Big Daddy's BBQ in Des Moines, IA has the best BBQ I've ever tasted, with a small twist. His sauces range from mild to incredibly hot. So hot, that he'll pay you $10,000 if you can eat a sandwich with his hottest sauce on it. (I think one person has ever done it and they went to the hospital) If you lose your money goes to the Food Bank of Iowa. He raises donations for many local charities and schools. He's been on Dateline and Good Morning America with these sauces and some of them are downright insane. But for a good sauce his mild or basic hot can't be beat.
He sells beef, pork, and ham sandwiches and the best ribs in the world. He also has all the staple sides and some of the greatest seasonal food. Gumbo, coconut cream pie, cobbler, etc. Big Daddy will keep bringing out food for you to try until you can't eat anymore.
Big Daddys BBQ
1000 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316