Location: 300 E Grand Ave. in East Village Des Moines. Its the corner of the new e300 Building
Directions: Its at the corner of E. 4th St and Grand Ave., its harder to find a parking place than it is to find Zombie Burger.
Online at: Website with flash menu is HERE.
|Plan 12 From Outer Space|
Price: $9,99 a la carte.
|Served with sliced pickles|
The Zombie Burger is #1 on the menu, and its pretty basic with just American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and the Zombie Sauce is under the patty so you can't see it:
|#1 Zombie Burger|
|Undead Guy BBQ Burger|
|The Walking Ched|
I stopped in one week and ordered a special Thankskilling burger with bun made of stuffing, deep fried mashed potato croquette, turkey confit topped with onion strings and gravy. The layer of turkey is barely visible beneath the gravy and onion rings. The fried mashed potato works great and pulls apart easily. The stuffing bun basically disintegrated when I tried to lift it up and put it on top of the burger. This Thanksgiving themed burger was $11.99 for a triple patty size.
|We Don't Need Another Gyro|
|Dead and Breakfast|
|Hand Cut Fries|
|Loaded Fry Basket|
|Chili Cheese Dog|
Service: One section is fast casual with a counter and waiting for you number to be read aloud when food is ready. The other area is table service with a full bar. I hear the service slows down when it gets busy.
Ambiance: This is a new restaurant in a newly constructed building. Walls are decorated with Zombie scenes and artwork inspired by Zombie movies. Its just another new restaurant with themed decorations, not some kind of literal apocalypse role playing inside. Its the size of the crowds that scare more visitors away than any of the horror themed decorations and menu items.
Final Thoughts: The Plan 12 From Outer Space Tenderloin takes its name from an infamous B Movie but the sandwich is a blockbuster in size and quality. I'm not sure if the fashionable crowd of the East Village will be buying enough of this thing to keep it on the menu. During my visit another patron was staring at the sandwich like they had never seen a pork tenderloin sandwich before. There isn't another place in this neighborhood selling a good tenderloin right now.