Chefs' Favorite U.S. Restaurants
“Oasis (206 N. Linn St., Iowa City; 319/358-7342; dinner for two $18) is a funky, rock-’n’-roll falafel joint, and their tagline—‘Hummus where the heart is’—remains one of my favorite slogans ever. The food is tasty and approachable, from the house pickles to the grilled lamb, the tabbouleh, and, of course, the top-notch falafel.” —Matt Steigerwald, Lincoln Café, 117 First St. W., Mt. Vernon; 319/895-4041.