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    Centro and Django will host a Celebrity Server Night benefit on September 29
    Downtown Des Moines restaurants Centro (located at 1007 Locust Street) and Django (around the corner from Centro at 210 10th Street) will both host the 5th Annual Celebrity Server Night, a benefit for the Young Women's Resource Center, on...
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    Centro to host Templeton Rye Heritage Pork Dinner on September 27
    Downtown Des Moines Italian eatery Centro (1003 Locust Street) will host a Templeton Rye Pork Dinner on Saturday, September 27. The event will feature five courses from the kitchen of Chef George Formaro using Templeton Rye and/or Duroc pork...
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    Centro adds one more Osteria Centro event on April 18
    Centro's new Osteria Centro dining series was so successful earlier this year, that the restaurant has decided to add one more date to the series. The series that was CentroExecutive Chef Derek Eidson's "traditional Italian take on...
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    Centro closing for repairs; Flix Brewhouse coming to Des Moines
    One of Des Moines' top restaurants is closing for repairs and one of the Metro's malls will be getting a new restaurant, microbrewery, and movie theater. Here are the details.Centro, located at 1007 Locust Street in Downtown Des Moines,...
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    Centro starts Osteria Centro dining series on Friday
    Centro will introduce a new dining series this Friday, January 24. Osteria Centro is Executive Chef Derek Eidson's "traditional Italian take on rustic dining in a fun and relaxed setting." Eidson has lined up menus for dinners in...
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    The first Winefest Des Moines event of 2014 is January 16
    While the 12th Annual Winefest Des Moines doesn't kick off until May 31, theDes Moines Wine Festival Foundation has set up monthly educational wine flight events leading up to this year's festival. The first of thoseErnst & Young Wine...
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    News and notes from LeJardin, Centro, Django, and Baruthio's new restaurant
    There have been a number of restaurants in the news in the past week. Here is an update on four of them.Last week Examiner gave you some details on David Baruthio's new West Des Moines restaurant. The main detail that was missing, though, was...
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    Centro has a fire; Battledish crowns winners
    This past weekend was an eventful one for Des Moines restaurant news. Here is a look at the two top stories.Downtown favorite Centro experienced a fire in their kitchen exhaust duct on Saturday morning. The duct fire started around 9 a.m. in the...
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    Viva L'Italia 2013 is July 26 and 27 in Western Gateway Park
    Viva L'Italia, the Italian-American Heritage Festival of Iowa, will take place on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park. The fourth annual event is a celebration of Italian culture that features food and...
  • Gonza Tacos y Tequila
    Tacos with a side of quirkiness
    When you first walk up to Gonza Tacos y Tequila, you might think that the Salamanca family thinks that the secret to restaurant success is being located next to a Food Lion. After all, owner Gonza Salamanca’s brother, Carlos, owns a similar...
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    Des Moines restaurants and vendors ready for Italian American Heritage Festival
    The Third Annual Italian American Heritage Festival, Viva L'Italia, will be held July 27 and 28 in the Western Gateway Park in Des Moines. The festival opens at11 a.m.on Friday the 27th and runs until about midnight, then starts back up again...
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    WineFest Des Moines toasts ten years this week: Prima Dinners
    2012 marks the Tenth Anniversary for WineFest Des Moines, and organizers have made festival bigger and better than ever this year. On Thursday, June 7, the WineFest festivities continue with the Prima Dinners. The Prima Dinners not only pair fine...
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    Bras for the Cause presents Gel-ebration Jiggle for a Cause
    Bras forthe Cause Iowa will be holding their First Annual Gel-ebration Jiggle for a Cause on Saturday, October 1. The event starts at 3:30 pm on Court Avenue in Downtown Des Moines between 3rd Street and 4th Street. The event will feature gelatin...
  • 2nd Annual Downtown Alfresco Dinner
    2nd Annual Downtown Alfresco Dinner set for this weekend
    The 2nd Annual Downtown Alfresco Dinner will be held this Saturday, August 6 from 7-9 p.m. on 15th Street between Grand and Locust (overlooking the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden in Western Gateway Park). The outdoor event will feature cuisine from...
  • Angel Salcedo and Yadires Nova-Salcedo
    Boston-based couple top producers of Latino programming
    The most popular programs appealing to Latinos in the Boston area and nationwide are produced by a Dominican-born couple in Canton, MA. Yadires Nova-Salcedo and her husband, Angel Salcedo, produce very different television programs, but very ably...