Take a tour of some of Waterloo’s eclectic—and delicious—restaurants. Meet the chefs and mixologists behind the dishes and drinks that will have you coming back for more. This engaging series with host Nia will give you an insider’s look into some of the best establishments in town.
How do you bring new life to an old Wonder Bread factory? Put a brewery in it. Join Nia as she talks to Head Brewer Austin to learn all about their eco-friendly brewing process. Then head to the kitchen with Chef Kegan, who teaches Nia the secret to his crowd pleasing, locally sourced B-Cubed Burger.
What can you expect when you dine at Basal Pizzeria? Good food, good drink, and a good environment. Meet Chef Jorge and learn about Basal’s unorthodox and inspired way of bringing together flavors from around the world.
It started off as a food stand on the sidewalk outside a laundromat. Now, Rodney’s Kitchen—the only soul food restaurant in the Cedar Valley—is a staple of the downtown Waterloo culinary scene. The only thing better than Rodney’s award-winning brisket burger is his hospitality and the love you feel while dining here. Stop by for authentic comfort food in a relaxing atmosphere and enjoy a free local beer with your meal.
Meals, music and microbrews are on the menu at Brew Brothers, located inside the Isle Casino Waterloo. Join Chef Pete as he gives you an insider’s look at some of his favorite Brew Brothers recipes, like their famous Carano Family Spaghetti & Meatball. The casual atmosphere, endless beers and late-night menu makes Brew Brothers a must try in Waterloo for foodies, gamers and night owls alike.
Verve Kombucha Kitchen + Bar offers a fresh take on dining that's good for the body and soul—and good for the community, too. Using natural, locally sourced ingredients, Verve puts a uniquely modern (and uniquely Iowan) spin on Kombucha, a fermented tea drink whose origins date back hundreds of years.
What do fresh pressed tortillas, pan seared mahi, and tequila flights have in common? They can all be found at Blue Iguana in downtown Waterloo. Learn how Chef Clint’s background in fine dining, scratch cooking, and mixology has influenced the flavors and experiences you get when you visit Blue Iguana Mexican Cantina.