Keeping Iowans on Top of the Food Chain Since 1922!


Killer Burgers one of “The Best Burger in Iowa”

Our Killer Burgers were listed on‘s top ten list of “The Best Burger in Iowa”.

To make our top burger list, these burgers had to consistently receive top marks taste test after taste test! This was research we didn’t mind doing, these burgers also were liked by the widest palette of tastes. So give our burger list for Iowa a try.

See the complete list, “The Best Burger in Iowa

We’re Keeping Iowans, and Burger Lovers,
on Top of the Food Chain!

Food that You Should Probably Share…

The Killossal was listed as one of the “foods you should probably share”!  OK.  It was actually Good Morning America/Yahoo’s list of “The Fattiest Foods in America: Decadent Dishes from Across the USA”.

Iowa: Killossal Sandwich One Killossal sandwich at B&B Grocery, Meat and Deli contains: deli meat, a huge pork tenderloin and a quad burger stack.

See the complete list, “The Fattiest Foods in America: Decadent Dishes From Across the USA

You just have to repeat….it is only a sandwich!

Somewhere in the World, a Killer Tenderloin is Bizarre

WHO TV came by the Killer Zone to highlight a visit from Andrew Zimmern’s, of Bizzare Foods.  Check out the newscast below.

“This didn’t used to be here and it was a butcher shop and then the next thing you know, someone cooked something up on a side table and you’ve got a legendary sandwich joint. I mean that’s great…doesn’t it sound good?” Andrew Zimmern

B&B, Killer Tenderloins, and Andrew Zimmern on KCCI TV8

Claire Powell and Jesi Good, from KCCI TV8, stopped by the Killer Zone to discuss Andrew Zimmern’s, of Bizarre Foods, visit to B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli.

“There’s something really wonderful about coming into a place like this, that has history, that has iconic food that you can’t get somewhere else or can’t get as well, somewhere else,” Zimmern said.

Read more, “Brothers’ killer tenderloin to be on ‘Bizarre Foods‘”

Generations of Hard Work Pay Off

Ken Root, from WHO TV’s Agribusiness Report, featured our family butchers on his morning Agribusiness report this morning.

“If you work hard for generations, you will eventually be recognized,” Ken Root

Dad’s Killer Sandwich wins Juice Magazine’s Sandwich Smackdown!

Des Moines’ Juice Magazine recently held a four round “Sandwich Smackdown“. The competition had 16 different sandwiches square off against each other to determine which was the best. The readers of Juice Magazine voted our Dad’s Killer Sandwich as the winner of the Sandwich Smackdown!

Dad’s Killer Sandwich #1

After a four-round sandwich smackdown of 16 excellent local creations, you voted B&B’s Dad’s Killer Sandwich the best of the bracket.

Read more, “Winner of the Sandwich Smackdown: Dad’s Killer Sandwich

We’re Keeping Iowans on Top of the Food Chain!

Sandwich Smackdown – Dad’s Killer Sandwich

Des Moines’ Juice Magazine is conducting a “Sandwich smackdown” to determine the best of 16 different sandwiches.   Our Dad’s Killer Sandwich was chosen as one of the 16.  Here’s a portion of Joe Lawler’s review of our Dad’s Killer Sandwich

Gutbuster –
Dad’s Killer Sandwich

Sometimes when a sandwich is big, it gets a clever name to tip off/scare away potential diners. “Monster burger,” “big boy,” stuff like that. And sometimes a sandwich name seems like more of challenge, or a warning. Sort of a culinary “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.”

Like Dad’s Killer Sandwich at B&B. Is the name letting us know that it’s a great sandwich, or that dads should update their life insurance policy? Thankfully, the thing most likely to be wiped out is your appetite. Dad’s Killer Sandwich is a massive hoagie filled with roast beef, turkey, smoked ham and corned beef. Oh, and pepper cheese, sweet cheese and American cheese. Plus lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mustard, Miracle Whip and Tuscan Italian dressing.

Read more of Joe Lawler’s review, “Gutbuster – Dad’s Killer Sandwich


Killer Breaded Pork Tenderloins in Saveur Magazine

Saveur Magazine wrote about “The Greatest Pork Sandwich in America” where they highlighted various breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches in Des Moines.  Our Killer Breaded Pork Tenderloin was mentioned in the article.  In fact, the article included a couple pictures from B&B.  One of our Killer Reuben Sandwiches was added to the pictures shown in the article. (pictured top left corner)

Plus, the article even mentions some of Des Moines finest!

“At B&B Grocery, a few miles away, we ate insanely wide tenderloins alongside lunching local police officers who took great delight in demonstrating how to fold the meat over once or even twice inside the bun to make it easier to handle.” – Saveur Magazine

Read more, “Hog Heaven: Iowa’s Pork Sandwiches

Keeping Iowans on Top of the Food Chain!

Our Killer Tenderloins – “Roadfood of the Day” highlights “great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods”. Today, they listed our Killer Tenderloins as the “Roadfood of the Day”!

Voted Des Moines Best “MOM and POP” by the Readers of Cityview Magazine

We want to thank each and everyone one of our Killer Fans who voted us as Des Moines Best “Mom & Pop”!  Cityview allows readers to vote Des Moines best for various categories.  We are past winners and are proud to be considered the Best Mom and Pop in Des Moines.

This is a favorite spot to eat or shop for people from all walks of life — like John Brooks from behind the counter says, they see “everybody from the mayor to the town drunk”.

Read more about Cityview’s 2012 Best of Des Moines