Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Game 7: Guess who (most of) Des Moines is pulling for..

Game 7: Guess who (most of) Des Moines is pulling for..

Oct 28, 2011

After a week of travel and catching sports news between the hotel and airport stops, I was constantly reminded that our nation’s longest standing professional sports league was on the brink of finishing another season; someone was to be named a champion this week.  It was easy to lose focus on this though, especially after a rain delay on Wednesday...

Radio Moscow – The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz

Radio Moscow – The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz

Oct 27, 2011

My father was my first exposure to music.  I remember thumbing through his album collection as a toddler/preschooler and seeing names like Led Zeppelin, Steve Miller, Bob Seger and Eric Clapton.  I remember staring at the cover of the Blind Faith album trying to figure out if I was staring at a naked lady or just a shirtless hippie.  I also remember the guy...

Your Official Invite to Evergreen

Your Official Invite to Evergreen

Oct 27, 2011

A few months ago I posted about Center on Sustainable Communities(COSC), and I want to let you all know about their annual fundraising party, Evergreen. I know what you’re thinking, “Another damn fundraiser.” I know they seem to hit you everywhere from work to school to the phone calls, but this fundraiser is seriously cool. And it’s...

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Cosi Cucina Italian Grill

Oct 26, 2011

Cosi Cucina Italian Grill is one of those places I have been meaning to go, but because it is never the first on my list is usually is skipped over during my decision making. Luckily my Mom made the decision to go there this past week when a few of our relatives/family friends were in town. Cosi Cucina’s interesting characteristics start with their parking...

Cabaret West Glen: The house that’s a-rockin’

Cabaret West Glen: The house that’s a-rockin’

Oct 21, 2011

The atmosphere: Nightclub with a sports bar edge. The heated back patio devotes itself to the big screens and pool table, not to mention the grateful smoker, while the interior is sleek, dark and highly seductive. Plenty of cozy booths and nooks allow for intimate get-togethers amidst a raging party in the bar area. You half-expect a bouncer to greet you at the...