Foodie 515: Delicious Des Moines, 11/27/23

Des Moines at night from the sculpture garden

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  • My fam loves Sisters in Cheese for the holidays, and frankly, I love SiC year-round. I popped over to Madrid to pick up holiday grazing boxes for the family, and while I was there, I got my fix of the apple orchard sammie. Easily one of my favorite eats of the year. Plus, Chelsea Johnsen, owner and chef, won Rural Operator of the Year!
  • We recently dined (again) at Cooper’s on 5th, and I cannot tell you how happy I am that they take online reservations through OpenTable!
Apple Orchard Sammie from Sisters in Cheese in Madrid, Iowa

WTF, Iowa

  • There’s a lot to dislike in this story, but what gets me are the numbers. A total of “142 churches in Iowa that have left the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church over differing beliefs on same-sex marriage and ordaining openly LGBTQ clergy” i.e. 142 Methodist churches in Iowa are bigoted. But that’s only “19% of the churches in Iowa’s conference.” Only 19% of the Methodist churches in Iowa. Tell me again how Christianity is under attack in this country. Because I guarantee you there aren’t 142 mosques or synagogues in Iowa. Total.
  • This is why I love this city. You never know what animals will be wandering our streets.
  • Do you remember the Fall Drinks Guide I wrote for Des Moines Girl? Well, now I’m looking for local drinks to start your new year! If you’ve got tips, drop them in the comments or email me at seeta lee author at gmail dot com!

Love, chai, and donuts. Seeta Lee

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