Mojos on 86th gives time-tested classics a contemporary twist, serving up a menu of locally sourced, seasonally shifting dishes. A generous lunch spread sports selections such as Wirth Farms lamb sliders ($10), laden with roasted shiitake mushrooms, roma tomatoes, and herb aioli, snackily sided with sweet-potato fries. A pre-dinner starter of rock-shrimp ceviche makes a compelling case for heatless cookery ($12), and innovative entrees tout the tastiness of flame-kissed, neighborhood-grown ingredients. Flavorful options include Iowa-raised pork medallions, served with savory chorizo-raisin bread pudding and ample lip-smacking flavors ($21). Vegetarians can seek beyond the salad horizon with crispy caramelized-onion and wild-mushroom polenta cakes with tomato and basil ragout ($19). The dessert menu offers continually shifting flavors, ensuring flighty sweet teeth are kept on their toes.
Dog Days & Cat Naps maintains a welcoming environment where pets can feel safe and secure while away from home. The knowledgable staff watches over dogs, cats, birds, and other animals of all sizes with its boarding service and offers half-day and full-day daycare options. It also keeps pets clean with various bathing packages, some of which include care for nails, ears, and glands.
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has been promoting healthy living to families and individuals in the surrounding communities since 1868. One month of family membership (good for two adults and any dependants under the age of 23) entitles tribes to full usage of any of the area locations including the brand new YMCA Healthy Living Center. Membership amenities encompass access to fitness equipment, lap and therapeutic pools, more than 500 fitness classes like kickboxing, yoga, tai chi, and water aerobics, reduced program rates, access to the child care nursery, and many other programs and services, which vary according to location. Each family member will also get three sessions of personalized attention from one of the Y’s Healthy Living Coaches, who can help make the most of your month of muscling by helping the whole family become acclimated to the equipment, establish fitness goals, and transform into an entire tribe of variously sized Rocky Balboas.
For licensed massage therapist Christopher Hulsebus, the hands are a just a small part of the massage experience. The Amma Shiatsu practitioner incorporates the forearms, knuckles, and elbows to alleviate deep-seated pains and counters constricted muscles with stretching techniques. Christopher also pulls from six other modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal—during sessions that take place within a tranquil, private room.