Top Ten ways to afford a Big vacation

Saving for a vacation doesn’t have to be painful but it does take some effort, especially if you’re wanting to go somewhere further than within the state lines. The following are hopefully easy ways to make your dream vacation happen. Go through your weekly expenses and find just one thing you can give up –…

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 Pizza Places in the Des Moines Area

Pizza, the food that can bring everyone together. The following are the best places to get it in Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Great Plains Pizza Sauce and Dough Company– Located in Ames, this is the top place to get fresh, homemade pizza. The thick crust is so thick they offer honey to dip…

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. The writers on this site are a husband and wife who have over 45 years of combined years living in Des Moines area.   We will be giving our opinions on local things to do, restaurants, and anything thing else we find interesting.  We have also had…