Where to find food downtown (without having to go outside)

Des Moines’ skywalk spans more than four miles across the city center.If you’re visiting, working or staying downtown, it’s good to know that just about whatever kind of food you’re looking for is within a pleasant stroll.

Here’s a guide to what’s available.

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Where to grab a bite in the skywalk

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Templeton Distillery at The Fort

Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St., Des Moines; (515) 564-8000

Appetizers, sandwiches, burgers. Full bar and Templeton Rye cocktails.

Hours: Open 90 minutes prior to, and during, most concerts and sporting events

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The Daily Grind

Iowa Events Center; 730 Third St., Des Moines; (515) 564-8000

Coffee, beverages, bakery items

Hours: Open during select events

Hilton Des Moines Downtown,

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Where To Find Best Korean Food in Every State

Korean Stir-Fried Pork Meat

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Asian food has become an all-American culinary trend, and Korean food is no exception. The flavor profiles cover all the bases from sour and savory to sweet and spicy, and menu items range from kimchi and bulgogi to barbecue and even tacos. Here are spots across the country worth trying for great Korean food.

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Bibimbap

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Montgomery

Recommended dish: kimchi stew

Kimchi finds its way into the standout dish for Alabama’s So Gong Dong. A brothy, scallion-topped stew punctuated by the tang of kimchi is just what reporter Connor Sheets raved about on Twitter, saying, “I try not to leave Montgomery without eating Korean food. Home to several of the best places for kimchi stew, bibimbap, or hot pot in Alabama.”

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Beef bulgogi

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Fairbanks

Recommended dish: Korean BBQ platter

Fairbanks is

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10 places where you can find authentic tacos in Rockland, Westchester

Taquerias have become a lot like pizzerias, of late: there’s seemingly one on every corner.  And while the menus are generally the same — think tacos, burritos and enchiladas — their vibe ranges from no frills takeout with Spanish telenovelas in the background to more sophisticated (but still casual) spots with outdoor seating, lots of cocktails, and a hangout-and-stay ambiance.

As for what makes them popular, diners rave about the price point (often $3 to $4 for a taco) as well as the fact that they offer simple, filling meals with lots of flavor.

In fact, according to research from TOP Data, the country’s appetite for tacos has risen 12.8% during the pandemic with 42% of us eating between four and 12 tacos per month. Statistics from Technomic’s 2020 Global Food & Beverage Consumer Trend Report confirm the interest with Mexican food rating third among the country’s menu trends,

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New Asian American bakeries find bicultural sweet spot



Pastry chef Elaine Lau holds a Dim Sum Cookie at the Sunday Bakeshop in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From ube cakes to mochi muffins, bakeries that sweetly encapsulate what it is to grow up Asian and American have been popping up more in recent years. Their confections are a delectable vehicle for young and intrepid Asian Americans to celebrate their dual identity. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


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Pastry chef Elaine Lau holds a Dim Sum Cookie at the Sunday Bakeshop in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. From ube cakes to mochi muffins, bakeries that sweetly encapsulate what it is to grow up Asian and American have been popping up more in recent years. Their confections are a delectable vehicle for young and intrepid Asian Americans to celebrate their dual identity. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For some Asian Americans, the dim sum cookie at Sunday Bakeshop here will taste like childhood.

It looks like a typical sugar cookie except with sesame seeds on top. But bite into the creamy, red bean center and it’s reminiscent of the fried, filled sesame balls served at a Chinese dim sum restaurant.

The concoction is pastry chef Elaine Lau’s nod to her grandmother, who would often make them. The baked goods that Lau’s

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