Hidden Foods of Des Moines: Bubbly Tea House

Written by: Laura Wiersema It’s time to put down the coffee and pick up some tea. No, not the kind of tea your 80-year-old grandma drinks. There’s a new tea in town and there’s only one place to get it: Bubbly Tea House in Des Moines. Established in February 2017, Bubbly is located on University Avenue in the Drake Neighborhood and is the only place … Continue reading Hidden Foods of Des Moines: Bubbly Tea House

Hidden Foods of Des Moines: Palmer’s Deli and Market

Written by: Laura Wiersema Looking to get the most bang for your buck at lunchtime? Look no further than Palmer’s Deli & Market. With five locations in the Des Moines area, they’re never far away. In 1990, a year after opening their first location in Urbandale, Palmer’s introduced their best deal, The Box Lunch. For the price of a sandwich (about $7) + $3.50, you … Continue reading Hidden Foods of Des Moines: Palmer’s Deli and Market

Hidden Foods of Des Moines: Krunkwich Ramen House

Written by: Madison DePover As a college student, you like to eat cheap fast foods on a small budget, like the staple of ramen noodles.   If you are someone that enjoys ramen noodles, try Krunkwich Ramen House on Ingersoll Avenue on restaurant row. They put a twist on the ramen you already love.   Everyone can find something they will like, including a vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes. If you have a gluten allergy, their … Continue reading Hidden Foods of Des Moines: Krunkwich Ramen House

Hidden Foods of Des Moines: The Cheese Bar

Written by: Madison DePover Located in the heart of restaurant row on Ingersoll Avenue, the Cheese Bar invites all cheese lovers of Des Moines to dine with one thing in mind: cheese. The Cheese Bar’s grand opening in June replaced the Cheese Shop of Des Moines from its basement to churn out a great community place with an extensive menu of cheese items for everyone.    You walk in the door and … Continue reading Hidden Foods of Des Moines: The Cheese Bar

Homemade Granola bars on a college budget

Video by Jonathan Facio | Story by Blake Willadsen Looking for a cheap and healthy snack? Homemade granola bars are easy to make and will save you money in the long run. Here are some Recipes you can try on your own in ten minutes. Saucin’ on the Storm Ingredients: 2 cups quick oats 2/3 cup light corn syrup (vegan option: honey) 3/4 cup cinnamon … Continue reading Homemade Granola bars on a college budget

Restaurant review: Krunkwich Ramen House

In the East Village of Des Moines lays an innocuous brick building. To the average passerby, nothing is particularly eye-catching, but within lies a hipster paradise. Krunkwich Ramen House opened in April 2015 as Iowa’s first restaurant dedicated to Japanese and Fusion Ramen. The small restaurant has an urban, yet cozy feel with friendly and helpful staff for those navigating ramen outside dollar-store packages for … Continue reading Restaurant review: Krunkwich Ramen House

College classics reimagined: beer

Here in Iowa, we love our comfort food. How ‘bout a comfort brew? Think of craft beer as the mac n’ cheese of beer: filling, savory and open to interpretation. Craft breweries have busted into the beer market in recent decades and are growing by double-digits each year. According to the Brewers’ Association, it’s the best time to be a beer love in United States … Continue reading College classics reimagined: beer

College classics reimagined: ramen

Cheap, easy and just tasty enough to constitute a meal in a pinch. Ramen has always been the broke college student’s go-to, but the cuisine is seeing a comeback in American culture as of lately. Refinery 29 called it one of the biggest food trends in 2015, citing research showing an increase of its appearance on restaurant menus by 18.2% from 2013 to 2014. Major … Continue reading College classics reimagined: ramen

College classics reimagined: pizza

Whether it’s a last-minute dinner or late-night munchies, college students’ go-to is almost always a good slice of pizza. Luckily, ID magazine took a road trip through the Des Moines area to find the most interesting pizzas around. Brickhouse Tavern Phone: (515) 962-5025 Address: 107 N. Buxton St., Indianola, IA 50125 Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Fri. 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 … Continue reading College classics reimagined: pizza