Big City Burgers & Greens: Both a Restaurant and a Venue

Our city is buzzing with new food concepts these days, which should excite even the most conventional of restaurant-goers because you don’t have to be stuffy, quirky, or wealthy to enjoy the down-to-earth foodie world of Des Moines.  Big City Burgers and Greens is a great little spot whose food and atmosphere liven up the [...]

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A Delicious Lesson Learned at Proof

My first official Urban Merchant interview and I’ve been schooled.  My lunch at Proof was divine and the curry-toasted almonds on the salad left a lasting impression.  During our meal my husband even said, “I feel like we’re on vacation,” and the conversation led to a wildly entertaining display of Matt’s imagination (you have to [...]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Sweet Binney’s

On his first day on the job at a bakery in Massachusetts, Ryan Binney arrived early to ensure smooth sailing after taking over the tadalafil 20mg job from a baker who had up and quit. As a cashier at the store, he had viagra online pharmacy merely watched and admired the craft for months. But [...]

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New Urban 515 Merchants for Summer-Loving Fun

It’s only June and we have the entire summer ahead of us to try out some new local hot spots and to get rewarded while we do! Quite Possibly the Coolest New Thing in our City! We’ve been doing the happy-dance (and lots of awkward high-fives) around the Urban515 office lately, because the local goodness [...]

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Summer Sips and Two Local Classics

Most days you’ll catch me daydreaming about an adventure in the Rockies or a day at the beach somewhere, but not today. I’m happy right where I’m at, and I know you are, too! What better to celebrate Iowa’s perfect (pre-100% humidity) weather than with golf and outdoor dining? Good news, Des Moines is delivering [...]

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Miss Kitty’s is the Best of Both Worlds

At first glance, Miss Kitty’s Dance Hall and Cyber Saloon appears to be a bar with an identity crisis. The décor is country, the DJ is spinning hip-hop tracks, and the dance floor is turning into a club. The disco ball saddle hanging from the ceiling pretty much sums up this giant contradiction. But by [...]

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Sing Your Heart Out at Billy Joe’s Lounge

Whether you’re the next American Idol or simply a shower soprano, there’s nothing like karaoke night to bring out the star in everyone. And there’s no better place to unleash your inner diva than Billy Joe’s Lounge. Billy Joe’s has offered karaoke night for longer than almost any place in town, so they’ve got a [...]

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Learn to Make Sushi Like a Pro

The art of making sushi has been around for centuries, but it has only gained popularity in Des Moines within the last 15 years or so. However, it has quickly gained recognition as a sophisticated, delicious option for dining out on the town. Wouldn’t you love to impress your friends and family the next time [...]

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It’s Your Day to Win a FREE Urban Card!

We think everyone should have the opportunity to save money while supporting their community  - that’s why we’re giving away HUNDREDS of FREE temporary Urban Cards! On Thursday, November 11th, you can find these complimentary cards at local businesses all around Des Moines. Check out Campbell’s Nutrition, Chocolaterie Stam, Friedrichs Coffee, and Grounds for Celebration to grab [...]

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Newest All Stars of the Urban Card

We’re excited to introduce you to the three newest members of the Urban 515 local business alliance! Big City Burgers and Greens will be opening in mid-November in the old Battani’s Pizza location at Capitol Square. As the name suggests, the menu willfeature an array of “grass-fed, green, organic” burgers as well as salads with [...]

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