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looking returned over the past six months, we have now considered somewhat a few new eating places be part of the Des Moines dining scene.
the first half of 2019 noticed at the least 25 new eating places opening within the metro. Some restaurants opened new places or rebranded.
New eating places include a Peruvian restaurant, an Argentinian steakhouse and a poké restaurant, simply to name just a few. And there are a lot of new restaurants nevertheless to come in 2019.
The ricotta hotcake from St. Kilda Surf & Turf, topped with native maple syrup, whipped mascarpone, clean berries, chia and sunflower seeds, flax and puffed rice.
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3 Sons Bar & Grill
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the manner of the daddy burger, buffalo wings and the spicy Philly quesadilla from 3 Sons Bar & Grill.
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This new activities bar and grill opened in April and is called for the owner's three sons who also work in his restaurants. try an order of the Irish Nachos — seasoned waffle fries topped with taco meat, shredded lettuce, black beans, nacho cheese sauce, pico, sour cream and guacamole. Or go for open-confronted big Texas Burger topped with brisket with Sriracha-bourbon sauce and onion tanglers and topped with a cheese mix.
region: 5906 Ashworth road, West Des Moines
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, eleven a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Contact: (515) 362-8168; fb
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Al Punto Argentine Restaurant
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At Al Punto Argentine Restaurant, meats and greens are served on a parrillada heated with wood embers to hold the meals warm.
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The menu at Al Punto rallies around the meat — pork in certain, with cuts served on parrillada, a mini-barbecue heated with timber embers, with dipping sauces and side dishes like empanadas are served alongside. try the total gaucho event with grilled Argentinian chorizo, diverse cuts of pork and hen.
area: 6611 university Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, four:30-9:30 p.m.; Thursday, 4:30-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 4-10 p.m.; Sunday, four-eight p.m.; closed Mondays.
Contact: (515) 279-4310; facebook
more: Carnivores, have a good time: a brand new Argentinian restaurant has opened in Des Moines
Bistro Nomad

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Grand Paella at Bistro Nomad in Des Moines.
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take pleasure in colourful dishes of the Mediterranean with Grecian, Italian, Spanish and Moroccan influences at this new restaurant across from Pappajohn Sculpture Park. delivery with the buratta with roasted tomato and olive jam and then share the grand paella for 2 made with Valencia-style paella rice with paella seasoning, octopus, calamari, chorizo, hen, clams, mussels, prawns, roasted greens and lemons.
location: 1430 Locust St., Des Moines
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and four to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, eleven a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. and four to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 4 to eight p.m.; closed Mondays. 
Contact: (515) 282-6622; nomad-restaurant.com; fb
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La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill
La Cabaña Mexican Bar & Grill on the south side offers plenty of Mexican specialties and combo plates. You can even get Mexican breakfast dishes all day like huevos con chorizo. and naturally, there are numerous margarita specials.
location: 1435 army post street, Des Moines
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, eleven a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, eleven a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Contact: (515) 630-1677; fb
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Chester's Waffle Sliders from court 7 Munchery at Smash Park. they're made the usage of two waffles crafted from Flamin' scorching Cheetos with red cabbage-fennel slaw, fried chook, Viscount St. Albans jam and a spicy boomin’ blue cheese sauce stacked inside.
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discovered in Smash Park, a video game and entertainment complicated in West Des Moines, this restaurant serves a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and greater. try the Chester's Waffle Sliders — Flaming sizzling Cheeto waffles crammed with purple cabbage-fennel slaw, fried fowl, Francis Bacon jam and boomin’ blue sauce. Or have some poutine made with little toddlers.
location: 6625 Coachlight force, West Des Moines
Hours: Monday through Thursday, eight a.m. to eleven p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Contact: (515) 313-0700; smashpark.com; fb
extra: This new Iowa eatery is serving Flamin' hot Cheetos waffle sliders with fried bird
Elixir Pub and Grub
Elixir Pub and Grub lately opened inner escape Chambers in downtown Des Moines.
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Hidden away inner a games complex in downtown Des Moines, Elixir offers a lot of appetizers, sandwiches and flatbreads. After escaping from a chamber or throwing an axe, be certain to try the Annihilation Station. Order a Brownie Bomb dessert from your server or bartender. Your prize is then loaded into a wall-mounted "bomb" with a two-minute timer to figure out the six-digit code earlier than the bomb blows up and also you lose the prize.
vicinity: break out Chambers, 338 SW Sixth St., Des Moines
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 4-10 p.m.; Friday, four-1 a.m.; Saturday, eleven a.m.-1 a.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday.
