2 Things That I Noticed On My 'Latin Tour' of Des Moines

Over the past week, I had a new assignment to find 4 authentic Latin restaurants in Des Moines. Each one had something very unique about it. It allowed me to Read more

4 Of The Most Foodster State Fair Foods of 2014

What makes eating something off of a stick so good? Is it the convenience so you can eat, take a photo and instagram your food in one fluid motion Read more

5 Places In Des Moines Where Food Will Kick Your Ass

Didn't coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights say something like, "clear eyes, empty bellies, can't lose!" I think that's how it went. We've all heard this saying: "I'm so hungry Read more

2 Things That I Noticed On My ‘Latin Tour’ of Des Moines

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Over the past week, I had a new assignment to find 4 authentic Latin restaurants in Des Moines. Each one had something very unique about it. It allowed me to explore places in Des Moines that I wouldn’t normally think of visiting, or eat at. This is something that all of us should do sometime. Pick a style of food, do research through Yelp, Google, even other local bloggers. Sometimes, especially me, get caught up on some of the big, most common restaurants but this gets you to expand your taste buds, and keeps your mind open for new places and recommendations for when the next time someone asks you where to go eat for _____ cuisine. After reflecting on my meals and experience, these are the 3 things that I noticed while on my latest food assignment.

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4 Of The Most Foodster State Fair Foods of 2014

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What makes eating something off of a stick so good? Is it the convenience so you can eat, take a photo and instagram your food in one fluid motion or is does it naturally just taste better?

I’m thinking, one day, food on a stick is going to really taste better when someone invents a stick that is loaded with flavor to enhance the food. Wouldn’t that be cool?

The 2014 Iowa State Fair boats some new food this year – on a stick. Below are some of the newest features to the fair, and the most Foodster options.

Chicken Fried Bacon

Seriously, Iowa. How did we not come up with this first? We’re home of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Fest, and 19.7 million pigs yet Texas beat us to this idea. This treat originated in Texas in the early 1990s (wiki it). This is a pretty Foodster idea though. You’re taking something so good, and so bad for you and making it even more worse but so much more delicious. Genius. Chicken Fried Bacon is available at Benoit Concessions west the Varied Industries Building. 

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The Three Buck Bowl

If you’re an early Iowa State Fair goer, then this is going to be the breakfast for you. I’d say pair it with a craft beer from the Iowa Beer tent, and you’ll be a true Iowa State Fair Foodster. The Three Buck Bowl features two crispy potato skins filled with scrambled eggs, fresh salsa and shredded cheddar cheese. It’ll beat any breakfast from Taco Bell, or McDonald’s. You can find this breakfast, lunch, or dinner bowl – whenever you decide to eat it – at the Steer N Stein on the Grand Concourse.

Three Buck Bowl at the 2014 Iowa State Fair

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Smoked Brisket and Bacon Mac N’ Cheese

Love. Love. Love. 3 of the greatest things all in one bowl. This magnificent fair food is topped with chunks of smoked brisket and applewood smoked bacon and tossed in a three cheese sauce. It’s easily a Foodster’s choice because of how unique and tasty the bowl is. Head over to the Rib Shack to indulge.

Brisket Bacon Mac and Cheese at the 2014 Iowa State Fair

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Caprese Salad On A Stick

Wait, what? Something that isn’t dipped in hot grease on a stick? What a refreshing treat on a stick though. On a hot, greasy summer day at the state fair a caprese salad is probably the third thought on your mind after a cold beer, and finding A/C. This is totally Foodster because when you’re at the fair, you’re suppose to break the rules of healthy but this one keeps healthy state fair goers healthy. Enjoy cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. Available at all Salad Bowl locations.

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Caprese Chicken Salad On A Stick

 

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5 Places In Des Moines Where Food Will Kick Your Ass

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Des Moines Food Challenges
Didn’t coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights say something like, “clear eyes, empty bellies, can’t lose!” I think that’s how it went.

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3 Restaurants in Des Moines To Celebrate National Hot Dog Day At

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July 23 is National Hot Dog Day in this great country of the US of A. So Des Moines, go grab a hot dog and put a smile on!

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Foodster Findings – The Dollar Tree

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Dollar Tree Food

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Guest post by Nathan Lucs

More Dollar Tree food assessments will be coming in the future. They have won my respect in the food department.

 

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The Results Are In

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Earlier this month I had posted a survey that asked a question if you would rather have your morning coffee, or wind down watching the sunset sipping on your favorite cocktail. Read more

Juiced

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Today my first Des Moines Juice food review was published!

Morning Coffee or Happy Hour

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Des Moines, I have a question for you. What do you enjoy more: Your morning coffee,  or your post-work/ evening drink.

Related: 5 Awesome Coffee Makers

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Read about the results here

 

MyChocolate’s Indulgent Guide to Chocolate [Infographic]

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Chocolate doesn’t make the world go round…but it certainly makes the ride worthwhile! Over the last century chocolate has become one of the most loved foods on the planet and has been scientifically proven to be good for your head and your heart. Frankly, we don’t quite know where we’d be without the stuff. In fact, we love it so much we thought we’d whip up some chocolatey facts and share a few of our favourite workshops with you. Bon appétit!
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Chipotle Mayo

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chipotle mayo tuna

Chipotle mayo and tuna steaks, to me, sound like the perfect pair. I wasn’t going to buy it from the bottle. I wanted to make it.

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