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Des Moines

Tasty Tacos - http://www.tastytacos.com/ A must everytime I go back to Iowa.
B&B Grocery - http://bbgrocerymeatdeli.com/ I prefer their tenderloins. Andrew Zimmern was there doing a segment on their tenderloin. http://bbgrocerymeatdeli.com/reviews/somewhere-in-the-world-a-killer-tenderloin-is-bizarre/
Homeplate Diner - https://plus.google.com/1157082466777... I just love this diner's atmosphere...and the breakfast is awesome.

Sep 15, 2012
sparkeye in Great Plains

Upscale Burger in Des Moines? (or anywhere)

Really not sure if these are "upscale" but here are a couple places Andrew Zimmern prefers...http://eater.com/archives/2011/05/16/andrew-zimmerns-favorite-midwestern-hamburgers.php

B&B Deli - http://bbgrocerymeatdeli.com/
Christophers - http://www.christophersdsm.com/christ...

Sep 15, 2012
sparkeye in Great Plains

Ultimate Sandwich in Des Moines

I agree with you. The last tenderloin I had there didn't seem as big as the one pictured. But, it was tasty! I'll have to go back and try another one to see if they are making them bigger than before.

Sep 16, 2010
sparkeye in Great Plains

Ultimate Sandwich in Des Moines

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/2010/09/16/food/fooddude.html

A little mom & pop grocery store won with their breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. B&B Grocery is great place to have a sandwich.

http://www.bbgrocerymeatdeli.com

Sep 16, 2010
sparkeye in Great Plains

Bethany, Missouri & I-35 between KC and Des Moines

I can speak for a couple of Des Moines places.

First my favorite is B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli. This an old ma & pa grocery store that has been around forever, and I mean forever! They make great deli sandwiches and probably some of the best breaded pork tenderloins in Iowa. It's not a four star restuarant, but you won't be sorry you went. Plus, you can pick up some great corn fed Iowa Beef at B&B. www.killerdeli.com

The best pizza in Des Moines is at Bordenaro's on the South Side. I love their pizza. www.bordenaros.com But, another unique old time restuarant is La Pizza House. It's another place that has been around forever! As you can tell, I go for the nostalgic places.

Good luck with your trip!

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B & B Grocery Meat & Deli
2001 SE 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50315

Apr 01, 2009
sparkeye in General Midwest Archive

DSM: Notable Downtown Dining Options

Here's a link to an article that would be a good start....

http://desmoines.metromix.com/restaur...

Jan 20, 2009
sparkeye in General Midwest Archive

Great Deli in Des Moines, Iowa

Not sure if anyone caught this article. B&B was listed as a manly place to dine by the Des Moines Metromix.

http://desmoines.metromix.com/restaur...

Jan 20, 2009
sparkeye in General Midwest Archive

Please recommend knife sharpening service in Cleveland, OH area?

I'm not from Ohio, so I can't be helpful in recommending a place to sharpen your knifes. I'm pretty sure most chefs sharpen their own knives. I had a few knifes that I wanted sharpened and I took them to a local butcher where I buy meat. He did them for me for free. Of course, I bought some meat when I was there.

You might want to give it a try.

Jan 10, 2009
sparkeye in Great Lakes

Great Deli in Des Moines, Iowa

Wow!!! You've been everywhere. It'll take me a while to go through your site. Cool stuff!!

Jan 08, 2009
sparkeye in General Midwest Archive

Great Deli in Des Moines, Iowa

I grew up eating tenderloins and taverns at Bob's Drive-In in Le Mars. Moved to Des Moines some years ago. In fact, I loved Millie's tenderloins before they burned down. That date's me a little. I've tried a few place; Smitty's (good), Mr Bibb's (good), B-bops (horrible) and many more. I just find I really enjoy the tenderloins from B&B. I really don't know if they "bread" or "batter" their tenderloins. I just know I like them.

By the way, I really (and I mean REALLY) like their grilled hot italian sausage. I buy sausage from B&B now too. You hit it on the nose on how friendly these people are. That may be why I love their sandwiches.

Look forward to hearing more of your reviews.

Dec 28, 2008
sparkeye in General Midwest Archive

Great Deli in Des Moines, Iowa

You have to give B&B grocery/deli a try if you're in Des Moines, Iowa. This place has been around forever. They have absolutely fantastic breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches. IMO, they're the best in Des Moines.

In fact, they were named for having the best deli sandwich in Des Moines by the local newspaper. The food is great, the place is nostalgic, and the staff will make you feel like a regular. Even their menu on their web-site is cool... www.killerdeli.com

There's other deli's in Des Moines, but this one keeps me coming back for more.

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B & B Grocery Meat & Deli
2001 SE 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50315

Dec 17, 2008
sparkeye in General Midwest Archive