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He Ate/She Ate: Centro

He Ate/She Ate: Centro

Dec 19, 2011

He Ate What can you say about Centro that has not already been said? Quality food and ingredients prepared in a casual yet precise fashion? Check. Well-trained service staff eager to make your meal memorable? Check. Atmosphere pumping with the who’s who of Des Moines and one of the few places in town where you need a reservation? Check, check. SHE and I have...

He Ate/She Ate: Skip’s

He Ate/She Ate: Skip’s

Nov 21, 2011

He Ate This post is longer than most, so apologies up front. I need to get something off my chest. I want to make it clear that I am using Skip’s as a metaphor. As a basic restaurant that has been around for decades, Skip’s is a reliable place to find mediocre food, a warm atmosphere, and dreadful table service (the bartender, on the other hand, was just...

He Ate/She Ate: High Life Lounge

He Ate/She Ate: High Life Lounge

Sep 13, 2011

He Ate I like crap beer. There I said it. I especially like crap beer when it’s in a can. To me, that’s the only way to drink something like Hamms. You need some of that metallic flavor to intensify the taste of unadulterated skunk. Typically, when I’m drinking Hamms in a can, I’ll want something deep fried. Like pickles. Or tater tots. Also, you might...

He Ate/She Ate: Proof

He Ate/She Ate: Proof

Aug 29, 2011

She Ate I look forward to Restaurant Week all year. When the menus are posted, I pour over them, hungrily deciding exactly where to go and when. For those of you who don’t know how restaurant week works: $25 gets you a three course meal at Des Moines finest (and in some cases, priciest) eateries. If you missed out this year, I offer my condolences, and I...

He Ate/She Ate: Court Ave. Brewery

He Ate/She Ate: Court Ave. Brewery

Aug 15, 2011

He Ate Indecision’s on where to eat come up often at our house. Des Moines has lots of culinary options, but only one in the excellent category of each cuisine. However, the cuisine where Des Moines excels (or rather, has the most currently in business) is Pub Food, and Court Avenue obviously boasts the high-density mark. Like I said, we’re indecisive,...