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

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  1. AuH2O

    AuH2O Well-Known Member

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    Used to live a few blocks from there, and there were a few attempts at making a nice restaurant take off but it never happened. Glad to see that is working out - I've heard good things

    Wife and I used to just go to Flying Mango when it was a night out. Need to hit it up again soon. Catfish and Smoked Andouille are manna from heaven.
     
  2. CysRage

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    Also closed.
     
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  3. dosry5

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    If you come to my house I’ll throw some burgers on the grill. But you have to agree to pick up dog poop in the yard. No such thing as a free lunch.
     
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  4. jcyclonee

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    Weird. I don't see dead birds in Minneapolis. Not even near the stadium that's supposed to be a death trap for birds.
     
  5. AuH2O

    AuH2O Well-Known Member

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    Ft. Dodge Chef's Kitchen closed? On the bright side there's a Wendy's across from the Purina plant.
     
  6. mdk2isu

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    The only restaurant in FD that matters is Taco Tico.
     
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  7. VeloClone

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    Yeah, they fixed that by electrifying the whole thing so now it acts as a giant bug zapper - vaporizing anything that flies into it.
     
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  8. harimad

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    Regardless... the time is soon coming to finally GTFO of Illinois.

    If I want the urban Des Moines experience, what areas/neighborhoods should I be looking at?
     
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  9. JHUNSY

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    Define urban experience (It's DSM so keep that in mind).

    Looking to rent or buy? Other points of interest to note?
     
  10. harimad

    harimad Well-Known Member

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    This could not be truer. Fall is by far my favorite time of year, and I think it's because of growing up in Iowa that I feel this way.
     
  11. Cyclone06

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    Update below for accuracy. Also Simons is a very solid and welcoming spot. Small so it gets crowed but they know how to make you happy.
     
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  12. BoxsterCy

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    More likely the Vikings have some dudes walk the perimeter early in the morning and pick up the birds. A pile of dead warblers on the sidewalk is bad PR considering the public discussion/debate over it.
     
  13. VeloClone

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    It was a joke. The electrician bill to wire that thing would make such an undertaking prohibitive.
     
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  14. jbindm

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    Depends on what you want - rent, buy, condo, house, upkeep/maintenance, places,activities you want immediate access to, school districts if you have kids, etc.
     
  15. dosry5

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    The electrician bill to wire anything makes it prohibitive
     
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  16. jbindm

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    I hear that's one of the requirements written into Kirk Cousins' contract. So if you want a picture or an autograph just head on over to the stadium around 4:30 every morning and look for the guy with an orange vest, a headlamp, and a garbage bag full of dead birds wandering around the building exterior.
     
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  17. cyclonpediaJoe

    cyclonpediaJoe Active Member

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    West Des Moines is the best for everything. Location, price point for money, restaurants, bars, trails, people. We just moved from Valley Junction to the Easter Lake area. We got more for our money, but REALLY miss the people.
     
  18. harimad

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    Urban experience, in that I've been told that Des Moines has made downtown living much more palatable lately, with entertainment and grocery options. I've lived in suburbs my whole life. While I'd love to move to Chicago in a couple of years, because I adore that city... I just don't have a lot of hope for the future of Illinois. If I can get an urban experience near ISU/Ames, I'm all for it.
     
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  19. jcyclonee

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    My sister wants to do the same thing. She already bought a house in Des Moines to move into when her business is sold.
     
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  20. BCClone

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    Sheldahl would be good for you.
     
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