8Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

West Des Moines Eatery Mixed Healthy with Tasty

West Des Moines Eatery Mixed Healthy with Tasty

Feb 3, 2015

I have two very conflicting goals for the month of February.  The first is the continuation of a goal I have had for practically my entire life: to eat well, exercise and lose a few pounds.  Right now, I am still lugging around a little left-over baby weight.  While I actually have done a decent job on the exercise part, I continually struggle with the...

A new spin on Valentine’s Day: FoLoLi, Festa di Sera Rosso

A new spin on Valentine’s Day: FoLoLi, Festa di Sera Rosso

Jan 21, 2015

First of all, it’s just fun to say—Fo-Lo-Li (stands for Food, Love and Life)—and throw in some Italian words that roughly translate to “feast of the red evening”? Fogettaboutit. But what makes this Valentine’s Day event really interesting is that it’s for singles. Yep. No couples allowed, thank you very much. The idea came together in a kind of...

Tell Your Story and Build Relationships

Tell Your Story and Build Relationships

Jan 12, 2015

I am a simple man. I prefer simple foods and rich conversation; I always have. Therefore, I don’t have a relationship with food. If I could eat a pill that would give me all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients I need to survive, I would swallow it with water and call it a day. However, we don’t live in that simple of a world. I focus on relationships that...

La Mie Express: The Same Tasty, Fresh Flavors

La Mie Express: The Same Tasty, Fresh Flavors

Dec 3, 2014

La Mie Express opened downtown in Hotshots old spot yesterday. I stopped by for a chicken salad sandwich and some cauliflower soup! My gluten-free friend enjoyed an ‘express’ cob salad and a GF powerbar. Overall I was impressed with the space and selection. They had a 2 soups, 6 salads, 7 sandwiches and 3 quiche options as well as an impressive selection of...

Malo: Quite an Enjoyable Experience

Malo: Quite an Enjoyable Experience

Nov 17, 2014

I had my first Malo experience last week and it was delicious. For my Spanish-speaking friends, I am not talking about having a deliciously bad experience. Malo is one of Des Moines’ newer restaurants, and though its name may say otherwise (Malo means bad in Spanish), it is not bad. In fact, I quite enjoyed my experience. I visited with friends over...