Chew on This: Liberian food now served at old Brewed Awakenings location, Grin N Goose changes hands

Will Kreznick

Dan Gable to make Hy-Vee appearance alongside beer brats The former location of Brewed Awakenings coffee shop is seen May 10, 2021, with for sale signs in the windows on First Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids. The location has found new life as Tee’s Liberian Dish. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette) Tee’s […]

Dan Gable to make Hy-Vee appearance alongside beer brats

Chew on This: Liberian food now served at old Brewed Awakenings location, Grin N Goose changes hands

The former location of Brewed Awakenings coffee shop is seen May 10, 2021, with for sale signs in the windows on First Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids. The location has found new life as Tee’s Liberian Dish. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Tee’s Liberian Dish moves into old Brewed Awakenings spot

Tee’s Liberian Dish is now serving up West African cuisine at the former location of Brewed Awakenings cafe, 1271 First Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids.

Owner Teepeu Pewu held a grand opening for the new restaurant on July 17, staking a claim as the only African restaurant open in Cedar Rapids.

The Liberian menu features a variety of unique stews, meats, gravies and rices. Dishes include fufu, a popular sticky dough; jollof rice with tomatoes and onions; and attieke made from fermented cassava, fish and vegetables.

The former coffee shop location was a longtime fixture across from Coe College. First closed in March 2020 at the advent of the pandemic, owners Larry and Junetta Janda announced the closure would be permanent in August.

Grin N Goose, which closed June 26, 2021, will soon reopen as Cliff’s Dive Bar and Grill at 227 Second Ave SE in downtown Cedar Rapids. (Courtesy Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance)

Grin N Goose will reopen as Cliff’s Dive Bar and Grill

Grin N Goose at 227 Second Ave SE in Cedar Rapids closed on June 26. Soon it will reopen as Cliff’s Dive Bar and Grill.

Grin N Goose occupied the spot starting in January 2017, after the previous eatery, Zins, closed in 2016.

Cliff’s Dive Bar owners Cale Henderson, Tin Kindle and Justin Zehr told KCRG they hope to have the new location open within the next few months.

Kindl and Zehr already have a hand in a few Cedar Rapids restaurants: Brick’s Bar and Grill, LP Street Food and its adjacent Scoop Coop, and Moco Game Room and Hot Dog Bar.

Henderson announced on social media in June that he would be involved in ownership and day-t- day operations for Moco and the newly acquired venture downtown.

“The Grin N Goose property is as beautiful as any building downtown with nothing but potential,” he said.

Dan Gable to make Marion Hy-Vee appearance alongside namesake beer brat

Wrestling legend Dan Gable will make an appearance at the Marion Hy-Vee, 3600 Highway 151, in conjunction with an exclusive beer brat named after him.

Gable’s appearance is scheduled from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

The Gable Beer Brats, created in partnership with Waterloo-based SingleSpeed Brewing Co., are available at select Hy-Vees throughout the state, including most Hy-Vees within the Corridor. The brats are made with Gable beer, a Munich Helles lager, which also is available at Hy-Vee.

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