2016 SAGES OVER 70

Once again, Greater Des Moines has shown us how fortunate we are to live in a community shaped and guided by generous mentors. Reviewing nominations for dsm’s annual Sages Over 70 honor never gets easier, but it’s a challenge we have come to welcome, with its opportunity to consider so many uplifting examples of selfless […]

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FIRST LOOK: BUBBA

By Wini Moranville I’ll say this about Bubba–Southern Comforts: There’s nothing like it in town. Sure, it has the high-ceilinged, giant-windowed, exposed-ductwork look of many restaurants housed in historic downtown buildings, but Christopher Diebel‘s new soon-to-be hotspot (set to open Thursday), exudes grandeur, poise and polish. Elements of Diebel’s native South (he’s a son of […]

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SHAKESPEAREAN TWIST

It’s been 400 years since Juliet wherefore’d for her young Romeo. It’s about time for an update, with a little music and dancing. Local playwright Lorenzo Sandoval’s award-winning revision, “Romeo and Juliet: Thrice Told Tales,” will be produced on the grounds of Terrace Hill Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, by the theater company […]

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SAY ‘CHEESE!’

Your long wait is over! The American Cheese Society’s Annual Conference and Competition arrives at the Iowa Events Center this week. More than 1,200 cheese and specialty food professionals are expected for the seminars, competitions and cheesy revelry. The Cheese Shop of Des Moines is hosting a free block party tomorrow — Wednesday, July 27 […]

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A FORT KNOX FOR ART

You might store treasured digital files on “the cloud.” But what about artwork and other prized possessions? One solution: a new high-security, museum-quality warehouse called The Dickinson Vaults. “The Dickinson Vaults was created to provide solutions for clients who desire long-term or temporary storage options for their high-value possessions and collections during instances such as […]

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COMING SOON: SAISON

By Wini Moranville David Baruthio recently revealed to dsm that he plans to take over the site of the former Mustard’s restaurant (which closed June 1), and transform it into Saison, a bar-grill featuring casual, seasonal Continental cuisine. What? Another venue for David Baruthio? With chef-ownership of three restaurants (Baru 66, Blue Tomato and Prime), […]

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A GEM OF AN IDEA

By Lacy Brunnette Why keep your lovely old jewelry tucked away in a drawer?Jewelry designer and artist Christine Hilbert will give those baubles new life, preserving and repurposing them in a unique way. Hilbert creates sketches and paintings incorporating pieces of vintage jewelry and keepsakes. The result, as she says on her website, is “part […]

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