It's been a year...

StevenSteven Senior MemberPosts: 2,202 Senior Member
...since I left Chicago for West Des Moines.

It's been good. Really, really good.
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  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 8,709 Senior Member
    It's nice to hear good news for a change. Congratulations.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    Glad things are working out for you..

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,191 Senior Member
    I have a friend that left Chicago for Lower Michigan. Says he doesn't regret the decision one bit and now wonders why he didn't do it years ago.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    It's not anything against Chicago. I like it here, but I'd go back.
    It's really the job.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 9,618 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    It's not anything against Chicago. I like it here, but I'd go back.
    It's really the job.

    And the trucks and corn fed girls.
  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,775 Senior Member
    Rural America has its charm.


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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 9,618 Senior Member
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  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    And the trucks and corn fed girls.

    yup...big trucks, big girls
  • NZ IndicatorNZ Indicator Senior Member Posts: 9,191 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    It's not anything against Chicago. I like it here, but I'd go back.
    It's really the job.
    My friend got out because of the crimes, shooting and rush hour traffic. Wanted to get his kids away from all of that and be closer to fishing and other outdoor opportunities.

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  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    I never saw a crime, never saw a shooting, and I lived in the city and took a bus.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,512 Senior Member
    Glad to hear! How is the search for the deli going?
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 8,709 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    I never saw a crime, never saw a shooting, and I lived in the city and took a bus.

    That was my experience in most of the cities I have lived in: NY, DC, London, Stockholm, Oslo, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Asunción, New Haven, even Karachi, where whatever crime/violence I saw or experienced was political, not simply criminal. Even in Johannesburg the worst I saw was a couple of purse or necklace snatchings from unwary tourists. Of course, I did not live or work in crime ridden areas, except for central Johannesburg. The blue collar neighborhood of NYC I grew up in was incredibly safe because several mafia-related families lived there - three in houses on my block. It was a no-go zone for petty crime.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    Glad to hear! How is the search for the deli going?

    That's more or less ended. There's a place called Palmer's that makes a pretty good sandwich with both roast beef and pastrami on it.

    However, the search for decent Chinese is reaching a desperate stage.
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 8,709 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    That's more or less ended. There's a place called Palmer's that makes a pretty good sandwich with both roast beef and pastrami on it.

    However, the search for decent Chinese is reaching a desperate stage.

    Speaking from sad experience, unless you find a place with a sizeable Chinese population AND a supplier of the right fresh ingredients you are S.O.L.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    Yeah. This is the first place I've ever lived without even the semblance of a Chinatown.

    There's a very good Japanese place. Part of a local three restaurant chain called Wasabi. Go figure.
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 8,709 Senior Member
    Not all, but many of the newer Japanese restaurants are run by Chinese or Koreans, or around here are tucked inside existing Chinese or pan-Asian restaurants. The sushi chefs often are Korean. Japanese food is one of the few things Japanese Koreans did not reject after the colonial conquest ended in 1945.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    Did not a few Vietnamese refugees move into Des Moines? They are pretty good cooks.
  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,122 Senior Member
    You will now be corn fed. I just ordered some Datu Puti spiced white vinegar from there. No one else has it. At least you know there are some good Asian grocery stores there. Have fun. Meet you for Nordic Fest Decorah some day.
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    I suspect so and maybe Hmong.

    There's a place that specializes in Pho, a little bit west of me (a little bit west and you're beginning to get pretty rural).
    There's a lot of little stands at the Farmer's Market downtown that serve spring rolls and stuff.

    This past Saturday night, a bunch of people from the gym were invited to another guy's house to watch the fights. It was a big party. His name is Tan and certainly some type of Asian. His wife and mother (in-law?) served huge amounts of Pho to everybody.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    Wetdog wrote: »
    You will now be corn fed. I just ordered some Datu Puti spiced white vinegar from there. No one else has it. At least you know there are some good Asian grocery stores there. Have fun. Meet you for Nordic Fest Decorah some day.

    LOL. Done! I really need to learn the creeks in that area.

    You can buy sweet corn here from stands along even major streets.
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 969 Senior Member
    Shawn C. wrote: »
    Glad to hear! How is the search for the deli going?

    Haha - As far as I'm concerned, the ONLY reason to visit a large city is for the food. Well, maybe a Bronco game, but that's where I draw the line.
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 8,709 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    LOL. Done! I really need to learn the creeks in that area.

    You can buy sweet corn here from stands along even major streets.[/QUOTE

    Better that than feed corn. :)
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,775 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »

    You can buy sweet corn here from stands along even major streets.

    Growing up in the upper Midwest I always thought the sweet corn was good, I mean why not? Monkey used to say the corn in the mid west is like field corn, to which would reply; get the f out man. I moved to Montana and what do you know, Monkey was right. The sweet corn here is the bomb



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  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    Maybe corn from Wisconsin, but you are not f-cking telling me that the corn is better in Montana than in Grimes, Iowa.
  • Shawn C.Shawn C. Senior Member Posts: 5,512 Senior Member
    You are going to the mat over corn, Steven? Corn? Really, man?

    You have indeed gone native.
  • StevenSteven Senior Member Posts: 2,202 Senior Member
    Got to protect the farmer income in this state.

    And by the way...ethanol subsidies? Freaking awesome.
  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    Ethanol, the curse of the small engine..

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,775 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    Maybe corn from Wisconsin, but you are not f-cking telling me that the corn is better in Montana than in Grimes, Iowa.

    That is exactly how I responded to the Monkey and I'll be damned, he was right.

    So, yes I'm saying the sweet corn is better here than in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.


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  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    How many Chinese recipes use corn? Just sayin'..

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • CO NativeCO Native Senior Member Posts: 969 Senior Member
    Steven wrote: »
    Maybe corn from Wisconsin, but you are not f-cking telling me that the corn is better in Montana than in Grimes, Iowa.

    Corn from Olathe Colorado is some of the best I've ever tasted. The Iowa corn is better than anything from the rest of our state, but Olathe has the perfect climate for the sweetest corn you'll ever eat.
    http://olathesweetcornfest.com/
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