I have eaten here many times-and each time I have gotten a great lunch. So - I am going to classify this little hole in the wall as a Des Moines barbecue hidden gem.
If you are around Ingersol and looking for a place to grab a bite - check out Uncle Wendell's- it is just a few doors down from the Alpine. This BBQ dive has small menu and includes what a BBQ restaurant should have- smoked meats.... no salads or burgers here.
I would vote they have the best brisket sandwich in town having tried it at Jethro's, Woody's, Cactus Bob's, and Smokey D's.
Soft homemade bread piled high with Smoked Brisket.....enough said. I recommend these sides- "Fire and Ice" and the baked beans.
Uncle Wendell's BBQ Catering and Bakery - 2716 Ingersoll Ave - Des Moines, IA 50312