Good morning, Iowa!

I hope that this email reaches you in good spirits. Did you watch "The Bachelorette" last night? Catch up on what you missed right here. As we're about halfway through Winefest, we can't help but look ahead to see what's next. Pridefest is upon us! The festival opens at noon on Saturday in the East Village by Walnut and East 4th streets between Locust and Grand. See more of the Pridefest schedule here, learn about Templeton Rye's new whiskey and guess which small-town steakhouse is one of the best in the nation. Let's talk about what else is happening around Des Moines this week...  


Apparently, the city is trying to get in the way of our late-night taco intake. What's up with that? Well, the city wants to apply a curfew for food trucks that operate on private property outside of downtown Des Moines. Vendors who are part of the on-street food truck program won't be subject to these restrictions. City leaders are looking to get rid of the noise and trash that these food trucks create.


There's more to buy at the Downtown Farmers' Market than breakfast burritos. You can purchase spring vegetables and fruits at the peak of their ripeness. Here’s a look at some of the produce that’s ready to be eaten in early June like Rinehart's Family Farm featured cherry tomatoes for $3 a crate and a crate of strawberries from Storybook Orchard for $6.


Join in on the fun of celebrating Iowa beers for Des Moines Beer Week from June 17 to 26. It all starts with El Bait Shop, 200 S.W. Second St., on June 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. If you're a fan of running and beer, sign up for the DSMBW Beer Mile to run a mile. You get to drink four beers along the race. With 10 full days of activities, you'll be sure to find something to enjoy.


If you have ever wondered what Alfred Hitchcock’s James Bond might have looked like, then you should check out this exhibit. If you haven't, then you should still check this out anyway. The Des Moines Film Society and the University of Iowa Atrium have put together the "Lost Films Poster" art show. It will feature films that were either written or partially filmed but never finished. What could have been? Well, now we'll know. The art show will take place on Friday at the University of Iowa Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave, from 5-7:30 p.m. You can also catch the art on display at Flix Brewhouse, 1200 Grand Ave., on this Saturday and Sunday. There will be 35 prints of each poster for sale at the price of $35. Both of the posters pictured above, "Napoleon" by Andy Cusack and "Flamingo Feather" by Lincoln Decklever, will be on display. Learn more about it here.


-Ameena, Juice

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