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Back to Basics at Baxter’s

I heard mixed reviews from friends who tried Baxter’s shortly after their December 2012 opening. As Benson’s newest pizza place, I had hoped not to hear such things as: “The wait is long,” “It’s expensive,“ and, perhaps the most foreboding warning, “It’s by the slice, but it’s nothing like New York style.”

Happily, I was able to debunk some of these notions.

But let’s back up a moment.

As the second offering...


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According to the Center for Disease Control's most recent statistics on binge drinking and Trulia's list of cities with the most bars per capita, Business Insider name Omaha, the Most Hungover City, out of 25 other contenders like, Denver CO, San Antonio TX, and New Orleans LA. Omaha was listed at the top based on 8.3 bars per 10,000 households and 19.5% admitting to binge drinking. It has been a long winter. 

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Opening Echo Coffee

Justin Schaffner is very laid back. Have a conversation with him and you’ll undoubtedly hear him say, “Oh, no worries!” at least two or three times because he says that a lot. It’s amazing that he’s so calm considering the past two years have been filled with uncertainty and frustration as he tried to open the doors to his coffee shop.

He remembers when the idea to start a business first came to him; it was...


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Tickets for the 11th annual Winefest Des Moines are on sale now at winefestdesmoines.com. The festival, presented by Dahl’s, celebrates the wine and culinary industries in Des Moines, Iowa with an entire week of events from June 1st through June 8th, 2013. The Des Moines Wine Festival Foundation has planned eight days of wine-related events for its annual June celebration. This year’s festival includes new events...


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