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…

6 Reasons to go to 80/35 this year

80/35 is a yearly 2 day music festival held downtown Des Moines at the Western Gateway Park and it will be held on July 7th and 8th this year. With both free and paid stages, you’ll easily find something you’ll enjoy. The following are reasons for those who have never been to 80/35 to consider…

Ten more YouTube channels worth your time

YouTube has a seemingly endless amount of content, this includes a massive amount of average and bad content.  Here are some of the channels I believe to be a cut above. Sesame street – Clips from the popular children’s shows. You tube help – Most people are unaware that youtube has a help channel.  If you…

Top Ten 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Des Moines and it’s surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of options to see great firework displays to celebrate our country’s independence. The following are the best way to celebrate the 4th of July without having to drive too far out of town to do so though check the dates on each one since they’re not all…

Top Five Reasons to go to the Des Moines Arts Festival

The Des Moines Arts festival rivals festivals held in much larger cities. The following are reasons why you should make a point of visiting it this year. It’s Family Friendly- the festival is very family friendly unlike a lot of festivals that strive for more of an adult atmosphere. The Creative Family zone features activities/projects like…

Top Seven Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

Most father’s will want to do more on their annual day than being stuck in a busy restaurant.  The following are some ideas of how to get some quality time in with your dad on his big day, which this year falls on June 18th. Go to a Iowa Cubs baseball game- The game starts…

Top Ten Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day – this year on June 18- usually takes a backseat to the more popular Mother’s Day. This year, give your dad some love and attention with the following gift ideas.        Bialetti 6 cup Stovetop Espresso Maker– $22- Is the dad in your life in serious need of caffeine? This stovetop espresso maker can…