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At the old ballgame Schedule of upcoming games

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Game on The Cedar Rapids Kernels just wrapped up the first half of their season. With 70 home games a summer, there’s plenty of chances left to catch a game.

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MyStyle

Sean McCoy is the real McCoy. HooplaNow. com: Watch a video about Sean’s favorite outfits and read more about this local fashionista.

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I’m Just Sayin’ page 05 In the Know

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Five Minutes

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Twitterpated

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3 Things

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PYSM

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InTheKitchen

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Clean Plate

Editor Carly Weber shares the full scoop on Hoopla.

Get the scoop on Kernels’ promotions and fast facts, plus Greg Dietzenbach’s comic, “Little fish, big pond.”

What’s got the Corridor all aTwitter?

We want to know: How do you escape the summer heat?

Not sure what to do this week? Don’t miss out on some great barbecue.

Hometown girl Jessica Fergesen has spent the last six years back home with the Kernels. Don’t know her? You should.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLIFF JETTE

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Bar Guide

Chef’s Table. This new restaurant has Iowa City talking.

Book Talk

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Baseball. Books. Books about baseball. Greg Slessor loves them all.

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Haven’t been to a Kernels game yet? Why not? Find out about upcoming games.

Curious about the cool kids behind Hoopla? Find out all about the crew here.

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“A salty (but not too salty) soft pretzel.”

“Italian sausage and Budweiser at Wrigley Field.”

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Michelle Wiese Designer

Stacey Stefani Events

“If there’s soft-serve ice “Bratwurst and cream like they have at peanuts.” basketball games, I’d choose that.”

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Caitlin Slessor

“Hot dogs and frozen lemonade.”

“Definitely popcorn!”

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Andrea Dietzenbach Clean Plate Club, Page 15

“I’m not a huge sports fan, but I do love that fake butter popcorn.”

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“It’s hard to think of a more perfect food than a huge soft pretzel.

“A good old-fashioned hot dog.”

“The last time I went to an Iowa Cubs game, they “Soft pretzels.” had warm peanuts in a brown paper bag. They were fantastic.”

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This issue is dedicated, at least in part, to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Not because I’m a huge baseball fan. If there are any regular readers of this column, they know that I’m not a fan of any sport in particular. But I am a fan of experiencing different things. Which is why, if you haven’t been to a Kernels game for a silly reason like you don’t like baseball, you’re missing out.

Seriously. What’s not to love? I’m from a much smaller town a long way from here (like 4,000 miles). There’s a minor-league baseball team. But it’s not even close to the same experience. The park is more like one you’d find at a high school. Teeny tiny, with oldschool wood bleachers. And no one goes. No one except the announcer and the players host families, sometimes.

I’d rather enjoy a game at Veterans Memorial Stadium any day. It’s a true stadium. Not that I’m an expert, but walking through the gates for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised Sure. For some people, like the players, the to be greeted with a view much like that at larger ballparks. I Kernels’ games are about the baseball. OK. wasn’t around before the new stadium was built. But I’ve seen That’s not fair. There are lots of avid fans out pictures of the old one. And I know that what we have today there that go to watch the game. I’m just is a vast improvement. not one of them. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t go. And I always have a great time. I feel lucky that we have a team like the Kernels to cheer For me (and I’m guessing a lot of true fans), baseball is about the experience. It’s about the throngs of people waiting for the big steel gates to swing open. The aroma of hot dogs and popcorn that titillates your taste buds from the moment you open your car door. It’s about eating those classic ballpark goodies that just wouldn’t taste the same if you weren’t balancing them precariously on your lap and your thighs weren’t sticking to the plastic seats. It’s about the goofy and endearing games for fans on the field and in the stands. The crazy promotions. I love that you can bring a cheese wrapper to the game and get a ticket for free (with the purchase of another one, of course).

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for here in Cedar Rapids. Not to mention the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and, of course, the good ol’ Hawkeyes at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

At the farmers market Saturday, a gal stopped by to offer some constructive criticism. There’s more to do in Cedar Rapids than bars and restaurants, she said. She asked that we do more to feature the other options. I pointed out that just two weeks ago we dedicated the cover to Run the Flood. And the week before that had been about farmers markets. So, while I’m biased, I think Hoopla does highlight all there is to do in town beyond the night life. The sports teams are part of that mix. Part of what we’re here to tell you about. And part of what makes living here so great.

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Hot dog, hot diggity dog As if a night at the ballpark isn’t incentive enough, the Cedar Rapids Kernels have daily specials at all of their home games. From their everyday value menu to Tuesday tickets twofers, you can get big-ticket fun without the big-ticket price. In addition to these specials, there’s also themed days and promotions at many games. See page 17 for a full schedule.

