Ladora Bank Bistro

Best of 2015

Olio in Iowa’s Best of 2015

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of the year. I feel like I blinked at some point this summer and suddenly it was December. Regardless of how fast it all felt, this was a great year for adventures…

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Eats: Ladora Bank Bistro

A visit to the Ladora Bank Bistro has been on my bucket list ever since a friend first told me an amazing place like this existed. Housed in a beautifully restored Jewel Box style bank, the small plates restaurant and bar has delighted Iowans and travelers alike for the past few years. So when a sunny Sunday afternoon presented itself, I knew it was finally time to take a trip to the Bistro…

World's Largest Strawberry

Olio in Iowa’s 2015 Bucket List

Typically the new year comes with the promise of resolutions and kicking bad habits. But I’ve already preferred compiling lists of things to do in the coming year. While I’m already working on a pretty hefty list of goals (lookin’ at you, 101 in 1,001), I’m excited to start planning out which Iowa attractions I’m looking forward to visiting in 2015…