The Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods America recently made a journey through Iowa, and a Des Moines deli was one of the many Iowa businesses and organizations that will be featured on the show. B&B Grocery, Meat, and Deli (located at 2001 Southeast 6th Street in Des Moines) will be featured on an upcoming episode of the show. The episode will air on Monday, February 25 at 8 p.m.
B&B was opened in May of 1922 by Archie and John Brooks and has been family owned and operated ever since. Known throughout the city for their "Killer Sandwiches", the deli remains one of Des Moines' top lunch spots. The Killer Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich was named "Central Iowa’s Ultimate Sandwich" by Cityview. Des Moines patrons are also big fans of the Quadzilla—a quadruple cheeseburger that sports four third-pound patties and four slices of American cheese, plus ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles on a grilled bun.
The Quadzilla is not B&B's biggest sandwich, though. Before the Travel Channel's recent visit, the Food Network's Outrageous Food had already discovered B&B, and host Tom Pizzica introduced the world to the Killossal. The Killossal is a combination of four of the deli's biggest and most popular attractions: the Quadzilla, the Killer Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Zach's Italian Killer Sandwich, and Dad's Killer Sandwich. You can check out the behemoth in the nearby video as you watch the first person ever to conquer it, Alex Myers, devour the Killossal in an unbelievable 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
Not everything that B&B serves is huge, but Des Moines patrons can attest that B&B's sandwiches are worth going out of your way for...and so can Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods America. Make sure and tune in Monday night to learn more about B&B and other Iowa spots to find great, and unusual, foods.