Sunday Family Day – Get autographs

THE GAZETTE

The Dalles Cowboy Cheerleaders perform between innings of the Kernels game at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids on June 18. For a schedule of future special events at the ballpark, see page 17.

Fastball

Even if you’ve never been to a Kernels game, read these fast facts and you’ll sound like a lifelong fan. Can’t make it to a game? Listen to all Kernels games (home or away) on 1450 KMRY AM or online at www.kernels.com ● Fans can keep foul balls that land in the seated areas.

on the concourse before the game. Kids can run the bases and play catch in the outfield after the game. There are also family fun activities on the concourse throughout the game.

Two Dollar Tuesday – Get regular hot

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– Bring a Kraft Singles wrapper and buy one ticket, get one free until Sept. 1.

Cricket might seem hard to understand, but close your eyes and the guys playing it sound like any recreation-league team. Jamie Kelly learned how to play cricket with the Cedar Rapids Cricket Club. Read more at GazetteOnline.com. Next week Jamie will hang out with trekkers before TrekFest in Riverside.

Thirsty Thursdays – Get a 12 oz. draft

beer for $1.50.

Friday Progressive Beer Night – A 16 oz. draft beer is $1 for the first hour after the gates open. The price goes up to $2 for second hour, $3 for third hour and full price for the remainder of the game. home game, hot dog sliders, hamburger sliders, chicken nuggets and mini cookies are $2 each, chips and candy $1 each.

You and 29-74 of your closest friends and family can watch the Kernels from the climatecontrolled comfort of the Grand Slam suite. ● The Kernels are affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels and have been since 1993. ● The Kernels won the Midwest League Championships in 1988,

Jamie Kelly

Kraft Singles Tuesday Night Tickets

Everyday value menu – At every Kernels

dogs, 12 oz. draft beer, bottled water, soda,

You can have the Kernels’ mascot, Mr. Shucks, or one of the Kernels players make an appearance at your next event. ● Veterans Memorial Stadium has a total seating capacity of 5,300. ● The Kernels roster has players from 10 different states, none of which are Iowa, and two foreign countries.

peanuts and nachos for $2 each.

Follow along on Twitter by searching for #wheresjamie.

1992 and 1994. Before being an official franchise, the Cedar Rapids team went by a variety of names, including Braves, Raiders, Rockets, Indians, Bunnies, Rabbits and Canaries. ● Tickets for games range from $7 for lawn seats to $10 for premier seating.

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Mike Strydom of the Cedar Rapids Cricket All-Stars runs after hitting the ball during a game at Seminole Valley Park on June 13, 2009 in northeast Cedar Rapids.

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How do you escape the summer heat?

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BBQ Roundup

Thursday, June 25, to Sunday, June 28

A staple of summer in Cedar Rapids, the 22nd annual BBQ Roundup, kicks off Thursday near Veterans Memorial Stadium. Get your kicks tasting some of the nation’s best barbecue. Stop down Thursday night for Los Lonely Boys (a true Tex-Mex experience). The fun doesn’t stop there. The Bud Light MXT will be on site with Xbox 360 and Guitar Hero III. Duffy’s Collectible Cars will be on display and other entertainment (including Stampede and Stranded in Iowa). Sunday is Family Day, so bring the kids along to see magician Tim Stolba and Pappa Balloon the balloon maker. Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup 11 a.m. Thursday (6/25) to Sunday (6/28), the parking lot between Veterans Memorial Stadium and Kingston Stadium, $3 for adults, kids 12 and under free, www.uscellularcenter.com/BBQ/ bbqroundup.html

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Live music from 4 to 8 p.m., Marketplace on 1st, 4651 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, free

Tuesday, June 30

Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27

Calling all Trekkies. Beam yourself over to Riverside — the future birthplace of Capt. James T. Kirk — this weekend for TrekFest. Organizers promise “Star Trek”-inspired fun for all ages. There’s a “Voyage Home” parade, fireworks, costume contest and more. Plus, you can join in a meet-and-greet with three original “Star Trek” stars (for a nominal fee): George Takai (Mr. Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and Walter Koenig (Chekov).