Contact: (515) 528-8414; escapechambers.com; fb
extra: Defuse a bomb for a free dessert or drink at this new downtown Des Moines restaurant
Ernie's Boondock
The "coffee drink" will be served in a customized Ernie's Boondock paper cup, designed after the Anthora paper cup made famous by Greek coffee retail outlets in big apple city.
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Ernie's Boondock opened in March and is located within the former Daniel Brothers tremendous provider Station, built in 1929. savour greasy, diner-fashion burgers and fries served from a renovated 1972 Winnebago parked outside on the 3,000-square-foot patio with picnic tables for outside seating all over the warmer months. A 40-seat bar will also be found internal.
vicinity: 440 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Open day by day, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. 
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Five19 Restaurant and Bar
The five celebrity Burger at Five19 with a fried egg, eco-friendly chilies, pepper jack cheese and 1st Baron Verulam.
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Five19 is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, serving approachable American food and luxury classics like hand-battered onion rings and spicy little toddlers, common and boneless wings, salads, burgers, sandwiches — together with hand-breaded pork tenderloin — entrees and muffins.
area: 8460 Birchwood court docket, Johnston
Hours:  Monday-Thursday, eleven a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, eleven a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Contact: (515) 630-2277; five19bar.com; fb
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fuel'd Cafe

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The huge Deal sandwich from gas'd Cafe: turkey, ham, William Maxwell Aitken, cheddar, Swiss, lettuce, tomato and maple mustard on whole wheat.
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From the husband-and-wife team that introduced you Beefcake gasoline in West Des Moines simply greater than a 12 months in the past comes gas’d Café, found on the lessen level of the Wellmark YMCA. seek in shape wraps, sandwiches, avocado toast, acai bowls, salads, flatbreads and entrees. do not forget to grab some monster cookie power balls. 
place: 501 Grand Ave., Ste. 2, Des Moines
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m.-four p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: (515) 630-3809; fueldcafe.com; fb
more: 'gasoline up' at this new restaurant in the Wellmark YMCA off the downtown Des Moines skywalk
The hare + the hound
Banana French toast from The Hare + The Hound.
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have fun with fresh takes on Napoli-trend pizza and pasta dishes from chef and owner Sara Hill of Baru sixty six repute. found 30 minutes faraway from Des Moines in the Bricker-cost Block in Earlham, The Hare + The Hound also serves barbecue and steak specials, quesadillas, salads, hearty entrees and brunch. Share a area of expertise pizza with pals — but do not forget about ordering a piece of selfmade cake.
place: 105 S. Chestnut Ave., First floor, Earlham
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Sunday, eleven a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Contact: (515) 360-2109; facebook
extra: a brand new pizza restaurant is now open within the ancient Bricker-cost Block in Earlham
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Diners at health house select 'build-your-personal' dishes and customize them in keeping with their oen own tastes and dietary wants.
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deal with your body like leading true property at this restaurant in Johnston the place which you can order clean bowls and salads based mostly with rice, salsa and salad mix topped with your alternative of vegan or animal proteins, seafood, vegetables, cheese, eggs and different toppings. A full line of selfmade dressings and sauces will desirable off your customized introduction. muffins and protein shakes are additionally obtainable. 
location: 8481 Birchwood court docket., Johnston
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, eleven a.m.-three p.m.
Contact: (515) 410-9699; healthhousefoods.com; facebook
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Lemon Grass
This frequent Thai restaurant once located in West Des Moines has reopened its doors in Adel with a streamlined menu and weekday hours. take pleasure in pad thai noodles, spring rolls and stir-fry dishes with various heat levels.
vicinity: 909 leading St., Adel
Hours: Monday-Friday, eleven a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.
Contact: (515) 993-2031; fb
more: Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant reopened in Adel with a streamlined menu and shorter hours
Lindo Mi Mexico Mexican Restaurant
A taco truck has multiplied into its own storefront in the former house of Scornovacca's serving loads of recognizable Mexican fare from its familiar menu but also Mexican-vogue pizzas. along with tacos, take pleasure in breakfast platters, soups, burritos, tortas, chili rellenos and entrees. 
vicinity: 3900 E. 14th St., Ste. #17
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Contact: (515) 803-0925; facebook
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Barb Wiedenman (appropriate) chats with Ryan McCauley (left) at main highway Bakery & Cafe.
