Capital City Pridefest returns to Des Moines’ Historic East Village next weekend, Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12, 2016:
Summertime, summertime, sum- sum- summertime! Next week, school lets out for the summer. Saturday, the city swimming pools will open for the season. We’ll also remember those who have served our country, and enjoy a three-day weekend with our friends and family.
But before any of those things happens, we’ll be kicking off the official beginning of summer this Friday with our Memorial Day Cookout.
AllSpice owner Rory Brown will be the guest speaker later this week at the Food For Thought dinner April 7, at Wallace House in Sherman Hill.
Food for Thought dinners are offered exclusively on Thursday evenings at the Wallace House, 756 16th Street, Des Moines. A local expert is often on hand every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 8 pm, to informally discuss the week’s theme, or facilitate conversation started by the questions posted at each table.
Topics range from specific ingredients to preparation methods to food issues. Order from a changing menu created from local ingredients. Seating is available every half hour from 5:30 to 8 pm. Entrée prices range from $15 to $20. Make your reservation for the April 7 dinner by contacting email@example.com or call 515.243.7063.
We have a sure-fire remedy for your late-winter cabin fever: AllSpice will be sampling some delicious food at the Beer ‘n’ Bread event next Saturday, March 5, at Living History Farms.
This annual tradition gives you an opportunity to meet the creators of favorite Iowa craft beers, hear about home beer-brewing with local experts. Better yet, attendees are invited to taste a variety of micro-brews from across the state, and sample fresh artisan breads.
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Have you had it up to here ::holds hand way above head:: with winter?
We can’t make the dreary, cold weather go away, but we do have a warm, cozy, delicious suggestion for beating the winter blahs:
Join Des Moines Slow Food on Sunday, February 28 for their annual Soup Potluck!
Like to take a walk in the woods? Walkers (the woodsy kind, not the “Walking Dead” kind 😉 will meet at 3 pm at the lodge in the Walnut Woods State Park (pictured below) for a family-friendly trek led by Hike It Baby. Dress warmly — hike happens rain (or snow) or shine!
Make a batch of your family and friends’ favorite soup, stew, or bisque; and taste other cooks’ best soup efforts, too. Not a big soup-chef? People would love to taste your signature bread, side dish, or dessert recipe, too.
- Your own plates, soup bowls and eating / serving utensils
- BYOB adult beverages (no hard liquor please, beer/wine ok)
- A pot of soup, a side dish, or a dessert to share*
Slow Food Des Moines will bring the tables, chairs, and non-alcoholic beverages for all.
Admission: $10 / person -OR- Free when you bring soup or a side to share.
Slow Food Des Moines swag (t-shirts, posters, tote bags) will be available for purchase. Donations welcome. All proceeds go toward rental fees and toward 2016 Des Moines Slow Food projects.