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Barnstormers Alum Starts New Venture

10/05/2017 3:25 PM -

Barnstormers Alum Starts New Venture
Former Barnstormers DL Brent Curvey Opens Restaurant

DES MOINES – Former Barnstormers defensive lineman Brent Curvey may have hung up his cleats, but he is now pursuing other business ventures alongside his wife with the opening of Coaches Kolaches.

Coaches Kolaches is a specialty kolache shop, serving a variety of savory kolaches. What is a kolache? It is sweet bread wrapped around a smoked sausage with melted cheese.

Growing up in Texas, savory kolaches were a tradition for Curvey. “It became the first place I stopped at whenever I came home from college,” said Curvey. “I told my wife we need kolaches up here. I’ve always wanted to have something here that reminded me of home and this was easily the best idea."

Curvey and his wife have spent the past year and a half honing the perfect recipe in anticipation of opening their shop. “My wife has developed the best possible recipe and we felt we were ready to give our creations to Iowa.”

Curvey played defensive end for the Barnstormers from 2009-2011 and even served as a defensive line coach in 2015. While the restaurant business is vastly different from the world of football, Curvey has found some similarities. “It is just as competitive as football. You have to get out, meet new people, and always find ways to grow and get better. This is the part I’m the most excited about growing and learning."

Coaches Kolaches will open to the public on Saturday, October 7 in Clive (8527 West University Blvd) and is set out to provide a change to normal breakfast and lunch options. Curvey recommended that first time visitors try the breakfast kolache, which consists of breakfast sausage, eggs, and cheese (also available without meat).

Curvey emphasized that Coaches Kolaches plans to be very involved in the local community. “We are sports driven and will be in the community greatly. If there are opportunities to participate in sporting events or if you would like any catering of events contact us.” Catering requests can be e-mailed to coacheskolaches@gmail.com.

“We want to bring a taste of Texas to the midwest, so the idea is to grow within Des Moines first and eventually across Iowa,” said Curvey. “Trust me, once you taste them you will want them again and again.”

Coaches Kolaches opens this Saturday, October 7 in Clive (8527 West University Blvd). For more information, follow their official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Coacheskolaches/

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