We’re not giving you the runaround. Head over to the Chrome Horse Saloon on Tuesday for an outdoor concert with Grammy award-winning Blues Traveler. (It’s their only scheduled Iowa performance this year.) Gates open at 6 p.m., so get there early for the best spot in the lot. You can get your tickets before the show at the Chrome Horse or at www.etix.com

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J&P Cycles 30th Anniversary Open House 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (6/27) and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (6/28)

Blues Traveler 8 p.m. Tuesday (6/30), Chrome Horse Saloon, 1202 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids, $28 in advance or $32 day of show, www.chromehorsesaloon.net

TrekFest 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday (6/26) and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (6/27), Hall Park, Riverside, free, www.trekfest.com

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Jessica Fergesen has been a baseball fan all of her life. For six seasons, she has been a significant part of the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Fergesen does a little bit of everything, including scheduling, writing, and purchasing radio, TV, newspaper and all other advertising in and out of season. She works special events like the hot stove banquet, college tournaments, high school games, charity walks, company picnics, expos and concerts. Occasionally, she will even participate in tarp pulls, setting up tables for concourse displays, changing out garbage and passing out giveaways at the gate.

and from Iowa,” Jessica says. “He asked that I come meet him in the broadcast booth and he told me about positions that were opening up at the end of the season in Cedar Rapids. We went to lunch the next day and the rest is history.” Throughout the years, her job has evolved from a sales representative to suite manager to community relations director to her current position as director of marketing and community relations.

“I love to see a big crowd cheering on the Kernels. It has been so much fun to help be a part of some great promotions we have done over the years,” Jessica says. “I will never forget the homecoming ceremony that was held at Vets in 2005 for the “The Kernels play 70 home games. However, an additional 60-plus 234th Signal Battalion. That ceremony is probably the most events take place at and around Veterans Memorial Stadium each memorable experience I have had at this stadium.” year,” Jessica says. “Many of these I schedule, lead or am a part of. On most game days, our work day starts at 9 a.m. and isn’t Planning for the Kernels season begins the minute the over until 10 or 11 p.m.” previous season ends. When next season schedule is created, the staff begins setting game times, She started her career in 2002 as an intern with the Houston booking entertainment and coming Astros minor league baseball team in Battle Creek, Texas. She up with ideas of how soon switched to another minor league team as a group sales to improve upon representative for the Lugnuts in Lansing, Mich. It wasn’t long the previous before home began calling her name. season.

The staff takes a two-day retreat to brainstorm ideas on how to make the Kernels experience more fun for the fans. New logos, theme nights and game time changes are created at these outings. After the retreat, they begin selling groups, suites, company outings, school and community nights and corporate sponsorships. There is only about six to seven months to get ready for the next season. “We try to create lifelong baseball fans,” she says. “I have never regretted my choice to leave Michigan and return home to Iowa.” — JUSTIN

“John Rodgers, the voice of the Kernels, was visiting Lansing with the team and he found out that I was on (the Lugnuts) staff DID YOU KNOW: The Manchester native saw her future behind the scenes with sports teams when she took an unpaid position as an administrative assistant with the wresting team while attending Iowa State University. After that

job, she switched from an education major to exercise science with a specialization in sports management. WHAT SHE CAN DO FOR YOU: Jessica can turn you into a baseball fan. Just give her a chance.

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CEDAR RAPIDS WEST Fifth Gear Bar & Grill Happy Hr., 6-close-$5.25

Saturday 6.27

4617 J St. SW 319-366-2177

Dom. Pitchers, 8-midnight Karaoke with Mike Flack

9 p.m.- Stranded in Iowa

9 p.m. Strangely Familiar

Gilligan’s

Happy Hour 9:30 a.m.-5 Happy Hour 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 8 p.m.-midnight, DJB p.m. Karaoke

Happy Hour 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 8 p.m.-midnight Eclipse Karaoke

Bushwood

Bud Game Night - Beer Pong and Flippy Cup

Jerseys Pub & Grub

4-11 p.m. $1 Slider Specials, $1.50 12 oz Domestic Drafts

Cedar River Landing

Happy Hour 3-7p.m., 8 p.m. McMurrin and Johnson Acoustic , $4 Bombs

912 First Ave. NW. 319-298-9948 350 Edgewood Rd. NW 319-390-7140 5761 C St. SW 319-848-2210

301 F Ave. NW 319-364-1854

Sunday 6.28

Happy Hour 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Happy Hour 3-7p.m., 9 p.m. Me and Rosie B

8 p.m Smooth Manuvers, $3 Bloody Marys

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., $3 Captains, Karaoke

Gibbs Brothers Band

8 p.m. Karaoke, $1 Dom. Draws, $2 Dom. Bottles, $2.50 Tallboys & Captains

Wheel ‘er In

$2.50 Captain & Coke

$4 Bombs, $1 Well Shots

$1.75 Wells, $1 Well Shots; $2.50 Bloody Marys & The Night-Lifers Screwdrivers

Mulligan’s Pub

7 p.m.- $6 Domestic Beer & Bombs, 9 p.m.-Chris Miller

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

9 p.m.-ChuBBy, $3 Bloody $3 Bloody Marys, $3 Marys All Day Wing Baskets, 9 p.m.-CX2 Karaoke w/ Chad $2.50 Domestic Bottles & Tallboys, $3 Captains, $2 Jello Shots

