Dine local during Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week September 14-23

September 5, 2018

News Release


For more information contact:
Jessica O’Riley – Iowa Tourism Office, Iowa Economic Development Authority
515.348.6256 or traveliowa@iowaeda.com 

Dine local during Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week September 14-23
28 communities to participate in second annual event

September 5, 2018 (Des Moines, Iowa) — Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week, happening September 14-23, encourages Iowans to travel to, and dine in, Main Street Iowa communities across the state. 

During the 10-day event, nearly 150 restaurants in 28 communities will feature a variety of special dining offers, such as community-wide passports or punch cards that reward diners for visiting local restaurants, special menu pricing and more. A list of participating communities and restaurants is available at traveliowa.com/msirestaurantweek. Diners are encouraged to share their experiences by using #MSIRestaurantWeek on Instagram and Twitter.

“We’ve nearly doubled the number of communities participating this year,” said Michael Wagler, Main Street Iowa Coordinator. “There’s no better way to get the flavor of a community than by dining at a local restaurant, bar or bistro. Restaurant Week provides the perfect incentive for people to explore the state.”

“Iowa’s Main Street communities are filled with culinary surprises,” said Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, which partnered with Main Street Iowa to help grow this year’s Restaurant Week program. “Deal hunters and full-fledged foodies will both be delighted by what’s being presented by Main Street restaurants across the state. These are tasty road trips worth taking.”

The Iowa Downtown Resource Center, Main Street Iowa and the Iowa Tourism Office are part of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. For more information about the Main Street Iowa program, visit iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/mainstreetiowa. For more information on the Iowa Tourism Office, visit traveliowa.com

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