LARC 2018 Food And Tourism

March 21 – 23, 2018

Memorial Union, Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Food and Drinks

On Campus

For a complete list of on-campus restaurants and cafés:

Memorial Union Food Court ($)2229 Lincoln Way.  Breakfast, ­­­lunch, and dinner menus. Halal, vegan, and vegetarian options. Restaurants  include: Chester’s Chicken – Cucina Italiana – Cys and Fries – Fresh Burrito Works – Godfather’s Pizza – Panda Express – The Dish – Subway

Carlos’ Quesadillas ($). Food truck outside Kildee Hall. 
Mexican food: Quesadillas, fajitas, tacos, burritos.

MU Market & Café ($). 2229 Lincoln Way. 
Convenience store, grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, bakery, and coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options.

Caribou Coffee & Hub Grill & Café ($)Across from Parks Library.  
Deli and bakery, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options.

Bookends Café ($). 0184 Parks Library.
Grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, bakery, and coffee. Vegan and vegetarian options.

Campus Town

Restaurants and cafés are within walking distance from the Memorial Union.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop ($). 2310 Lincoln Way. 9am-10pm. 
Made to order toasted sandwiches, salads, and ice cream shakes. Vegetarian options.

Blaze Pizza ($).  2320 Lincoln Way. 10:30am-10:30pm.  
Wood-fired pizza; make your own pizza. Vegetarian options.

Jeff’s Pizza Shop ($). 2402 Lincoln Way. 10:30am-1am. 
Pizza, sandwiches, lasagna, salads, chips, and brownies.

Smokin’ Oak wood-fired pizza($).: 2420 Lincoln Way. 10:30am-10:30pm.

Cafe Baudelaire ($$)2504 Lincoln Way. 10am-1:30am  
Brazilian fusion cuisine, hamburgers, omelets, salads, desserts, drinks, and cocktails. Live music at night.

Mr. Burrito ($). 2508 Lincoln Way. 11am-9pm
Mexican food: Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, tostadas, Mexican drinks including horchata.

Taste Place ($). 2512 Lincoln Way. Chinese food

Arcadia Café ($). 116 Welch Ave. 7am-8pm.
Sandwiches, small plates, soup, salad, desserts; vegetarian & gluten-free options; cocktails, wines.

Fighting Burrito ($)117 Welch Ave. 11am-2am. 
Mexican food: Burritos, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, salads, and desserts.

Indian Delights ($). 120 Welch Ave.  
Kofta, curry dishes, chicken, lamb, shrimp, salmon; vegetarian options; desserts.

Jimmy John’s ($). 135 Welch Ave. 10:30am-3am.
Plain slims,  sub sandwiches, club sandwiches.

Thai Kitchen ($$). 2410 Chamberlain St. 11am-8pm.
Thai food: Yums, soups, noodles, fried rice, pad, and curry dishes.

Pizza Pit ($)207 Welch Ave. 11am-12 midnight. 
Pizza, chicken wings, hot sandwiches.

Stomping Grounds ($$). 303 Welch Ave.7am-12am. 
Regular and toasted sandwiches, salads, pasta, soups, crepes, desserts, coffee, and drinks. Outside patio area.

Downtown Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #1 Red East or #2 Green East  from campus.

For a full list of downtown Ames restaurants, bars, cafés, and events, access

Wheatsfield Cooperative Grocery & Deli ($).413 Northwestern Ave. 7am-9pm
Breakfast burritos, salad bar, hot bar, soups, bakery, desserts; vegetarian options.

Depot Deli & Cookies($). 526 Main Street.
Sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts; vegetarian options; lunch & dinner combos; beer, wines.

Aunt Maude’s ($$$). 547 Main St. 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm. 
Salads, soups, omelets, sandwiches, bistro, salmon, chicken, beef, wines, microbrews.

Bar La Tosca ($$). 400 Main St. 11am-2pm, 4pm-10pm.
Italian cuisine. Salads, soups, flatbread, pasta, sandwiches, small plates, entrées, cocktails, wines, beer.

The Spice ($$)402 Main St. 11am-2:15pm, 5pm-8:45pm. 
Thai cuisine: Spring rolls, dumplings, soup, curry, noodles, fried rice, chicken, pork, seafood, desserts; vegetarian options; tea, fruit juices, beer, wine.

Old Main Brewery and Restaurant($$): 316 Main Street. 11am-2am.
Hamburgers, sandwiches, lunch specials, salads, soups, pasta, entrées; seasonal and year-round brews.

Chocolaterie Stam ($). 230 Main Street. 8:30am-8pm. 
Bonbons, chocolate treats, cookies, wafers, gelato, licorice.

Café Diem ($). 229 Main Street. 7am-10pm 
Coffee, pastries, salads; wi-fi.

Little Woods Herbal tea shop and tea house ($). 136 Main St.
Herbs, spices, loose leaf teas, medicinal herbs, artisan wellness blends.

Whiskey River ($). 132 Main Street. 11am-2am.
American food, dine in or order take out: Hamburgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken wings, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, salads; vegetarian options; liquors, wines, beers (bottled and on tap).

Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company($). 129 Main St. 11am-2pm, 4:30pm-12am
Pizza, sandwiches, salads, desserts; beer, wine, coolers.

The Grove Café ($). 124 Main. 6am-2pm.
Breakfast & lunch menu: Omelets, pancakes, French toast, hamburgers, hot sandwiches, desserts.

