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A Dong’s new ‘semi-official’ Twitter account is pretty great

Published on March 20th, 2014 | by Josh Hafner

At noon on Monday, a Des Moines restaurant with a cult following began tweeting.


So came the first tweet from @ADongDM, “Semi-Official Twitter of Des Moines’ favorite Vietnamese restaurant,” per its Twitter bio. It continues: Got questions? Ask them! Got photos? Share them!”

The account has posted 17 tweets since Monday. They range from photos of the restaurant’s dishes to, well, longtime puns on its name:


It’s not all jokes, though. The account offers guidance through A Dong’ s 140+ menu items:


There are also tips so you don’t sound like a moron when ordering food.



Now, I’m a reporter. But I’m also a millennial. So I asked the tough questions in a hard-hitting interview over Twitter:




Bam. Journalism accomplished.  Give A Dong a follow or visit them in Sherman Hill.

Update: Since publication, @ADongDM is now listed as A Dong’s “official” Twitter account. 

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covers young professionals for The Des Moines Register. Josh can be reached at or on Twitter via @joshhafner.

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