When George Rivera-Davis first tasted coffee from beans grown on his uncle’s farm in Panama, he was amazed—it tasted nothing like the brown liquid he’d been taught to call coffee in Des Moines. Inspired by the delicious brew, he ventured into the coffee business. Now, George and his wife, Jan—herself a certified tea blender—grow their own coffee in Panama with the aid of their family, bringing gourmet brews to Des Moines through their award-winning coffee shop and café, Grounds for Celebration. Grounds for Celebration’s coffee connoisseurs roast beans onsite before brewing fresh cups of java, blending espresso creations, and flavoring lattes with Monin syrup and Ghirardelli chocolate. Thirsty patrons can also opt for yerba mate, chai, and smoothies, or venture into Jan’s area of expertise and gulp tea in varieties that range from gunpowder green to ginger peach.
While sipping from steaming mugs, patrons can also munch croissants and cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day. At midday, they fortify themselves for afternoon paperclip jousts with lunch sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Some take their time to savor natural, from-scratch gelato while sitting amid the café’s local art and connecting devices to free WiFi.
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Chefs flex their culinary skills in Cosi Cucina Italian Grill's kitchen, churning out favorites such as piping-hot pizzas, sizzling steaks, and pastas drenched in sauce alongside a wealth of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. Recently under new management, customers can expect to experience Cosi Cucina Italian Grill's signature authentic flavors and dedicated service. The romantic enclave boasts a menu of more than 36 wines available by the glass, letting diners find the perfect harmony for their meal's delicate flavors and pitchy singing voice. Outside of its amorous atmosphere, Cosi Cucina Italian Grill shares its house-made dishes with the masses, catering salads, pastas, and saucy chicken entrees for all manner of peckish partygoer.
The Alohana Hawaiian Grill revolves around the plate lunch, a staple of Hawaiian cuisine that consists of an entree, a scoop of macaroni salad, and a scoop of steamed rice. In the restaurant’s entrees, you can see the American and Asian influences that converge in Hawaiian cuisine: spam musubi, for instance, features a slice of grilled spam atop a block of rice and cinched with nori seaweed. In another dish, strips of deep-fried chicken come with bowls of katsu dipping sauce. Diners can also sample a variety of ramen-noodle bowls as well as piquant barbecued pork and beef dishes.
Hailed in Metromix as the top-ranked Italian restaurant in Des Moines, Sam & Gabe's Italian Bistro earns its crown of laurels with a menu that features Northern Italian pastas, house-made Italian-American entrees, and a robust selection of wines. Servers ferry entrees of veal piccata and fresh gulf shrimp to tables as diners toss back bottles of imported beer. Spaghetti strands slither into the shapes of quarter notes as live musicians pepper the air with the sounds of modern jazz and baroque opera Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Swift culinary crews sling juicy burgers, hearty tacos, and piping pizzas from a trio of menus within the cozy hub housing BurgerTime, Speedy Taco, and Hearth Stone Pizza. BurgerTime insulates buns with 100% fresh Angus beef hamburgers ($3.25+) and towering 3/4-pound triple-bacon cheeseburgers ($6.50). At Speedy Taco, hands can aerodynamically transport zesty meats and cheeses into mouth portals with teeming tacos ($1.75 +) and melty quesadillas ($6+). Additionally, guests can savor freshly baked extra-large pizzas, which emerge from Hearth Stone's ovens generously heaped with handfuls of toppings, or covered only with cheese in the post-pizza minimalist tradition ($16.25+).
We are a Chinese restaurant and Japanese sushi bar. Two husband wife teams, Jade and Kevin (big-K), and Joanne and Kevin (junior), run the popular establishment. The original Mandarin was open for over 30 successful years at the previous location. Go to our homepage for more information.