My New Coffee Maker

Yeah, it's probably true, there is such thing has having too many coffee makers but I love having the ability to make different styles. I've got a french press, Read more

Chocolate Storybook

// // There's getting chocolate as a treat and then there is getting chocolate directly from the source. Chocolate Storybook in West Des Moines is the chocolate store that Read more

Everyone Will Be Gobbling Down Hot Dogs This Year

// // Hey, if turkey isn't your thing. Indulge this on Thanksgiving. // // Read more

13 Pictures from Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo 2014

// // This event was a blast! There was so much outstanding food and drink to be sampled. I left there extremely stuffed. Enjoy some pictures from the 2014 event. Read more

My New Coffee Maker

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Yeah, it’s probably true, there is such thing has having too many coffee makers but I love having the ability to make different styles. I’ve got a french press, a couple of auto-drips and now I’m eyeing a Chemex.
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Chocolate Storybook

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Chocolate Storybook goodies

There’s getting chocolate as a treat and then there is getting chocolate directly from the source. Chocolate Storybook in West Des Moines is the chocolate store that I grew up on. It was no more than 10 minutes from my house and I remember going in as a kid and being in heaven.

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Everyone Will Be Gobbling Down Hot Dogs This Year

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Hey, if turkey isn’t your thing. Indulge this on Thanksgiving.
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13 Pictures from Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo 2014

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2014 Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo_2This event was a blast! There was so much outstanding food and drink to be sampled. I left there extremely stuffed. Enjoy some pictures from the 2014 event.

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Run Free

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Anna Buenneke Des Moines Marathon

Bacon. ice cream. Frosting. Candy. Runners don’t eat that stuff right?!

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2014 Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo presented by Hy-Vee

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2014 Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo presented by Hy-Vee
Just because it’s getting colder and the year is starting to wind down doesn’t mean that food and wine festivals are slowing down. If you’re looking for something to do on November 7th and 8th at Hy Vee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa you should attend the 2014 Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo presented by Hy-Vee.

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Draft, Craft, Domestic and Imported Beer

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Des Moines Foodster Beer
Let’s be honest, we’ve all had the experience when we’re either buying our first drink at a Des Moines bar or you just forget and you have to ask, what a domestic, imported or craft beer is. Here’s the difference between the three:

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Jethro’s BBQ n’ Bacon

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Jethro's BBQ n' Bacon in West Des Moines, IA

Bacon, bacon, and more bacon. That’s exactly what you can expect when you visit Jethro’s BBQ n’ Bacon in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Use the Beer Flowchart To Help You Decide

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What Beer should I drinkBeer here!

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No Corkage Fee – No Problem in Des Moines

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no corkage fee restaurant des moines

(photo via my +39 trip)

Des Moines has a lot to offer for a variety of wines. We have local wineries that produce some good wines, and then there are restaurants with an extensive wine lists from all over the world. Some nights, it’s nice to bring your own, favorite, bottle of wine that you can’t always find on a wine list. If you’re wanting to bring your own bottle of wine to a restaurant in Des Moines, you should visit these restaurants that feature no corkage fees:

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