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Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure: a unique and cozy experience

From left to right: Zippy Chai Tea, Rose Lemonade, and Sweet Cream Coffee. Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure is open from 6:30 a.m to 7:00 p.m.

Sophie Cordaro

May 26, 2017

Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure, located at 2723 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, is described as an "enduring, local art-filled coffee shop with in-house roasting and all-day breakfast in cozy surroundings.  This small coffee shop is known for its unique beverages and homemade pastries, but its sale of...

Grocery Store Chicken Nugget Taste Test

Grocery Store Chicken Nugget Taste Test

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

May 26, 2017

Americans consume more chicken than anyone else in the world at over 90 pounds per capita, according to the National Chicken Council. One of the most popular ways to enjoy chicken is through the form of nuggets. Unfortunately, running out and buying a pack of chicken nuggets from any fast food establishment...

SmallCakes Cupcakery: everyday average cupcakes

SmallCakes Cupcakery: everyday average cupcakes

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

May 12, 2017

SmallCakes Cupcakery is a very small and very pink cupcake bakery located in West Des Moines at 6305 Mills Civic Parkway, Suite 3109. Selected by USA Today as one of the top cupcake shops in the nation, SmallCakes offers 18 gourmet cupcake flavors and 15 homemade ice cream flavors. The interior of...

Hurts Donut Company: creative flavors and donut masterpieces

Hurts Donut Company: creative flavors and donut masterpieces

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

At this point, almost everyone in the metro area has heard of or seen pictures of the donut masterpieces that derive from Hurts Donut Company. Located at 5513 Mills Civic Parkway in building #105, this is the perfect spot for a snack for those headed to Jordan Creek Mall. Hurts Donut is also open 24/7,...

Krunkwich: Southeast Asian Comfort Food

Krunkwich: Southeast Asian Comfort Food

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

January 23, 2017

Krunkwich Ramen House is a small and colorful restaurant located on 2721 Ingersoll Ave. in downtown Des Moines. This restaurant specializes in ramen, vietnamese-style bahn mi sandwiches, and Korean cuisine. Walking in to the establishment, customers are immediately greeted by a large mural painted on...

Bubba: Authentic Southern in Downtown Midwest

Bubba: Authentic Southern in Downtown Midwest

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016

Southern Comforts Bubba is a "Downhome & Downtown" authentic Southern food restaurant located in downtown Des Moines. The restaurant gets its name "Bubba" from a traditional Southern nickname for male siblings, and ties together the concept of Southern comfort food. This restaurant made a fantastic...