Merry Christmas from Des Moines, Iowa
I am here with Jon, his mom, Bridget, and sister, Kelsey celebrating the holiday. On Thursday night, we arrived in Des Moines after five hours of driving. The crew decided to get some pizza and I was excited to see what Iowa had to offer. We were definitely in for a treat.
|Welcoming Chinese restaurant
ambiance at Fong’s Pizza
|Mesmerizing beer cooler: From domestic
to import beers… not too shabby
We arrived around 7:30pm and were surprised to see a packed restaurant. We had a beer at the bar and were seated after approximately 15 minutes. We started with some appetizers: Chinese cheesesticks and egg rolls. I didn’t try the egg rolls because they were said to be spicy, but Jon & his mom thought they were great!
A unique variation on cheesesticks were chinese cheesesticks… basic goodness but definitely a unique adaptation to the normal greasy favorite. I enjoyed the crunchy taste of the egg roll wrapping and it added to the ambiance of the restaurant.
For the four of us, we ordered two small pizzas: Pineapple & Shrimp and JP Combo. My three guests love shellfish, so they were interested in the Shrimp pizza. The JP Combo reminded us of Jon’s name, so we also ordered that one. The option of wheat crust was a welcome choice. Anyway, both pizzas had their own spice and pizzazz, and unlike Chicago pizza, it was because of the sauce. Fong’s pizza has a tangy sauce that is noticeable regardless of what toppings there are.
It was a welcome change and we enjoyed both pizzas. Both with many toppings… but individually tasty
|JP Combo: Hand-tossed wheat crust
Garlic butter crust, house sauce, pepperoni, capicola,
(1/2) mushroom, onion, asiago, mozzarella
|Jon & his other women|