RōCA Opens

By Wini Moranville It’s as if Jason Kapela looked Jason Simon in the eye and said, “Game on.” Which is to say, if you love the kind of chef-driven, casual-yet-ambitious food that you find at Jason Simon’s Eatery A, which opened on Ingersoll last spring, you’ll want to try RōCA (Restaurant on Court Avenue). The […]

Unveiling Party

We hope you’ll join us as we unveil the November/December issue of dsm magazine on Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m, at 1590 Tulip Tree Lane (a residence in Glen Oaks), West Des Moines. Please park your car and catch a shuttle at Glen Oaks Country Club, 1401 Glen Oaks Drive.  A short program with comments and the unveiling will be […]

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2014 Sages Over 70

Please join dsm and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines as we congratulate this year’s Sages Over 70 at a special event Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m., at The Temple for Performing Arts.  We are pleased to honor Chuck Betts, J.C. “Buz” Brenton, Don Brush, Judy Conlin, Patty Cownie and Stan Reynolds for their significant contributions to the community over […]

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Trick or Treat? Definitely a Treat!

By Wini Moranville Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or you know some trick-or-treaters who deserve something out of the ordinary, you’ll want to check out these luscious caramel apples from Chocolate Storybook.     Each starts with a crisp, tart Granny Smith apple, which gets covered with caramel, chocolate and a variety of nuts, […]

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Ballet Des Moines’ New Season

By Belle Du Chene Ballet Des Moines’ season will open Oct. 24-26 with three performances of “3 + One: A Triple Bill” at Hoyt Sherman Place. Tickets are on sale now at the Hoyt Sherman Place box office (1501 Woodland Ave.) or online here. Tickets are $42.50 per person, $27.50 for students. The ballet’s artistic […]

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Memorable Memories

By Belle Du Chene Jazz vocalist Max Wellman will present five new productions throughout the 2014-2015 season at Drake University’s Turner Jazz Center, including his annual “Home for the Holidays” concert. The shows will highlight legendary artists and memorable melodies from the Great American Songbook. As a special bonus, Wellman’s new big band album, “Just in […]

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A Divine Drive-Thru

By Wini Moranville When you think of the type of cuisine you get from a drive-thru window, you don’t often think “French”–or even cuisine, for that matter. But Le Jardin’s “Gourmet to Go” program (GTG) brings an epicurean spin to drive-thru dining. Launching tomorrow, the program features one French-inspired entrée each week, available for pickup […]

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Wags n’ Whiskers Fundraiser

By Belle Du Chene  The Furry Friends Refuge, a non-kill animal shelter, will hold its annual silent auction fundraiser Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Windsor Heights Community Center, 6900 School St. The refuge provides adoptions, low- to no-cost spay and neutering and immunizations, among other services. Tickets are $40 and can be […]

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Django’s Fall Sangria Recipe

Pumpkins and Halloween costumes are popping up fast in area stores, which can only mean one thing: Fall is here. To celebrate, Django’s general manager, Michael Crownover, shares his recipe for a great seasonal sangria. Delicious and fruity with a hint of spice, this cocktail is perfect for the changing season. In a large pitcher, combine […]

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