Posted May 20, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown, Email blast

How to Get Krunk’d

Krunkwich Ramen House may have had their hiccups on opening day, but the crew has since rebounded to showcase the new and exciting flavors from owner Sam Auen. Specializing in Asian inspired ramen and sandwich dishes, Krunkwich is carving out their own corner of the Des Moines food scene. The

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Posted May 13, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Norwalk

A family feast

Small town Iowa is home to some of the best locally and family owned restaurants in existence. Each town has their own take on quality food served with a friendly smile. After 10 years in Indianola, Winn’s Pizza and Steakhouse has opened a second location in Norwalk, bringing with their

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Posted May 13, 2015in Community Featured, West Des Moines

New location

After taking my kids to gymnastics one Tuesday, we had all built up an appetite. We were looking for some instant gratification with a sit-down scene. Chips and salsa are a favorite in my family so we decided to try the new La Hacienda location in West Des Moines. This

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Posted May 06, 2015in Clear Lake, Community Featured

Prepared with love

Charming. Authentic. Friendly. Sweet aromas filling the air so much that simply inhaling makes your mouth water. How had I never been here before? Azzolina’s Hole in the Wall may be tiny, but it’s big on flavor and setting a style all its own. For my first visit to this

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Posted May 06, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Perry

Gyros on the go

Perry residents and visitors have more food variety than ever before with the addition of a new food truck. At Mo’s Gyros, the food choices lean to the Greek and Mediterranean with the menu offering gyros made of a choice of lamb, beef or chicken. The organically-raised lamb, chicken and

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Posted May 06, 2015in Ames, Community Featured

Stomping Grounds

It seems these days that hipster coffee shops are a dime a dozen, especially in college towns, and while Stomping Grounds in campus town might just fit into that category, it does so in the best possible way. The coffee shop and eatery is comfortable, stylish, and it features great

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Posted May 06, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Welcome addition

The wait staff at Gusto Pizza Co. wear T-shirts that read “Divine Pie” on the back. I call that truth in advertising. My husband and I ate at the original Gusto Pizza location on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines not long ago and were quite impressed. Then a location opened

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Posted April 22, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Waukee

One-stop shop

Date night at a grocery store? It just might be crazy enough to work. When Hy-Vee decided to start implanting their namesake restaurant “Market Grille” next to their grocery stores in 2012, they undoubtedly faced naysayers – but that was before those skeptics tried the food. “It was actually really

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Posted April 22, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Changing faces

Call it a ‘changing of the guard’ on Keeler Street. For it seems that as long as clocks have been ticking and tocking, this favorite place in downtown Boone has been known as the Tic Toc. But that all changed recently, as evidenced by the new signs already installed, and

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Posted April 15, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

A mix-up that works

In less than two years, Mad Meatball has established itself as a culinary force in the downtown scene. While not quite a household name, they are host to a loyal following and are winning over new fans with each dish. A short couple of blocks south of the East Village

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