Read my dad’s blog updates about the dinner group he started at Urbandale United Church of Christ in Urbandale, Iowa. My daddy’s great idea started with his wish to help out small and less-frequented local restaurants in Des Moines, and he has really succeeded I think! Now, in addition to benefitting restaurants, this group has great discussions, tries new and interesting foods, helps out the Urbandale Food Pantry with impressive donations collected after dinner, and is growing with new people all the time.
The month of February found the group DWF 23 strong at John and Nick’s Steak and Prime Rib in Clive, Iowa. It was the advent of a new year, 2014 had somehow managed to creep in and become a reality. Greece was now but a fading memory and we were about ready to gastronomically take on Italy.
Once again conversations outlasted meals and a good time was had by all. Our next gastronomical destination will be Fat Tuesday where meals are served New Orleans style…now that should be fun.
DWFs has begun giving back to the community. Every diner was asked to make a contribution/donation to the Urbandale Food Pantry. The ceremonial take home plastic box was passed and we were able to collect $70.00 for the Urbandale Food Pantry tonight.