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When I’m not in France, I live in Des Moines, Iowa, where I was the restaurant reviewer for The Des Moines Register for 15 years; I’m currently the restaurant reviewer for dsm magazine, a luxury lifestyle magazine in Des Moines. To get updates on what

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Lessons from a Creaky Old Department Store

Gone.

Last year, a fire totaled a landmark downtown Des Moines building, site of the former grand and glamorous Younkers Department Store. I was lucky enough to work there in the very late 1970s. Here’s a story I wrote about waiting tables in the coffee shop of the beautiful old store. 

During

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Bonne Femme Night at Baru 66

What a week! We had our first Bonne Femme night at Baru 66. There are three more to come: October 10, 17, and 24. I’ve posted October 10th’s menu here.

Meanwhile, these photos by the amazingly talented young photographer, Andy Fjellman, definitely get to the gist of the a great evening:

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