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All three called their staffs family and Wade Thompson explained it this way, "It was my dream to begin with and your asking people for it to be their dream too." Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.com

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Dining deals are just days away, Des Moines.

Des Moines Restaurant Week 2019 takes place Aug. 16-25. For $28, diners can choose between two lunches or one 3-course dinner in a choice of more than 40 restaurants in Des Moines and surrounding towns.

Each participating restaurant during Des Moines Restaurant Week has created its own unique menu for this yearly event. Be sure to check with each restaurant to see if it will be offering a deal for lunch or dinner and be sure to make your reservations early, as space fills up fast.

For the first time, an official kickoff party

And for the first time, there will be an official kickoff party hosted by The District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny from 5-7 p.m on Aug. 15.

The free party is open to the public and will take place in Town Square Park at 1500 S.W. Main Street.

The District is home to eight locally owned restaurants, ranging from Mediterranean and Mexican to pizza and sushi. The event will feature many of their appetizers as well as complimentary wine and beer, plus the introduction of a signature drink called District Sangria.

Participating restaurants for Des Moines Restaurant Week

Here's a look at the participants for Des Moines Restaurant Week 2019:

For more information, visit dsmrestaurantweek.com. This annual festival of food is presented by dsm Magazine in partnership with the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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