Good morning, Iowa!
You made it to another Thursday. This weekend looks pretty promising. On Saturday, you can stop by the Juneteenth festivities at Evelyn Davis Park, 1400 Forest Ave., for entertainment, family-fun activities and food from noon to 7 p.m. If you're in the mood for biking on Saturday, join BACooN RIDE TR3S, a 71-mile bike ride along the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Enough looking ahead, here's what we're talking about right now...
No, we don't want to see anything with your ties, greeting cards or grilling tools. We want to talk about the best Father’s Day gift around: wisdom. We asked local fathers to give us their perspectives on what being a dad means to them, how fatherhood impacts their lives and what exactly is so cool about being a dad in Iowa. Read it all here.
Looking for a taste of NYC without leaving the great state of Iowa? Well, get over to West Des Moines to try Taste of New York. The food's not bad. Here’s your debrief of the best items on the menu in a New York minute: Get the garlic knots ($3 for five), shepherd's salad ($8.50), a slice of margherita pizza ($4) and zeppoli ($4.50 for 6).
The Iowa State Fair announced 26 new and crazy foods that will be ready for you to eat this year. My personal fave? The ice cream nachos and Pride of Iowa wrap. Here are five concoctions that don't sound as appetizing. I'll probably end up trying them all, though.
It's been three years since Justin Bieber descended upon the Des Moines Beliebers strapped to larger-than-life, silver wings. So angellic, that Justin. Our local music man, Matt, took us on a walk through memory lane with Bieber's performances within the city. Also, here are five other Canadian acts we want to see at Wells Fargo Arena.
I'M IN LOVE WITH...
- This editorial written by an Iowan regarding the recent shooting in Orlando: I'm gay and married to a Muslim. And today I am not OK.
- Ameena, Juice