News – September – 2013

Upcoming Events for September

Try out our new Fall Menu at Cafe Baratta’s, the State Historical Museum, 3rd Floor. See our fall cafe menu here. For reservations call 515-281-3294

Tunes on the Terrace, at Cafe Baratta’s Music by local artists and great food! Friday’s in September and October.


Back By Popular Demand…Tunes on the Terrace!

Join us every Friday in September and October at Cafe Baratta’s, 11:30-1:30 pm for fantastic music and awesome food! check out our Fall Menu while your here!

This Friday, September 6th, Brian Congdon!

Click here to learn more about Brian’s music.

  • September 13th: Chad Elliott
  • September 20th: The High Crest
  • September 27th: Patresa Hartman
  • October 4th: Mary McAdams
  • October 11th: Andy Fleming
  • October 16th: Chad Elliott
  • October 25th: Brian Congdon

Sponsored by Cafe Baratta’s and The Iowa Arts Council

Cafe Baratta’s at the State Historical Building on the 3rd Floor

600 E. Locust St. DM 515-281-3294

Music will be playing rain or shine!


Let’s Get Down to Business!

The Links at AH Blank Golf Course is a great place for your next business meeting, staff retreat, breakfast club…and more!

-Conveniently located near the Highway 5 bypass.

-Banquet facility with a spectator view of the 18th hole and seating for up to 280 guests.

-Reasonable weekday rental rates include tables, chairs, linens, water pitchers and free wireless internet throughout the building

-Plenty of parking.

-Onsite Audio and Visual Equipment

-Hit the links or enjoy a round of miniature golf before or after your meeting!

-Delicious food for breaks and lunches from Baratta’s

For weekday rental/food information, click on: The Links at AH Blank Golf Course

To book The Links, contact Lora Simpson at 515-281-4658 or


Fa-La-La-La-La…Let’s Talk Christmas Parties!

Secure a spot for your Holiday Party today and we’ll help you with all of the planning!

We have beautiful banquet rooms available at the State Historical Building, Forte, AH Blank Golf Course and our restaurant at 2320 South Union!

And don’t forget…Baratta’s can cater to your home, office, or any other location.

For parties big, small, formal or informal, browse our venues and catering options for more information or call 515-243-4516, extension #3


Bara-ttrivia! (Bar-ah-triv-e-ah)

Congratulations to our August Bara-ttrivia winner: Pam Buck!!! Good Job, Pam, you’ve won the drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Baratta’s!

Our August Trivia Question was:
What is one of the reasons why Forte Conference & Banquet Center is such a great place to book your next business meeting?

The correct answers were: Forte is conveniently located downtown, accommodates small and large groups up to 450 people, has reasonable rental rates and delicious food from Baratta’s…to name a few!

Our September Trivia Question is:

Name of of the fantastic local musicians performing at Cafe Baratta’s for the Tunes on the Terrace series this Fall!!

Email with your answer for a chance to will a $25 Baratta’s Gift Certificate!



Drop by for our $20 Dinner Duo!

Simply Choose One Appetizer:

Hand Battered Onion Rings or Homemade Ravioli

…and Two Entrees:

Petite Top Sirloin – Baked Lasagna – Spaghetti with Meatballs – Chicken Parmesan with Pasta

That should put an end to those hunger pangs!

Sunday through Thursday, 5pm-9pm, Dine-in only.

Beverage, tax and gratuity are not included.

No substitutions. Available for a limited time.

Baratta’s, 2320 South Union St., Des Moines 515-243-4526 Ext. 1

We’re excited to present the winning works of art from the 2013 Celebration of Iowa: Agricultural Art Award!

Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship, Iowa Arts Council and Iowa Farm Bureau, this exhibit recognizes Iowa artist and Iowa’s role as a global leader in agriculture with the theme “Cultivating Change.”

Drop by for lunch and enjoy the view!

Cafe Baratta’s, State Historical Building, 3rd Floor

600 E. Locust St. DM, 515-285-3294

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