One would have to travel quite a distance to arrive in Algeria in Northwest Africa. Luckily for us, we have only to travel to Elkader, IA to enjoy the cuisine of Algeria. Are you as surprised as I was to find an Algerian restaurant in northeast Iowa? And it has been there for the past 14 years! We happened upon it one Sunday when we needed a change of scenery and found ourselves in the town of Elkader. The large patio first attracted us as we could see there was plenty of room to socially distance. What we also found was a wonderful culinary discovery.

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Residing in Dubuque, Sandra and Jim Evans have been married for 30 years and have raised two daughters. Currently, Sandra enjoys retirement, having taught upper-level high school English courses for 21 years in Southwest Wisconsin. As a “foodie,” she enjoys spending time in her kitchen cooking and loves to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs in her backyard. Jim teaches marketing courses at Dubuque Senior, where he has taught for the past 35 years. He also teaches a college-level Customer Service class through NICC. Both Jim and Sandra enjoy dining out and trying new restaurants, which make them a good fit for the restaurant reviews.


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