Top Ten ways to Tell if you’re a True South Sider

1.The smell of walking into Grazianos brings back childhood memories. 2.You have gone down to B and B to get a “killer” sandwich. 3.You went to the drive in on Hartford and 14th, when it was open (if you were old enough).  If you were not old enough, you know what the blue lights are…

Top Ten Italian Restaurants in Des Moines

Des Moines has a great tradition of Italian Restaurants.  The Steak De Burgo started here brought over from Italy after World War Two.  These local restaurants are doing a great job of keeping up that tradition. 1.Tursi’s Latin King– This is an eastside institution that offers consistently high quality food in a family- like setting. They’ve been…

Top Ten Most Missed Des Moines Restaurants

Des Moines has been built, torn down, built again, flooded, revamped and remodeled.  Here are a few of the ones we miss the most.  All addresses are the former locations none of these restaurants are around anymore. 1. Younkers Tea room – The Younkers Tea Room held a aura of elegance in downtown Des Moines. …

Top Ten Family Activities in Des Moines

Des Moines has plenty of choices in things to do that are also family friendly. Though some of these are only available during limited times during the year, the following are cheap or even free things to do with your family. Adventureland– Located in Altoona, they’re the quintessential place to take your kids starting in…

Top Ten Des Moines Restaurants

Des Moines has many great restaurants and unfortunately I can’t mention them all here.  This list is my top ten, I will also include some of my favorites off of the menu.  If you would like a certain type of food click on the food icon in the menu or the links at the bottom…

Hello Des Moines

Welcome to the Top Ten Des Moines website.  This website was created to showcase all that Des Moines has to offer to both locals and for those coming for a visit. Only locally owned businesses/locations are featured so no chain restaurants/stores will make the list. We hope you enjoy both this website and all that…