DOWNTOWN CEDAR RAPIDS Margaritas: $3 Plain, Bricks 320 2nd Ave. SE 319-366-0950

$4 Cuervo, $5 1800, $6 Patron and Cabo Wabo

$2.50 Domestic Bottles & Tallboys, $3 Captains, $2 Jello Shots

Daniel Arthur’s

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m.; Kevin “BF’ Burt, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wine Tasting

Happy Hour 5-7 p.m. $1.50 Terry McCauley Domestics, $2 wells; The Odd Fellows

Tornados

1400 Third St. SE 319-364-9378

Bring Your Jukebox Money, Bring Your Jukebox Money, $2.50 Mini Beer Pitchers, $2.50 Mini Beer Pitchers $2.50 Mini Beer Pitchers The Surf Zombies, No Cover

The Bohemian

$2 Tallboys/Pints

8 p.m. Comics in Action Live Improv Night DISC JOCKEY

All Night Long!

Wing Night $3/Basket • 5-8pm

$5 Fishbowl Cocktails All Night Long!

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Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

5 p.m.-Beat the Clock Pizza Special, Happy Hour 3-7 p.m.

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., 7 p.m. $5 Martinis

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7 p.m.-close, $5 Bottomless Cup Night

$4 Bloody Mary Bar

$2.50 Mini Beer Pitchers, Unemployment Night Free Pool and Foosball

Retro Fit Tuesdays with Nathan, $2.50 Mini Beer Pitchers

Karaoke with Trousyoke, $2.50 Mini Beer Pitchers

Service Industry Night $2 Wells, $4 Bombs

$2 Wells, $1 Draft Domestic

$2.50 Talloys & $2 Pints

All drink specials and events in the Hoopla Bar Guide are subject to change.

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Happy Hour 3-7p.m., 8 p.m. Last Call, $4 Bombs

Vicious Circle with Rubicon Crossing, No Cover

KARAOKE

Half Price Pizza Night

Happy Hour 3-7p.m. Karoake with Chad, $5 Domestic Pitcher

Homemade Headtrip, No Cover

COMEDY

Happy Hour 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Happy Hour All Day, Open Mic with Jeff, $3 Bloody Marys

Tank’s Tunes with Shane from Black the Sun

KEY: LIVE MUSIC

Happy Hour 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

4pm-?-Rib Night

Otis’ Tailgators Sports Bar

95 16th Ave. SW 319-363-1813

Happy Hour 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

4-11 p.m.-$2.50 Margaritas, Mexican Imports, 50¢ Tacos

Seven; 9 p.m., Jeff Bruner

821 3rd Ave. SE 319-362-9340

8-close-Bud Cup Refill $1, Music by Gerald, $2.25 All Bombs $3.50 Bottle of Bud Products

4-11 p.m. 35¢ Wings

and Brian

1060 Old Marion Rd. NE 319-294-5778

Wed 7.1

Josh Kelly

1202 1/2 3rd St. SE 319-366-0414

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Saturday 6.27

Sir Richard Bishop & His Albino Spiders, 9 p.m., 19 Freak of Araby Ensemble, 9 and up p.m., 19 and up

Sunday 6.28

Monday 6.29

$3 Bloody Marys, $1 Cans $2.50 You Call Its

Tuesday 6.30 Conspiracy of Thought, 9 p.m., 19 and up, $4 Pitchers, $2 Wells

Wed 7.1 $2 Tallboys

Quinton’s Bar & Deli

215 E. Washington St. 319-354-7074

$3 Boulevard Big Girls, Live Big Girl Margaritas All Day Stoli Saturdays Singles $3. $2.50 Cider Bottles and $2 5-10 p.m. $3 Martinis, All Music 9 p.m.-close $3.50 Strawberry or Lime Doubles $5. Domestic Bottles Day Import & Microbrew Bottles $2.50

Domestic Big Girls $3, Well All Day $2.50 Mexican Drinks $2, White Russians Bottles, $2.50 Little Boys $3

Hawkeye Hideaway

$3 Big Girls

$2.50 Fat Tire Pints

$2.50 Shock Top Pints

Happy Hour 11 a.m.midnight

$1 Drink Specials

$3 Big Girls

$1 Drink Specials

The Vine

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m. $3 Domestic Steins & $5 Import Steins

