Locals and visitors are encouraged to participate in the ninth annual Des Moines Restaurant Week happening Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 28. Special prix-fixe menus with exclusive pricing will be offered at 35 participating restaurants over the ten day period. Des Moines Restaurant Week is organized by Des Moines Business Record, dsm Magazine and the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“Each year, we see more visitors and locals take advantage of Des Moines Restaurant Week,” says Greg Edwards, President and CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and Des Moines Area Sports Commission. “It’s a great, affordable opportunity for people to experience the restaurants and dishes that make the Greater Des Moines food scene unique and delicious.”

For $28 you can receive two lunches and/or one three-course dinner. As an added benefit, participants can also enter to win a Catch Des Moines Flavor Giveaway, valued at $600, which includes:

  • Brunch at Americana

  • Brewery Tour at Firetrucker Brewery

  • Drinks at RoCA

  • A cuisine class at the Des Moines Social Club

  • Gift card for a restaurant of your choice

  • Crème cupcake drinks/dessert

  • Cooking Class at The Cheese Shop

To be in the running, diners must save at least four receipts from their dining experience at participating restaurants, then either mail or drop them off to Business Publications Corporation (100 4th Street, Des Moines) by Noon on Monday, August 29. Visit desmoinesrestaurantweek.com for the official rules.

More Details:

  • Participating restaurants and menus posted at desmoinesrestaurantweek.com

  • Catch other Greater Des Moines restaurants, food blogs and culinary videos at catchdesmoines.com/flavor

  • Engage by liking Des Moines Restaurant Week on Facebook and following @dsmrestaurantweek on Instagram

  • Share your Restaurant Week experiences using #dsmrw2016 and #CATCHdsm

More than 24,300 people dined at the 2015 Restaurant Week participating restaurants which contributed an estimated $357,000 to the Greater Des Moines economy, an 11 percent increase from 2014’s contribution. Average spending per check rose even higher, up five percent over 2013.