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Des Moines Essentials: Breakfast & Brunch

As the wise Ron Swanson says “There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.” Or really any other emotion for that matter. Whether it’s diner style breakfast or fancier brunch, it’s hard for me to find something to dislike about pancakes, eggs and everything in between…

The Library Brunch

Eats: University Library Cafe

Before it’s reopening the University Library Cafe, affectionately known by Drake students as the Library, was just another – somewhat questionable – campus bar. But now, under new ownership, the Library has quickly become one…

Stuffed French Toast

Eats: Louie’s Wine Dive

I’m not going to lie – I was devastated to see Iowa Bakery Cafe, once located near the 42nd Street and University Avenue intersection, close. Their bagel sandwiches were to die for and the frozen…

Americana Bombshell Brunch

Eats: Americana

I’ve been dreaming of Americana’s Bombshell Brunch for a long time – basically ever since I learned that it included a grilled cheese bar. So now that I work 40+ hours a week at a…