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an enormous selection of breakfast and lunch dishes lies just off the Des Moines skywalk together with salads or pastas with baguette, naan flatbreads, griddle melts, wraps, paninis, signature sandwiches and burgers. facets like green salad, fresh fruit, kettle chips and cups of soup are served with all sandwiches and wraps. sparkling pastries and desserts are brought in from the original Ankeny vicinity and may be ordered in increase.
place: 801 Grand Ave., Suite 370, Des Moines
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-three p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.
Contact: (515) 282-2796; mainstreetcafeandbakery.com
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Lomo Saltado - the condo dish at Panka Peruvian Restaurant - stir-fried red meat with onions, tomatoes and a dash of cilantro, served with rice and potato fries.
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savour a mix of cultures at this new Peruvian restaurant on Ingersoll Avenue. The menu is laid out in six sections: share plates, salads, soups, tiradito (Peruvian sashimi), ceviches and Peruvian entrée classics. a number of seafood and meat dishes make the menu, as well as a number of vegetarian/vegan options. there may be even a thesaurus to explain some of the sauces and condiments served with the quite a few dishes. try the lomo saltado — stir-fried beef with onions, tomatoes and a touch of cilantro, served with rice and potato fries.
region: 2708 Ingersoll Ave., Suite B, Des Moines
Hours: Tuesday -Thursday, eleven a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, eleven a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-11 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.; closed Monday.
Contact: (515) 244-1430; pankadsm.com; facebook
extra: here's your first study Panka Peruvian Restaurant in Des Moines
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Blue cheese burger at the pleasant Hill Diner.
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savor in your price range breakfast, lunch and dinner at this new diner it really is certain to deliver a nostalgic vibe to the east side. Most objects on the menu are below $10 aside from steaks and barbecued pork ribs. are attempting the biscuits and gravy for a filling breakfast or go for a hot and hearty open-faced sandwich served with mashed potatoes and gravy with a choice of soup or salad.
place: 5015 E. university Ave., pleasurable Hill
Hours: Open each day, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Contact: (515) 263-4341; facebook
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The Poké business 
A chef pours topping blend over a poke bowl.
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a brand new quickly-casual restaurant has joined the culinary ranks of Des Moines, serving Hawaiian-trend cubed raw fish salad for lunch and dinner. it be like sushi in a bowl. decide on your protein, then opt for your base, like white or brown rice, child kale or cauliflower rice; after which decide upon your toppings, sauces and flavorings. 
vicinity: 300MLK building, 2d ground; 300 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy., Des Moines
Hours: Open every day, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Contact: (515) 288-7653; eatthepokecompany.com; facebook
extra: The Poké enterprise is now open in Des Moines, providing made-to-order sushi in a bowl
Riverwalk Hub
The Grilled Cheese sandwich with smoked gouda, provolone, Swiss, mushrooms, roasted red peppers and stone floor mustard from Riverwalk Hub.
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With every day specials and breathtaking water views in downtown Des Moines, Riverwalk Hub is a fine new lunch and night social hour spot. The lunch menu contains a number of sandwiches and salads that may also be turned into combo meals with the addition of chips, beverage and a cookie. satisfied hour comprises drink specials, 4 forms of made-to-order focaccia pizzas and charcuterie plates with cheese.
area: 215 Water St., Des Moines
Hours: Lunch, Tuesday-Saturday, eleven a.m.-2 p.m.; happy Hour, Tuesday-Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.
Contact: (515) 330-1517; riverwalkhubdsm.com; fb
greater: This scenic riverfront venue in downtown Des Moines will offer lunch and evening socials
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St. Kilda Surf & Turf is the most recent restaurant to open in East Village Des Moines.
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found on the west corner of the first ground of the brand new constructing at 111 E. Grand Ave., the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch every day to diners looking for an multiplied eating experience with a latest, match vibe. are attempting the ricotta hotcake or the modernized fish tacos — battered and fried cod with cilantro slaw, pickled radish, spicy lime mayo and flour tortillas — or a souvlaki dish. 
region: 111 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-eleven p.m.
Contact: (515) 288-1086; stkildasurfturf.com; facebook
more: Your first look at St. Kilda Surf & Turf, now open in Des Moines' East Village
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Almond cake with burnt orange marmalade and chantilly cream at Tangerine at the art middle.
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The menu at this lunch restaurant, part of The Tangerine food enterprise, at the Des Moines artwork middle is small but mighty with a selection of soups, salads, quiche, sandwiches and a hearty burger made by way of chef Dave Malfara. are trying a vegetable panini with caramelized onions, oven roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts, Swiss cheese and basil pesto. all through the warmer months, get pleasure from lunch on the outside patio.
address: 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sundays and Mondays.
