#IncredibleIs – My first trip to Bonefish Grill

I love seafood. I’m a regular fresh water fisher and have done a couple of deep sea fishing adventures off the coast of Florida. Now, of course, it’s going to be a little bit more difficult to find seafood like you can in Florida, but there are a couple places […]

Bang Bang Shrimp

Summit Beer Dinner Menu

Summit Brewery Beer Dinner at Eatery A

Not too often do you get to have a sit down meal with a head brewer – in this case the head brewer from Summit Brewery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a cold, wet and quiet night in Des Moines but the atmosphere in the event room of Eatery A […]

Breitbach’s Country Dining 1

Maybe it’s the fact everything is made from scratch and the mashed potatoes are fluffed just right, the English Walnut pie & ice cream is melt-in-my-mouth, and the lightly battered cod tastes like it swam straight to my plate, that makes me keep going back year after year. That seems […]


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What to do Before You Brew

I blame my wife.* As a father of four daughters (three at the time, our fourth on the way), she felt that it would be a good idea for me to have a creative outlet…a hobby, if you will…to keep me busy, especially once the teenage years rolled around. So […]

15 Things You Hear When You’re A Dinner Guest

The next time you’re invited over for dinner or at a guest’s house with food you’ll definitely hear these things said over and over again. 1. It’s organic. 2. I haven’t made this before. 3. It’s from [insert store name] (because knowing will make it that much better). 4. It’s French. […]


11 Hipster Food Joints In Des Moines

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Just like any big city, whether you like it or not, Des Moines has a hipster food scene. Hipsters are drawn to artisanal provisions and locally harvested produce. The best part about all of that is Des Moines is able to feed the need of those “food requirements”. If you […]

An Interview with…Myself

Talking about yourself is hard. Am I over-sharing? Am I being too braggy? Or too vague? Nick asked me to write a quick bio for Des Moines Foodster, and what should have been a 20 minute process took almost two hours. That’s pretty lame, especially for a 100-word-post. The struggle […]


Torrent Brewery, Ames

10 Photos From Torrent Brewing Company

Half empty or half full. Doesn’t matter. Everyone in #ames is enjoying Torrent. #craftbeer brewery. A photo posted by Nick Lucs (@nicklucs) on Feb 19, 2015 at 4:19pm PST Torrent Brewing Co’s Milk Stout comes in at ABV 7.8% and IBU 24. Other beers that they brew are the Blonde […]

How To Poach An Egg

Quick and easy breakfast items are the best. Make up to 6-12 poached eggs in 10 minutes!  

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Lake Thompson Fish Fry 2

Ice fishing is one of my most favorite hobbies in the winter. Sometimes I actually prefer it over fishing in the summer. There’s definitely a rush when you first drive out on to the ice and drill your first hole – only to find no fish on the Vexilar though.