Patt Johnson, The Des Moines Register

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The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Patt:

Here's how you can get a piece of Des Moines barbecue history

Big Daddy's Bar-B-Q signs are being auctioned on eBay. Proceeds from the sales will be donated to charity. → Read More

A year after burning down, Plaza Lanes owner hits rebuilding roadblocks

It's been a year since Plaza Lanes bowling alley burned down. Its owner is pushing forward to get the entertainment center rebuilt. → Read More

Des Moines' second Brazilian steakhouse opens with all-you-can-eat meat

Des Moines' second Brazilian steakhouse opens with all-you-can-eat meat → Read More

Altoona outlet mall's newest store opens Saturday

Altoona outlet mall's newest store opens Saturday → Read More

Des Moines' first Peruvian restaurant to open in 2019

Panka Peruvian restaurant will open in January on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines. → Read More

New Urbandale Mexican eatery offers an ice cream toppings bar for kids

New Urbandale Mexican eatery offers an ice cream toppings bar for kids → Read More

Fareway offers employees help paying off student loans

Fareway is offering full-time workers a new benefit that will assist them with studen loan repayment. → Read More

Des Moines taco restaurant is closed after a car crashes into building

Henry J's Taco House is closed after a car hit the building early Wednesday morning. → Read More

Des Moines' new Brazilian steakhouse serves endless grilled meats at your table

Brazilian steakhouse opens Wednesday on Ingersoll Avenue. The restaurant specializes in charcoal grilled meats and Brazilian side dishes. → Read More

Sam's Club is offering same-day delivery in Des Moines

Sam's Club is now offering delivery in Des Moines through Instacart. → Read More

Menards is adding its fifth store in the Des Moines area

Home improvement retailer Menards is building a 200,000-square-foot center in Grimes. → Read More

Ankeny cafe and bakery is adding a restaurant to downtown Des Moines

Main Street Cafe and Bakery in Ankeny will open in the 801 Grand building in downtown Des Moines. → Read More

8 Des Moines holiday markets that offer unique, one-of-a-kind gifts

Don't miss your chance to pick up unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at these holiday pop-up shops and seasonal markets. → Read More

Indoor cycling studio rolls into West Des Moines

Jeff and Calleen Hodges have opened an indoor cycling studio called CycleBar in West Des Moines. The studio, 160 S. Jordan Creek Parkway, offers three core classes designed for all fitness levels. Customers can pay per class or buy packages and renewable memberships. The studio offers complimentary shoe rental, filtered water, towels, showers and lockers. The 45-minute classes are held Monday… → Read More

With Toys R Us gone, where are Iowa shoppers turning for toys this year?

The Learning Post in Urbandale has upped its toy selection with new lines including Hot Wheels and Barbie dolls . → Read More

With flavors like bacon and piña colada, Neiman Marcus now selling this Iowa cotton candy

Local chocolate shop has found success in making cotton candy in 55 flavors. → Read More

Bordy’s Pizzeria at Drake closes, but owner looking for new location

Owner Chris Bordenaro said he was unable to negotiate a new lease with the building owners and closed the restaurant Oct. 1. → Read More

Democrat Karin Derry unseats Republican incumbent in Iowa House race

Democrat Karin Derry defeated Republican Jake Highfill in Iowa House District 39, which includes Grimes and Johnston. → Read More

Hy-Vee warns shoppers that social media coupon is a hoax

“Please beware of a scam that has surfaced on social media,” Hy-Vee posted on Twitter Sunday. → Read More

Brazilian steakhouse is coming to West Des Moines

Brazilian steakhouse Brazil Terra Grill will open at the end of November in Clocktower Square. → Read More