Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 95,042, Level: 95
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 8
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    capitalcityguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,778
    Points
    95,042
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 331
    Given: 332

    Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    I'd never heard the term before, but DM will soon have its first "Gastropub" according to this blog:

    The Kirkwood Lounge, occupying the former Azalea space at 400 Walnut Street, will be the first restaurant to officially claim the moniker “Gastro Pub.” (Note: a Gastro Pub is a bar/meeting house which generally carries a wide beer selection, a chef-driven drinks menu, and a chef-driven bar food menu which includes twists on bar and comfort food classics. It is meant as a hang out spot with excellent food and drinks) Chef Sean Wilson has a new simplified menu of classed-up bar foods, which is indicative of the GP concept, along with a drinks menu, beer, and wine.
    Link to full blog: News! (Kirkwood Lounge, Bacon Fest, Chef Groben) « Locally Grown

    Anyone familar with this term? Sounds worth checking out to me.


    CCG

  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 47,190, Level: 67
    Level completed: 18%, Points required for next Level: 1,160
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    1,848
    Points
    47,190
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 121
    Given: 1

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    They couldn't think of a better name for that style?



  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 216,338, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    14,384
    Points
    216,338
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 628
    Given: 898

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    No one ever heard of a gastro pub in the U.S until Gordon Ramsey starting throwing out that name. Can't wait to visit.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 59,047, Level: 75
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 1,003
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    pulse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    5,177
    Points
    59,047
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 191
    Given: 130

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    I've been to many a Gastro Pub. Really, its just a bar's excuse to charge a lot of money for beer, and say chicken wings with Bearnaise sauce. As long as the chef is good, it can make for some really great and interesting takes on well known food. Because of the twists, some items miss the target, and others are great, which of course is typical of most menus. Generally I like places like this.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 57,758, Level: 74
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 792
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    2,190
    Points
    57,758
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 100
    Given: 487

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Sounds like the Tip Top.


    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    I'd never heard the term before, but DM will soon have its first "Gastropub" according to this blog:



    Link to full blog: News! (Kirkwood Lounge, Bacon Fest, Chef Groben) « Locally Grown

    Anyone familar with this term? Sounds worth checking out to me.


    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 136,209, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Naughtius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Central IA
    Posts
    2,645
    Points
    136,209
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 50
    Given: 12

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Aren't snails and slugs gastropubs?


    "Me not winning isn't important. You do!"

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 481,106, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Al_4_State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Driftless Region
    Posts
    19,759
    Points
    481,106
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,101
    Given: 235

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    So it's basically an expensive version of the High Life?

    I'm sure it will be good, that's just how I'm reading this.


    In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 43,369, Level: 64
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 881
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    clones26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    2,685
    Points
    43,369
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 128
    Given: 64

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Does "gastro pub" mean the food/drink will give you diarrhea? If so I will be expecting Busch Light and chili cheese fries or blazing hot wings


    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day".-Frank Sinatra


    @cyfert26 on Twitter

  9. #9
    Walk On HtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    204
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    So it's basically an expensive version of the High Life?

    I'm sure it will be good, that's just how I'm reading this.

    I remeber watching one of those "Kitchen Nightmares" episodes and he turned one resturaunt into a Gastro Pub.

    I dont know why but I really like that show

    Answers.com - What is a gastropub



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 33,400, Level: 56
    Level completed: 30%, Points required for next Level: 850
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    agrabes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,259
    Points
    33,400
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 1

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naughtius View Post
    Aren't snails and slugs gastropubs?
    Haha close but no cigar, they are gastropods. It means something like stomach-foot in Greek.



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 131,858, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    8,011
    Points
    131,858
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 983
    Given: 2,089

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    They had me at "wide beer selection".



  12. #12
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 10,965, Level: 31
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 285
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    downtown Des Moines
    Posts
    321
    Points
    10,965
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 61

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    So it's basically an expensive version of the High Life?

    I'm sure it will be good, that's just how I'm reading this.
    Actually its a sister restaurant to the Star Bar (ie same owner & a friend of mine)

    they are also going to open a taco/burrito bar when Zen used to be, its basically attached to the Kirkwood Lounge, which is across the street from Fongs Pizza



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 59,178, Level: 75
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 872
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jtdoyle1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    2,433
    Points
    59,178
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 308
    Given: 31

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    They couldn't think of a better name for that style?
    "Gasto Pub" is way better than what they originally called the genre... "FARTSO BARS"



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 41,430, Level: 62
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 220
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    3,180
    Points
    41,430
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 77
    Given: 56

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    "Gasto Pub" is way better than what they originally called the genre... "FARTSO BARS"
    You mean until autocorrect got to it.
    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...tocorrect.html



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 95,042, Level: 95
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 8
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    capitalcityguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,778
    Points
    95,042
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 331
    Given: 332

    Re: Des Moines first "Gastro Pub" huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtdoyle1 View Post
    Gasto Pubis way better than what they originally called the genre...FARTSO BARS
    Agreed, but Fartso Bars was still a step up from their original label of Dysentery Diners.

    In all seriousness, I am anxious to see this space after the latest remodel as it was really cool as Azalea with its 24' ceilings, and all the woodwork. It probably makes sense given the location in the Court District to make it a bit more of a casual venue vs. the white table clothed Azalea. I hope they add some patio seating to help liven up that section of Walnut Street.

    Zen was a cool space, but I never heard anyone list them as one of the favorite Sushi places so it didn't surprise me when it closed. The taco/burrito place should be a good fit as it fills a niche for Mexican food downtown when you don't want to splurge for the higher-end, Dos Rios.

    Gotta admit, it would be pretty cool to live in the Kirkwood apartments and have these two options located on the ground floor of your building.


    Last edited by capitalcityguy; 02-18-2011 at 11:06 AM.
    CCG

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM