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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...

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday- Restaurant Week Recommendations!

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday- Restaurant Week Recommendations!

Aug 20, 2014

Restaurant Week is upon us! This year I was very impressed by the amount of places serving lunch as well as dinner. I think this year, many of the restaurants decided to just do a lunch special instead of a 3-course lunch, which is fine by me! Here’s a breakdown of the lunch offerings. Bistro Montage Comes with crepe or sandwich from their regular menu plus...

More GetLitDSM: The Broken Heart Diet launches Thursday

More GetLitDSM: The Broken Heart Diet launches Thursday

Jun 10, 2014

Local author and Des Moines is Not Boring writer, Tom Formaro, invites DSMINB readers to join the book launch event for his new novel, The Broken Heart Diet this Thursday, June 12th. The event starts at 7:00pm and will be held in Centro’s private party space (you know the food will be good). Books will be available for purchase that evening. Tom will sign...

Hello, Des Moines!

Hello, Des Moines!

Nov 20, 2013

I’m a Des Moines native who boomeranged back to the nest after graduating from Truman State University with a journalism degree and no job prospects. I eventually found my footing at Meredith’s MXM department and a new appreciation for my hometown. For dinners growing up, my mom followed her boomer generation’s cooking trend of combining fresh + prepared...

Yes Chef! Cooking with the masters in DSM.

Yes Chef! Cooking with the masters in DSM.

Mar 4, 2013

How cool is it that I can now say I’ve taken cooking classes from not one, but two James Beard nominated chefs? You might think I’m talking about my days back in San Francisco, but no, I’m talking about right here in Des Moines. Back in December, I wrote about a cooking class taught by Chef David Baruthio and author Wini Moranville in the post Foodie Des...