2016 Iowa Best Burger Competition

Recently, I decided that I was going to take on a challenge of eating all 10 burgers on the 2016 Iowa Best Burger Challenge map. I knew that the task would take lots of miles, lots of company and an extra stick of deodorant to help halt the meat […]

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2016 Collaboration – More Than Just Beer

What do you picture when you hear the phrase “Collaboration Beer”? Do you think of a specific brew? Works of Love by Hill Farmstead and SARA (among others). Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp series? Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, the Imperial stout brewed by Stone founder Greg Koch & friends? […]


Draft Beer to Go – Previewing Iowa’s Growler Stations 2

When I first started home-brewing, one of the things biggest things I wasn’t prepared for wasn’t even part of the process itself; it was the lingo. As any home-brewer/craft beer junkie can attest, the litany of terms used to explain beer and the brewing process can be, well…intimidating. Trying […]

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2016 culinary affair

2016 Culinary Affair 1

There is no doubt that one of the best night’s for eating in Des Moines happens when the Iowa Restaurant Association throws their annual Culinary Affair. It’s a night full of laughter, fun, fantastic food and a great opportunity for aspiring chefs in the ProStart Program.  Last year, […]


Sakari Sushi Lounge

We’ve all had a time in our lives when we remember trying something new for the first time. Some of it was good and some of it was bad. In this case, the first time I had sushi, like, legitimately tried sushi in Des Moines was at Sakari […]

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Beer and Food Pairings With Iowa Brews

  The stereotypical pairing game is most commonly know with wine. They say you must drink wine with chocolate, red meat and other items. What about beer though? Damo, from Summit Brewery, said at a beer dinner once, “pairing beer and food is one of the hardest things to […]


The Pho King Cook-Off

During the Des Moines Food Truck Throwdown, we really got to see how much fellow Des Moines residents LOVE their food events. It was shoulder to shoulder to enjoy food from local food trucks. Now, you can expect the same kind of excitement at the next food event […]

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Flix Brewhouse Menu

Flix Brewhouse – Dining Experience

Lights, camera…. order! Flix Brewhouse in Des Moines, Iowa is one of the three cinema breweries located in the United States. The other locations are in Round Rock, Texas and Caramel, Indiana.  Flix is where three of America’s great loves really come together – craft beer, food and the movies! […]


The Best Des Moines Breweries 9

The amount of local breweries that are popping up in the Des Moines area is seemingly overflowing the local pint glass. With over 200 different types of local beers being brewed, it’s tough to decide on which Des Moines brewery to visit. We’ve rounded-up the data based on […]

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A Foodster Christmas [2015] – Craft Beer Edition

Christmas is fast approaching. Tis the season for a click-bait craft beer gift guide last minute gift shopping and finding any excuse not to leave our sweatpants and warm blankets to wade through the mass of humanity that is the pre-Christmas local mall scene.  Have a craft beer lover that still needs a few […]