Saturday, February 15, 2014
Duncan's cafe has been serving up breakfast and diner food in downtown Council Bluffs for a long time. I get the idea that Duncan's sells a lot of tenderloins, some other people were eating them as I walked through the dining area.
Location: 501 S. Main St. in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County in Western Iowa.
Directions: The cafe is at the corner of 5th and Main St. in the old downtown area. You have to enter a hallway area to reach Duncan's.
Price: 7.00 with fixins and a side of ruffled potato chips.
Service: Its just table service with a counter for paying the bill and grabbing to-go orders.
Ambiance: The outside of the building is a historic main street facade, but the interior is unsophisticated small town diner with tables and booths and bright colored plates. I almost expected the plates to start beeping and lighting up.The exposed brick walls are covered with just plain random and weird pictures.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
One of the biggest restaurant trends of the last decade was the proliferation of high end and upscale burger places across the country. It used to be difficult just to find a burger topped with bleu cheese in Iowa, now its on practically every menu. If anything, its difficult to find a good "regular" burger that isn't topped with something exotic or given a goofy name or served in a themed restaurant. I knew BCBG had the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich as a daily special from time to time since they opened. I just happened to notice it on the regular menu on a recent trip to downtown Des Moines.
Location: inside the Capital Square building at 400 Locust St in Downtown Des Moines.
Directions: This is in the southwest corner of the ground floor of the Capital Square Building, accessible from the skywalk.
Online at: website is HERE.
Price: $5.50 a la carte.
Also on the menu: Burgers and Greens name refers to a menu which is mostly burgers and salads. They have unique daily specials and a huge selection of toppings for whatever you order.
|Big City Burger|
|Big City Fries|
|This could have been something beautiful.|
|Modern design with green and white color scheme|
|Its all chopped up.|