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vitus979 Mar 14, 2012 10:52 AM

I'll be in Des Moines this weekend, and as a former resident I've been to a lot of the old standbyes. Looking over the boards I've been thinking about

Django
Sbrocco
Alba
Cafe Descalla

Of these I've only previously been to Django, but I liked it quite a bit.

Thoughts/Opinions on these or alternative restaurants for a sit-down supper?

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    trza RE: vitus979 Mar 14, 2012 12:04 PM

    You have every bistro in town minus Baru 56 and their new casual place Tartine in Clive.

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      vitus979 RE: vitus979 Apr 4, 2012 01:24 PM

      I ended up going to Django, the appetizer was good, the main was not as good. I think it wasn't so much that the food wasn't prepared correctly as much as I was trying something new that I found out I didn't like.

      Looks like I'll be back in town again for a long Easter Weekend. Any other suggestions? Or suggestions for especially good items at the places mentioned in the thread already?

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        Bobfrmia RE: vitus979 Apr 6, 2012 07:57 PM

        I'd go with Baru 66 .

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          vitus979 RE: Bobfrmia Apr 14, 2012 07:08 AM

          I should've checked the site before I went out to dinner. We went to Sbrocco. The Main course Braised Pork osso buco was alright but not exceptional. The Pork Belly Social Plate and the banana bread/cake dessert were good though.

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