2015 Sages Over 70

dsm is pleased to announce the 2015 Sages Over 70 honorees: Margo Blumenthal, philanthropist and community volunteer; Philip Dorweiler, retired attorney; Vernon Johnson, longtime advocate for disadvantaged youths; Gary Kirke, business leader and philanthropist; Elvin McDonald, well-known garden expert; Polly Moore, community volunteer; Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation; and Jack Wahlig, […]


Unveiling of our July/August issue from a dog’s point of view.

Video: A video from the unveiling of our July/August issue from Apollo the dog–our cover modelโ€™s–point of view.

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VIDEO: How DesMoinesArts Inc. plans to transform the art scene

DesMoinesArts Inc. President Justin Mandlebaum gives us his presentation explaining his effort to transform the local art scene by providing permanent affordable workspace to artists.

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Get Fresh at Beaverdale Books

By Wini Moranville Lovers of all things fresh and local will want to head to Beaverdale Books this Sunday, Aug. 2, for a chance to meet Summer Miller, author of “New Prairie Kitchen: Stories and Seasonal Recipes from Chefs, Farmers, and Artisans of the Great Plains.” The timing couldn’t be better. Many of the 50 […]

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Breaking News for Foodies

We just found out that chef Jacob Demars of Juno Sushiย in Chicago is coming to the Des Moines Social Club’s Culinary Loft Nov. 20-21 to host two private, 12-course dinners. Only 12 seats will be sold for each dinner, making it an intimate experience for the lucky few who can grab tickets. The event is […]

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Grocery Shopping Just Got Easier

Have you heard about the online shopping option at select Hy-Vee stores in the metro? So far we’ve gotten good feedback on the service that allows customers to shop online and have their groceries delivered straight to their door or ready for pickup at a reserved time. The service costs $4.95 for delivery and $2.95 […]

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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa Needs Your Help

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is over capacity and asking for help from the community to adopt or foster the record number of homeless animals–more than 1,300–that are currently in its care. “While we have had a record number of adoptions and great success with reuniting lost pets with their owners this summer … […]

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Hands Off My Plate!

By Wini Moranville In a recent article in The Washington Post, journalist Roberto A. Ferdman decried the rapidly growing practice of servers clearing plates the minute they perceive you’re finished–whether or not others at your table are still eating. When did everyone forget that this is in bad form? As Ferdman put it, clearing plates […]

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Des Moines Has Done It Again

Des Moines’ culinary scene has again gained national attention. Iowa has been honored in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Awards, which highlight restaurants around the world that offer the best wine selections. Five metro-area hot spots made the list: 801 Chophouse, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Splash Seafood Bar & Grill, Trostel’s Dish and Trostel’s […]

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