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Berry Kiss ice cream from Treats Cereal Bar. Photo: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

Despite the name, Treats Cereal Bar is not a place to get a gourmet bowl of Lucky Charms.

  • Axios' Audrey Kennedy visited the St. Paul spot on Grand Avenue — which appears to be Minnesota's only dedicated cereal bar — to see what it's all about.

What she found: Treats actually serves ice cream blended with popular cereals, fruits and other sweets.

  • Audrey tried the Berry Kiss ice cream, which includes Fruity Pebbles, Froot Loops and Trix, mixed with strawberries and blueberries and topped with gummy bears.

Audrey's take: 10 out of 10. She's normally an ice cream purist, but this was delicious.

Not an ice cream fan? Treats also serves cereal-topped waffles, boba tea and coffee (cereal-free).

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Linh Ta, author of Des Moines
Updated May 14, 2021 - Axios Des Moines

Axios' favorite places to eat in Des Moines

A fried chicken sandwich from Angry Goldfish in Des Moines. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

Whether you're a lifelong Des Moines resident or a traveler stopping by, there are culinary treasures to discover across the metro's local restaurants.

The state of play: It's easy to poke fun at the "meat and mashed potatoes" of the Midwest (which, honestly, can be quite tasty) — but, don't discount our town's James Beard award-winning chefs, diverse array of immigrant-owned restaurants and just plain creative creations.

Federal Reserve scales back expectations for economic recovery as Delta variant weighs

Fed chair Jerome Powell during a congressional hearing last year. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The Fed downgraded near-term expectations for the economy and the labor market, alongside hotter-than-expected inflation, in new estimates out on Wednesday.

Why it matters: It's the first time those closely-watched estimates reflect impact from the delta variant that's already rattled the labor market. Still, Fed chairman Jerome Powell said enough progress has been made to begin to pull back emergency-era measures that have supported the economy.

Bipartisan police reform negotiations end without deal

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) with Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in the Capitol in May 2021. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Bipartisan talks on reforming police tactics and accountability, prompted by George Floyd's murder in May 2020, have ended without a compromise, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a key negotiator, said Wednesday.

Why it matters: Lawmakers, led by Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Booker, had been working toward a bipartisan deal for months but things fell apart due to disagreements on qualified immunity and other issues.