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., Seasonal Pour

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., $2.50 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., $2.50 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7, $2.50 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7, $3 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 3-7 p.m., $2.50 Domestic Pints

The Mill

$2.75 Fat Tire pints, 8 p.m. 9 p.m. House of Large Kol Shira, $6 Sizes, $10 Advanced or $12 At Door

9 p.m. The Meat Puppets, $10 Advanced or $12 At Door

$1.75 PBR, High Life, Old Style & Grain Belt Bottles

$1.75 PBR, High Life, Old Style & Grain Belt Bottles, Open Mic w/ Jay Knight

Deer Tick; $2.75 Goose Island $2 PBR Tallboys, 9 p.m. Honker’s Ale Pints, 9 p.m. Prussia, Molly Ringwald, Tues. Night Social Club, Free Random Candy, $6

Martini’s

$2 U-Call-It, $2 Cosmos, Kir Royale, & Crushed Martinis

$3 UV Drinks, $3 Domestic Bottles, $4 Well Drinks

Iowa City Piano Lounge

8:30 p.m. Live Music, Half Price Wine & Martinis All Night

Live Music, $2 Domestic Bottles, Half Price Wine & Martinis 7-9 p.m.

$3 Barcardi Drinks All Night, Half Price Wine & Martinis 7-9 p.m.

The Airliner

22 South Clinton St. 319-351-9259

Karaoke, Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-Personal Pitchers

FAC (4-8)-$2 Domestics, $3 Wells, $2 Shots / 9 p.m.-$1 U-Call-It

9 p.m.-$2.50 3 Olive Vodka 9 p.m.-$2 U-Call-It Drinks, $2 Domestics

The Union Bar

$2 U-Call-It

$3 Keystone Pitchers, $1 Keystone Draws

$4 Patron Shots - $10 Bottles of Champagne - $5 Pitchers

$4 Teas, $3 Taco Bar 4-6p.m.,Happy Hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

$3.25 Mimosa & Bloody Mary, $2.50 Screwdrivers 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

310 E. Prentiss St. 319-248-0077

330 E. Prentiss St. 319-354-8767 120 E. Burlington St. 319-351-9529 127 1/2 E. College St. 319-351-5536 217 Iowa Ave. 319-351-1797

121 E. College St. 319-339-4646

CORALVILLE/NORTH LIBERTY Charlie’s Bar and Grill $2.50 Domestics, Happy

$1 Domestic Drafts, $2 Im- 1/2 off Martinis, $2 Doported Drafts, $3 Specialty mestic Bottles, $3 Bacardi Drafts, $3 Bombs & Three Olives

Live Music, $2 Well Drinks, Half Price Wine & Martinis 7-9 p.m.

$3.50 All Whiskeys, $5 Pizza & Pint

Hour 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bobbers Grill

3-6 p.m.- $2.50 Tallboys

Fish Fry + Shrimp & White Fish, 3-6p.m.-$2.50 Tallboys

Two Buck Chuck 7-11 p.m. Nascar $2.50 Tallboys 50¢ Wings During the Race

The Vine

$3.29 Domestic Steins, $5.49 Import Steins

Seasonal Pour

$2.59 Domestic Pints

39 2nd St., Coralville 319-338-7770 KEY: LIVE MUSIC

COMEDY

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Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, Happy Hour: $2 Domestics, Happy Hour: $2 Domestic $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-$2 $2 Wells / 9 p.m.-$2 Draws, Wells, 9 p.m.-$1 U-Call-It U-Call-It U-Call-It $2 U-Call-It, No Cover

450 First Ave., Coralville 319-356-6914 1850 Scales Bend Road 319-665-3474

$1 Domestic Drafts, $2 Im- 1/2 price Martinis, $2 Doported Drafts, $3 Bombs, mestic Bottles, $3 Bacardi $2 Mixed Drinks & Three Olives

$2.59 Domestic Pints

Happy Hour 4-6 p.m., $5 Pizza & Pint, Hip Night 10 p.m.

$2 U-Call-It, No Cover

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Happy Hour, Hour, $3.750 Margaritas & $2.50 Wells & Domestic Coronas Bottles, 9 p.m. Karoke $5 Cup Then $1 Domestics, 1/2 Price Pizza, 2 for $1 $2 Wells Drinks

$2.59 Domestic Pints

$2.99 Domestic Pints

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What inspired you to become a chef?

what this space was to what it is. Plus, we had a lot of people coming by wanting to see the progress. Since it was winter, we thought it would be easier for them to get updates online.

The instant gratification of cooking. It doesn’t take a super long time to get pleasing results. I like cooking, and I like being able to change food from one thing What should diners expect when into another.

