Posted March 25, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Waukee

1908 Draught House

Imagine a place where you can enjoy a beer with your favorite star athletes. Sit next to them and relive memories of their glory days. Well, imagine no more. Settled on Hickman Road in Waukee is a place where you can do just that, 1908 Draught House. Pictures of famous

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Posted March 18, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Olympic Flame leads the way

There is something beautiful and almost therapeutic when eating food brought to America, prepared authentically and served right. The result is often times a work of love and art. Chef Angelo Ligdis has been doing just that, with his native Greek cuisine, in the Des Moines East Village for over

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Posted March 11, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, West Des Moines

Shop and dine

We’ve all been there. You head into the grocery store to pick up the necessities and maybe just a few extras when suddenly the wonderful smell of food hits you. The stomach growls and your head fills with visions of juicy burgers, decadent cakes and extravagant meals. Well, fret no

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Posted March 04, 2015in Ames, Community Featured

Pub grub

It seems foodie food is all the rage lately, but sometimes you just want something unpretentious and simple, done right and with lots of flavor – with a big glass of your favorite barley pop served on the side. When that craving hits, it’s time to hit West Towne Pub.

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Posted March 04, 2015in Community Featured, Johnston

Food with history

I have a soft spot in my heart — or in my appetite — for a certain kind of restaurant. I like heritage restaurants, the kind that are family-owned and have been in business since I was a youngster. In my hometown, George and Nick’s has been rolling out pizza

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Posted March 04, 2015in Clear Lake, Community Featured

More than pizza

Why is it that birthdays take half as long to get here every year? We call it the “half life of birthdays,” the girls and I who celebrate together a few times a year. When we were kids — or at least in our 20s — birthdays were spaced out

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Posted February 25, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Old friend gets new face

Sometimes, the newest place in town is really an old friend. In this case, it’s more than just a fresh new look at the ‘unofficial coffee shop of Iowa.’ After months of walking past the renovation, the all-new Market Café opened in Boone earlier this winter. Behind the sliding glass

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Posted February 25, 2015in Featured Story, Waukee

Satisfying the whole family

Going out for pizza, the easy answer for family dinner on a busy night – at least, it used to be. You want mushrooms, but mushrooms make your spouse gag. Your daughter wants meat-lovers, your son has decided to become a vegetarian, and you’re ready to go insane. When the

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Posted February 18, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown, Email blast

Punch your hunger

It’s no secret the relationship between Des Moines and Ames has experienced positive growth in recent years. A surge in the import and export of business, art and culinary achievements has led to quality offerings in both communities. Included in that cooperation is The Fighting Burrito, which opened their downtown

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Posted February 11, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Fort Dodge

A marriage made in heaven

I can still remember the first time I came here for any event. It was a bitterly cold, late December, night in the mid to late 1970s. I must have been in junior high, and this was the swankiest place I had ever seen on the face of the earth.

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