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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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Posted September 02, 2020in Lunch With...

Jessica Dunker at Table 128

Jessica Dunker is head of the Iowa Restaurant Association, an organization that represents 600 members and 6,300 eating establishments. I asked her to lunch, and she chose Table 128, a [...]

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Posted August 05, 2020in Lunch With...

Jeff Bruning at Lucky Horse Beer & Burgers

Jeff Bruning is a partner in Full Court Press, a gang of friends and entrepreneurs who open restaurants from conception to sizzle and serve. We asked him to lunch recently, [...]

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Posted July 01, 2020in Lunch With...

Steve Flood at Sakari

After nearly 30 years in the employee benefits business, Steve Flood retired from Holmes Murphy at age 57. Reflecting on his career, he said, “I have embraced our company’s two [...]

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Posted May 07, 2020in Lunch With...

Lunch with Chad Elliott at Ritual Café

Iowa musician was on the road 235 nights last year. Chad Elliott is an old-fashioned troubadour. He lives in Lamoni but spends two thirds of his nights each year on [...]

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Posted March 04, 2020in Lunch With...

Alice Meyer at Grounds for Celebration

Alice Meyer is the owner of Beaverdale Books, the only remaining independent new book dealer in the metro. We asked her to lunch recently, and she chose Grounds for Celebration [...]

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