By Annie Petersen At 8 o’clock on a Tuesday morning, any coffee shop in any city in the world is bursting with customers filling up on gourmet grounds and flaky ...
Des Moines Breakfast
Ignore it at your peril By Jim Duncan Aurora Greenway, the romantic heroine of multiple Larry McMurtry novels (Shirley MacLaine in the movies) calls breakfast “the most romantic of all dates, because it is the only meal people can share without implications.” Like most of the third millennium diet, however, the first meal of the […]
By Jim Duncan Sometimes the more things change, the less they stay the same. Local historian-waiter John Zeller recently completed a research project on Des Moines food history. One gem he turned up is that 100 years ago, Iowa became one of six states to pass a law against tipping. Labor unions had led the […]