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Iowa

Iowa Pale Ale, ‘loose-meat’ sandwich beckon travelers

Though I live in Brooklyn, I spent a good chunk of my childhood in St. Louis and call myself a Midwesterner. But, truth be told, I’ve only experienced Iowa in passing. A close friend has great memories of family reunions at Lake Okoboji in the Hawkeye State’s northwest, and politically minded pals talk about campaigning …

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A Passover seder in Iowa

When Good Friday and the first night of Passover coincided several years ago, the Rosenblum family and a minister friend of theirs from Iowa decided to celebrate together. The New York Rosenblums decamped to Emmetsburg, population 3,904 at the last census, where they were to prepare a traditional Jewish seder for their friend’s congregation. And …

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