By Cindy Hadish/for City Revealed Two separate businesses operate in harmony under the same roof in Amana. Serena’s Coffee Shop and P.H.A.T. Daddy’s are both located in the former Brick Haus restaurant at 728 47th Ave. Rather than compete, the two complement one another, with Serena’s focus as a full-service coffee bar and P.H.A.T. Daddy’s […]
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Growing history in South Amana, Iowa
By Cindy Hadish/for Iowa Gardener SOUTH AMANA – Visitors to Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens can take a step back in time. A 1900 brick house anchors the site in South Amana, one of the seven Amana villages in Eastern Iowa, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cottage-in-the-Meadow in itself is a rarity, with a listing […]
Lily Lake looking pretty as a picture
I’ve been hearing how beautiful Lily Lake is looking this year and had the chance to check it out today. Thousands of lotus lilies are in bloom on the 170-acre lake, between Amana and Middle Amana, which serves as year-round wildlife habitat and a stopover for migrating birds. Related: Restaurants continue local tradition in Amana […]
Restaurants continue local tradition in ...
By Cindy Hadish/for Edible Iowa River Valley magazine Amana — When the Amana Heritage Society interviewed longtime residents for an oral history project, the communal kitchens that served the seven villages of this Eastern Iowa community echoed as a recurring theme. “Much of it was about their communal kitchen experience because that’s what their daily […]