Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Posted September 30, 2015in Belly Up, Featured Story

Burger Daddy fills a need in Grimes

There’s a new place to get your burger fix in Grimes, and it’s also making a name for itself in game day locales. Burger Daddy opened in September in the strip mall on Gateway Drive, in the former Fat Boyz location. Owned by father-and-son duo Michael and Branden Roberts, Burger

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Posted September 23, 2015in Belly Up, Featured Story

Meet your football family at Cheap Seats Sports Bar

The official start of fall was Sept. 23, but many people probably considered Thursday, Sept. 17 as the beginning of the season. Why? Football. The NFL season kicked off with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots, thus ushering in the new season for sports bars all around the

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Posted September 16, 2015in Belly Up, Featured Story

The Waverly mixes up more than cocktails

Most everyone who’s looking for a new bar adventure is seeking something that sets one apart from all the others. Sports bars and dance clubs are a dime a dozen — and that’s fine — but the only way to survive in a saturated industry is by being different. Even

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Posted September 09, 2015in Belly Up, Featured Story

Start and end your day at Sidebar

Less than two weeks after its opening in the Capital Square building downtown, Sidebar is still working out all the details that come with a new business. At press time, the lunch menu has yet to be established, for example. But the absence of lunchtime sandwiches is hardly noticed, thanks

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Posted September 02, 2015in Belly Up

Only the smart survive at Ingersoll Tap trivia

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who play to have fun, and those who play to win. At bar trivia, you’ll typically find a mix of both. Many people can call it a good night to have answered a few questions right as long as they

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Posted August 26, 2015in Belly Up

Join the club at WineStyles

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what the difference is between an earthy wine and an oaky wine, or perhaps asked what classifies a wine as robust, the wine tasting events and clubs at WineStyles West Des Moines are for you. Say goodbye to the $3 wine you’ve been drinking

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Posted August 19, 2015in Belly Up

Different bars for these animals

Here are two bits of friendly advice for anyone who’s considering attending the last Zoo Brew event of the season on Aug. 26 at Blank Park Zoo: 1) Get there early. 2) Buy a koozie. Aside from having to park in the extra-extra-parking — the main parking lot is full

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Posted August 12, 2015in Belly Up

A classic date with a twist

Dinner and a show has been a classic date form since cowboys took their ladies to see the showgirls perform at saloons, and probably before that. Dinner, drinks and entertainment at the same place — what’s not to love? The Last Laugh Comedy Theater offers just that — but with a

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Posted August 05, 2015in Belly Up

Tonic sets its self apart

The great thing about going out at the bars in the West Glen area is that, no matter what night or what time it is, the style can range from sports bar-casual to nightclub-fancy — and everything in between. The West Des Moines location of Tonic Bar, which celebrates its

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Posted July 29, 2015in Belly Up

Country chic cocktails and cooking

According to Bridal Guide magazine, the No. 2 wedding theme for 2015 is “rustic chic,” while “flea market,” “country style” and “vintage living” are trending searches on the Better Homes and Gardens website. Charming barns are sought after as backdrops for senior pictures, and antique tea sets sell in several

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