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Best kept-secrets

Popular in their neighborhoods but not necessarily destination restaurants for the general ...

Mom’s new kitchens

Local ladies who star in the food business By Jim Duncan In ...

Perfect patios

Eating out, outside By Cady Colosimo & Jeff Pitts Summer breeze makes ...

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A time of reawakening

By Jim Duncan Spring was most definitely a time of reawakening in Iowa this year. After decades of reaping the seeds of denial sown by a state legislature filled with Farm Bureau lackeys, federal judge Leonard Strand dismissed all Des Moines Water Works claims against drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties. He admitted that DMWW may well have suffered an injury […]

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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. Café at the Meadows: Café at the Meadows […]

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Food Dude: 30 years ago…Trostel’s Greenbriar celebrates an anniversary in style

When Paul Trostel moved his brand from Ingersoll (Colorado Feed & Grain, Rosie’s Cantina) to Johnston in 1987, there wasn’t much variety in the local dining scene. In fact, Trostel introduced the appetizer menu at Colorado Feed & Grain. Before that, appetizers in Des Moines consisted of a choice of tomato juice, fruit cocktail or […]

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Lunch With….Kristian Day

Kristian Day is the only Des Moines guy I know who has a page on IMDb (Internet Movie Database, the ultimate Who’s Who of Hollywood). It’s most impressive for someone who just turned 30, with credits in 15 different areas. That’s the same number Martin Scorsese has. We asked him to lunch, and he chose […]

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The buzz about booze

The drinking habits of American diners are changing By Jim Duncan   Trends this decade suggest that millennials are changing America’s drinking habits as significantly as any generation in 50 years. Just as baby boomers gravitated to beer and wine instead of the hard liquors of the Mad Men generation, millennials seem to be prioritizing […]

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