About the store

The Prairie Kitchen Store is a family-owned business, began by longtime Iowa City residents Susan, Kevin and Alex Felker. It is located at 160 N. Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52245, former site of the long-standing community favorite Motley Cow Cafe restaurant.

Cook. Gather. Learn. Shop.

About the owners

Susan Felker previously served as an Assistant Dean for the Undergraduate Program in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Cooking, baking, and gathering with family and friends in the kitchen has been a lifetime passion. Much like a well-conditioned cast iron skillet, her experience has been seasoned by decades of hosting dinner parties, baking birthday cakes, and creating memorable family gatherings around the table. 

Alex Felker is a 2017 graduate of Iowa State University. He most recently worked as a copy editor for the Ames Tribune, and enjoys the same passion for cooking as his parents. Though he calls Iowa City his hometown, he is a converted Cyclone basketball fan through and through.

Kevin Felker, a native Iowan, has been a lecturer for the Department of Business Analytics in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa since 2001. His ancho chili and maple glazed pork chops won the 2009 Tippie faculty grill-off competition. His love of Mexican food started at a small restaurant under the Central Street El train stop in Evanston, Ill., and continued while living in Arizona for nine years. He maintains a Monarch Waystation habitat in the family's backyard.