Fong’s Pizza in Des Moines, Where Cocktails are Cheerful but the Toppings are Serious

In 2010, according to City View magazine, the second-best place in Des Moines to see beautiful people was Fong's Pizza. I've had my wife with me every time I've been to Fong's Pizza, so the...

Cocktails and Headquarters: Tullibee in Minneapolis’ Hewing Hotel

You should hear Trish Gavin talk about the last crappy martini she had. She told me about it during a podcast interview we did back in August. It was with such well-spoken disdain she described...

Cocktails and Brussels Sprouts (I’m Serious!) at Pajarito in St. Paul

If you've never contemplated burning a restaurant down over Brussels sprouts, you haven't had good enough Brussels sprouts. Take, for instance, the elote-style sprouts at Pajarito. When chefs/co-owners Stephan Hesse and Tyge Nelson opened Pajarito,...

Korean Fried Chicken and Cocktails After Dark at Red Rabbit

When I first met Red Cow owner Luke Shimp, I was interviewing him on my old radio program at KSIZ. He brought two giant rings with him, championship rings from his days as a...

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