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Photo of the Day: 'Undead Gaffigan' from Zombie Burger in Des Moines, Iowa

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 10 comments

Comedian Jim Gaffigan collaborated with Zombie Burger to create this limited-time special that features up to five patties, cheddar cheese, bacon, baconnaise, and fried jalapeños on grilled Texas Toast. More

Des Moines: Invasion of the Zombie Burger

A Hamburger Today Jennifer Kikoler 9 comments

Eat burgers, not brains, at one of Des Moines' best burger joints. More

A Sandwich a Day: Avocado Tartine at La Mie in Des Moines, IA

A Sandwich a Day Jennifer Kikoler 3 comments

There's a reason eggs and avocados have the same shape, right? It's a subliminal reminder that they taste good together. At La Mie, a bakery and café in Des Moines, this combination makes appearances in salads and omelets, but the place they shine brightest together is the avocado tartine ($6.95), listed on the breakfast side of the menu but available all day. More

Is Ham the New Bacon?

Ed Levine 12 comments

"There are a number of seriously delicious artisanal hams being made all over this pig-happy country of ours." That is the porcine question of the day. It all started with Italian prosciutto di Parma, progressed to Serrano ham from Spain, and then of course moved to the ne plus ultra of European ham, the black-footed (patenegra in Spanish), called Jamon Iberico. But now American artisanal ham makers are getting in on the act. Herb and Kathy Eckhouse started making extraordinary La Quercia prosciutto in Des Moines, Iowa. How extraordinary? Italian chefs in America who worship at the feet of Parma ham like Mario Batali started taking notice. Now third generation curemaster Sam Edwards working with Heritage Foods USA and Newman... More

National Coal-Oven Pizzeria Map Now Posted

Slice Adam Kuban Post a comment

I've been workin' in the coal mine, digging up some more coal-oven pizzerias to bring you. Although New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, are two of the most famous coal-oven towns, did you know there are coal joints in Florida; Philly; Chicago; Des Moines, Iowa; Dallas; and Scottsdale, Arizona? They're all on the Slice National Coal-Oven Pizza Map.... More

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