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Flirt-Flirt Bang-Bang (shrimp, that is!)

Can you hear the Bang-Bang Shrimp calling to you?
Can you hear the Bang-Bang Shrimp calling to you?

Its another wonderful day in Des Moines, and somehow the whole "April showers" hasn't really affected us much this year--probably the precipitation quota was reached during the winter months! No matter, the grass is turning green, the flowers are blooming, and the metro area is becoming a veritable potpurri of outdoor activity. What a perfect time to get your flirt on--and go grab some deliciousness of the asian persuasion while you are at it!

Of course that means the Bang Bang shrimp appetizer at Bonefish Grill, out in the West Glen center. Don't let the name fool you--Bonefish offers up much, MUCH more than fish! The Wednesday featured appetizer, Bang Bang shrimp does hail from the sea, but instead of one of your traditional preparations, this is made with a spicy asian-inspired sauce. Its best eaten with chopsticks, but if you are chopstick-challenged, you'll have to dig in with your fork. You can head there anytime, since Wednesdays only, the Bang Bang shrimp is only $5--all day.

The bar area at Bonefish is a great spot to head after work, especially if you are young, successful, and single. Its a great place to meet other singles and enjoy some great appetizers and drinks. Grab a Pomegranate martini, or the Winter White Cosmopolitan before striking up a conversation with that good looking guy in a power suit. Of course, if you are a guy, and don't want to partake of the "frou-frou" drinks, they offer a great selection of more "manly" specialty beer options, which might fare better if you are trying to get your flirt on. Half price drinks are from 4-6:30 daily.

If you do make a flirt connection while you are at Bonefish, and decide to stay for dinner, you'll definitely want to go for the Lily's Chicken. I won't spoil it by telling you what's in it, but it is absolute tastebud perfection.

Now, you can spend Wednesday night enjoying great food and drink, courtesy of a fantastic restaurant! Perhaps you'll even spot your Des Moines Flirting Examiner--all this advising has made me hungry.