Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Culinary Fight Night comes to DSM

Culinary Fight Night comes to DSM

Dec 10, 2014

Mark your calendars and vote on the mystery ingredient for the Iron Chef style show-down on January 11, 2015. Executive Chef Dominic Iannarelli of Splash & Jethro’s will be taking on Executive Chef of Catering DSM Mike Holman in a Culinary Fight Night. Vote HERE to help choose the mystery ingredients the chefs will have to incorporate into the...

La Mie Express: The Same Tasty, Fresh Flavors

La Mie Express: The Same Tasty, Fresh Flavors

Dec 3, 2014

La Mie Express opened downtown in Hotshots old spot yesterday. I stopped by for a chicken salad sandwich and some cauliflower soup! My gluten-free friend enjoyed an ‘express’ cob salad and a GF powerbar. Overall I was impressed with the space and selection. They had a 2 soups, 6 salads, 7 sandwiches and 3 quiche options as well as an impressive selection of...

Holiday Promenade 2014

Holiday Promenade 2014

Nov 19, 2014

Last year I went to my first East Village Holiday Promenade. Looking back, even though it was bitterly cold, I still remember the night as sort of magical. A group of friends and I wandered through the east village in search of freebies and fun times. We started off in Raygun with a free bottle of hard cider and #overheardinthestore book with purchase. We wound...

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday – The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

Why Eat at a Chain Wednesday – The Cheese Shop of Des Moines

Nov 5, 2014

As the days get colder, I have been looking for toasty new lunch spots. After trying the  ‘toasties’ at The Cheese Shop of Des Moines, I can recommend  this spot for a warm, inviting lunch this season. Tucked into the shops at Roosevelt, this tiny restaurant is packed with cheese, specialty products, and other oddities including pig hooves that line the...

Calling all Caramel Apple Fans!

Calling all Caramel Apple Fans!

Oct 29, 2014

This autumn, I find myself drawn toward the sweet, tangy combo of caramel apples. I snatched up this beauty at the farmer’s market. From Storybrook Orchards, the apple was wonderfully tart and crisp on the inside and had a solid yet soft caramel coating covered in peanuts on the outside. I’ve also heard that Chocolate Storybook has some eclectic caramel...