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What to do in Des Moines

vanillagorilla | Apr 8, 2008 03:13 PM

I'm coming to Des Moines to visit family, and though I lived there as a kid, I've only been back one other time in the last 10 years. I'm going to be there Friday Night - Monday morning of Memorial day weekend.

I've already made a dinner reservation for Sage for Friday night.

On Saturday I'm doing family stuff all day, but I'd like to find a wine shop to get a few bottles to drink during the festivities. What are the good shops in the area? My favorite wines are Loire Reds and Whites, Alsatian Whites, Burgundy, German Riesling, Cru Beaujolais, and Oregon Pinot Noir. I don't need a shop that has all of those, but some good choices in that vein would be great.

On Sunday I will probably have most of the day free for at least one meal. I'd like to get something casual, and hopefully something unique to Des Moines/Iowa. Growing up I remember loving Tasty Taco, but I'm sure it's better in my memories than it actually ever was, so I need other ideas.


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