Brian Gongol

Here's a Des Moines-area restaurant, selected at random:

■ Terra Grill

Or, if that doesn't do it for you, here are two more:

■ On the Border (Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines)
■ Dolce Vita (13435 University Avenue, Clive)

There's also the Urban Spoon slot machine app.

And here may be a healthier option:

Samurai Sushi (7125 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines)

Here's a bar with a patio:

■ Legends on Court Avenue

Here's a sports bar:

■ Chicken Coop

Here are two other bars to consider:

■ Keg Stand
■ Rock Bottom