Re:Best sandwich in Des Moines, IA
On my last trip through Des Moines this past summer, I stopped at B&B Grocery on the suggestion a friend who had spent some time in Iowa. This place is an absolute home run. In my very limited experience with pork tenderloins, this may well be the best I have ever had.
It is absolutely not a restaurant, but they do have a small seating area where customers can eat items purchased at the deli counter. They have an array of cold sandwiches, as well as daily specials. It seems that the meat that they use for burgers is freshly-ground on-site (it's a grocery store, remember?) and I saw someone eating one and it looked delicious.
In addition to their deli counter and grocery, they seem to sell an odd collection of sports memorabilia and other bric-a-brac, too.
From my recollection, I was the only person in there who didn't seem to know everyone else. There were five or six local cops eating there when I arrived and I asked the check-out girl (who I think was the owner's daughter) if the cops would mind if I sat nearby. She calls out "Hey, Tommy....you won't mind if he comes over there and sits near you boys, do ya?" Fantastic.