By Amber Williams There is something about Asian foods that just feels guilt-free. Even at dessert. Somehow a meal can be hearty enough, loaded with flavors and food groups and ...
Asian Restaurants of Des Moines
By Jim Duncan Asian restaurants have been part of Iowa’s café scene for more than 110 years. Their early days were rather notorious. Des Moines’ first Chinese café opened in 1903, and several others quickly followed. Those owned by George Wee were frequently raided by police. Newspapers reported that “scantily clad women scurried out windows,” […]
By Jim Duncan Even before the Younkers fire displaced several restaurants, the first quarter of 2014 was a time of scrambling and confusion on the local scene. A record of nearly 400,000 Iowans were classified “food insecure,” though critics argued the criteria for that classification changed more than the actuality. Food inflation reared its ugly […]