January 2024

“Everything is better with pie” is the motto for Pies and Pastries by Lana. We couldn’t agree more. Here’s Lana Ross’ lattice-top cherry pie, which is available through special order. Want to learn to make your own? Ross regularly teaches classes at Kitchen Collage. You can also find her baked goods at Zanzibar’s on Ingersoll.

If you hear “pasta” and immediately think Italian, it’s time to expand your horizons. Sure, cavatelli and spaghetti will always have a special place in the hearts of locals, but there’s a lot more to explore. Noodle dishes have been made in hundreds of cultures for centuries, and a diverse mix of local restaurants proves the point. Consider this your

We put our noses to the ground to sniff out how and where Des Moines dogs and their humans live their best lives. We found fetching outdoor play spots, miles of trails to explore on foot and paw, and the best doggone farmers market in the country. Turns out, Central Iowa is a pooch’s paradise.

Q: How would you describe yourself? A: We would describe ourselves as pet-industry disruptors, mile-high expectation executioners and business leaders. But the only way we can say that is because we have had great mentors, business partners, investors, amazing staff and one hell of a support system.

Trisha Goode McFadden is no stranger to the Des Moines restaurant scene. But together with her cousin and business partner, Kendall Owen, their new venture, Early Bird Brunch in West Des Moines, is bringing a whole new dining experience to the metro area.

Biaggi’s is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of pastas, soups and salads, pizza, seafood, steaks and desserts. We believe strongly in providing exceptional service and make it our goal to ensure that each guest leaves with the feeling they have received the highest level of personal attention.

Make your weekdays feel like weekends when you travel to Destination Grille. Steak. Seafood. Pasta. Pizza. Our menu is your oyster! We’ve created the ultimate dining experience with dishes from all around the globe, prepared fresh with locally sourced ingredients in our scratch-made kitchen, not to mention our wide selection of wine, beer and specialty craft cocktails. Grab some friends or


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