Scimeca's Sausages of Kansas City has been showing up at events this summer in Des Moines, notably the Des Moines Arts Festival, the Italian American Heritage Festival, and the World Food & Music Festival.
I first came across Scimeca's at the Des Moines Arts Festival, where I tried their half-pound Italian sausage link with grilled onions and peppers. The flavorful, seasoned link exhibited a crisp skin that popped with each bite. Veggies retained a subtle, satisfying crunch. I welcome their return next summer.
A couple days later I'd dip into more of the sauce with a doughy pretzel dog from King's Pretzels on the Skywalk in the Kaleidoscope on Walnut.