’s Inaugural Bartender Brawl on Tuesday, February 25th from 6-10 PM. Bartenders from each end of the Corridor (Cedar Rapids vs. Iowa City) will compete in the middle for People’s Choice, Distiller’s Choice and The Corridor’s Champion.

Attendees will receive a welcome cocktail upon arrival, complimentary appetizers, samples of each bartender’s creation, and a commemorative glass. Analog Vault will be spinning 45’s all evening until the awards ceremony. In addition to serving up their best creations, each bartender will perform an onstage demo, explaining their methodology, and how to make their cocktail at home. Space is limited. Tickets are $40, and available online at

Top Chef: Downtown

Monday, February 24, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Graduate Hotel

This Iowa City Downtown District event showcases Downtown and Northside Marketplace restaurants as they prepare signature dishes from some of the area’s favorite restaurants, while area mixologists craft exquisite cocktails. The title “Top Chef” is awarded by a panel of culinary experts and all guests can weigh in to determine the People’s Choice winner. Tickets will be available for purchase on January 6, 2020 at 12:00am.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Foodie Festival?

The Foodie Festival is February 15, 2020 at the Coralville Marriott. Doors open at 6pm with the event ending at 9pm.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets will go on sale in early January. Check back for the link to purchase!

If I am a restaurant, how can I participate?

Please contact us for details.

Where do the proceeds from the Foodie Festival go?

Great question! Proceeds will benefit the CommUnity Food Bank, Coralville Community Food Pantry, and North Liberty Community Food Pantry.