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Winner, Winner, Taco Bell's Toasted Cheddar Chalupa Dinner - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Taco Bell Toasted Cheddar ChalupaUnveiled at participating Taco Bell restaurants on September 12th, this new menu item is being featured in a combo that pairs one Toasted Cheddar Chalupa with two crunch tacos and a drink for $5.

The price is right!

The Toasted Cheddar Chalupa includes seasoned beef, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and kicking this thing up a notch is 6-month-aged cheddar toasted right into that classic Chalupa shell!  THIS THING ROCKS!  This shell is SO good, I would eat it by itself.  The texture is perfect, giving you a bit of a crunch on the outside, a soft/fluffy quality on the inside and that nice note of aged cheddar with each bite. 

Toasted Cheddar ChalupaI didn't put any sauce on it in taking that first bite, I wanted to see just what kind of flavor this thing had and it did not disappoint.  The seasoned beef, the fresh lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheese, all classic Taco Bell flavors, but what makes this thing great is that shell!  I couldn't put it down and there was no need to doctor it up with any sauce.  To repeat, it's so good, I would eat the shell by itself.  Completing my dinner were those two crunchy tacos after inhaling the Chalupa.  Now those, got sauced....

Nicely done Taco Bell!  The Toasted Cheddar Chalupa tastes great and gets 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars and the combo price of $5 is wallet friendly too! 

OK folks, now get out there and buy yourself a winner, winner Taco Bell Toasted Chalupa dinner!  Tasty, tasty!

5 stars

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Road Closure – Governor Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, Governor Street will be closed to through traffic from Bowery to Burlington Street to facilitate the removal of a tree in the area. Access to all residents will be maintained. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Drivers should take note of this closure and use another route. As always, be cautious when traveling in construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit


CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Starting on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, lane reductions will occur for northbound and southbound traffic on Council Street NE between Collins Road and 51st Street for utility work. In addition, a westbound lane reduction will occur on Collins Road between Duffy Drive and Council Street. Work is expected to take one (1) week, weather permitting. Access to businesses will be maintained during this time.

Traffic Control for Czech Fest

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Czech Village Association will be holding Czech Fest on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 16th Avenue SW will be closed for the event from A Street/Inspiration Place to C Street (not including intersections) beginning at 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Please see the Czech Village Association website for additional information at

Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

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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News – City of North Liberty - September 20, 2019

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.

Voter Information for Nov. 5, 2019, Regular Election

A regular city and school election will be held on Nov. 5, 2019, which will fill four seats on North Liberty’s city council: three full four-year terms and the remaining two years of another term. A list of filed candidates for these seats is available on our website, and we will update the page with video…

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Register Now for Fall Leaf Tour on October 10

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation is offering the annual Fall Leaf Tour for adults ages 50 and up on Thursday, October 10. Participants will travel by motor coach to view the fall splendor of the Mississippi Valley, visit the apple orchards near Gays Mills and enjoy a late lunch at Breitbach’s in Balltown. The bus departs from the Walmart parking lot in Marion at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 6:30 p.m.

Advance registration is required for this tour. The cost is $62.50 for residents and $70.50 for non-residents. The fee includes lunch and transportation. Call 319-286-5566 or go to to register for program #201103-01.


CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance will be holding the Cedar Rapids Farmers’ Market this Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. (set up beings at 5:00 a.m.) until 12:00 p.m. (tear down ends by 1:00 p.m.). This year, the following streets will be utilized for the event:

  • 2nd Avenue SE from 1st Street (not inclusive) to 6th Street (not inclusive)
  • 3rd Avenue SE from 1st Street (not inclusive) to 6th Street (not inclusive)
  • 4th Avenue SE from southwesterly of the tracks to 6th Street (not inclusive)
  • 2nd Street SE from 1st Avenue (not inclusive) to 100' southeast of 3rd Avenue
  • 3rd Street SE from 1st Avenue ( not inclusive) to 100' southeast of 3rd Avenue
  • 5th Street SE from 1st Avenue (not inclusive) to 100' southeast of 4th Avenue

In addition, a “No Parking/Tow Away” zone will be enforced on these streets from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. per Municipal Code Sections 61.094 and 61.094A. Guests of the Market are encouraged to use the 4th Avenue, GTC, 5 Seasons or Convention Complex parking ramps located within a few blocks of the Market. For additional parking information, please visit Parking ramps are handicapped-accessible and market patrons with special needs are encouraged to use those areas.

Woodside Drive Lane Reduction

IOWA CITY - Weather permitting, beginning early Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, Woodside Drive between Oakcrest Street and Woodside Place will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.

These lane reductions are necessary to facilitate street pavement repairs. It is anticipated that the lane reductions will be open by Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

Motorists are encouraged to allow extra travel time during this time period. As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at