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Exile Brewing and Pub - Our Restaurant of the Week

The Tursi family has long been established in the restaurant business but brewing beer? Meet R.J. Tursi from Exile Brewing and Pub our Restaurant of the Week. We talk about how he got into the business what growth he's experienced and more about the "back-story" of his brand. 

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Table 128 Our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Table 128 with Chef/Owner Lynn Pritchard (who gives big props to his Bride, Sarah). Here we talk about the decor, the menu, what's hot in the dining world, what happened during Restaurant Week and this special attraction to...Julia Child all during the month of September. Enjoy, Table 128!

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts!

Each Friday Jeff Pitts, our lifestyle contributor from Cityview Magazine drops in to share with us "Stuff to DO in the Metro" this weekend into next week. Here we talk about the circus, Touchdown Tailgate in Cowles Commons, the Renaissance Faire, Big Al's BBQ, The Nutcracker, Spicy Fall Flavors, Books & Blankets and Halloween at The Fleur... Join us in the fun...

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Vino 209 - Restaurant of the Week

It seems like we report on something new coming to the Historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines every week...and this week Vino 209 is our Restaurant of the Week. Here owner Kelly Sharp and "The Wine Guy" Kyl Cabbage talk about the unique decor, the wine, the food, wine tastings and more. Vino 209 opens on 7 September during the weekly Farmer's Market...are they nuts?  Learn more about Vino 209 here with Kelly and Kyle!

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Talking Iowa Mixology Championships

Cocktail creation is serious stuff...here we learn more about the 2017 Iowa Mixology Championship happening in Des Moines on Thursday 7 September at Vivians, downtown. Our guest is Stacy Kluesner from the Iowa Restaurant Association and we talk about the judging and the public event that starts at 6:00PM the same day. For more, and to get your tickets, here is that link. Oh...and we're doing a bunch of restaurant name-dropping in this segment...know anybody?

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Gilroy’s Our Restaurant of the Week!

Meet Carl Wertzberger the managing partner of Gilroy's on 8th Street in West Des Moines. Here we learn more about Carl, the food that they call, "Stylish Amerian Comfort Food", why they are open so damn early, and the legend that still calls out to fans on Wednesday nights and live music. BTW did you know "gilroy" means "redhead" in Gaelic? See what you learn here! Spend some time with us and learn more about our Restaurant of the Week...Gilroy's Kitchen, Pub & Patio!

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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It’s Restaurant Week in Des Moines!

Each week we feature a "Restaurant of the Week" however this week...because it's Restaurant Week we thought you might like to learn more about its impact on the Des Moines Metro Food Scene. Here we visit with Rachel Bolduc the Vice President of Marketing for the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau (Catch Des Moines!) about the impact the event has had on local restaurants with more than 26,000 people taking part in the event. Oh, and there is a major prize for those of you who turn in four Restaurant Week receipts to Business Publications by Noon on August 28th! Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? 

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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RoCA - Restaurant of the Week

Our restaurant of the week is RoCA of Court Avenue and with us is executive chef Aaron Holt who has been with the company since it opened nearly four years ago. Here we talk about the decor, the design of the menu, the importance of professional training, the "back-of-house", chain saws (yep!) and smoking cocktails. No, not "smokin'" but smoking... Enjoy our Restaurant of the Week, RoCA!

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Le Jardin - Our Restaurant of the Week!

It's a return visit from our friend Tag Grandgeorge the founder and chef at Le Jardin a French bistro located in the Beaverdale Neighborhood. Here we talk about his seasonal menu, farm fresh food, Restaurant Week (coming up August 18 - 27) and working with spices and seasonings that bring a unique flavor to his offerings. Great wine, great service and open for dinner Thursday - Saturday with brunch served Saturday and Sunday. For faster service you can call Tag at 515-255-5787 for reservations or head to Open Table.

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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Court Avenue Brewing & Restaurant our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Court Avenue Brewing Co. & Restaurant and with us to talk beer and food is the Brewmaster Brian Vaughn. We talk about the changes in beer from when Court Avenue Brewing started over twenty years ago and what was the secret they quickly learned that boosted the flavor and the favor of beer drinkers from across the Metro. We also touch on the value of well trained, smart and outgoing wait staff. Schooled in classical theater Brian made for an interesting and fun interview. Come along and meet our Restaurant of the Week! 

The award winning 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 5:00pm 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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