Des Moines

The Week: June 7, 2013

Now that June has arrived it finally feels like summertime. Here’s to a weekend filled with perfect patio weather, picnics in the park and afternoons reading by the pool. 

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Road Trip 2013: Des Moines to Cheyenne

After more than 52 hours in the car, seven days of togetherness and more pounds of gummy bears than I would like to admit, I’m back in Des Moines. Our road trip to San Francisco was a phenomenal success and I can’t wait to share all of our adventures…

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

This weekend, I joined 8,000 of my closest friends at the Iowa State Fairgrounds for a truly Midwestern event: the 2013 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. The basic premise? Eat a lot of bacon and drink well before noon – that’s kind of it…

Fleur Cinema & Cafe

Des Moines is a city blessed with many movie theaters and the Fleur Cinema is, without a doubt, one of my favorites. I’ve already been to the Fleur three times this summer, and each times…

80/35

Just after my week of relaxing vacation time I headed back to the heartland to spend the first weekend in July at 80/35. Even though I could go on forever about how much I love…

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…

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Iowa Cubs

As corny as it sounds, I strongly believe that there is nothing that says summer quite like a baseball game. I have never really been one for watching sports extensively. Yes, occasionally I’ll tune in…

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Eats: Zombie Burger

I first heard about Zombie Burger last fall during my semester in Barcelona. While there’s a lot of delicious food to enjoy in Spain, the Catalan people aren’t exactly known for the quality of their…