Food & Drink in Galesburg

45% Off Ice Cream at Cold Stone Creamery

Iowa City

$10 $5.50

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Ice cream in a wide variety of flavors mixed with fruit, candy, and cookies atop a chilled stone in front of customers

50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Los Portales

Iowa City

$14 $7

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Shrimp chimichangas, huevos rancheros, nachos, burritos and hard- and soft-shell tacos

$11 for Mexican Food at Casa Tequila Authentic Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Fajitas, quesadillas, and more than 50 types of margaritas made from scratch with super-fresh ingredients

Up to 56% Off at Gumby's Pizza

Iowa City

$38.96 $17

Specialty pizzas made with fresh handmade dough; signature Pokey Stix smothered with cheese and garlic; wings in one of seven tangy sauces

Up to 50% Off at Quinton's Bar & Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

House specialties include grilled-cheese burgers, bread-bowl potato soup, loaded potatoes, and cocktails with house-made ginger beer

45% Off at El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Menu includes steak Colorado topped with El Cactcus's special red sauce, vegetarian entrees, and seafood specialties such as pescado relleno

Half Off Tea and Scones at Leaf Kitchen

Iowa City

$14 $7

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Steaming pots of cream tea pair with freshly baked scones and fruit jam during afternoon teatime

45% Off Mexican Food at El Cactus Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Coralville

$20 $11

Chicken breasts in chocolate mole sauce, breaded steak milanesa, and enchiladas stuffed with chorizo and potatoes

50% Off American Food and Steakhouse at House of Lords

Best Western Cantebury Inn & Suites

$40 $20

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Restaurant and pub serves prime rib, shrimp diablo linguine, blackened ahi tuna, steaks, and beer-battered cod amid medieval decor

Half Off at Pub Food and Drinks at J&A Tap

North Liberty

$10 $5

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Craft drafts complement burgers, pizzas, and nibbles in pub with two volleyball courts and weekly live music and karaoke

Up to 51% Off Pizza and Beer at Bulicek's Deli & Brew

Cedar Rapids

$24.50 $12

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Diners drink tall-boy beers or sodas while eating chicken-bacon-ranch or other specialty pizzas and watching sports on several flat-screens

Up to 45% Off a Large Pizza at Sykora Bakery

Czech Village

$20 $11

Supreme, taco, and veggie combos or build-your-own options at a century-old Czech bake shop

$10 for American Food at Scott's Family Restaurant

Cedar Rapids

$20 $10

Omelets, seasoned potato skillets, and hot sandwiches covered with housemade meatloaf and gravy

Quiznos – 50% Off Toasted Sandwiches

Cedar Rapids

$4 $2

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

51% Off Pub Food at 101 Gastropub

Cedar Rapids

$38 $19

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Gourmet bar food and rare whiskey are a standard pairing at the pub; the drink menu is anchored by nearly 30 kids of scotches and whiskeys

50% Off Soul Food at Iowa Soul Food Market

Cedar Rapids

$41 $20.50

Each diner can eat one meat, two sides, and one corn muffin

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While bowlers have become accustomed to playing under fluorescent lighting and perching on vinyl seats, Jillian's updates the experience with a nightclub atmosphere and modern decor. Each lane in the black-light bowling lounge holds up to eight people in a luminous glow that’s harmless to the eyes of baby bats. Between bowling frames, three Brunswick Black Stallion billiard tables engage those with the urge for further friendly competition. Alternately, patrons can turn to the game room where they can get their adrenaline racing. Players sate between-set hunger pangs with the dining room's menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas.

5201 W War Memorial Dr
Peoria,
IL
US

As a fun slideshow demonstrates, The Little Chocolatier’s staff hand makes an array of treats that fall into four categories: candy, chocolates, nuts, and popcorn. Their handmade chocolates pack white boxes with slabs of english toffee, nut clusters, and mint fluffs spread across trays of assorted chocolates. The team also fills bags with fresh-popped popcorn covered in caramel and cheddar.

317 1st Ave
Sterling,
IL
US

A public course complete with tree-lined fairways and pristine greens, Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course challenges paired players with a set of 18 holes as well-rounded as the dimpled spheres that speckle its ridges. Captain your cart over an expansive range of well-manicured landscapes dotted with majestic woodlands and enough sand and water hazards to evoke a horror-movie set at an island resort. This par 72 course strikes an exceptionally balanced level of difficulty, appealing to seasoned swingers as well as active younger players with freshly acquired driver's licenses.

12927 Il Highway 26
Princeton,
IL
US

Skeeter's Dog House proffers classic Chicago-style hot dogs as well as a variety of italian-beef options, chicken, salads, and sides. The wallet-friendly menu invites diners to revel in the ketchup-bereft beauty of a Chicago-style hot dog ($2.25) or enjoy the signature relish, mustard, and onions of a Chicago-style polish sausage ($3.25). The Machine Gun Kelly, a char-grilled rib-eye sandwich ($9.65), delivers a protein-packed punch, and the Bootlegger meatball sandwich ($6.95) recalls the days of cross-border marina smuggling. Fill your belly while relaxing on the outdoor patio or savor the speediness of drive-thru and takeout options.

800 S 4th St
Oregon,
IL
US

The same venue that hosts weddings and upscale dinners also welcomes established comedians and rock bands, making First Avenue Club a go-to destination for all manner of events. Inside, a full-service bar overflows with 12 draft beers, 40 bottled beers, and a wealth of mixed drinks. Further behind the scenes, the kitchen fires up hearty entrees such as roast pork loin and baked cod.

1550 S 1st Ave
Iowa City,
IA
US

2011's Firecracker 500 Festival serves up more than 20 eclectic garage-rock groups bent on rocking an all-ages-audience's socks off over three thrash-filled days. Bands such as White Mystery and Pitchfork-reviewed quartet The Coathangers kick out jams with riot-grrrl grit, and headliners The Strange Boys shred psychedelic hooks sharper than Jimi Hendrix's diamond-tipped mustache-trimmers. The festival's full roster of up-and-coming acts can expose most attendees' ears to new shrieks and sounds.

211 Iowa Ave
Iowa City,
IA
US