July 18, 2019

Since launching as a cupcake shop in the popular Ingersoll neighborhood of Des Moines in 2010, Crème Cupcake has built a loyal fan base, grown it's offering of sweet treats, and even competed on the popular Food Network television show "Cupcake Wars"

On a recent eveni...

June 27, 2019

In 2015, the Des Moines City Council finally gave a green light to allow for food trucks to operate in Des Moines. Around that same time, the owners of food trucks formed an association (Legion of Food) to promote their cause.

In the more than four years since, Central...

June 25, 2019

An English born and Australian raised restaurateur and entrepreneur living in New York meets a native Iowan also living in New York and they move to Iowa and start a flourishing line of upscale restaurants in the Des Moines metro.

Does that sound like a Hallmark Mo...

May 28, 2019

Now in its 17th year, Winefest Des Moines has developed into one of the premier annual events in the Des Moines metro. The foundation behind these events exists to promote, educate, and celebrate the wine industry through wine and culinary partnerships on a local and g...

May 21, 2019

Years ago, when I worked in the Iowa Legislature, my then-boss took me to lunch at a bustling little French cafe in the middle of a strip mall on 42nd Street in Des Moines. I had no idea what to expect but based on his standards and foodie credentials, I figured it was...

May 14, 2019

When you drive through the heart of Des Moines on Interstate 235, the busiest section of road in our state, you can look to the south to enjoy the skyline and arguably the nation's most beautiful state capital building. If you look to the north, there's a very good cha...

March 22, 2019

All of us work well in different environments. Some of us need total peace and quiet. Some of us want to work with the music pumping through our earbuds. Some of us want to work in public places with others who are socializing or working around us. We're all different...

February 18, 2019

If you've ever attended an event at the historic and very opulent Hoyt Sherman Place in the Sherman Hill Historic District in the heart of Des Moines, you know what an absolute gem this venue truly is.

The home was built in 1877 by Hoyt Sherman, the youngest brother of...

January 7, 2019

When I travel to other cities, I make use of my "TV Food Maps" app on my phone to search for good local restaurants that offer something not only appetizing but unique to the area. The app (also a website) searches for restaurants that have been featured on more than 4...

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