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What’s New in Des Moines? (8 Things on My Des Moines Radar)

What’s New in Des Moines? (8 Things on My Des Moines Radar)

What do pizza, famous bridges, wine vending machines, ramen and food trucks have in common? They are all awesome things happening in or around Des Moines! (Des Moines is growing and changing by the minute. And, I love it!) Below are eight new Des Moines happenings that I’m keeping on my radar…and you should too. Fong’s Pizza Opens In Ankeny Fong’s Pizza opened its second location yesterday (April 28) in Ankeny. (The original location is in downtown Des Moines.) The ...

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Food Trucks Take Downtown Des Moines

Food Trucks Take Downtown Des Moines

Twice-fried fries, from-scratch ice cream, chicken shawarma, Spanish tapas and Neapolitan pizzas. The food trucks are taking downtown Des Moines by storm. Earlier this month the City Council (finally) approved a pilot program for food trucks in Des Moines. The initial program will last for 6 months from April 17 through October 31 and requires vendors to license their truck with the city. There are a handful of trucks already established in Des Moines, like Powered by Fries, and I’m ...

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Linden Landing: New Trail Stop on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

Linden Landing: New Trail Stop on the Raccoon River Valley Trail

It’s May and that means Bike Month in Iowa! Which is awesome because…Iowa is the trails capital of the world! Did you know that? It’s a little know fact. Seriously, Google it. But, I digress…The bike trail system in Iowa is growing and connecting more and more of Iowa including a new family-owned business, Linden Landing. “We’ve been avid bicyclists for several years and have enjoyed the many trails sprouting up across Iowa,” said Tim Bolten, ...

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Benefit Auction, A Day for Mike, to Support the Wasike Family

Benefit Auction, A Day for Mike, to Support the Wasike Family

Mike, a legal immigrant from Kenya, was living in Des Moines and working two jobs to support his wife and children. Then last February, Mike stopped to offer assistance to three teenagers he thought needed his help. Those same teenagers attacked Mike in a car-jacking attempt. Mike was nearly beaten to death. Today Mike is in a rehabilitation facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, undergoing intensive therapy. He cannot walk, talk, or see because his brain is severely bruised but there is hope that, ...

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