How would you describe your culinary style?

The cuisine here is classic French, but with a twist to be a little cleaner, a little more contemporary. We use more fresh citrus juice and vinegar, and less butter and cream, so that it’s not something where you eat a meal and get very tired. I want people to be energized when they eat. I have a seasonal menu, and every dish changes every day. It’s a constant evolution — kind of like how a musician never plays a song the exact same way twice.

What’s your favorite ingredient to work with?

Probably vegetables. I like the textures and shapes and variety I can work with. But I put the same effort and care into everything I cook.

What do you like to cook at home?

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Hopefully a dish of food that over-delivers on what they had in the past, and our wine program is world-class — we have a sommelier on staff. Our goal is for diners to be relaxed and forget the stresses of every day.

We wanted people to see the evolution of

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MUY DELICIOSO!

There are loads of “authentic” Mexican restaurants in our area. They all have stucco walls with oil paintings of deserts and they all have very similar menus. The true test is in which one delivers the tastiest and the fastest. Plaza Jalisco does well on both accounts. We were out and about in Coralville and had a hankerin’ for some chips and salsa, and lo and behold, there it was. Sort of. Plaza Jalisco is a little tricky to find. If we hadn’t been driving around some neighborhoods off Coral Ridge Avenue, we may never have found it.

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The restaurant is located in a bland little strip mall. The interior is slightly less bland than the neighborhood. There isn’t a whole lot of character going on, but it’s open and airy with lots of windows and clean booths and tables. Staff is waiting at every turn to make sure you have plenty of beverages and a constant supply of chips and salsa. After we had ordered, it took less than 10 minutes for

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our food to arrive. It was perplexingly quick service. On the one hand, I was hungry, and getting my food quicker than I could unwrap my silverware was appreciated. On the other hand, what sort of sorcery are they performing behind the scenes to make food that quickly? I had the steak and chicken fajitas, which were literally jumping off the hot skillet platter. The meat was tender and flavorful and there were plenty of sizzling green peppers, onions and tomatoes on the side. It was served with guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream and cheese. Everything was very fresh and the flavors were a good mix of sizzle and spice. And as an added bonus, they gave us a small bowl of ice cream at the end of our meal. Nothing makes me happier than surprise ice cream. Plaza Jalisco serves standard Mexican fare, but it’s well done, fresh and fast. Olé! — ANDREA

ANDREA DIETZENBACH IS AN AVID BAKER AND HOME CHEF WHO ALSO WORKS FULL TIME AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR A LARGE INTERNET COMPANY. SHE IS CURRENTLY TEACHING HER YOUNG DAUGHTER THE FINE ART OF BAKING THE PERFECT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE.

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CALENDAR

Festivals

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90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 377-6386

TrekFest

5 p.m. Hall Park, various locations, Riverside. (319) 930-TREK, www. trekfest.com

There are dozens more events on our online calendar that we couldn’t squeeze into these pages.

American Pride Indoor Concert

7 p.m. Concert Hall, College Community Schools, Cedar Rapids. Free with a 2009 Freedom Festival button and an admission voucher. (319) 365-8313

Thursday

Film

June 25

“Fiat Empire”

Comedy

6 p.m. Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 4669355

Amateur Night

8 p.m. Penguins Comedy Club, Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-8133

“Taxi to the Dark Side”

6:30 p.m. Paul Engle Center for the Arts, 1600 Fourth St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Potluck at 6:30 p.m., film and discussion at 8 p.m.

Farmers Markets Greene Square Park Farmers Market

Eclypse Karaoke

9 p.m. VIP Lounge, 648 Eighth St., Marion. (319) 377-9082

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

9 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-9067

Night life

Performances The Watson-Adamson Duo

Jeff Bruner and Super Size 7

1 p.m. Carl and Ernie’s Good Time Pub and Grub, 161 Highway 1 W., Iowa City. (319) 337-4422

Heart

7 p.m. Guthridge Park, Emmons and 10th Street, Hiawatha. (319) 393-1515

6:30 p.m. Chrome Horse Saloon, 102 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3651234 8 p.m. Riverside Casino & Golf Resort, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside. Outdoor show. 1-(877) 677-3456

Drag Show

Concert in the Park

Theater “The Odd Couple”

7:30 p.m. The Old Creamery Theatre

7:30 a.m. Chauncey Swan Parking Garage, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City

7:30 p.m. Starlighters II Theatre, 136 E. Main St., Anamosa. (319) 3502139 Also Saturday

Marion Farmers Market

Mae West’s “The Drag”

Film

8 a.m. East End Shopping Center, 3375 Seventh Ave., Marion. (319) 377-4846

7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Society, 10 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. (319) 541-0140 Also Saturday

2 p.m. Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, Iowa City. Q&A session after film.

