Posted January 21, 2015in Bondurant, Community Featured

A Sight to Behold

In small town Iowa, a certain chain of convenience stores has cornered the market on fresh made pizza. Their motto “Famous for Pizza” spells it out. In Bondurant, Polito’s Pizza House has competed for over 12 years in a town that is home to two of those previously mentioned convenience

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Posted January 21, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Waukee

New Year, New Food

Baby, it’s cold outside. The bitter Iowa winter has wrapped me up in its frigid embrace and I have to say, there’s no place like…anywhere but here. With the Tundra-like weather and no holidays on the horizon, I find myself looking for excitement, looking for a change. Sadly, my credit

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Posted January 14, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Something Italian

  The name Baratta has been synonymous with fine Italian food and groceries for the better part of a century. So when Louie Baratta opened Something Italian in 1999, it was a safe guess what would be on the menu. Located in the skywalk just above the Kirkwood Commons, Something

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Posted January 07, 2015in Community Featured, West Des Moines

Warm retreat in cold weather

  Sundays are made for rest…and no cooking. Therefore, this past Sunday my husband and I packed up and went for lunch at the new Saints location by Jordan Creek Mall. Cold and a little windy outside, we were hoping for a warm restaurant and some great comfort food. After

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Posted January 07, 2015in Community Featured, Fort Dodge

Breakfast for lunch

Central Perk 14 South 14th St. (515) 573-7375 Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.               I could sit here all day, sipping tea, reading a magazine, savoring this luscious cinnamon roll on the plate

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Posted December 31, 2014in Clear Lake, Community Featured

Comfort Food

              The snowbirds were nearly ready to fly the coop. Gulf Coast fishing was calling, but before they loaded up the SUV and headed south, it was time for a get-together with those of us brave enough to weather the winter in the north country of Iowa.             My

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Posted December 31, 2014in Community Featured, Email blast, Johnston

Plenty of choices

There are three kinds of eateries in the restaurant world, it seems. You have what I would call main focus restaurants that are devoted to one ethnic cuisine or steak or pasta or seafood. The menus tend to be small. Then you have your fine-tuned restaurants; those that serve only

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Posted December 31, 2014in Ames, Community Featured

A win for Wallaby’s

Wallaby’s Bar and Grille has been an Ames fixture since 1988, serving tasty eats and drinks in a sports bar atmosphere. Owners decided it was time for a change, and the restaurant relocated recently to the Somerset neighborhood in the northwest part of Ames, with a brand-new look and fun

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Posted December 24, 2014in Community Featured, Email blast, Waukee

Touchdown for Saints

  “Those were the days…” many people say with a wistful sigh, as they reminisce about their college days. Saturday afternoons spent watching your team at the bar can seem like a distant memory when you’re balancing work and a growing family. Does growing up have to mean giving up

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Posted December 24, 2014in Bondurant, Community Featured

Award-winning food

  When the Brick Street Market first opened in the spring of 2014, I immediately began to hear stories about the food being served at The Butler Café. Fast forward to the fall of 2014, and I began to hear about the Iowa Pork Producers Association awarding the café’s tenderloin

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