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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...

Fall Favorites: Food

Fall Favorites: Food

Oct 6, 2014

There are so many great things about fall, but one of my absolute favorites is the food. And drinks. There’s nothing better than that first cool morning and the perfect pumpkin spice latte to get the day going. Or a hot apple cider accompanying an evening at a bonfire. There is something comforting about fall foods and drinks that warm the heart and the home....

9 Ways to Win at Winefest

9 Ways to Win at Winefest

Jun 4, 2014

I went to my first Winefest events last year. All I could think was, ‘Why didn’t I go sooner!’ Being my first Winefest event, I handled it like a newbie. Here’s my 9 tips on how to successfully navigate Winefest Sips in the City (or any Winefest event).   1) Wine at the Door No matter what wine they try to serve you at the door, just take it....

A Few Food Trends for 2014

A Few Food Trends for 2014

Jan 8, 2014

Wave goodbye to kale and eating like a caveman. Ring in January with some new additions to your plate. Trendy Veggie- Cauliflower- While nothing about this vegetable screams ‘trendy,’ I’ve seen the cauliflower rise from crudité platters to the main course. Whether in pizza crusts on Pinterest or masquerading as mashed potatoes, cauliflower has slowly...

Good Times at the 515

Good Times at the 515

Dec 10, 2013

Back in November, I wrote about my struggle with making a decision on where to host our annual Year End Party.  While there were many attractive choices, I feel I made an excellent choice when I decided we would gather at 515 Brewing Co.  No one in the group had ever been to 515 before, except of course for my husband and me.  I have a feeling many from the...