Ten must see things at the Iowa State Fair

What has always impressed me about the Iowa State Fair is the fact that the state of Iowa has 3 million people yet the attendance at the Iowa State Fair usually tops 1 million.  That means that 1 out of every 3 people in the entire state of Iowa attend the fair (of course some…

Top Ten Best BBQ joints in Des Moines

Bar-b-que is the quintessential American food. In recent years many great spots have popped up around Des Moines.  When the craving hits, go to the following for the best bbq in and around Des Moines. Jethro’s -located in the Drake neighborhood and in various incarnations around town, Jethro’s offers huge portions on both the meat and the…

Top Ten Des Moines Breakfast Spots

Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. The following are the best spots to get great food to start your day off right. La Mie-located on 42nd street downtown, this is the closest you will ever get to having authentic French pastries without going to France- I went to France and the pastries I…

The Next Top Ten Missed Des Moines Restaurants

  The response on the first most missed Des Moines restaurants was great.  There were a lot of good suggestions for restaurants that I missed.  So I decided to make another list.  There are probably enough to make two or three more lists.  I do admit I had some glaring omissions, hopefully this will make…

Top Ten Most Missed Des Moines Restaurants

Des Moines has been built, torn down, built again, flooded, revamped and remodeled.  Here are a few of the ones we miss the most.  All addresses are the former locations none of these restaurants are around anymore. 1. Younkers Tea room – The Younkers Tea Room held a aura of elegance in downtown Des Moines. …

Top Ten Des Moines Restaurants

Des Moines has many great restaurants and unfortunately I can’t mention them all here.  This list is my top ten, I will also include some of my favorites off of the menu.  If you would like a certain type of food click on the food icon in the menu or the links at the bottom…