4th Street Chicago Italian Beef - Des Moines, IA204 4th Street Des Moines, IA, 50309
4th Street Chicago Italian Beef - Des Moines, IA Overview
Before Fong's and other late-night places started operating downtown, Tommy Farrell opened this beef stand (you can't really call it a restaurant - there's no stove) to capitalize on the Court Avenue nighttime crowds and hungry bartenders who might be looking for a bite. (His son is a co-owner of Liars Club.) In the summer, there's a small sidewalk table. Otherwise, if you want to eat in, you're at the small bar, where Farrell will most likely encourage you to page through a thick book of mafia members he keeps on display, with his father's page proudly bookmarked.