By Jim Duncan Des Moines’ daily paper set off a lively debate in March about what should be considered the “essential restaurants” of the city. Such lists ...
American B-Bops: B-Bops has the best burgers in town! For 23 years we’ve won Cityview’s “Best of Des Moines” readers poll and are proud to serve these burgers at more than seven locations throughout the metro. Multiple locations in Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Urbandale and Ames. http://www.b-bops.com. Down Under: Des Moines’ favorite sports bar! Located […]
By Jim Duncan The first quarter of the new year was a time of taking things literally. Bandits robbed at least eight different local Git-N-Go stores in the last month, inviting speculation about motives for their exclusivity of targets. Was it a disgruntled customer or former employee? Or were thieves just doing what […]
By Jeff Pitts Who does most of the cooking at your house? My wife and I share the cooking duties since I work so many nights. What is your home kitchen like? Very casual, but I have a great grill and smoker outside. How is your home cooking different than […]
By Jeff Pitts When you think of an old-school classic dessert, chocolate cake probably comes to mind. Add in a deluge of cold milk to wash it down, and you have a timeless classic. Jim Lacona, of Noah’s Ark Restaurant and Lounge, knows a quality cake when he tastes one. He grew […]
Every generation is tempted to believe it invented culture. Des Moines has enjoyed enough culinary success in the last dozen years that some voices don’t believe anything of enduring worth preceded that success. This issue of Relish is dedicated to traditions that predate not only Des Moines’ success in garnering James Beard Award semifinalists, but […]