Restaurant Week 2020 – Let’s Do This

2020 Restaurant Week
August 21-30

On the cover: The hamburger at Tangerine at the Art Center brings an artful stack of beef, pepper-bacon, slow-roasted tomatoes, garlic-herb and cheddar cheeses, and fried leeks. Turn to page 4 for more on the cafe. Photographer: Duane Tinkey

Now more than ever, dsm is excited to present Restaurant Week, 10 days of meals and deals now in its 13th year.

As events and activities throughout the city have been forced to change in response to COVID-19, so, too, has Restaurant Week. With the goal to elevate and celebrate our city’s dining scene, this year’s event will give restaurants additional flexibility, with dine-in and carryout options and the freedom to create a menu that works for them. Dine-in dinner menus will range from $30 to $35 per person, while carryout will be $30. Lunches, both dine-in and carryout, will be $15 per person.

Eateries were just starting to reopen when we produced this special section, but you’ll find plenty in the following pages to make you even more eager for Restaurant Week: dsm writers Wini Moranville and Karla Walsh share some of their most memorable dining experiences over the past year, from sensational sweets (canelés, anyone?) to the best burgers. And in the insightful and moving essay starting on page 10, Wini reminisces on 40 years of Des Moines dining.

For the list of this year’s participating restaurants, please visit the Restaurant Week website: dsmrestaurantweek.com. The Business Record, our sister publication, also will publish the list. Then plan your 10 days of feasting as you show support of your favorite restaurants. And try some new places, too! As Wini sums up so perfectly: “If we expect a city of great restaurants, it will be on us to show up—with gratitude and in full force.”

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