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What Makes Me Happy: 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

What Makes Me Happy: 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 26, 2015

When I was growing up, I would daydream of moving out of Iowa. To a big city or a foreign country. Somewhere exciting where there would always be something to do, but I grew to appreciate Iowa. I stayed in state and went to college. I bought my home in Des Moines. I work downtown where food trucks sell their delicacies and music festivals take place just across...

Devour Des Moines Takes on Year Four

Devour Des Moines Takes on Year Four

Jul 18, 2014

“Tri to eat it all”, the motto of the mini triathlon that ensures all of its racers have plenty of food along the way.  This year’s Devour Des Moines event will take place on August 2nd while starting and finishing from its familiar venue at El Bait Shop/High Life Lounge. None of the athletes will head home on an empty stomach, except for...

Something Worth Experiencing: Des Moines Zombie Walk

Something Worth Experiencing: Des Moines Zombie Walk

Sep 18, 2013

Fall has arrived and with it comes the fifth annual Des Moines Zombie Walk. An event that started as an idea and quickly became something worth experiencing in Des Moines. We have had people drive in from Omaha, Minneapolis and Chicago to join our walk. Last year we boasted 1,300 attendees. This year the event will take place October 5th. at 1pm at Zombie...

Tuk Tuk.. It’s On

Tuk Tuk.. It’s On

Sep 28, 2012

“If the TV shows The Amazing Race & Pimp my Ride had a love child it would be The Tuk Tuk Goose Chase”. I want that phrase to tell you everything about the Tuk Tuk Goose Chase that will be taking place in one month, yet we should probably give you some more info.   The “Chase” is a challenge that will be kicking off the morning of...

Sniffing the Brew

Sniffing the Brew

Nov 1, 2011

My first sniff of the microbrew culture was during a road trip to Yellowstone.  Browsing Wyoming’s grocery stores left me blown away at beers like Dead Guy Ale, Moose Drool and Polygamy Porter.  At the time my taste palette tended towards beers such as Coor’s Light or Bud Light and although I didn’t necessarily enjoy the taste of these beers their aura...