On the street with photographer Nick Dermand.
Dine in four participating restaurants and be eligible to: Win our Restaurant Week contest A trip for two to Sonoma county
In the metro area’s best restaurants, the service diners encounter in the front of the house is wrought with as much skill and passion as the cuisine that comes from the kitchen.
Restaurant Week will celebrate its fifth anniversary with another year of great cuisine at a great price. Chefs at 32 of the metro area’s top restaurants will prepare special fixed-price menus Aug. 17-26 that will cost just $25 for one three-course dinner or for two lunches. The week provides not only a way to enjoy [...]
For nearly 10 years, dsm has covered and celebrated the interesting and intriguing people, places and things of Greater Des Moines. About a year or so ago, our company chairman and dsm founder Connie Wimer wondered aloud: What if we did the same for all of Iowa? As Connie shared her vision, we all became [...]
Ballet Des Moines will enter a new era this fall when it hires six professional dancers. To read the story, click here. Photo by Bruce Wagner.
Our take on where to go and what to do around town Discover … … Brenton Arboretum in Dallas Center. One of the Central Iowa’s best-kept secrets, the impeccably maintained 140-acre preserve was established by Sue and J.C. “Buz” Brenton in 1997 on land that has belonged to the Brenton family since 1853. Six walking [...]
Numerals, nuggets, trivia and tidbits 34 Number of food vendors that will participate at the eighth annual World Food Festival Sept. 21-23 in the East Village downtown. They’ll offer specialties from places as varied as Ethiopia, France, India, Ecuador and Russia. The festival also will feature cooking demonstrations, a marketplace and live entertainment. 7,950 Average [...]
Written by Jane Schorer Meisner Photo by Duane Tinkey n the lexicon of 79-year-old Clive poet Mary Louise “M.L.” Vaughn Shirley Hopson, adjectives and adverbs merit minimal respect. “They’re too telling,” Hopson contends. “Use concrete nouns and active verbs.” One strong noun, “mentor,” depicts particular poignancy to the poet. “All of my life, I’ve had [...]