Des Moines is full of so many wonderful opportunities.. too many to find them all and explore them too! So, take a look (and this is a note to self too) and go explore some. Suggestions are VERY welcome – please send it through the Post Office above or comments below. And get off and explore now!
Food and Grocery
Gateway Market – http://www.gatewaymarket.com/ – A fun local grocery store packed full of fresh, dried and canned goods. Pick up some fresh meat, fish, bread. Even stop in the cafe part and get some yummy food!
Django – http://www.djangodesmoines.com/ – French based, without the sass. Free corkage, lots of fresh oysters, and other tasty food. Enjoy the charm decor, active bar, and pretty packed house!
School and classes
Drake University – http://www.drake.edu/ – What can I say, i’m a little bias. : )
Urban Ambassadors – http://www.urbanambassadors.org/dsm/ – A local movement to build sustainable efforts around the city of Des Moines. Pushing past the fads or easy answers and allowing people to really get involved in projects that they are interested in to develop their connection to this planet.
MetroMix – http://desmoines.metromix.com/ – Calendars full of events, concerts, reviews, and your next gallery or hot spot opening.