Contact: (515) 271-0332; tangerinefoodco.com; facebook
extra: This time-honored catering company has opened a new lunch spot on the Des Moines artwork center
Union 29
Union 29 is a brand new restaurant at Jordan Creek town center close Cinemark 20. It aspects Midwestern impressed dishes and local craft beers.
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Union 29 is a contemporary American tavern serving in the neighborhood sourced Iowa pork and pork with powerful influences from Midwestern delicacies. have fun with featured dishes like crispy pork wings, tenderloin strips, pork macaroni and cheese and condo sausage. The menu also features a variety of pastas, flatbreads, steaks and exciting dishes like a fowl and doughnuts appetizer and Des Moines' cherished Steak De Burgo.
vicinity: Jordan Creek town core, one zero one Jordan Creek Parkway, Ste 12520, West Des Moines
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, eleven a.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Contact: (515) 274-3045; union29iowa.com; fb
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look for samples of baked goods right through the day and and cheeses, dips and deli cuts at evening available in the market side of urban Cellar in West Des Moines.
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Serving lunch and dinner, urban Cellar is a restaurant and market with an Italian-influenced menu and an intensive wine program located in the former house of Legends American Grill. Lunch carries quite a lot of appetizers, salads, entrees, sandwiches and pizzas. The dinner menu combines the lunch menu with more extensive choices of entrees and cuts of pork. be certain to stop by the market aspect to choose up some thing for later.
location: 640 S. fiftieth St., Ste. 2110, West Des Moines
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, eleven a.m.-eleven p.m.; closed Sundays. 
Social Hour: 3-6 p.m. and comprises $3 drafts, $four glasses of apartment wine; $5 classic cocktails and $6 appetizers
Contact: (515) 226-3230; urbancellarwdm.com; facebook
more: a brand new restaurant, gourmand grocery store and wine bar has opened in West Des Moines
New areas
here are places in the metro which have multiplied into new places:
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1908 Draught house opened its Norwalk location on Thursday, March 7.
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1908 Draught residence opened its fifth area in Norwalk close to Echo Valley Golf path in March. The small Des Moines bar-restaurant chain is common for its pub food including pizza, appetizers, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. drinks include daily drink specials and beer on tap.
vicinity: 9500 market force, Norwalk
Hours: Monday-Friday, eleven a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Contact: (515) 630-3369; draughthouse1908.com; facebook
greater: Des Moines sports pub common for its video game day specials opens its 5th vicinity in Norwalk
Fong's Pizza - Drake
Crab rangoon pizza from Fong's Pizza
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Fong's Pizza's newest location at 3018 wooded area Ave. is now open, serving pizza by way of the slice and by the complete pie for dine-in, carryout and delivery through Grubhub. And that means there might be an awful lot greater of the accepted crab rangoon pizza made with surimi, eco-friendly onion, asiago and mozzarella and topped with crispy wontons and a candy chili lattice. You can also order on-line. Fong's has three other areas in Iowa.
location: 3018 woodland Ave., Des Moines
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-eleven p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Contact: (515) 277-3664; fongspizza.com; facebook
extra: Fong's Pizza close Drake institution is now open for all of your Asian-Italian flavor fusion cravings
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St. Kilda at the Temple for Performing Arts opened on may additionally 31.
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St. Kilda Cafe & Bakery on the Temple for Performing Arts has opened within the space previously occupied by Starbucks. The restaurant serves the equal menu for breakfast, lunch and coffee as its customary vicinity at 300 SW Fifth road. look for gadgets like mushroom toast — native mushroom fricassee, truffle-queso unfold, chives with toasted sourdough. an outdoor patio is within the works for warmer days.
region: The Temple for Performing Arts, 1013 Locust St., Des Moines
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, eight a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: (515) 282-4458; stkildadsm.com; facebook
more: St. Kilda at the Temple for Performing Arts has opened in downtown Des Moines
Rebranding
One restaurant in the metro underwent a rebranding of its latest vicinity:
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For smaller bites, Saints Pub + Patio serves tenderloin sliders.
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or not it's no longer a brand new restaurant within the metro, but fairly a brand new vicinity.
the former Taco Hangover became rebranded as Saints Pub + Patio in January (they're a part of the same regional business). you could now appreciate pub grub like beer cheese queso, burgers, wings, and their signature Maverick Shrimp with boom increase sauce. 
place: 3701 NW 86th St., Urbandale
Hours: Sunday via Thursday, eleven a.m.-eleven p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Contact: (515) 528-2039; saintspub.com; facebook
extra: Taco Hangover in Urbandale will shut in short to turn into a Saints Pub + Patio
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