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

The World Food and Music Festival will be held September 15th-17th 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…

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…

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 15-17- This is your chance to try foods from around the…

Top Ten Ways Employers can make job interviews less painful

Job interviews are as bad as a first date only you have the added pressure of having to commit to the company for at least 40 hours a week for who knows how long. Employers  can make the experience better so everyone walks away feeling respected and that their time was well spent. Don’t assume…

Top Ten Images from the Iowa State Fair

The following images should give a visual representation of the Iowa State Fair for both those who have never been and for those who make it a point to make a yearly visit.       10.

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….