HomeGrown to open a breakfast-and-lunch restaurant in Des Moines

A new breakfast and lunch restaurant is about to move in next door to Big Grove Brewery in Sherman Hill. HomeGrown brings its menu of lemon ricotta pancakes, turkey avocado sandwiches and homemade Pop Tarts to the Crescent Building at 555 17th St. by the end of the year.

Restaurateurs Jon and Lauren Rolph opened HomeGrown five years ago in Wichita and grew the company to five locations in the Kansas City metro area and Wichita.

“We believe that if we help each other start the day right, we will awaken a contagious chain of positive acts that cultivate kindness throughout Des Moines,” Jon Rolph said in a news statement.

Salsa verde bowl at HomeGrown, opening in the Crescent Building in Sherman Hill this year.

HomeGrown uses locally sourced ingredients in its dishes that include biscuits and gravy, omelets and Benedicts, cheesy grits and a Cuban sandwich. Bloody marys and mimosas add a little alcohol to any meal. 

In Wichita and Kansas City, the restaurant is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

An eggs Benedict at HomeGrown, opening in the Crescent Building in Sherman Hill this year.

Big Grove opened in late July in the building owned by Krause+. 

In April, the Des Moines Landmark Review Board approved landmark status for the Crescent Chevrolet sign at 555 17th St.

Other new restaurants that just opened in the Des Moines metro