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Ultimate kung pao in Des Moines-Ankeny-Ames?

I would give Red China Bistro (in DSM) a try. Although the ambiance is sometimes better than the food. Also, I would try the Waukee or Urbandale Hy-Vee...they honestly have some very talented chefs and will cook to order if you ask nicely. Good luck.

Mar 25, 2014
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Fun Family place in Omaha?

Meeting my sister and 9 year old nephew for a weekend in Omaha with zoo and waterpark. Also have my 1 1/2 year old in tow. Anywhere with FUN ambiance you can recommend? ex. Games at the table, train delivers food etc.

We are looking for the memory/experience with two littles, not necessarily haute cuisine!

Thanks!

Mar 25, 2014
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

Girls weekend in Kansas City. HELP

A girls weekend reunion. We are staying on the Plaza and will be inbibing, so short cab rides and walking are preferable. I'm hoping we can find some more unique and fun options. Tapas? Mexican? Kitchy but with a live music? We'll be a louder group.

Also, any fun piano bars? I feel like I once heard about a Prohibition bar.... Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks in advance for the help. Just want to keep it fun rather than a buttoned down steak place!

Nov 19, 2013
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

Lincoln- Wine/ Liquor "superstore"?

Try Hy-Vee. They do discounts for buying cases or half cases and they also have a "wine bucks" program where you earn points toward gift cards. They also have a $3-6-9 promo that is nice for cheap everyday drinking.

Sep 07, 2012
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

2011 Des Moines Restaurant Week

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 much more promising this year!

Aug 19, 2011
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

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

I would call B & B....they have the best selection of specialty meats in DSM. Link: http://www.bbgrocerymeatdeli.com/

Aug 19, 2011
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

LaCrosse WI lunchtime event location??

I'm looking for a location to host a Saturday lunch/afternoon baby shower in LaCrosse, WI. I'd like to do any kind of food but definitely want good desserts. Somewhere with a nice atmosphere for a small all female party.

HELP!

Mar 08, 2011
flyoverfoodie in Great Lakes

Return of Raul's in Des Moines

We ate at the "reopened" Raul's Mexican restaurant two weekends ago. My husband tells me it was quite the Des Moines favorite before I lived here. Apparently there were two hour waits the first few weeks it reopened. But-

I was totally underwhelmed. Nothing really stood out and my enchilada sauce was so salty, it was inedible. Did I misorder? Anyone have a old vs. new comparison? I'm curious.

Sep 09, 2010
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

Absinthe in Iowa

I think that The Continental had absinthe at one point. It's in the East Village.

Sep 09, 2010
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

Des Moines Restaurant Week?

Oh man....I'm wishing we could do Baru 66 tomorrow! We were hoping to meet friends of a restaurant week lunch, but the menus are disappointing or non-existant. Might have to rethink this and just go for a 2nd full dinner instead!

Aug 24, 2010
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

Des Moines Restaurant Week?

Proof is always spot on and the Sbrocco menu looks fantastic. I agree with both of you about some of the others. I think Dish has a turkey wrap on their lunch menu, which I find kind of depressing.

Hope you two will come back and post after you try a couple out.

JHojati- you guys will LOVE Lucca...in addition to the food, its the best service in Des Moines!

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Sbrocco
208 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

Aug 20, 2010
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

Des Moines Restaurant Week?

Trying to make our plans for Des Moines Restaurant Week Aug. 20-29 (Details Here: http://tinyurl.com/2egf4u9) Done quite a few of the restaurants already, but trying to pick the two most worthwhile for the week.

Any of you fellow foodies have your plans made yet? Suggestions?

Aug 17, 2010
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

New pizza in Des Moines - Bagni Di Lucca

Headed there next week for lunch, so I'm excited to see how things are going. I was truly sad when Basil Prospero closed!

Jul 29, 2010
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains

ANYplace open for breakfast/lunch in Des Moines on Memorial Day?

If its open, one of the best breakfast places in DSM is La Mie. French and artisan...delicious! http://desmoines.metromix.com/restaur...

May 28, 2010
flyoverfoodie in Great Plains