Posts by Category: The Dish on Dining

+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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Pumpkin Drinks, Dishes and Desserts in Des Moines Restaurants

Pumpkin Drinks, Dishes and Desserts in Des Moines Restaurants

I’m not sure what’s bringing out my pumpkin obsession. Maybe it’s the falling leaves? The dropping temperatures? Or pumpkin carving itself? Needless-to-say, I’m hooked. Luckily for me, there are tons of great pumpkin options available at local restaurants in Des Moines.  From pumpkin martini’s to pumpkin pancakes, Des Moines has it all. Drinks Pumpkin martini at Centro (Only $5 during Centro’s weekday happy hour from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.). This drink ...

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