It’s been a great year to be a foodie in Des Moines. Many local franchises have expanded and new restaurants opened throughout year. We’ve listed the city’s newest offerings in 2013.
- 5 de Mayo – A Mexican restaurant off of E.P. True and 50th Street in West Des Moines; a second established location can be found off of SE 14th Street.
- Akebono 515 – A new sushi spot in Western Gateway Park
- Amigos – Mexican restaurant located in Capital Square, Downtown Des Moines; replaced El Azteca.
- Cabo sol – Mexican spot in West Des Moines off of Mills Civic Parkway.
- Café Su – Located in Historic Valley Junction, this restaurant closed in 2010 after launching Red China Bistro on Ingersoll, but the original is now reopened.
- Cityscape Lounge & Genevieve’s – A scenic lounge and breakfast/lunch spot located in the Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus.
- Gusto Pizza Co. –Local pizzeria opened in Waukee after experiencing success on Ingersoll.
- The HubSpot – This summer a new stylish spot appeared on the Principal Riverwalk; open for lunch and special events.
- Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Jambalaya – New location opened in West Des Moines, just outside of Waukee.
- Jethro’s BBQ ‘n Lakehouse – Another new location in Ankeny.
- Le Jardin – French-inspired restaurant in Beaverdale; open for dinner and brunch.
- Mad Meatball – Opened in the Historic East Village, owners also own Capital Pub and Hot Dog
- Maverick’s Sports Pub – Sports bar located in West Des Moines across from Jordan Creek Town Center; located in the venue formerly occupied by Maddie’s Again.
- Table 128 – French bistro and bar located in West Des Moines, formerly Tartine.
- Tacopocalypse – Opened a permanent location in the Historic East Village after experiencing much success as a food cart at the Downtown Farmers’ Market.
- Tasty Tacos – The local company’s 6th restaurant is located in West Des Moines off Mills Civic Parkway.
- Trellis – Newly-opened restaurant within the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.
- Wasabi Tao – Sushi spot Downtown Des Moines, located ground level in the former Hotel Kirkwood
Thanks to the Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau for helping me out with the list.
Are we missing any that you’ve enjoyed this year?