Quirky Des Moines #14: The Baby Faced Embezzler

      He didn’t look like a man who would go on to commit the largest financial crime in the state of Iowa in the 1980’s. Even his friends and those who worked with him were more shocked than angry about his crimes against them. Gary Lewellyn,  the man with the mop of curly hair…

Top Seven Places to get Dessert in Des Moines

  Dessert is arguably the most important part of any meal. The following are the best places in Des Moines to indulge your sweet tooth/(or teeth for some of us). Main Street Café– Located in Ankeny, this cafe puts their treats front and center to tempt you as soon as you walk through their doors….

Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Your First Ragbrai

  Ragbrai started in 1973 as the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa and has become one of the oldest and longest bicycle tours in the world. The following are tips to help those who are new to the race which this year will be July 23rd-29th and to bicycling long distances in…

Top Ten Patios to enjoy this Summer

Patios are the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer on a hot summer night. The following are the best locally owned bars in Des Moines to meet up with friends or just enjoy the scenery. Wellman’s Pub and Rooftop-located on Ingersoll and in West Des Moines, both locations feature a large patio with plenty of…