“Richard III”

Free Movie Series

8 p.m. Iowa City Lower City Park, 200 E. Park Rd., Iowa City. Also Saturday and Wednesday

Saturday June 27

Farmers Markets

“Mad City Chickens”

7 p.m. The University of Iowa Pentacrest, Iowa City. (319) 337-7944

Festivals TrekFest

5 p.m. Hall Park, various locations, Riverside. (319) 930-TREK

9 p.m. Best Western Longbranch Hotel,

DSA & Capes of Lead CD Release Party

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9 p.m. Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 430-0696, www.myspace.com/capesoflead

Theater

Come Czech Us Out!

“The Odd Couple”

3 p.m. The Old Creamery Theatre Company, 39 38th Ave., Amana. 1-(800) 35-AMANA Also Sunday

In the Heart of Czech Village 95 16th Ave S.W. 319-363-1813

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Happy Hour Specials NOW SERVING LUNCH & DINNER!

8 p.m. Iowa City Lower City Park, 200 E. Park Rd., Iowa City.

MONDAY

Service Industry Night $2 Wells $4 Bombs

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY • $5 COVER

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TUESDAY

Friday

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June 26

$2 Wells • $1 Domestic Drafts

WEDNESDAY

WNBC $2 Tall Boys / Pints

$5 Cover Free Mixed Drinks ALL NIGHT

WEDNESDAY

Dance

THURSDAY

Dance

TNBC $2 Tall Boys / Pints

7:30 p.m. The Old Brick, 20 E. Market St., Iowa City. (319) 573-0457

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COMICS IN ACTION Live Improv • 8pm

Out & About Uptown Friday Nights— Well Lit

5 p.m. Greene Square Park, Cedar Rapids. Must be 21.

SATURDAY

$2.50 Tall Boys • $2.50 Margaritas

SUNDAY

$4 Bloody Mary Bar • Half Price Pizza Hoopla

9 p.m. Iowa City Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn St., Iowa City. (319) 430-0696

“Harold and Maude”

Iowa City Farmers Market

Karaoke by Rock and Thunder

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Company, 39 38th Ave., Amana. 1-(800) 35-AMANA Also Saturday

Karaoke

4 p.m. Greene Square Park, 400 Fourth Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

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National Touring Acts

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AFTER UPTOWN PARTY! $1.25 Domestic Bottles No Cover ‘Til 10PM

No Cover ‘Til 10PM

Wednesday & Thursday 8pm-2am • Friday and Saturday 6pm-2am www.myspace.com/volumecr and facebook volumelivemusic

2nd Ave Downtown Cedar Rapids


CALENDAR Fairy Tale Festival

11 a.m. Usher’s Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trl. NE, Cedar Rapids. $1 off admission price with Freedom Festival button or fairy tale costume. Free for children 2 & under. (319) 286-5763

Fitness/ Recreation/ Outdoors

Night life Gibbs Brothers

9 p.m. Chrome Horse Saloon, 102 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 3651234

Performances Weststock 2009

Noon West Music, 1398 Twixt Town Rd., Marion. (319) 351-2000

Kickball Tournament

“Late Nite at the VI” with Gayla Drake Paul

9 a.m. Noelridge Park, Softball Diamonds, Cedar Rapids. For adults 18 and older. Program #10280101. (319) 286-5731, www.crrec. org

9:30 p.m. Vernon Inn “The Greek Place” Restaurant, 2663 Mount Vernon Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 366-7817

Sunday

Karaoke

June 28

Crown Karaoke

8 p.m. Sip-N-Stir, 1119 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-9067

Dance

Checkers Karaoke

Iowa City Eagles REAC Dance

9 p.m. Checkers Tavern and Eatery, 3120 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-9927

Night life

Singin’ and Swingin’ Karaoke

9 p.m. Red Lion, 3970 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 393-9858

Karaoke with Rock & Thunder

6 p.m. Eagles Club 695, 225 Highway 1 W., Iowa City.

9 p.m. Longbranch Restaurant and Convention Center, 90 Twixt Town Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids

Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Rd. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 651-4941, www.tarazod. com/filmsmadchicks.html

Performances Music in the Barn

2 p.m. Wallace Winery, 5305 Herbert Hoover Highway, West Branch. (318) 330-2541

Canticum Swedish Choir Concert

6 p.m. First Lutheran Church, 1000 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 365-1494

Theater “Harold and Maude”

2 p.m. Starlighters II Theatre, 136 E. Main St., Anamosa. (319) 3502139

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

7 p.m. Iowa City Lower City Park, 200 E. Park Rd., Iowa City. Also Tuesday

Monday

Reeble Jar

6 p.m. Mahoney’s Irish Pub, 1602 E Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 364-5754

Film “Mad City Chickens” 2 p.m.

