Hotshots Craft Hotdoggery has grown a large, loyal following in the Western Gateway. Unfortunately, their current location isn't big enough to grow with that following or with ownership's plans of menu expansion. For those reasons, Hotshots ownership has talked openly for awhile now about moving the gourmet hotdoggery to a new locale when their current lease runs out. That is still the plan...sort of. Hotshots released this press release to explain everything:
Dear Friends and Fans of Hotshots-Craft Hotdoggery,
We are both humbled and excited to announce that we will be relocating Hotshots from our current location at 1220 Locust. There are big plans for Hotshots and the current space limits what we can offer. So we are exploring other neighborhoods in Des Moines that will allow us to expand our vision for the restaurant. Changes will include expanded hours that include dinner service, an expanded menu of craft hotdogs and creative appetizers, beer & wine, and most importantly, more space.
October will be our last month at the current location, though we will continue serving up Craft Hotdoggery until the end of the month. Please keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter, where we will announce our last day at 1220 Locust as well as our future plans. Whether you’re craving Craft Hotdoggery on a street corner, or wanting to belly-up with an ice cold beer, we will see you soon!
About an hour ago, Hotshots ownership updated their closing date to October 26 via their Facebook page. So, even though the restaurant is closing soon, they currently have no destination site. That means Hotshots fans only have a few shorts days left to get their fill of hot dog heaven before going "cold turkey" for awhile. You can check out a review of Hotshots here.
In other restaurant news, Sbrocco Wine Bar & Restaurant debuted their new fall menu a few days back. The new menu features dishes like Seafood Beignets ($11), Bacon Wrapped Polenta ($9), Veggie Flatbread (with butternut squash puree, shaved fennel, pears, caramelized onions, and arugula for $10), Beet Rubbed Smoked Salmon Salad ($14), Squash Bisque ($14), Iowa Pork Shank ($27), Foie Gras Burger ($16), and Rack of Lamb ($31). The restaurant opens at 4 p.m. daily.
In one final note, RAYGUN t-shirt shop and Backpocket Brewing have teamed up to release RAYGUN IPA. The India pale ale debuted at the new Des Moines "barcade" Up-Down and at Zombie Burger on October 10, and will stay on tap at those locations while supplies last.