So, I've lived in Des Moines for a Week...

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  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    The steamed buns at Zombie are nice. Not enough attention is given to the bun at most burger joints. The bread matters. They do it well. It's a little like Templeton Rye. The rep outshines the reality. But still a good burger.
     
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    Best catfish I've ever had.
     
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  3. IaState2021

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    The weather is great in the spring and fall. Summer is nice too, but it can get really hot. You are probably going to hate winter, It got down to -22 at one point.
     
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  4. BWRhasnoAC

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    I'm a foody and when you mix gourmet with greasy, its game over for me. Unfortunately I'm doing the keto thing and can't have the bread anymore :(
     
  5. Knownothing

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    The dead birds are called Hawkeyes.
     
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  6. CycloneErik

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    Des Moines stinks. No Hickory Park there.
     
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  7. CtownCyclone

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    That's one thing that I really miss out on by living in the south. At least I get a few weeks of it down here.
     
  8. ZB4CY

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    Wait until the dog food processing plant smell hits you...


    ahhhh, yes.
     
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  9. 3GenClone

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  10. jereseib

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    Lucky for you the Big 4 classic just ended. This board is in full meltdown mode every December about the thought of Iowa State playing in such a horrible city and venue as Des Moines.
     
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  11. Cyched

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    You stink
     
  12. bannedman

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    that island napoleon got sent to
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    just think if they put in a runza
     
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  13. isuno1fan

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    Des Metro is a true hidden gem. NOWHERE else I’d rather live.
     
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  14. JP4CY

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    So funny coming from you.
     
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  15. JM4CY

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    What about Fort Dodge?
     
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  16. JP4CY

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    I would assume its because Formaro is big into baking. The South Union breads are really, really good.
     
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  17. JP4CY

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    Too drywall dusty.
     
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  18. oldman

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    Burgers are good, french fries suck.
     
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  19. SCyclone

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    Hey, let's be nice. We have the pet food smell, plus the Little Chicago legend.

    And Taco Tico.
     
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  20. chadly82

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    My suggestion is to try out the best hidden gem places to eat on a night you go to the Funny Bone after. Makes for a good night out, Id recommend the following before hand.
    Sakari (they have a lot more than amazing sushi)
    Simons (Beaverdale area)
    Chef's Kitchen (Beaverdale Area)
     
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