June 29

Farmers Markets Palo Farmers Market 1:30 p.m. Vinton Street, Palo

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

Noelridge Farmers Market

4 p.m. Noelridge Park, greenhouse parking lot, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5699

ink! r d d n a p u t u h S Nightly Specials

TUESDAY

$5AllYou Can Drink Wells 7PM-Close

$375 Bombs ALLWEEKEND LONG!

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

$3 PINT $1 PINTS $375 Bombs 50¢ Refills 7PM-Close

7PM-Close

FRIDAY

live music

nassor cooper

8:30pm-11:30pm

No Cover

www.myspace.com/wrigleyvilleiowa

Night life

Iowa City Farmers Market

7 p.m. Stars Guitars, Town and Country Center, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-1881

5 p.m. Coralville Aquatic Center, 1513 Seventh St., Coralville

Film

Tuesday Night Social Club

9 p.m. The Mill, 120 E Burlington St., Iowa City. (319) 351-9529

“Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” 1:30 p.m. Cedar Rapids Public Library, Westdale Mall, Cedar Rapids. (319) 398-5123

Wednesday July 1

Tuesday

Comedy

June 30

Love Comedy Show

9:30 p.m. The Summit Restaurant and Bar, 10 S. Clinton St., Iowa City. (319) 354-7482

Children’s Events Tuesday Evening Tale Telling Time

Farmers Markets

6 p.m. Usher’s Ferry Historic Village, 5925 Seminole Valley Trl. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 286-5731, www.crrec.org

Marion Farmers Market

Karaoke

3 p.m. East End Shopping Center, 3375 Seventh Ave., Marion. (319) 377-4846

Karaoke

Noelridge Farmers Market

5:30 p.m. Chauncey Swan Parking Garage, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City

Film “The Great Mouse Detective”

1 p.m. Marion Public Library, 1095 Sixth Ave., Marion. (319) 377-3412

Literary Animal Planet’s Joel Silverman

7 p.m. Camp Bow-Wow, 860 N. 20th Ave., Hiawatha. (319) 393-3647

Performances Unknown Component 7 p.m. T Spoons Coffeehouse, 310 Market St., Iowa City.

Cedar Rapids Municipal Band Concert

7:30 p.m. National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids. (319) 399-8520

22nd Annual Cedar Rapids BBQ Roundup Thursday, June 25 - Sunday, June 28

Location: The main lot of Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium Admission: $3.00 – 12 and Under Admitted FREE

Great Local and National Entertainment Featuring Los Lonely Boys on Thursday Night Sponsored by General Mills and The ESCO Group

Visit website for entertainment schedule Thursday, June 25: 11am-10pm Saturday, June 27: 11am-11pm

with

DONKEYS

4 p.m. Noelridge Park, greenhouse parking lot, Cedar Rapids.

Acoustic Jam

Coralville Farmers Market

Karaoke ENTERTAINING

9 p.m. Paddy O’Rourke’s, 608 16th St. NE, Cedar Rapids. (319) 362-0554

VE N DOR S Butch’s BBQ - Mt. Laurel, NJ Chicago Barbeque Co. - Burr Ridge, IL Famous Dave’s - Bloomington, MN Howling Coyote - Chicago, IL Pigfoot BBQ - West Salem, OH Willingham’s World Famous BBQ – Memphis, TN Sgt. Oink’s BBQ Co. - Tiffin, OH Texas Thunder - Amarillo, TX

Friday, June 26: 11am-11pm Sunday, June 28: 11am-7pm

Games & Attractions All 4 Days!

Bigger & better than ever, attractions & fun for everyone! • Amusement rides by Evans United Shows: Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheel, etc. • $12.00 unlimited rides wristband special: Thursday 5-10 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm • The Bud Light MXT promotional vehicle: Video screens, Sports and music programming, XBOX 360, Guitar Hero • Duffy’s Classic Car Show • Iowa Army National Guard...and the country’s best BBQ!

Family Fun Day ~ Sunday

• Magician 11:30am-1:30pm • Papa Balloon the balloon maker • Local Cheer & Dance teams • Local mascots including Playtime Poppy, Richocet, and Mr. Shucks SPONSORED BY:

For more information, go to: www.uscellularcenter.com/bbq/bbqroundup.html { WWW. HOOPLANOW .COM }

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