Top 7 Des Moines area orchards

Fall in Iowa means the opportunity to go to a local orchard and not only pick apples if you so choose, but also find other seasonal treats to purchase as well as some family friendly activities at some of the farms. The following are the best orchards in and around Des Moines to while away…

Seven Places to get your Pumpkin flavor fix

You know it’s fall when all of the food items on the shelves and in restaurants features pumpkin as a prominent flavor. The following are the best places to get your pumpkin favorites without having to go to the big chains. Drake Diner– located at 1111 25th Street, the Drake Diner doesn’t make you wait…

Top Ten Foods to Try at the World Food & Music Festival

The World Food and Music Festival will be held September 20-22nd this year. The following are the best foods to try during your visit. French– French Toast Crepe at the Crepe De Luxe Café- a freshly made crepe filled with butter, cinnamon, walnuts, almonds and maple syrup. This Iowa City based restaurant also serves monkey treat…

Top Ten Reasons to visit the Amana’s this weekend

A group of German Pietists moved to what has become the Amana Colonies in 1855 and lived a communal lifestyle until the 1930’s forming seven villages. They managed to maintain a self sufficient local economy for 80 years which is quite the feat considering how small this community is. Today, the Amana’s a charming retreat for…

Top Ten Fall Events in and around Des Moines

Summer isn’t the only season to get to go to events in Des Moines. The following are the best to go to while the weather starts cooling down and before you’ll be cooped up for the winter.   World Food and Music Festival– September 20-22- This is your chance to try foods from around the…