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Two Des Moines Meals - Lucca and Tacos Degollado

by Brad Ballinger 8 years ago

Frist Lucca. I have a question for the locals. Did this place close, relocate, then reopen in the original location? Has it never closed at all? My first visit was 3-4 years ago, and I cam back abo...

Please Feed Me, Des Moines!

by relizabeth 8 years ago

Spending 18 hours in Des Moines starting tomorrow. Can you recommend in the downtown area: - dinner place that will be refreshingly healthy after 5 hours in the car. A place that lets local prod...

(Des Moines, Iowa) Favorite Sweets

by vitus979 8 years ago

What are some of your favorite sweets in the area? I'l name a few that come to my own mind. 1) Stam's chocolates - there's something I really really like about Stam's gooey centers mixed with ...

Des Moines cooking classes

by christy319 8 years ago

Can anyone recommend a cooking school or venue for classes in Des Moines? I'd like to give a gift certificate for classes to my niece, who eats fast food every night (literally, every night) but ha...

Coming to Des Moines for the opera

by Rowdy 8 years ago

Four of us will be coming to Des Moines next weekend for the opera, all from St. Paul, MN and all appreciators of good food. Two of us aren't meat eaters, but do eat fish and seafood and, of cours...

Des Moines Recommendations?

by kuan 8 years ago

Looking for unique places to eat in Des Moines for the weekend. Something we can't get in a big city.

Dinner in Des Moines

by vitus979 8 years ago

I'll be in Des Moines this weekend, and as a former resident I've been to a lot of the old standbyes. Looking over the boards I've been thinking about Django Sbrocco Alba Cafe Descalla O...

Des Moines trip report

by Pandora 8 years ago

Went to Des Moines for a whirlwind trip. Did research on here beforehand and thought I would report back. Dinner (takeout) at Open Sesame: Not bad. Ali baba eggplant generally tasty, but I t...

downtown des moines

by AmandaRG 9 years ago

Hi, I'm going to be traveling to des moines for a conference and staying at the marriott downtown. Are there any good vietnamese or indian restaurants nearby? Or anywhere else you would recommend...

Specialty food shopping in Des Moines

by AliceBarbaraMarion 9 years ago

Hi, Hounds - Can anyone direct me to some Greek or Mediterranean markets in Des Moines, if such an animal exists? I'm hoping to marinate olives and feta in house and offer them as gifts this yea...

Best restaurant in Des Moines?

by reubensandperrier 13 years ago

I just moved here for the summer and I'm looking for some good places to eat out. Recs anyone?

No corkage fee restaurants in Des Moines??

by msb 9 years ago

Does anyone have a list or know of good restaurants in DSM that have no corkage fee? How about any under $10?? Thanks!

ISO pizza - Des Moines

by creativeusername 9 years ago

Looking for unpretentious dive pizza joint. Not interested in fusion pizza or novelty toppings, and I can't afford to eat in a place with table cloths. Homemade, fresh ingredients, thin crust...

Des Moines Weekend

by Lyn7279 9 years ago

Hello Chowhounds, My Husband , son and I are heading to Des Moines . I have seen that it will be restaurant week. I have also checked out Urbanspoon, many mixed reviews there. So my question for...

West Des Moines / Des Moines, IA - where to buy pork belly?

by DukeOfSuffolk 9 years ago

I'm looking for a place to buy pork belly. I live in Clive/WDM but I'll go anywhere in the area. I'm probably going to scour east asian markets but I thought that with pork being so popular here th...

2011 Des Moines Restaurant Week

by flyoverfoodie 9 years ago

I'd love to hear what others are planning for restaurant week in Des Moines. Any standout menus? Any must-have dishes you've seen? Love to hear what your plans are! I feel like the menus are mu...

Knife Sharpening in Des Moines Area (or Anywhere in Iowa)

by kathleen221 9 years ago

I've never had my knives professionally sharpened, and they need help, but I'm not sure where to take them. Does anyone know of a place in the Des Moines area or southeastern Iowa? Is there a cer...

I 80, Des Moines, brunch

by mommystar 9 years ago

Family members are driving I 80 thru Des Moines later today and would like to stop for breakfast/brunch. Any suggestions not too far off I 80? Gluten-free options would also be welcome. Thank you

Banh mi in Des Moines?

by markcp 11 years ago

Does anyone know if any of the Vietnamese restaurants in Des Moines serve Banh mi? Lucky Dragon's barely readable MySpace page seems to indicate that it does, but I can't find menus for any others...

Ultimate Sandwich in Des Moines

by sparkeye 10 years ago

Des Moines Cityview, a local independent newspaper, put on a contest where they put 64 sandwiches up for a vote to determine which was the "Ultimate Sandwich". http://www.dmcityview.com/2010/0...