Category archives for: Iowa

Des Moines, IA: 2014 Hot Issue – Food Trucks in Central Iowa

Professor Prometheus performers Brittney Marine, 29, and Alex Smiley, 20, eat fire at the Magnolia Kitchen and Grocery food truck in West Des Moines.

Newer food trucks popping up in the metro area such as the Spot and Magnolia Kitchen & Grocery serve up items like stuffed mushrooms and braised pork over grits, the kind of foodie flair associated with places like Austin and Portland.

Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Leaders to Review Law on Downtown Food Vendors

A line outside the Taco Loco food truck at the corner of 5th Avenue and Walnut Street on Friday, June 21, 2013. / Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register

The taco trucks, ice cream carts and other food vendors often seen at downtown festivals could become commonplace if Des Moines leaders move forward with plans to make the area more food-truck friendly.

Sioux, IO: Starting A Revolution, One Smoothie at A Time

Cafe Revolutions' Susan Linderborg presents one of her favorites, a fruit drink called "Ether," which contains apples, grapefruits, limes and a host of healthy green vegetables.

“I think of myself as an educator and I’m educating people through food,” he said. “I’m changing attitudes with fresh, organic whole foods and making the world a much healthier place.”

Sioux City, IA: More Food Trucks Equals Less Violence, Study Finds


What do booze-addled bar patrons like even more than getting in or watching a fight?

Cedar Rapids, IA: Award-Winning BBQ at Smoken’ on the Cedar

Brett Richards cuts a slab of pork inside his barbeque stand, Smoken' on the Cedar, in Vinton on Friday night, Aug. 19, 2011.  Angela Holmes/SourceMedia News

Richards’ trophy for winning the 2011 Iowa Farm Bureau Cookout Contest was prominently displayed at the stand’s window