I-Best: A Beer Festival for Brewers

Even though there was action and excitement around me, I could draw a straight line down the middle of it all. Or at least, walk a straight line down the middle of an empty hallway. On one side, dozens of brewers poured over microscopes intensely absorbed on determining healthy […]

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Honey Creek Resort Dining

This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work with him, the IRA staff, and members from both the Soy and Beef Councils. During the next couple of weeks, leading […]


Vivian’s

Vivian’s is the 10th location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work with him, […]

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McCarthy & Bailey’s Irish Pub

McCarthy & Bailey’s Irish Pub is the 9th location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get […]


Fleming’s Short Rib Dumplings + Smoked Tempura Fried Tofu

Flemings is the 8th location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work with him, the IRA staff, […]

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Hotel Julien

Hotel Julien is the fourth location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work with him, the IRA […]


Spectra at the Iowa Events Center

The Iowa Events Center is the 6th location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work with him, […]

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District 36 Wine Bar & Grille

District 36 is the second location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work with him, the IRA […]


Fall Into Fresh Flavors at Bonefish Grill – New Menu!

You can still catch great fish in the fall. But instead of having to reel in your line you can just move your fork to your mouth. Bonefish Grill has a tantalizing menu that will satisfy your taste buds this autumn. Last week, I had the luxury of […]

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Isle of Capri – Keller’s American Grill

Keller’s American Grill at Isle of Capri is the 5 location that I’m judging food at for the 2016 Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala event. This is my third year of judging for this event. Chef Robert Anderson and I are the main judges. It is a privilege to get to work […]