Thursday, March 5
The Des Moines Dine Around is an opportunity to join NSE colleagues for an informal dinner at a local restaurant. Attendees are encouraged to network, share ideas, and engage in conversation over dinner.
There are two options for participation in the Des Moines Dine Around:
Option 1: Play it safe. Contact your NSE peeps and organize your own dinner. A list of recommended restaurants is below.
Option 2: Take a chance. Review the list of restaurants (below), indicate your top three restaurant choices using the form on this page, and NSE-HQ will place you in a dine around group of 6 – 8 NSE colleagues based on your preferences. A list of dine around groups will be available at conference check in. Groups can meet in the hotel lobby at 6 p.m. and then head to dinner together.
Restaurants are located via skywalk access or within walking distance of the hotel.
Dine Around Restaurants
Akebono Contemporary restaurant and bar offering sushi, cooked Japanese dishes, and cocktails. Located at 215 10th St. (0.3 mile from hotel)
Americana Casual place with modern décor serving steaks & chops, plus Asian-inspired sharing plates. Located at 1312 Locust St. (0.5 mile)
Blue Sushi Sake Grill Unites creative ingredients, sustainably sourced seafood, and premium cold sake to give you a new way to experience sushi. Located at 346 Court Ave. (0.5 mile)
Bubba Elevated Southern comfort food classics. Located at 200 10th St. (0.5 mile)
Centro Italian-inspired food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation. Located at 1003 Locust St. (0.3 mile)
Court Avenue Restaurant & Brewing Company Casual, polished brewpub serving specialty beers plus a menu of steak, seafood, pizza & burgers. Located at 309 Court Ave. (0.5 mile)
Django Casual brasserie serving French standards crafted with seasonal ingredients. Located at 1420 Locust St. (0.5 mile)
Hessen Haus Festive German beer hall featuring over 175 types of German and Euro brews plus global comfort eats. Located at 101 SW 4th St. (0.7 mile)
Malo Restaurant and bar in a renovated Art Deco firehouse serving Pan-Latin dishes and cocktails. Located at 900 Mulberry St. (0.3 mile)
Proof Restaurant Modern, minimalist Mediterranean-style restaurant and bar. Located at 1301 Locust St. (0.4 mile)