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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...

Guru BBQ: Asian/southern flavor fusion

Guru BBQ: Asian/southern flavor fusion

Sophie Cordaro, Staff Writer

September 21, 2016

Guru BBQ is a small and artistically decorated barbecue restaurant in downtown Des Moines. However, it is not the simple barbecue joint as it sounds. Located in a very small indoor strip mall just across the street from Principal Park, Guru BBQ is an Asian fusion barbecue restaurant, with heavily influe...