Des Moines restaurant updates, places to eat and more 2022 food news

Welcome to Finger Food, a new Des Moines Register online dining column.

I’m Elle Wignall, the Des Moines Register’s dining reporter. I’m always thinking about my next meal and hunting for innovative dishes and drinks all over town. With my ear constantly to the ground looking for the best dining experiences to share, I wind up collecting lots of good, but bite-sized, food news. 

Nothing is off limits: Read on for food and beverage events and awards, menu changes, whispers of new restaurants, odd and delightful culinary finds, what I’m hearing from sources in the industry and more. 

Bookmark this page and stop by weekly for nibbles of news from the dining scene. And send your restaurant and bar news my way at [email protected]

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Tamal Ray’s recipe for Bengali kati rolls | Indian food and drink

Sun Apr 17 , 2022
The kati roll is kind of Bengali street food. It was in London, rather than the bustling streets of Kolkata, that I first tried one. Dreamed up at some point in the early 20th century, kati rolls are traditionally made with grilled meat, which becomes the filling for a rolled, […]