Brian Taylor Carlson, The Des Moines Register

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The Des Moines Register

Johnston, IA, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

After 22 years in business, Chicago Dog has closed permanently

Chicago Dog, a restaurant serving hot dogs, sandwiches, sides and gyros in the Drake neighborhood, has closed after 22 years in Des Moines. → Read More

Moo's BBQ in Newton closes after driver plows car into restaurant

Daniel Lema Woldsilasie, 46, of Newton, was arrested at the scene and charged with operating while intoxicated. → Read More

DMACC launches new baking and pastry school at Newton campus

The one-year diploma program for aspiring bakers will focus on breads and pastries. → Read More

End of an era: General Store Eatery to close in Valley Junction after 49 years

The General Store Eatery is a remnant of a bygone era when midday lunch counters and diners could be found in nearly any Iowa town. → Read More

Owners of beloved Iowa State Fair cookie stand retire, but the buckets of cookies will live on

The Iowa State Fair will take over Barksdale Chocolate Chip Cookies and expand production. → Read More

This East Village burger joint was named 'most vegan-friendly restaurant in the state'

A fast-casual East Village Des Moines eatery was named 'the most vegan-friendly restaurant in Iowa' by an online national food and drink publication. → Read More

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar takes top spot at statewide culinary competition

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in West Des Moines takes the top spot in statewide culinary competition featuring a beef entree and a soy side. → Read More

This 2.5-hour video of a beef rib roast cooking over an open flame is totally drool-worthy

Move over, Yule Log aficionados. A new 2.5-hour video from the Iowa Beef Industry Council called the "Beef Drool Log" features a prime rib roasting. → Read More

Dog sniffs out a Prohibition-era still at a farm just outside Templeton

A sniffer dog helped Iowa Legendary Rye locate a Prohibition-era still just outside Templeton that was buried 90 years ago to elude the Feds. → Read More

Design a beer label for this contest, win cash and meet 'Napoleon Dynamite' cast members

Enter your best beer label design for this DMACC contest and win up to $300 and meet cast members from 'Napoleon Dynamite.' → Read More

'Curb' your appetite at this new restaurant in Beaverdale that was once a food truck

Popular Des Moines food truck gets back to its roots in Beaverdale by moving into a new restaurant space, and it's now serving a new line of pizzas. → Read More

How do you turn wrestling icon Dan Gable into a cheese sculpture? Start with a 3,000-pound wheel of cheddar

Dan Gable, Iowa wrestling great and coach, will have his sculpture made from 3,000 pounds of Henning's Wisconsin cheese at Hy-Vee in Ankeny this weekend. → Read More

After four years, Rocket Fizz Soda & Candy in Ankeny will be closing in December

After four years in business satisfying sweets cravings in Ankeny, Rocket Fizz candy and soda shop has announced it is closing its doors in December. → Read More

Bennigan's on Merle Hay Road in Urbandale is now closed for renovations

Bennigan's, a restaurant chain with over 30 locations globally, has closed its Urbandale location on Merle Hay Road for renovations. → Read More

Veterans Day 2019: Freebies, deals and discounts in the Des Moines metro

There are plenty of restaurants in Des Moines where veterans and active-duty personnel can get discounts, freebies and deals on Veterans Day 2019. → Read More

Iowa Craft Beer Tent opening pop-up store at Jordan Creek Town Center

Iowa Craft Beer Tent is opening a pop-up store inside Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines featuring holiday gifts and weekend beer tastings. → Read More

Namaste India Restaurant is closing after Thursday, but not permanently

Namaste India Restaurant in Des Moines has announced on its Facebook page that it is closing after today, but owner says that's not permanent. → Read More

Smoke from a malfunctioning grill closes downtown location of Burger King temporarily

Kaleidoscope at the Hub location of Burger King in downtown Des Moines closes temporarily due to smoke from a malfunctioning grill. → Read More

B-Bops' owner earns 'Restaurateur of the Year' title from Iowa Restaurant Association

The Iowa Restaurant Association has announced its award-winners for hospitality industry excellence in 2019 and will honor them in an upcoming event. → Read More

A local legend inspired this 'handsome' Mexican restaurant opening in West Des Moines

A 'handsome' new restaurant is opening in West Des Moines, created by the team that brought Aposto, Gusto Pizza and Juniper Moon to the metro. → Read More