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    Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    I always assumed this would re-open somewhere downtown again and had heard rumors lately that it was coming back. Now there's mention of it in print.

    As you may recall, Buzzard Billy's closed after the 2008 floods.

    No idea where new location will be (of if they'll setup in their former space which is now better protected from flooding).


    Now, as the restaurateurs negotiate a lease agreement that would allow Full Court Press to reopen a Buzzard Billy’s restaurant in Des Moines – possibly this fall – they are also thinking about how to expand Sbrocco, which functions in the company’s only owner-occupied space at 208 Court Ave.




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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    This group is one of the best things to happen to Des Moines.


    I think some are getting a little ahead of themselves. So far CPR has done a pretty good job for his first year. If we win 3 games this year will everyone feel the same way? I hope we go undefeated and CPR has a ton of job offers but I'd like to give him a few years at the helm before I decide how great of coach he is.

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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    Wonder if they're bringing crappy beer night back?
    I played many a game of trivia and drank many a can of Schiltz at that fine establishment in the past.


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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    Mmmmmmm.....crawfish etoufee!


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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    This group is one of the best things to happen to Des Moines.
    Very true! Related:

    Coming of Age: 7 founders, 14 bars, 21 owners

    Photo by Duane TinkeyDan and Andy Massoth at The Royal Mile. Photo by Duane Tinkey
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    • Full Court Press is gearing up for summer as other businesses reflect on 10 years downtown
    Starting with a Buzzard Billy’s restaurant on Court Avenue, Full Court Press’s seven founders have built the company to include 21 stakeholders by rewarding loyal longtime employees with ownership interests in newly established bars and restaurants.

    Patrons of downtown bars, clubs and restaurants are finding new venues even as established owners mark milestones in the Court Avenue Entertainment District and more housing options are offered to those entering the work force.




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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    Never really got a chance to try Buzzard Billy's, but I heard the bloody mary's were great. Pretty excited about this!


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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    With Buzzard Billys it was always a question of when not if. When it went down in 2008 Full Court Press had a lot of stuff on their plate. Bartenders I talked to over the years always said that BBs was one of the things on then list, but was just relegated to thenside burner. Looks like they have decided to focus on it finally.


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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    It is official!

    Buzzard Billy’s is about to land in a new location | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    It is not in the article, but a friend of mine who is the know says they'll add a bunch of outdoor seating. Patio on the north side (Wells Fargo arena) and a deck coming off the second floor facing downtown.

    That building needs a lot of jazzin' up to give it more curb appeal (it still looks too much like an office building) and given this group's history, I have to believe they've got a good plan in place to do so.


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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    I'm excited to try it. The cajun chicken alfredo that they serve at Hessen Haus is freaking delicious.



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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    It is official!

    Buzzard Billy’s is about to land in a new location | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    It is not in the article, but a friend of mine who is the know says they'll add a bunch of outdoor seating. Patio on the north side (Wells Fargo arena) and a deck coming off the second floor facing downtown.

    That building needs a lot of jazzin' up to give it more curb appeal (it still looks too much like an office building) and given this group's history, I have to believe they've got a good plan in place to do so.
    Crappy Beer Night is enough Curb Appeal.



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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    Armadillo eggs & crappy beer. Can't go wrong there.


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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    Was always a good place to eat.


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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    So is allplay no longer in business?



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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    I would believe that ALL Play stays and the area next to it, in the same building will become Buzzard Billy's. I can't wait, loved that place and the Jumbalya.



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    Re: Buzzard Billy's is coming back

    This is great news. I really miss the place.



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