Art, Brew and Local Food at 712 Eat + Drink in Council Bluffs, Iowa

“Details are the difference between good and great.”  This is the concept followed by owners Janie and Ryan Rogers and Brandon Juon, three life-long residents of Council Bluffs, Iowa who operate 712 Eat + Drink. The restaurant is named for the local area code.  Located just across the Missouri River from Omaha, Nebraska, this neighborhood…

Mad Ox Bakery in Council Bluffs, Iowa

When Matthew and Karris Maddox decided to leave their bakery jobs at the Hy-Vee grocery store, they knew they wanted to start something combining their professional skills with their hobbies and interests.  “We love hanging out with friends, playing board games, and reading comic books.” Karris explained.  “So, we created a bakery where our customers…

Stay Sweet, Nicola’s Brings Bakery to Council Bluffs, Iowa

Stay Sweet, Nicola’s is a special-order bakery featuring designer cakes, cookies, gluten-free, vegan, wholesale and more. Nicola Shartrand and her husband John also own and operate Nicola’s Italian Wine and Fare across the Missouri River in Omaha, Nebraska. When Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh dined at the Shartrand’s Omaha restaurant he tasted Nicola’s Divine Lemon…

Heaven for Pork Lovers at Nick’s Restaurant, Des Moines

Nick’s is a casual eatery in [easyazon_link identifier=”0762769912″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]Des Moines[/easyazon_link], Iowa, the pork capital of America. This 2016 Best Tenderloin award-winning family style restaurant ranks as the best pork tenderloin in the state by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. Even better, Nick’s uses fresh local meats and produce. Their succulent pork has been pounded…