One Iowa

Build Your Own Gala: To-Go Specials

We might not be celebrating in person this year at the Gala, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the fun to you! We’ve partnered with local Des Moines hotspots to bring you curated Gala specials to enjoy the night of the virtual event! A portion of the proceeds from all to-go partnerships will be donated to One Iowa.

Explore the Gala To-Go specials and make sure to support these local businesses who support our work improving the lives of LGBTQ Iowans.

Set The Table:

Art Terrarium: Succulent and Plant Arrangements

106 11th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Set the table for Gala night with these beautiful plants from Art Terrarium! These limited edition plants are a great way to add some life to your home or office! You can order a pre-made arrangement or make one of your own in the shop!

Order an arrangement or schedule a time to make your own here.

Grab a Drink:

Bellhop: The One Iowa Chi-Chi

440 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

“One Iowa Chi Chi”
•Macadamia Tito’s
•Pineapple
•Toasted Coconut Cream
•Orgeat
•Cinnamon
•Topped with Passion Fruit Syrup

This drink is available the entire month of August. It can be made into a mocktail upon request. Order and enjoy at the bar or walk up and carry out.

Bartenders Handshake: The Community Cocktail

3615 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA

“Community Cocktail”
•Choice of gin or vodka
•Dolin Blanc Vermouth
•Lustau Amontillado Sherry
•Green Chartreuse
•Lemon
•Blackberry syrup
•Tiki bitters
•Mint for garnish

This drink is available the entire month of August. It can be made into a mocktail upon request. Order at the bar or on the Bartender’s Handshake website for to-go orders.

The Blazing Saddle: Gala Night Specials

416 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

$1 off cocktails to go and $2 off 6 packs to go on Saturday, August 22nd.

Enjoy a Good Meal:

Bubba: Gala Dinner

440 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA

You can pre-order a special carryout meal and pick it up at the restaurant on Saturday, August 22nd from 4 – 6 p.m.

Check out the delicious menu (cornbread Panzanella salad!) and order yours here.

Lucky Lotus: Lucky Lao Platter

2721 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA

Lucky Lao Platter

You can pre-order this delicious mix of traditional Lao and Southeast Asian inspired bites to share as you watch the virtual event. Vegan option available upon ordering! Pickup on either Saturday, August 15th, or Gala night on Saturday, August 22nd!

Order from Lucky Lotus here.

Leave Room for Dessert:

Pie Bird Pies: To-Go Desert Specialty Pies & Hand Pies

Beaverdale Farmers Market
Tuesday, August 18th, 4 -7:30 p.m.
4133 Urbandale Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Head over to the Beaverdale Farmers Market on Tuesday, August 18th, and buy a signature pie or hand pies and a portion of the proceeds will go directly back to One Iowa. Save the pie (if you can!) and enjoy it on Gala night while we celebrate all that has been accomplished this year.

Not registered for the Gala? Sign up here!