When we write our daily blogs, sometimes we put a lot of thought and work into them. Me, apparently not so much. We have noticed though the blogs that our listeners read most are ones about retail either coming or going, coffee, and food.

I was searching for something to write about on this slow Monday where the talk is all about the Oscars when I stumbled across a story from Onlyinourstate.com.

Since food stories do so well, how about if we check-in with 10 of the coolest, most unusual places to dine in Iowa.

10. Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill, Altoona

9. Zombie Burger, Des Moines + elsewhere (surprise, surprise)

8. Galleria de Paco & Catacomb Lounge, Waterloo

7. Capes Cafe, Des Moines Social Club

6. 360 Steakhouse, Council Bluffs

5. Candyland Station, Gunnell

4. Iowa River Power Restaurant, Coralville

3. Miss Spenser's Tea Room, New Virginia

2. Vinny Vannucchi's, Dubuque (also in Galena)

1. Fong's Pizza, Des Moines and Ankeny

I've been to 3 of these places. If they are cool enough to make this list, then they are cool enough for me to visit. Now, I'm hungry.