Wellman’s Pub- Des Moines

Hidden treasure here! We were quite pleased with the pizza at this local pub in Des Moines, Iowa (Dined back in April). The weather was gorgeous (albeit a bit windy), and Jon, Bridget, and I sat out on the back patio to share some afternoon bites.

Our pizza had spinach and onions and red sauce. A little too […]

Eatery A- Des Moines, IA

I was so excited to try Eatery A with Jon and his mom!! Also, it was mentioned in the “Where to Eat Pizza” book, so I couldn’t resist! The ambiance here was awesome. Open space, wooden furnishings, cool lighting, and a view of the oven from our seat. No problems! Had a tasty brunch-time cocktail […]

Gusto Pizza- Des Moines, IA

This was a quick stop before Jon’s cousin’s wedding back in Iowa… we loved the concept and the pizza box designs. This place was full of fun pizza combinations so we tried two different kinds. Nothing miraculous in the dough/crust department, but it was a solid base to hold the plethora of toppings!

Will […]

Tavern II- Des Moines, Iowa


I had the opportunity to spend Christmas in Des Moines, Iowa with Jon’s mom and family. We had a great trip!! Also, we ate some pizza at a well-known restaurant called ‘Tavern.’ There are a few locations in Des Moines, and one was located across from our hotel! This institution started in 1945. Continue reading Tavern II- Des Moines, Iowa

Wig & Pen Pizza- Iowa City, IA

Jon & I had so much fun celebrating the wedding of Kelsey & Matt in Iowa City! It was a beautiful venue and the ceremony was amazing. We’re so happy for them! The tired couple mustered up some energy to eat pizza on our last night in town. We went to Wig & Pen Pub, a pizzeria that I had been wanting to try in person after Kelsey brought me some ZA when she came to Chicago! [post here] Continue reading Wig & Pen Pizza- Iowa City, IA