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Posted June 30, 2021in Lunch With...

Susan Watts at St. Kilda Collective

Owner of Olson-Larsen adds new gallery to keep young artists in the area. Susan Watts recently passed her personal 10th anniversary as owner of Olson-Larsen Galleries, which was the galleries’ [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Lunch With...

Greg Edwards at Buzzard Billy’s

Catch Des Moines CEO says we have a chance to experience another “Roaring Twenties” decade. Greg Edwards is president and CEO of Catch Des Moines, the organization previously known as the [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Lunch With...

Jean Berger at Jethro’s BBQ & Bacon

Jean Berger is the executive director on the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union, the only sports organization in America dedicated to girls’ sports, plus speech and music competitions. She [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Lunch With...

Alex Hall at St. Kilda’s

Alex Hall is a London-born, Melbourne-raised kid who opened five restaurants in New York City before moving to Des Moines. Another five restaurants later, and he is only 47 years [...]

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Posted March 03, 2021in Lunch With...

Joe Logsdon at La Mie

Joe Logsdon is owner of the French-style bakery and café La Mie. He is part of a local restaurant family that also includes his brother Steve (Lucca) and nephew Andy [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Lunch With...

Jim Cownie at St. Kilda’s

I met Jim Cownie about 65 years ago on a sandlot baseball field. He was the kid all other kids wanted to be — the best at every sport. I [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Lunch With...

Fabiola Schirrmeister at El Fogon

Fabiola Shirrmeister is a Sonoran-born-and-raised media producer/host who came to Des Moines six years ago after working for Spanish language media mega nova Telemundo in Puerto Rico and for Azteca [...]

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Posted December 02, 2020in Lunch With...

Ron Sorenson

Ron Sorenson has been the leading programmer of progressive music in Des Moines since 1970. We asked him to lunch, and he proposed eating in his office. Mike Wedeking of [...]

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Posted November 04, 2020in Lunch With...

Sarah Grant at Eatery A

Sarah Grant has been the greatest influence on Des Moines’ art scene gaining national significance in the last three decades. A significant artist in her own right, her biggest contribution [...]

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Posted September 30, 2020in Lunch With...

Steven Vail at Lucca

Steven Vail is an international art dealer whose Steven Vail Fine Arts gallery is in Des Moines. I asked him to lunch, and he chose Lucca, Steve Logsdon’s mostly Italian [...]

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