Capital Pub and Hot Dog

I have been wanting to try Capital Pub and Hot Dog since it had opened.  However I have been pushing it off for a couple reasons.  First- I am not a big fan of buying a hot dog when eating out. Two- It is a little off the beaten path from where I live.  So I was excited to see a Groupon Coupon for $20 worth of food for $10.  So the kids and I headed down for Saturday lunch.

Located just south of the East Village in a converted 2 story house. They have a small patio, booth and tables, and bar with a few large screen TV's to watch the game. The menu has about a dozen different hot dog variations, a slew of sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.  They do have a kid's menu.

I guess the Groupon Coupon was a hot thought as the place was packed except the bar area. We sat down and received friendly service with a smile.  They looked a bit short handed today but they were doing their best to keep up.  My kids went with the "Naked" dog with waffle fries-  It is a good size hot dog and the kids loved it.  They serve 100% all beef Klement's Hot Dogs which I can't say we have had before.  I went with the "Homewrecker". It is what it is advertised and is massive half pound hot dog.  I added homemade chili and jalapenos. The chili was really seasoned ground beef- I was thinking something different, but it was good. 

Homewrecker - Klement's half pounder with waffle fries

Naked - Klement's quarter pounder with waffle fries


Food Served All Day- Open 7 Days a Week!

Hours Monday - Saturday:
11:00am - 2:00am

11:00am - 5:00pm

400 SE 6th St
Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 246-8364

Overall my experience here was good. Kids liked it.  I think it is worth a visit anytime you are hankering for a good hot dog.  With all the different topping options you can have hundreds of variations.

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Buzzard Billy's Des Moines

Will the NEW Buzzard Billy's be worth a visit? I decided to get my cajun on check the place out.

I visited this restaurant many times when it was located downtown on Court Ave. and have many fond memories before the flood. The restaurant is now just south of Wells Fargo Arena between 2nd and 3rd. Parking here could be very tricky with any events at Wells Fargo Arena. However it is not impossible if don't mind walking a few blocks.

The menu is packed full with appetizers, cajun dishes, salads, and sandwiches. The menu is listed below.

I could not help not trying appetizer to get things going. I immediately jumped on the Cajun Popcorn for $8.99. Crawfish tails hand breaded and deep fried to a golden brown. They were served with homemade remoulade dipping sauce. Very good.

I chose for dinner "The Bayou Platter" for $12.99. A small blackened chicken breast, a half order of red beans and rice, a cup of chicken and sausage gumbo, and a couple hushpuppies. Everything was delicious. Would of liked more chicken and less red beans and rice.

Overall the ambience and service was great. Great place to catch the game and meet up with friends. This place is a keeper. Buzzard Billy's 615 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 288-2520
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