Brian Taylor Carlson, The Des Moines Register

Brian Taylor Carlson

The Des Moines Register

Johnston, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Brian:

St. Kilda at Temple for Performing Arts to start dinner service with new menu

Here's some good news for fans of fine dining and live theater in Des Moines: You can now enjoy both dinner and a show in the same building. → Read More

Where do kids like to eat in Des Moines? Take this survey and tell us.

Let us know where kids love to eat in the Des Moines metro for an upcoming roundup. → Read More

New ice cream shop serving sweet Thai frozen treats rolls into West Des Moines

A new Thai-style rolled ice cream shop totally rolls into West Glen in West Des Moines serving customizable kid-friendly rolled ice cream concoctions. → Read More

This popular Des Moines food truck is opening a new restaurant in Beaverdale

This popular Des Moines metro food truck serving bulgogi beef Korean wraps and Thai chicken crunch wraps is opening a new restaurant in Beaverdale. → Read More

RedRossa Napoli Pizza in Clive has closed until further notice

RedRossa Napoli Pizza in Clive, specializing in wood-fired pizzas, has closed until further notice, according to a post on its Facebook page. → Read More

The Downtown Farmers Market will open one hour later for its last four Saturdays

The Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines is opening one hour later for the month of October and the Winter Farmers Market has changed locations. → Read More

Here are the Top 5 finalists for the 2019 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in Iowa contest

The Top 5 breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches in Iowa was just announced by the Iowa Pork Producers Association and we can't wait to try each of them. → Read More

Sambetti's is now open serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in downtown Des Moines

Sambetti's, a popular downtown Des Moines restaurant with happy hour specials is finally open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a fresh new look. → Read More

You can step up your kitchen skills with these fall cooking classes at DMACC this fall

Improve your kitchen skills this fall with these cooking classes from Iowa Culinary Institute at the DMACC Ankeny and Newton campuses. → Read More

These fall dining events are created by Iowa Culinary Institute alumni and instructors

Enjoy a multi-course dinner created by alumni and instructors at Iowa Culinary Institute this fall in the Des Moines metro. → Read More

15th annual 'Chef Challenge' by Best Buddies in Iowa will feature 12 area restaurants

The 15th annual Best Buddies in Iowa takes place Oct. 3 in West Des Moines and includes a cooking competition between chefs of 12 area restaurants. → Read More

A new pub with a beaver theme is making its way to Beaverdale in the former Reed's Hollow

Owners of Angry Goldfish are opening a new restaurant and bar in Beaverdale in the former spot of Reed's Hollow. → Read More

Owner of George the Chili King is undergoing treatment for bladder cancer

George the Chili King posted on its Facebook page that owner George Karaidos Jr. is undergoing cancer treatment but the restaurant will continue. → Read More

Foundry Distilling Co. in West Des Moines releasing first whiskey and it's made with corn

A distillery in West Des Moines has released a new corn whiskey, aged 10 years in used Templeton Rye barrels, and here's how you can get a bottle. → Read More

Vote for the name of Casey's newest pizza topped with pulled pork, corn and bacon

The public is invited to join Casey's General Stores in helping name its newest pizza until Monday. Here's how to vote. → Read More

The Dark Side of the Spoon Hospitality Group launches in Des Moines

A new restaurant group has launched in the Des Moines metro with 21assorted dining venues under its belt and including popular bars and nightclubs. → Read More

'Superhero' dinner series at The Hall culminates with multi-course dinner made by students

Upcoming four-part dinner series will feature three acclaimed Des Moines chefs and will culminate with a multi-course dinner prepared by students. → Read More

Des Moines metro's last Taco Hangover location has closed permanently

All of the Taco Hangover locations in the Des Moines metro have now closed or have rebranded to Saints Pub + Patio or the upcoming 50th Street Tap. → Read More

Iowa State Fair marks record-breaking year in 2019

In addition to attendance records, the 2019 Iowa State Fair blew past the tallies for previous years in several categories. → Read More

150 restaurants, 55 towns: Here's where to grab a bite during Iowa's Main Street restaurant week

The 3rd annual Main Street Restaurant Week is Sept. 20-29 and includes over 150 restaurants in 55 Iowa communities. It's time for a foodie road trip. → Read More