RESTAURANT WEEK: Draws Bigger Crowd

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Des Moines area restaurants saw a boost in August, thanks to the fifth annual Restaurant Week.

More than 20,000 people participated in the event, bringing in approximately $285,000 for the economy. The Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau says thats about a thousand more people than last year.

During the scheduled week, participating restaurants offered special fixed price menus, in the hopes of enticing people to try new restaurants.

Diners were invited to save at least four receipts from their dining experience with the participating restaurants and enter to win a trip for two to California’s Sonoma County.

Ron and Bonnie Millard of West Des Moines were the winners.

Des Moines Restaurant Week is already scheduled to take place again next year between August 16 and 25.

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