18 December 2012

Exile Brewing Co - Downtown Des Moines

Exile Brewing Co is a new brewery located in downtown Des Moines.  They opened in late summer 2012, so when you look at street view on Google, the place looks completely different! On the site, they've introduced a large beer hall and patio space in addition to the full brewery and restaurant. 

Shortly after they opened (a week to the day), Boston and I headed down to Exile Brewing Co to check it out.  We didn't realize at the time that they didn't have their own brews on tap yet, so we settled into the bar with some local favorites while we waited for a table.  Exile is begining to introduce their own beers now, so we'll have to make a trip to try those.

The menu is not particularly vegetarian friendly right now (though I see on their menu online, they have introduced a new menu item since we visited), but I will highlight the beet salad I ordered.  This was amazing.  It was market season for beets and they were shown off perfectly here.

03 December 2012

La Honte!

I'm so embarrassed that it has been 5 months since I last posted.  I've even been dining out!  I do have an excuse though.  Blogger has been rejecting my photos.  And blog posts about food without pictures of the food?  Boring.

I am going to work in the next few days to find an alternative way of posting photos so I can get caught up.  I have a lot of restaurants in the queue: two fun places in Lincoln, NE, King and I Thai, Louie's Wine Dive, Exile Brewing Co, etc.

Also in the news in Veggie Dining in Des Moines, we received an announcement that there is a new all vegan restaurant joining the mix soon. http://newworldcafedsm.com  New World Cafe is opening this upcoming weekend in the East Village area of Des Moines.  They have a menu up on their website and does it look good or what!

Another fun project going on is the development of a VeggieDesMoines iOS game application!  My partner, Boston, is not only a dedicated food eater, but also a talented computer programmer.  I've made the graphics and she's working on the final tinkering before her presentation.  I would hope the app will be up early in 2013.  Very exciting!

Thanks for everyone who has written me lately inquiring about my lack of posts or seeking out special food requests.  I'm here, alive, computer stuck, but still happy to talk to people about dining out in Des Moines!