Good morning, Iowa!
Happy Tuesday! I hope that your week is off to a great start. Anybody experiencing 80/35 withdrawals? Me, too. Seeing Nas on Friday night's main stage was awesome. Here's what you missed this past weekend. Hinterland is up next. Who's going? Anywho, enough small talk. Here's what's happening in Des Moines ...
Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Of course you do. "Pokemon Go," a "new twist to the Nintendo classic, providing an augmented reality experience that incorporates using your phone's GPS and camera to view creatures as you go hunting," has taken over the world, including Iowa. All weekend long, people were talking about how addicting this game is, but there are some safety concerns.
Is anybody else addicted to Amazon Prime? No? Just me? OK. Well, just an FYI: Today is Amazon Prime Day! It's a one-day sale that will have "Black Friday-like discounts on merchandise ranging from televisions to slow cookers to vitamins." What a time to be alive.
We weren't big fans of District 36 in Ankeny. It needs a little work. "Since it only opened in June, maybe this restaurant just needs a little more time to prove it can execute a full menu," according to one of our colleagues. "I hope they can because I'd love to return for dinner and drinks on their big patio overlooking the Promenade Park and lake — but for now, I'll just stick to appetizers and dessert." Yikes.
Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton is arguably one of the top guitarists in rock history. Who else can make his guitar talk like he does in his hit “Do You Feel Like I Do?” His fifth solo album, “Frampton Comes Alive!”, one of the top-selling records of all time, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. See him perform live Friday at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave. in Des Moines, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45-$99 at hoytsherman.org.
I'M IN LOVE WITH...
- This story about how a poor immigrant became a beloved Iowa supper king
— Ameena, Juice