motivated by a burrito.

I hope you all had the best weekend.

my mom called me on friday morning, and asked if she could come visit for the weekend. the perks of living close. [two hours from my hometown]. I said heck yeah. plus [J] was out of town for work, so it was nice to have the company.

we got wild on friday night. I’m talking dinner + a cocktail, or 7. which resulted in a late bedtime. but we were determined to get up super early for the des moines {farmers market}. it’s from 7AM to noon, but we wanted to beat the crowds [and the heat]. so we had to arrive early.

the plan was 7:30AM. the reality 8AM.

let’s just say there was a breakfast burrito I “desperately” wanted. and the last time we went, the line wrapped around the block. “it’s all part of the experience“. when it comes to food & me, especially in the morning ..there’s no messing around in a 30 minute line. so I had a lot of motivation to get there early this time around.

rest assured I got my breakfast burrito.

[which I guess means: I can be bribed out of bed by a breakfast burrito, no matter how early. even slightly hungover & sleep deprived. only slightly ashamed].

des moines farmers market //

des moines farmers market //

des moines farmers market //

first stop: the all-important iced coffee.

des moines farmers market //

a much more tolerable burrito line than last time.

des moines farmers market //

des moines farmers market //

I’ll have everything please“.

des moines farmers market //

des moines farmers market //

des moines farmers market //

until next time breakfast burrito farmers market.

I’m officially hungry for breakfast, rolled in a tortilla. 

happy monday.


zombie burger.

zombie burger des moines menu

there are endless amounts of ‘good eats’ in des moines, IA. [J] & I have just begun to scratch the surface. we had been dying to try zombie burger. [pun intended]. the decor is enough to intrigue you, but the insane burgers will keep you. and the 150+ beer selection, if you’re into that kind of thing. no expense calorie spared, we went to fully enjoy. and enjoy we did. it started with a bloody mary for me + a spiked peanut butter shake for [J]. and crispy fried pickles, as appetizers. for our burgers – I got the ‘raygun’ [fried jalapenos, caramelized onion, bacon, monterey jack, guacamole, & chipotle mayo]. and [J] went for the ‘undead guy BBQ burger’ [pulled BBQ bacon, bacon, cheddar cheese, rogue dead guy ale BBQ sauce, mayo]. oh, and a loaded fry basket. needless to say, we skipped dessert. it was truly scrumptious from start to finish. the zombie theme plays through the entire concept, making it fun & delicious. if you’re looking for a not-your-everyday lunch spot or craving a good burger, I’d highly recommend. we’ll be back, {zombie burger} ..

zombie burger des moines

zombie burger des moines restaurant

zombie burger des moines 150 beers

zombie burger des moines beverages

zombie burger des moines fried pickles

zombie burger fried pickles and J

zombie burger des moines raygun

zombie burger des moines loaded fries

zombie burger des moines J's burger

zombie burger des moines door

now that I’ve made you hungry. or disgusted at how much we ate.

happy monday.

[ps – we played an entire soccer game later that night. & may have burned off all some of the calories we consumed. it was worth it].