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May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Four

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Four

May 26, 2015

May 30th is finally upon us this weekend. Over the course of the last three blogs, I have introduced you to three different events taking place on May 30th that I would have loved to attend, but for my daughter’s day-long dance recital. I would have started in the afternoon at Brewfest, then headed over to Clive/West Des Moines to split my time between the US...

The Return of Date Night

The Return of Date Night

Sep 30, 2014

It was approximately the end of June the last time my husband and I celebrated “Date Night.”  I was just entering my ninth month of pregnancy.  We were in the midst of visiting the Datebook Diner’s 7 best restaurants in Des Moines (we made it through only two of them – see photo of our visit to Table 128).  We had plans to visit Ankeny’s newest...

Des Moines on it’s A-game

Des Moines on it’s A-game

Jun 20, 2014

As Pete may have mentioned, last week was significant for many of my close friends and family.  With the events leading up to and surrounding Saturday, we had a rare opportunity to host our out of town guests and show them Des Moines, our great Capital City. People can talk about how they plan to visit Iowa, however it’s one thing when they have to...

A British Isle in West Des Moines

A British Isle in West Des Moines

Jan 24, 2012

I’ve never been to the United Kingdom.  Also, I’m not much of a soccer fan.  But I do appreciate Limey’s in West Des Moines.  Normally when there is a tiny bar nestled into a strip mall it’s a plain place, with the lack of personality matched only by its lack of quality beers. Limey’s beats back all of these stereotypes.  The bar has a British...

He Ate/She Ate: Court Ave. Brewery

He Ate/She Ate: Court Ave. Brewery

Aug 15, 2011

He Ate Indecision’s on where to eat come up often at our house. Des Moines has lots of culinary options, but only one in the excellent category of each cuisine. However, the cuisine where Des Moines excels (or rather, has the most currently in business) is Pub Food, and Court Avenue obviously boasts the high-density mark. Like I said, we’re indecisive,...