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Restaurant: Americana | 1312 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA | Twitter: @AmericanaDSM| 6/20/15

 

Rating?

Grace: 4.75 Stars

Josh: 5.00 Stars

Why Americana?

Grace: When your boyfriend asks you if you want to go to Americana for brunch, you don’t say no. When he suggests you get the bombshell brunch, you know he’s the one.

Josh: It’s all you can eat. Do the math. It’s all you can eat food. That means you eat the food and get more food later. Why wouldn’t you go?

The Meal

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Grace: I have never had anything bad at Americana. I don’t think it’s possible. Their brunch buffet is gigantic, and I like that it has a lot of lighter options (fruit, crepes, etc.) as well as the heavy stuff (pancakes, brisket hash browns, biscuits and gravy…). The only reason Americana doesn’t get 5 stars for this is because they don’t have a very big selection of dairy-free options, and I don’t want to die when I eat brunch.

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If you go here, get the bombshell brunch. It’s $10 extra, but that $10 gets you access to the endless Mimosa & Bloody Mary bar. You’re worth it. You’ve had a long week. We’re talking a huge glass dispenser of fresh orange juice, tons of fruit purees, and a juice blend for Mimosas, and about 20 fixin’ options for Bloody Mary’s. They bring a glass of alcohol to your table, filled “halfway” (more on that in a minute..) with the alcohol of your choice, and away you go! You could even get the Bloody Mary glass of vodka and fill it with orange juice to make a screwdriver, I wouldn’t tell. 😉

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By my last mimosa, the waiter was bringing full glasses of champagne to the table. God bless him.

Endless Brunch

Josh: Look at that picture above. Does that look like I’m messing around? Do you think this is amateur hour or something? You think this is my first rodeo? Step back, fool. Get out of here with that weak shit.

That’s bacon, sausage, brisket hash-browns, eggs, cheesy hash-brown potatoes and and spinach chicken crepe. Yeah? You don’t think I’m classy enough to have a crepe? Boi you’re getting on my last nerve. You better back off the plate, son, because I’m about to throw the heat.

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Oh, what’s that? Is that a custom made-to-order grilled cheese personalized for me? Is that a cup of fresh tomato soup for me to dip that lactose infested  masterpiece into? Are those fried doughnut holes with a  homemade caramel sauce drizzled on top there in the background? Sit your ass down. You can look but you can’t touch.

Atmosphere, Service, Price

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Grace: Americana is very very cool inside. Kind of a 1940’s vibe, leather tufted booths, dark tiled ceilings, neat hanging lights. It’s not the cheapest, but it’s not outrageous. All you can eat brunch is $20, bombshell is $30. It’s worth it, guys. GET A RESERVATION or you will probably not get in. The servers are very fun and always kind, and I’ve never had a bad experience there. I’m going back in a few weeks for my birthday dinner!

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Josh: It’s all you can eat. Is it worth to say anything else? Do I need to say anything else?

No.

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