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Culinary Fight Night comes to DSM

Culinary Fight Night comes to DSM

Dec 10, 2014

Mark your calendars and vote on the mystery ingredient for the Iron Chef style show-down on January 11, 2015. Executive Chef Dominic Iannarelli of Splash & Jethro’s will be taking on Executive Chef of Catering DSM Mike Holman in a Culinary Fight Night. Vote HERE to help choose the mystery ingredients the chefs will have to incorporate into the...

Restaurant Favorites: Americana

Restaurant Favorites: Americana

Oct 20, 2014

The local restaurant scene in Des Moines is one worth bragging about. It seems a new place to try pops up every month or two, and I have a growing list of places to try, such as Eatery A and Malo. While there is something I love about trying something new, there is also something to be said about returning to a favorite again and again. My husband and I have...

South Side Italian Food: Tumea & Sons

South Side Italian Food: Tumea & Sons

Jul 11, 2014

There may be an increase of food & restaurant features coming up on DMINB, and with that another nod must go to one of Des Moines’ favorite spots for Italian food.  If you have guests in town who are ready for a big meal, do not take them to a chain restaurant.  One of your options is to head a short distance south of Downtown to Tumea &...

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday: HOQ

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday:  HOQ

Jan 22, 2014

A friend and I decided to check out HOQ on a cold January day. We asked the local shopkeeper what they’d heard about the place. “Mixed reviews,” she said, though she followed up with “Some people really like it.” That pretty much sums up my HOQ experience, mixed reviews but hoping to follow up and like it. I arrived at the former baby boomers to a...

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Buzzard Billy’s

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Buzzard Billy’s

May 2, 2012

I have to admit I was pretty excited when I heard Buzzard Billy’s was coming back to town, although I couldn’t remember their food very well. Actually, my last real memory of the initial Buzzard Billy’s was their cheap can beer night where I drank my last Hamms beer. I don’t know if the Hams beer was just that memorable or if the food was forgettable,...