Home Touch Kitchen: Des Moines' new Afro-Soul food restaurant
Home Touch Kitchen is the culinary soundtrack to owner Nathan Bohn's life.
- The restaurant features homemade Afro-Soul food.
State of play: Bohn was born in Liberia and, at the age of 12, fled the civil war to Côte d'Ivoire, the French-speaking country in West Africa.
- His family ultimately migrated to Ghana, where he worked in restaurants and completed high school in an English speaking refugee camp.
- He immigrated to the United States in 2001, moving from Pennsylvania to Des Moines about a decade later to join family.
Zoom in: In recent years, Bohn used a commercial kitchen in West Des Moines to prepare and sell food.
- He opened Home Touch in June after completing a business bootcamp through the Evelyn K. Davis Center For Working Families.
On Jason's plate: The Attieke platter, a dish popular in Côte d'Ivoire. ($25)
- Couscous with fried fish, chicken wings, plantain and a boiled egg.
- It comes with a side of mayo with green peas and hot pepper sauce.
Thought bubble: It was an unexpected and delicious find.
- Most of the dishes come family style so bring a friend.
What's next: I'll be trying a few of these other menu items.
- Potato greens with rice
- Cassava leaf soup
⏰ Open: Monday-Saturday, 9am-9pm. Located at 1552 E. Grand Ave., DSM.
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