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LOADED FRIES
was definitely a case of my eyes being too big for my stomach . Get this : “ Two Iowa premium Angus patties , Wisconsin cheese curds , cajun mayo , grilled onions , muenster cheese .” Right ? I could wax poetic about this burger , but the best description I ’ ve seen so far comes from our own Kristina Nesteby : “ If the Dirty Bird had a dating profile , it would say ‘ I ’ m not your typical burger ,’ and you ’ d roll your eyes but you ’ d also swipe right .” Yup . Beautifully friggin ’ said .
Beer and food aside … this place is just friggin ’ beautiful . The way you can see the lit up sign from the highway kind of reminds me of Porky ’ s , but I think that ’ s on me . That is NOT their brand . It ’ s an incredibly nice place with two levels EACH with a bar , and I can ’ t wait to table up outside when it gets warmer .
Everything is shiny and new at Darkbird , so have no fear of the bathrooms .
Darkbird Taphouse is the kind of place you go if you love beer . Not only that , it ’ s the kind of place that makes you love beer . This place is awesome . •
Darkbird Taphouse
7305 THUNDER VALLEY DR , PEOSTA , IA 563-590-7081 DARKBIRDTAPHOUSE . COM Kitchen Hours : Wed – Thu : 4 – 9 PM ; Fri – Sat : 11 AM – 9 PM ; Sun : 11 AM – 7 PM ; Mon – Tue : Closed
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