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Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

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Mondo’s Saloon - Iowa City

Mondos SaloonThrough the vision of owner Jason Deppe, the Saloon has been reinvented. The reinvigorated Saloon features a new larger selection of tequilas and specializes in the fresh homemade flavors of Southwestern cuisine.

Under the direction of  head chef Dan Conway, the kitchen’s amazing menu offers a wide variety of items at very reasonable prices.

Saloon also offers infused tequilas made in-house, blended with fresh-squeezed lemon and lime juice, producing a variety of unique margaritas.

Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, the Saloon is located in the heart of the ped-mall in downtown Iowa City.


112 E College St, Iowa City, IA · (319) 354-3837


Grilling Good Eats: Iskender

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer


This is my favorite lamb dish! When I was in the military and stationed in Turkey, Iskender, (named after the guy that invented the dish, İskender Efendi) was my go-to order when I dined out.  It's another dose of YUM made with thinly sliced grilled lamb served in a tomato based sauce over a bed of grilled pita bread and topped with yogurt.


  • Two pounds of lamb tenderloin, cut into long thin strips
  • One large onion, coarsely grated
  • The juice from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • One Tablespoon sweet paprika
  • One six ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 pita rounds, grilled, then chopped into bite sized squares


Combine the olive oil, lemon juice and onion in a small mixing bowl, set aside.  Place the lamb pieces into a large ziplock bag, pour in the marinade and refrigerate for at least two hours.  Combine the yogurt, half the crushed garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate. When the grill is ready to receive, thread the marinaded lamb onto metal or water-soaked wood or bamboo skewers.  Cook the lamb over direct heat, turning frequently until you get a nice golden brown crispy edge to the meat.  As that meat is cooking, place a cast iron or grill safe pan over the indirect heat side of the grill, melt the butter, add the remaining garlic and stir for about a minute.  Add the paprika, tomato paste and water, stirring to incorporate.  Simmer for about 10 minutes.  Pull the meat and sauce from the grill when done and throw on the pita bread over direct heat.   You just want grill marks on the bread, about a minute per side.  Remove from the grill and slice into bite sized squares.  To Serve:  Plate the grilled pita, top with a layer of the lamb, then the sauce, then a couple dollops of yogurt. 

You'll LOVE this dish!  Serving options:  Grilled peppers, roasted tomato wedges, and/or tabouli salad add a nice finishing touch to the dish.


Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rewards fantasy owners' patience

BALTIMORE -- Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard is making people forget about his early-season struggles.

Bothered by a shoulder injury, Howard rushed for just 59 yards combined in Weeks 1 and 2 and dropped several passes out of the backfield -- including a potential game winner against Atlanta. Howard basically disappeared in Tampa on Sept. 17, running the ball nine times for 7 yards.

The Buccaneers game was rock bottom. The past four games: Howard has gained 436 yards.

On Sunday, Howard set career highs in rushing yards (167) and carries (36), with 53 of those yards coming on one play in overtime.


NLCS Game 2: Cubs-Dodgers recap, social media reaction

Justin Turner belted a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 3 scheduled for Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.


Sam's Pizza - Iowa City

Sams PizzaDelicious pizza made just right

Sam's Pizza has exactly what you and your family want for dinner, including original thin crust pizza, Chicago-stuffed pizza, cheese bread, and more. The style of pizza is thin with only the freshest ingredients used on every pizza. Bring the family in for delicious pizza made just how you like it. Stop by any day of the week!


Sam's Pizza
441 S. Gilbert St.
Iowa City, IA 52240



New federal regs worry truckers

New federal safety regulations requiring truckers to install Electronic Logging Devices in their rigs by Dec. 18 are causing consternation among local truckers who say lawmakers and regulators in Washington, D.C., have no idea of the realities of hauling freight and cattle in America’s Outback.

The new regulations taking effect later this year require truckers to install the ELDs, as they are commonly known in the industry, in an effort to track hours truckers spend on the road and improve highway safety. The electronic devices would replace the long-used and frequently abused paper logbooks truckers have relied on for decades.

But local independent truckers, the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Truckers Association say they are opposed to the new regulations based on cost, extreme distances truckers face doing their jobs in rural America and, for livestock haulers, the perishable nature of their cargo.


Related:  Trucking Jobs

Sanctuary Restaurant & Pub - Iowa City

Sanctuary PubIowa's Beer Pub
Lubricating Conversation Since 1972
Voted Best Beer Bar in Iowa by Rate Beer
2013 & 2014

HAPPY HOUR 4-6pm Mon-Sat $1 OFF All Draft Beers & $2 off Wines by the Glass

27 Imported & American Craft Beers on Draught
Open Mon-Sat @ 4pm Closed Sundays
Our Kitchen serves until 10pm Mon-Wed 11pm Thurs-Sat

We are located on the southside of beautiful downtown Iowa City.
We are next to the corner of Court St and Gilbert block south of Burlington St.

click for Sanctuary location map

Parking is available on nearby streets including a small city lot behind our building.
Parking meter enforcement ends at 6pm.

There are 3 major city parking ramps within two blocks of the Sanctuary. 
The Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp
is FREE after 5pm

Iowa City Transit busses stop running at 10pm...but we have a LOT of taxi companies in town.




Grilling Good Eats, Chapter 7 - Lamb Recipes

Chapter 7 - Lamb Recipes

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)Grilling Good Eats

by Mike Thayer

If you've never had lamb before, it's a MUST try!  Lamb is the go-to meat in much of the Mediterranean. It's used there like beef is here in the states to make sandwiches, casseroles, entrees and sides.  It's enjoyed as roasts, chops and you've probably heard of a 'Rack of Lamb' which is delicious!    The meat presents a whole different flavor profile and it's outstanding!  So if you're looking for something a little different to try, lamb is the ticket, no mint jelly required!

Meat Temp for Lamb:  To get a medium rare, grill lamb until the meat thermometer hits the 135 degree mark.   Remember to let the meat rest after pulling it from the grill!

Mike's Lamb Chops

A lamb chop from the grill is OH SO TASTY!  If you've never grilled lamb before this is the cut to grill that first time.  They are easy to do and do well and by serving lamb to dinner guests you'll look like a real grill pro.


  • 6-8 lamb chops
  • ½ cup white wine (use something you like to drink)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cookies Flavor Enhancer or your favorite rub
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried Rosemary

Whisk together the wine, olive oil, rub, garlic powder, minced onion and Rosemary. After placing the chops in a ziplock bag, pour the wine mixture over the chops and let those flavors marry, refrigerating for at least four hours. Grill over direct heat, lid off, to get that good sear and great looking grill marks, 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the chops. After you’ve got that great presentation side look, flip the chops over to the low heat side of the grill and cover. Grill for about another 15 minutes or until the meat thermometer hit’s the 135 degree mark (medium rare). In the grill set-up, cherry wood pellets add another layer of flavor. TIP: Trim some of the fat off the chops before marinating or rubbing and save it to create pan drippings. When you’re grilling, put those fat trimmings in a cast iron skillet over low heat and let them render to create the base for a sauce or gravy.

A quick pan sauce for chops…. Combine lamb fat drippings with a little flour, some black berries or blueberries - whatever kind of berry you might have on hand for that matter - and some balsamic vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste and you’ve made an excellent compliment to the chops!