Nevada, Iowa Has Always Had Chefs Forging Narratives

Nevada, Iowa has its own solid past for history buffs in the Midwest. Mesmerizing restaurants confront both our taste buds and the dichotomy between gender roles in the kitchen and the quixotic quest for pleasant grub. Did you realize that the kitchen masters in the Midwest have been challenging culinary discourses since before Cornell College even existed?

The very first inhabitants of this stretch of Iowa were unabashed (and slightly reckless!) humans. Their daily lives were a constant struggle for basic sustenance. Amazing restaurants simply didn’t exist then.

Fast forward to the new scene and it is a whopping mistake to write off the Midwest. The demographic mix of Nevada, Iowa is also changing. There are more loaded men and women but also more penniless men and women too. And thankfully, that has translated into way more Asian or British choices than ever.

Look, we can’t blame anyone for wanting to check out an Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball game. But you are selling yourself short if you don’t find a way to taste the restaurants here while in Iowa. Some of the grub holes here have been serving coffee and cookies since before the moom landing. However there are now avant-garde grub holes that are just as liked on Facebook. These serve as a cruciak link between past and present.

There are delightful recipes being cooked up by these innovative master chefs. You can tell they want to be caretakers of culinary traditions. It is critical to remember the foods of the past era. Those burgers, fries and root beer floats made this area great again. And the temples of feasting should feel good about being different than the inauthentic dining choices in Omaha.

Experience the eatable steakhouse, Tex-Mex or seafood fare of Nevada, Iowa by gawking at these representative photos. We hope you heart how it is elementary now to eat a slice of history.

The Mucky Duck Pub

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3100 S Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010