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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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Build Your Own Bloody Mary at Centro for a Chance to Win $100!

Build Your Own Bloody Mary at Centro for a Chance to Win $100!

Why eat breakfast when you can drink it? Bacon, egg, green onion, celery, cheese, tomato, pickle, asparagus, olive, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Centro’s own Bloody Mary mix…that’s how I made mine. It’s Bloody Mary time people! My husband and I headed to Centro for their Bloody Mary bar and we were pretty impressed by the vast variety of accoutrements. They had nearly 10 feet of veggie options, spices and mixes. Whether you like your Bloody Mary spicy or ...

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Des Moines Social Club Grand Opening Tomorrow (May 10)

Des Moines Social Club Grand Opening Tomorrow (May 10)

“We’ve been waiting seven years for this moment that marks a change for Des Moines,” said Zachary Mannheimer, Des Moines Social Club executive director. “We now have a space to create whatever we want, play however we wish, and push the envelope.” The Des Moines Social Club will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, May 10 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at their new permanent location – the downtown Firehouse – 900 Mulberry Street in Des Moines. The event ...

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+39 Restaurant Offers Authentic Italian Food, Excellent Service

+39 Restaurant Offers Authentic Italian Food, Excellent Service

I’m a huge fan of hand-tossed pasta, fresh bread and a nice glass of wine. During one of our lasts visits up to Ames we decided to try +39 Restaurant, Market and Cantina, a new authentic Italian restaurant. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking… +39, that’s an odd name. The name is a playful reference to the country of Italy, as +39 is the country code for Italy. The atmosphere at +39 is classy, clean and modern. The space is broken up into four main ...

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My Birthday: Scratch Cupcakes and Dinner for Two in Des Moines

My Birthday: Scratch Cupcakes and Dinner for Two in Des Moines

About a week ago I celebrated another wonderful birthday in Des Moines. My husband and I have a birthday tradition we’ve had for a few years now. The birthday person selects a restaurant and we both enjoy a meal together, pretty simple. But it’s always really hard for me to select just one favorite local restaurant. So where did we go for my birthday dinner in Des Moines? Alba in the East Village! Alba is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner, night out with the girls or a ...

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