That place was NASTY. I do remember after about 5 min of sitting, the little old lady would come and chase you out. You go now!
FYI, there is a place in Des Moines (name escapes me) that has the best Angry Chicken. And they mean it. It burns you on both ends, but it tastes great.
Ok this will show my age, but does anyone remember when there was a poncharos on welch? They had the 2lb El Gordo burrito, what a great post drinking snack. 2 lbs of meat and beans in your belly made you sleep off any hangover.
It is not the same poncharos as you can now find over by best buy and a few of them in dsm. It was much better.
"George likes his chicken spicy!"
As for me, Battles BBQ is WAAAAAAAYYYY better than Hickory Park (obviously they're different types, but still). I'm a big fan of The Cafe up in Summerset (the newer development in north ames). When i come back for games, I also have to stop by West Street Deli for some Wisconsin CHeese soup and a sandwich! Some of the best toasted creations around! I loved George's Pizza (Main St), and Wallaby's Hawkeye wings (because they're boneless=no backbone!!! :biglaugh:)
Plenty of good eats in Ames!!!
Tip Top Sucks. The only thing they advertise are Beer, Cocktails, & Chili. And they screw the Chili up. Add me to the Omalley McGee List. And Yes I will have a Pitcher of Magaritta
Little Tape Worm????
Panchero's was awesome!!!!!! I knew I didnt make that place up. Man I have to show my friends here that there was another person who remembers it. Ha!
is battles not open any more?:sad:
Oh yes - Sukotai.
The spring I graduated, a bunch of us seniors from my house went there for a little celebratory lunch. We made the mistake of taunting (friendly, but taunting all the same) the waiter in regards to the spice-iness of the food.
Holy inferno, batman!
As for the others, we've stopped at West Towne Pub a few times before ballgames, and their food is pretty good.
I'll drive across the state for Great Plains. And I've never a huge fan of Hickory Park. It's alright, but not the end-all, be-all that some make it out to be. FWIW, between Hickory Park and opening back up Big Daddy's in DSM - Big Daddy all the way.
And if you want solid, greasy old fashioned bar food - Whiskey River.
Is Big Daddy's opening back up? That place was awesome!
As for Ames restaurants, I'd say my favorites are Great Plains and The Spice (on Main St.).
Flame & Skewer in the mall
No, I don't think so - God I wish it would though.
Somebody told me that they were open only for lunch on Fridays & Saturdays - or something like that. I haven't been over to confirm however. And last I knew, they were doing only catering (in addition to the possible lunch thing). However, they were at the international food fair in the East Village a year or two ago and they just aren't the same now that Big Daddy is gone.