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Friday Food Tour  4.05.13

We're so happy that baseball season is finally here! There's just nothing like getting a hot dog and beer and watching a game. We spend a lot of time at the Iowa Cubs games and are pretty excited for the annual Waveland Cafe Tailgate on April 12! But wait, that's NEXT Friday -  guess we better do something with the food tour for THIS Friday...

Let's start off with some good news, shall we? Gino's has reopened! This article from the Des Moines Register has the details, but it's so nice that we only had to do without Gino's for 3 months.

Have you tried the new PepperJax restaurants in either Clive or Ankeny? Cityview's Food Dude has and gives us his opinion on the "the best Philly steak" - and what to expect if you head there.

You've got a few awesome choices if you want to take a cooking class in DSM - and here's one more. Le Chef et La Bonne Femme have 3 classes remaining in their spring schedule. Check out this page for more info - it all sounds quite delicious!

I've been craving breaded tenderloins lately so I had to check out where Des Loines has been recently. Looks like Community Tap & Pizza in Ft. Dodge - here's his review on their big breaded beauty. Ft. Dodge isn't that far of a drive, right?

With the nice weather moving in finally, having a beer on the patio sounds like fun. And just so you can be a beer know-it-all with your drinking buddies, here are 24 Facts You Don't Know About Beer from Drinking in America. I feel smarter already.

Enjoy your weekend.