Catch Des Moines is proud to announce that Des Moines has been named a finalist for Midwest Living’s Greatest Midwest Town 2017, Food Edition. Des Moines was selected by editors of the magazine as one of the twelve finalists because of the wide-range of food festivals and events that are offered as well as the addition of food trucks, the new Hy-Vee grocerant downtown, and long-list of outstanding restaurants.   

“We are excited that Des Moines is a finalist,” says Greg Edwards, President and CEO of Catch Des Moines. “Our food scene is consistently noted as a top reason that people visit Greater Des Moines. Not only can visitors experience award-winning restaurants and chefs at an affordable price but they can also enjoy dishes that they can’t get anywhere else.”

Public voting begins Monday, May 1 and runs through May 31, 2017 at Catch Des Moines will promote the contest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The general public can vote once every 24 hours, from one email address. 

The other cities include: Champaign-Urbana, IL; Bloomington, IN; Lawrence, KS; Ann Arbor, MI; Duluth, MN; Springfield, MO; Lincoln, NE; Fargo, ND; Toledo, OH; Sioux Falls, SD; and Madison, WI. The winner of the Greatest Midwest Food Town will be featured in the September/October issue of Midwest Living.