The Mandarin ($$). 415 Lincoln Way. 11am-2pm, 5-9pm. 
Beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, & vegetable lunch entrées; seafood; dinner specials for 2-10 persons; soups

West Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #1 Red West from campus.

Pammel Grocery & Deli ($). 113 Colorado Ave. 11am-8pm.
Indian, Pakistani, and Middle Eastern food. Halal & vegetarian options: Gyros, kabobs, falafel, samosas, kofta.

Szechuan House ($). 3605 Lincoln Way. 11am-10pm. 
Chinese food: Chicken, duck, lamb, pork, seafood; soups, lunch specials; vegetarian options.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse ($$). 3704 Lincoln Way. 11am-9:30pm.  
Soups, salads, teriyaki, yakisoba, tempura, hibachi, sushi, sashimi, udon, shabu shabu, hibachi; wine, sake, beer.

Indian Delights($). 127 Dotson Drive.  Kofta, curry dishes, chicken, lamb, shrimp, salmon; vegetarian options; desserts.

North Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #6 Brown North from campus.

The Café($$)2616 Northridge Pkwy. 7am-9pm.
Omelets, pancakes, soups, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches, steak, fish, pizza, pasta; beer, wine, cocktails.

+39 Italian Restaurant & Cantina ($$). 2640 Stange Rd. 11am-2pm, 5pm-9:30pm.
Pasta, pizza, soups, salads, sandwiches; chicken, beef, fish; gluten-free options; beer, wine.

Brick City Grill ($$). 2704 Stange Rd. 11am-12am. 
Hamburgers, sandwiches, entrées (chicken, pork, salmon), nachos, salads; gluten-free options; beer.

El Azteca ($$). 2727 Stange Rd. 11am-9pm.
Mexican food: Quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, special dinners, soups, salads, desserts; beer, cocktails.

Wallaby’s Bar & Grille ($$). 2733 Stange Rd. 11am-11pm.  
Salads, soups, hamburgers, sandwiches, wraps, nachos,entrées; beer, wine, cocktails.

Los Altos Mexican Restaurant ($$): 823 Wheeler St. #5. 11am-9:30pm.
Quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos; vegetarian options; desserts; beer, cocktails.

Ge Angelo’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge ($$). 4-9pm. 823 Wheeler St. #9. 
Salads, pizza, calzone, pasta, chicken, cod; vegetarian options; build your own pizza; desserts; beer, wine.

South Ames

How to get there: Take Cyride #3 Blue South from campus.

Hickory Park Restaurant Co. ($$). 1404 S. Duff Ave. 10am-9pm.
Barbecue, meat dinners, hamburgers, deli and smoked sandwiches, ice cream menu; teas, beer (bottled, on  tap).

Dublin Bay Irish Pub and Grill($$). 320 S 16th St. 11am-11pm. 
Irish fayre, entrées, pork, shrimp, salmon, pasta, hamburgers, sandwiches, soups, salads; beer, wine, cocktails.

The Mucky Duck British Pub ($$). 3100 S Duff Ave. 11am-11pm.
Fish ‘n’ chips, hamburgers, chicken curry, haggis, bangers ‘n’ mash; teas, beer, wine, whiskey, cocktails.

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse ($$$). 1614 S Kellogg Ave. #101. 11am-2pm, 4-9:30pm
Hibachi, teriyaki, tempura, udon, soba, rolls, sushi bar entrées, katsu, don buri, desserts.

Coffee/Beverages & Dessert

Arcadia Café($). 116 Welch Ave. 7am-8pm.

Insomnia Cookies ($)217 Welch Ave. 10am-3am.

Stomping Grounds ($$). 303 Welch Ave.7am-12am.

Chocolaterie Stam($). 230 Main Street. 8:30am-8pm.

Dutch Oven Bakery ($). 219 Duff Ave. 6am-6pm.

The Café($$)2616 Northridge Pkwy. 7am-9pm.

Cultural Attractions & Entertainment

On Campus

How do I get there? Everything on campus is within a walking distance.

ISU’s MuseumsAround campus

The Maintenance Shop. Memorial Union.
Live music, stand-up comedy, open mic nights, theater performances.

Farm House Museum. Near Ross Hall. M-F 12-4pm.

Lake Laverne: Just outside the Memorial Union (MU). Created in 1916. Home to the swans Lancelot and Elaine.

Reiman Gardens: 1407 University Blvd. 9am-4:30pm.


Reiman Gardens
(Photo: Phuong Nguyen)

Off Campus

All Ames Parks

Brookside Park. 1325 6th Street (near campus).

Ada Hayden Heritage Park. 5205 Grand Ave.

Inis Grove Park.  2500 Duff Ave.

Main Street. Cultural District

Octagon Center for the Arts.427 Douglas Ave. 10am-5pm.

Ames Public Library. M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm.

Cinemark Movies 12. 1317 Buckeye Ave.


Old Maine Brewing Co. 316 Main. St. 11am-2am.

Torrent Brewing. 504 Burnett Ave. Wed-Fri 4:30-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 1-7pm

Alluvial Brewing.  3715 W 190th St. Wed-Fri 4-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-6pm

Music & Drinks

London Underground. 212 Main St. 4pm-2am.

McFly’s. 115 Main St. 11am-2am.

DG’s Tap House.  127 Main St. Mon-Fri 6pm-2am, Sat 4pm-2am.

West Towne Pub.  4518 Mortensen Rd. 11am-2am.

Mother’s Pub. 2900 West St. 11am-2am.