Iowa City 2011Posted: October 16, 2011
This weekend we made the annual pilgrimage to Iowa City. Our good friends and fellow Hawkeye fans Heidi and Rick made the journey with us. We left Friday morning and reached our destination by early afternoon. We met up with David’s childhood friend Andy from L.A.
The first order of business was lunch and the kickoff beer of the weekend at The Vine in Coralville, not far from where we were staying.
After lunch, the guys went grocery shopping and the girls went to wander downtown Iowa City.
We all met back up later in the afternoon and hit up Joe’s, David’s favorite college haunt.
DT and Andy shot some pool….
Then we headed over to Deadwood Tavern, which was all decked out for Halloween. Our friends from New York, Dave and Raquelle, met us there later.
We rounded out the evening with some late night dinner….one of my Iowa City highlights, Pizza on Dubuque. I love, love, LOVE Pizza on Dubuque!
Hearty, chewy crust, sauce that has kick, and gooey cheese – yes please!
A few folks in our group wanted gyros from the cart on the ped mall.
We got a good night’s rest and woke up ready to do some TAILGATING.
Our spot was about two blocks from Kinnick Stadium….pretty prime.
So, we set up shop.
It wasn’t long before food prep started:
And so, we spent the gorgeous day on Melrose – eating, drinking, shootin’ the breeze.
As it got closer to gametime (6 pm), the guys headed up to the stadium in search of tickets. Except – none could be found that weren’t at least $125 – and well upward. ACK! We weren’t willing to spend quite that much, so we headed back to Joe’s and watched the game there. Not ideal, but much warmer, I have to say. Plus, Iowa was victorious over Northwestern, 41-31. Go HAWKS!
I had to end the already-gluttonous day with one more stop at Pizza on Dubuque.
Okay….so, we didn’t get to go to the game, that was a bummer. It would have been my first night game at Kinnick. However, we had an awesome day of tailgating with great friends, food, and drink. And the weather was quintessential fall – we couldn’t have asked for better. All in all, not too shabby!