Well, we – and you – deserve this post, after a year and a half of quarantine, yearning for something to smile about and just enjoy. This will be our least serious post ever, but so fun.
Des Moines was a curiously deserted place. Walking the streets, we honestly passed maybe 3-4 other people. There weren’t many cars. Our huge hotel lobby was always…empty. We encountered nobody in the hotel hallways. Seriously, it felt like there had been – A ZOMBIE ATTACK! The population of Des Moines was decimated!!
We ate dinner at the Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, and encountered one of the best-decorated horror-themed places ever. We have a great love for horror movies, so this was perfect for us! We talked to a very gregarious and affable employee named Donnie, who took it upon himself to walk us around the restaurant and bar and show us all the zombie/horror memorabilia. He noted that George, the owner, has been collecting items over the life of the restaurant and keeps adding to the decor. We found it very fun, very tongue-in-cheek. Donnie did note that during the pandemic, this restaurant stayed open and helped keep the city supplied with food. It is very good food too.
The second photo shows Mike’s choice of dinner…the Undead Elvis, consisting of peanut butter, fried bananas, bacon, an egg, and cheese. Anything peanut butter, and Mike is right there! It actually tasted quite decent, as weird a combo of ingredients as that is. Jan opted for Soylent Greens (a salad) and some very good chili. The photos that follow are just to scroll through and a feast for your eyes, IF you like fun horror items. If not, cover your eyes and peek!