The next day we did a lot of walking and driving around, ending at the Des Moines Art Center. What a good idea. Definitely worth our time, in fact we could have stayed longer.
|Art on the lawn of the Des Moines Art Center ~ Loved this|
That evening we landed at the bar of one of the very best sushi restaurants I've ever been to. We sat there watching the chef/owner of the place wield his knife and show his proficiency at the art of sushi. Check out Miyabi 9 if you ever have the opportunity. I had to sneak a few pics while we were there. Chopsticks, the story of Sushi, the chef at work and The Horn Player enjoying his plate of scrumptiousness.
It was obvious the 'Buy Local' theme is emphasized and practiced by the whole of that city. My sentiments exactly. The Horn Player and I loved being there in the bustling crowds, getting a taste of the locale first hand. And, of course, I can never pass up certain food booths that really call to me while passing. These called the loudest...
|I haven't opened this just yet, but I did sample it at the Victoria's Table booth. Yum...|
|Another Yum...I can't wait to pop this open and serve it to some Saturday morning brunch guests. They're gonna love it.|
|Love mustard! And this one didn't disappoint. It reminds me of our Creole mustard. In fact, it's almost as good. ;-)|
Okay, this I can never pass up.
Our trip to the Heartland was quick, but memorable by all means. When we go back we'll hopefully have a chance to go to a few places we could not get to due to our time constraints. It's great to see how others define, 'Buy Local'. I wholeheartedly agree; that's exactly what I do here in our beautiful Louisiana.