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Posted October 21, 2015in Belly Up, Featured Story

Exile Brewing Co. has found its home

The word “exile” brings about a sense of loneliness, referring to the state of being barred from a particular place, especially a person’s native country. And while that is exactly where Exile Brewing Co. took its name from, the brewery puts a positive spin on it. It is named for

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Posted October 07, 2015in Featured Story, Joe's Neighborhood


Rain and cold and dark were all that awaited the women and children riding the late night bus when they were ordered off into the rain and cold and dark. Terrified. “The military men took all of us off the bus, and they put us in a line to wait

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Posted October 07, 2015in Featured Story, Locker Room

A different way to tri

Don’t toss your trainers in the closet just yet. This weekend, the full-spirited (and well-insulated) will gather in Water Works Park to show their support for family and friends who have been affected by cancer. Their challenge is the DSM Adventure Race, consisting of three events: canoeing, trail running and

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Posted October 07, 2015in Featured Story, Tech Talk

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There’s something exclusive about being part of a group. Feeling part of a movement or private society is why people join churches or gyms, go to specific schools, buy specific brands and join cults. There are additional benefits to each of those examples, but at their core they are exclusive,

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Posted October 07, 2015in Featured Story, Food Dude

New kids in the skywalk

Two weeks ago, we wrote a paean here to the wind-grieved luncheonettes of central Iowa. We mentioned that they were victims of urban renewal and moms joining the workplace. One wily reader reminded us that we had forgotten a third likely reason for their demise in Des Moines — the

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Posted October 07, 2015in Belly Up, Featured Story

Authentic Cuban cuisine, made with love

When Tanya Suarez Tigner opened Ceviche Bar in mid-September, she didn’t expect people to be knocking on her locked door when she closed down the restaurant between lunch and dinner. But within a week of opening, that’s exactly what she got. I stopped into Ceviche one Wednesday at the end

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Posted September 30, 2015in Featured Story, Food Dude

The youngest old pro

Long ago, in a restaurant world without bistros, gastropubs, sports bars or media buzz, Des Moines’ food scene was personality driven. Excellent cafés bore the names of their owners — Babe’s, Vic’s, Rocky’s, Johnny & Kaye’s, Gino’s, Aunt Jenny’s, Noah’s, Lemmo’s, Mr. V’s, Ricceli’s, Raul’s and Chuck’s to name a

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Posted September 30, 2015in Featured Story, On The Tube

Ice holes

“Benders” Thursday, Oct. 1 (IFC) Series Debut: Denis Leary has produced shows firefighters (“Rescue Me”), EMTs (“Sirens”) and music (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), so it was inevitable that he’d get around to another of his obsessions: hockey. “Benders”’ beer-soaked concept of an amateur hockey league that spends more time bro-bonding and trash-talking off

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Posted September 30, 2015in Civic Skinny, Featured Story

Big payday set for Mell Meredith and Tom Meredith.

Mell Meredith and Tom Meredith — the two senior members of the founding family of Meredith Corp. — control Meredith stock that will be swapped for $182 million in cash as well as large stockholdings in the consolidated company after Meredith Corp. is purchased by Media General Inc. next year,

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Posted September 30, 2015in Featured Story, Locker Room

Aim high for a good cause

Many residents of Waukee already know how great their fire department is, but this weekend is a chance to see firsthand. The Waukee Fire Department strives to be involved with the Waukee community through family-friendly events like this weekend’s trap shoot, which benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. “According to

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