Nick's tenderloin shop at 4100 Southwest 9th Street in Des Moines will soon be moving to a new location. Management recently announced that they would be moving into the building at 1106 Army Post Road that formerly house The Tavern. Management hopes to open the doors at the new location on November 1. Nick's owners Nick Iaria and Joe Madonia have to be excited about having a bigger dining room and parking lot at their new home after spending just over a year selling their award-winning tenderloins out of their tiny Southwest 9th home. The duo had previously had a tenderloin stand on Army Post Road back in 2006 before moving into their current Southwest 9th location after the Maid-Rite there had closed. Check out Examiner's review of Nick's here.
Also on November 1, Jimmy's on 8th will become Angelo's on 8th. Angelo's Pizza owner Mark Nicola recently closed his East 14th location and will now move his Grand Avenue location in the Jimmy's site at 1238 Eighth Street in West Des Moines. According to the Des Moines Register, Nicola has sold the business to Stephen Kroner, but will continue to manage the new enterprise with his wife Kim Nicola. Here is what Jimmy's management had to say about the change on the restaurant's Facebook account:
We have some very exciting news to announce this evening. On November 1st, Jimmy's will become Angelo's on 8th. We will have a fantastic new menu, combining the favorite dishes of Jimmy's and Angelo's into one great location. We will also have some awesome new lunch specials and a very enticing Happy Hour. Please be aware that Jimmy's will be closing during this transition from the 27th to the 30th, but [we] promise it will be worth the wait. We appreciate your business and hope all of you come see us in November. Thanks again, Jimmy's.
Smokey D's BBQ has done it again. The restaurant's co-owners and employees have been on fire on the national barbecue circuit in recent weeks. Three weekends ago, Darren Warth's Smokey D's team won the American Royal World Series of Barbecue Grand Championship, and Smokey D's Wannabees (headed by two of the restaurant chain's employees) finished third. Warth was at it again last weekend, winning Reserve Grand Champion at The Sam's Club National Championship in Bentonville, Arkansas and more than $30,000 in the process. Just hours ago, Warth's partner Chef Shad Kirton and his team, A Boy and His BBQ, won Reserve Grand Champion at the 2013 Jack Daniels World Championship in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Warth will be competing in the $50,000 Kingsford Invitational on November 8 and 9 in New York City. When Smokey D's says "award-winning barbecue", they mean it.