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Marlene’s at Sevastopol Station - Restaurant of the Week

Meet former accountant turned restaurateur Kim Carstens and our Restaurant of the Week - Marlene's at Sevastopol Station. Here she tells you about celebrating their first year in business, what drove her to the restaurant world, some food items and the interesting story behind the name of her, very nice, restaurant. Enjoy! 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.  

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Beerhouse - Restaurant of the Week

He is, perhaps the most unlikely successful restaurant owner in the Des Moines Metro. Corporate executive Nick Kuhn gave up the swanky office to open up a restaurant...something he knew "nothing about". Two years later, he's got a story to tell about his place The Beerhouse. ("We keep things simple.") Then he'll share his next big move into Valley Junction...hang on this gets fun.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Marketing Restaurants with Phil James

He has a magic that helps restaurants and others build business. This is our conversation about marketing with Phil K. James who owns Good Milkshake a digital company which moves sales. Here we talk about methods to reach the public by using so many different methods and by telling a story that clicks with consumers. Seriously good stuff! 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Bubba Our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Bubba. Here to visit with us is "Bubba" Christopher Diebel the managing partner of this "Downhome" yet "Downtown" eatery that brings a little Dixie to Downtown Des Moines. It's a great story about a restaurant that is getting great reviews. Come to comfort...with Bubba our Restaurant of the Week.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Big Al’s BBQ - Restaurant of the Week

This man know BBQ having picked it up in East Saint Louis to Kansas City to Texas. Meet Al Laudencia and Big Al's BBQ and Catering is our Restaurant of the Week. Over the years he has quietly built his catering business and a food truck business into a brick and mortar location on Hubbell Ave on the East Side. We think his story rocks...enjoy and then go!  

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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HoQ Our Restaurant of the Week!

Meet Suman Hoque a native of Bangladesh who is the chef and owner of HoQ, our Restaurant of the Week. Suman shares his "Farm to Table" concept, how he found that to be so appealing and why his Des Moines East Village eatery changes up its menu every few weeks. HoQ - "Local Farms - Global Flavor"!

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Strudl Haus - Restaurant of the Week

It's been some time since we've checked in with the folks from The Strudl Haus so we made them our Restaurant of the Week. Because Chef Michael Leo is off in Austria we get to visit with Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager Jake Schneider. Who, before he started at The Strudl Haus knew...NOTHING...about the restaurant business. He's come a very long way in nearly two years with Chef Leo. Here is his story and more about our Restaurant of the Week.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Streetcar 209 - Restaurant of the Week

Each Friday we offer up the Restaurant of the Week and this week we introduce you to JC Wilson from Streetcar 209. JC is a "wild & crazy" guy who loves people, entertainment and food. Here we talk about his band days with The Flying Marsupials, the old House of Bricks, comfort food, the streetcar that rammed his building and...oh yeah...Streetcar 209 our Restaurant of the Week!

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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La Hacienda - Restaurant of the Week

Each week we bring you our regular feature "Restaurant of the Week" all locally owned eateries that we think you should know more about. Today we visit with Raphael Martinez and Robert Woodhall who are behind the three La Hacienda restaurants in the Des Moines Metro. Here we talk about what makes their restaurant unique and the back-story of a seven day a week job. Go see them!

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Gusto Pizza - Restaurant of the Week!

Each Friday we feature our Restaurant of the Week...and this week it's Gusto Pizza of Des Moines! Here with us is one of the three owners Joe McConville with their story and we also talk new business. Fun times with a great restaurant owner! 

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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