Local Eateries Still Shine

Have fun making genuine Fong’s pizza at home with these kits and your kids.


By Karla Wals
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Even more reasons to keep those frozen veggies on ice: These small businesses* are pulling out all of the stops to keep their customers well-fed and in good spirits. We’ve rounded up one for every day for the rest of the week so you can plant a little “carrot” daily to help power you through another week of quarantine.

 

Add a culinary class to your home-school curriculum with these kits that allow a family of four to channel their inner pizzaiolo. With pizza dough, sauce and toppings for four personal pizzas, each $20 pack is available at the Ankeny, Drake and downtown locations via curbside pick-up and delivery. All tips are donated to team members who had to be laid off due to the pandemic’s impacts on business. (Three locations across the metro; fongspizza.com)

Tequila Thursday: El Guapo’s Tequila + Tacos Margarita Mix
At last check, this new south-of-the-border-inspired hot spot is offering three varieties of margarita mix (via carryout or $3 delivery) for $12 per quart. Just pour a serving into a shaker, add tequila and ice, shake and serve. Email info@elguaposiowa.com or call 515.216.2198 to inquire about today’s flavors and to place an order. (8950 University Ave. Suite 105, West Des Moines; elguaposiowa.com)

●     Guapo’s House: OJ, lime, lemon, agave, orange zest syrup.
●     Street Snack: Lime, lemon, house pineapple tepache, agave, sumo mandarin syrup.
●     Hellfire: Lemon, house sour, muddled jalapeño, habañero shrubs, Bittermens Burlesque Bitters, citrus syrup.


Fish Friday: The Hall To-Go Fish Fry Fridays
Order via email (orders@thehalldsm.com) by Thursday at 3 p.m., and enjoy curbside pick-up fish fry dinners from FoodWorks in honor of Lent. Each meal comes with two pieces of breaded Atlantic cod, a pile of chips (aka fries), homemade coleslaw and tartar sauce. Orders can be picked up between 4 and 7 p.m. on Fridays, and the Hall is offering 25% off to-go crowlers of beer. (111 S. 11th St., West Des Moines, thehalldsm.com)

Snack Saturday: The Cheese Shop To-Go Monger Boards
Flip on a movie and enjoy an at-home date night with a perfect-for-two Monger Board. With three cheeses and two meats for $25, these beautiful boards feature the best of the Cheese Shop’s world-class cheese and charcuterie. Call 515.528.8181 to reserve your spread for curbside carryout. (833 42nd St., Suite B; thecheeseshopdsm.com)

Sweet Sunday: Cha Cha’s Confections Cookie-Decorating Kits
Once you’ve mastered and devoured your Creme Cupcake kits, try your hand at Cha Cha’s perfect-for-Easter 12-cookie kits. Complete with royal icing, sprinkles, and spring-shaped almond sugar cookies and available while supplies last, the $25 kits can be ordered via chacha1212b@gmail.com and picked up at the confection kitchen. (1614 McKinley Ave., chachasconfections.net)

*Since this is a rapidly evolving situation and menus change frequently, please call or check the social media sites for the brands before attempting carryout.

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