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Cabo Sol offers more than 15 different flavors of
margaritas. Also find these tasty cocktails at Quintons,
Granite City, Jethro’s and Cabo Sol.

THE DRINK – Starting out strong

By Eleni Upah Whether blended or frozen, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails on the menu at many restaurants, and it also happens to be the perfect beverage to complement this issue’s main dish. Grilled chicken is a fresh entrée that only seems to taste better in the warm summer months. The […]

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The Sutliff tap is used often at el Bait Shop, where the Iowa-based
company is the favorite among hard ciders.

THE DRINK – A drink fit for all of Iowa’s seasons

By Eleni Upah Hard ciders have been increasing in popularity. The light, crisp flavor makes it a popular choice for people who don’t typically like the taste of beer, but it’s also a fresh summer favorite for regular beer drinkers. And when it comes to pouring the flavors of Iowa into your glass, apples are […]

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THE DRINK – Grown-up Hot Chocolate to Warm Your Insides

By Ashley Buckowing Prairie Fire cinnamon whiskey, dark cocoa, topped with Chef Joseph’s Marshmallow It’s been a long week. Your boss yelled at you for missing deadline, and now you’re backed up at work. The kids have been going through a naughty phase, your car broke down in the middle of a snowstorm, and the […]

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Tally’s Bloody Mary bar is offered each Sunday with extras like shrimp, peppers, bacon and pickles for a different taste each time.

THE DRINK- Your cocktail, your way

By Eleni Upah Thanks to tailgating and the growing popularity of brunch, we can all feel a little less guilty pouring a morning drink. And what’s less guilty than a glass full of vegetables? Enter the Bloody Mary: the perfect mixture of vodka, tomato juice, spices and vegetable garnishes to satisfy the hungry and seasoned […]

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The South Side Citra Blonde is the favored summer ale at Confluence Brewing Company.

THE DRINK- The best beers are Des Moines beers

By Eleni Upah “I’m not sure if…there is a bad beer with a burger.” That pretty much says it all. Or, at least it does for Confluence Brewing Company’s president and co-Founder John Martin. If he had to choose one beer that he likes to enjoy with a flavorful burger in the warm summer months, […]

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