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    AMERICANA Restaurant

    Has anyone visited the AMERICANA yet? Any reviews?

    I love tapas so I'm excited to try this place. We in Des Moines are pretty limited to Trostel's Dish for tapas.



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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    AMERICANA | Restaurant | Des Moines, Iowa

    link to restaurant website



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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    Was there for the grand opening. Really good food and reasonable, I will be back for sure sometime soon.



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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    The owners are from Court Ave Brewing, The guy that owns that and the former manager there. Both nice people, however I think they are both Hawks. I assume it will be good as CABCO is one of my favorites in DSM.



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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    May try to hit it up this weekend. I have been excited for this since they first announced it.


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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    The owners are from Court Ave Brewing, The guy that owns that and the former manager there. Both nice people, however I think they are both Hawks. I assume it will be good as CABCO is one of my favorites in DSM.
    I don't think Scott Carlson (owner) is a Hawk. He went to Drake and I think is origtinally from Chicago or maybe out east - Philly perhaps?

    Not that it matters. Both are good guys and know how to run a successful restaurant. And the menu looks interesting plus they certainly have a great location.

    Haven't tried it but intend to soon.



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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    Menu looks very good.



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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Diggy View Post
    I don't think Scott Carlson (owner) is a Hawk. He went to Drake and I think is origtinally from Chicago or maybe out east - Philly perhaps?

    Not that it matters. Both are good guys and know how to run a successful restaurant. And the menu looks interesting plus they certainly have a great location.

    Haven't tried it but intend to soon.
    Have you ever seen how many Hawkeye bars are in Chicago? Probably Outnumber Illinois, ND, NW, Purdue, WI, DePaul, etc combined.



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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    I went the first night and the food is GREAT. They use alot of local ingrediants and the atmosphere and service are top notch. Zombie Burger is going to give them a run, but Americana might have the best burgers in town. I also had the scallops and cant wait to go back for more...



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    Can't wait to check it out. Looks really cool from the street.


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    Re: AMERICANA Restaurant

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Diggy View Post
    I don't think Scott Carlson (owner) is a Hawk. He went to Drake and I think is origtinally from Chicago or maybe out east - Philly perhaps?

    Not that it matters. Both are good guys and know how to run a successful restaurant. And the menu looks interesting plus they certainly have a great location.

    Haven't tried it but intend to soon.
    Actually now that you mention it your right Scott is a Drake guy, he owns a couple bars in the area as well if not mistaken and does a lot for the relays I think.



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