Des Moines, IA Food & Drinks

General Store Pub Is A Little-Known Iowa Restaurant That’s In The Middle Of Nowhere, But Worth The Drive

Not many restaurants can claim to be permanently immortalized in a work of art, but General Store Pub in tiny quarry town Stone City, Iowa can do just that. Famous American painter Grant Wood, known best for his portrait “American Gothic” painted in the same year, also completed “Stone City Iowa” in 1930. In the […] The post General Store Pub Is A Little-Known Iowa Restaurant That’s In The Middle Of Nowhere, But Worth The Drive appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Des Moines approves food truck expansion

Food trucks are now allowed on Des Moines' streets during special events under a new rule approved by the City Council this week.Why it matters: "Receptions on wheels" are becoming a big thing for weddings and other special gatherings.Ordinances that limited the trucks to specific zones and parks were suppressing our party life.State of play: The ordinance change was prompted by the Des Moines Heritage Center, a downtown events venue centered around an historic depot. It's located just outside of zones that allow food trucks and that was limiting its options, Councilperson Carl Voss told Axios this week.Special event permits now allow food trucks to operate on public streets in commercial or mixed-use locations that are outside of the zones.🗯 Our thought bubble: We hope this means we see Pho Wheels and Sushi a bit more frequently.
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Iowa Has a Favorite Pumpkin Spice Product and It’s Gross

And so it is here... pumpkin spice season. There's the good...ish, the bad, and the worse. For Iowans in 2021, there's one particular pumpkin spice product that we apparently obsess over. This isn't a study or even science. It's all in what Iowans are Googling. So what's our favorite pumpkin spice product?
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Supermarket News

Hy-Vee opens “reimagined” grocery store

Hy-Vee once again has pushed the envelope of what a supermarket can be with this week’s opening of its new store in Grimes, Iowa. Situated at 351 N.E. Gateway Dr. in Grimes, part of the Des Moines metropolitan area, the 93,000-square-foot location marks the “first entirely reimagined grocery store” in Hy-Vee’s eight-state Midwestern market area, the West Des Moines-based grocer said. The company described the Grimes Hy-Vee as years in the making and invested more than $26 million in the community to build, furnish and stock the grocery store.

Court Avenue Hy-Vee store announces big changes

DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee is converting its 4-and-a-half-year-old downtown grocery store into a HealthMarket. The company said it's trying to meet the needs of a growing population downtown with the store on Court Avenue. But some customers said they aren't sure a HealthMarket is the way to go. When...

Food Bank of Iowa CEO/President on the success of "Chopped: Hot Dish Edition"

Michelle Book, CEO/President Food Bank of Iowa talks about the Iowa State Fair's largest cash prize awarded to a food item in "FBOI Chopped: Hot Dish Edition" recipe contest! Michelle explains that the recipe had to follow strict guidelines in order to participate in this year's contest. The dish had to taste great, was easy to prepare and could only use ingredients that could be commonly found in food pantry locations. This years winner was Olivia Smith from Winterset who prepared a classic comfort food with her delicious ground pork/potato casserole served in a cast iron skillet that screamed "Iowa!" Learn more about the incredible work the Food Bank of Iowa does on a daily basis, how you can get help, offer help and learn more about upcoming events that address food insecurity in the state of Iowa at

Home food delivery still going strong for Iowa businesses

From online retail giants to local takeout, last year’s home quarantine period saw a boom in home-delivery services. That wave receded this spring as vaccination numbers grew, but larger Iowa markets are likely to see continued growth in the service. “We anticipate more customers choosing online shopping as their primary...

Hy-Vee Debuts First Entirely Reimagined Grocery Store in Grimes, Iowa; Randy Edeker Comments

GRIMES, IA - Hy-Vee’s steady upward climb has hit a new high as the retailer’s anticipated format opened its doors yesterday morning. The freshly built store is the retailer’s first entirely reimagined location in its eight-state territory, standing at approximately 93,000 square feet and offering a new dining experience with a large Food Hall. In total, Hy-Vee invested over $26 million in the community to build, furnish, and stock the grocery store.

The Corridor is Home to the Best Cheesecake in All of Iowa

If you've got a sweet tooth, there's a restaurant over in Iowa City that you really need to try!. This week, I discovered an article from Love Food titled, "The Best Cheesecake in Every State." To be honest with you, I've never been a fan of cheesecake (it's a consistency thing), but pretty much every person I've ever met thinks I'm crazy. That includes my mom! She has a recipe for a white chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake that people actually BEG her to make for them.

Hy-Vee opens new, ‘entirely reimagined’ store in Grimes

GRIMES, Iowa — A massive new grocery store opened its doors in Grimes Tuesday morning. Hy-Vee’s newest location opened at 6:00 a.m. and the company says the 93,000 square foot store is “entirely reimagined” from its other properties. Hy-Vee says the Grimes store is its first to feature a large...

Hy-Vee Debuts 'Reimagined' Flagship Store in Grimes, Iowa

Hy-Vee has opened the doors to its new, mall-unto-itself flagship grocery store in Grimes, Iowa, and announced a Sept. 28 opening date for a similarly designed store in Eau Claire, Wis. The newly opened 93,000-square-foot store, located at 351 N.E. Gateway Dr. in Grimes, is Hy-Vee's first "entirely reimagined" grocery...

Downtown Hy-Vee to be converted to a HealthMarket store

DES MOINES, Iowa — Major changes are coming to the Hy-Vee store in downtown Des Moines. The Hy-Vee at Fourth Street and Court Avenue will be converted to Hy-Vee’s HealthMarket concept, stocked with meat, produce and other health food items. The current food service area will become a restaurant serving Hy-Vee HyChi and Nori Sushi.

Hy-Vee Dazzles Iowans With New Prototype

The future of food retailing is on display this Tuesday morning in the outskirts of Des Moines, Iowa, where Hy-Vee opened a long-awaited concept store in which the innovative grocer showcased numerous firsts. The approximately 93,000-square-foot store, located at 351 N.E. Gateway Drive in Grimes, is the first location to...

PrairieMoon On Main In Iowa Claims To Have The World’s Best Pork Tenderloins

Iowa is home to the best pork tenderloins, whether they come from a new restaurant or somewhere that’s been serving them for decades. Since the best pork tenderloin always comes from Iowa, it stands to reason that the best voted pork tenderloin in the state is also the best in the world. They’re just made better here! According to the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the best breaded pork tenderloin in Iowa as of 2020 comes from PrairieMoon On Main.

Have You Tried the Best Tacos in Iowa? [PHOTOS]

Recently, I came across an article from the Food Network that I just couldn't ignore. Why? Because it's about tacos. The best tacos in all 50 states, to be specific. The article says that "the magazine's taco team tried hundreds of tacos to come up with this list of the best in every state (and D.C. too!)."