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Even chefs like to eat out, find out where Zach Gutweiler, chef and owner of Reed Hollow likes to grab a bite when he's not working. Kelsey Kremer/The Register

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After three years of giving Des Moines new tastes from its adventurous menu, Reed's Hollow in Beaverdale will close its doors Saturday.

The restaurant announced via Facebook on Saturday its final day of operation will be Aug. 31, but did not specify why it was closing its doors.

"We want to thank all of our patrons from the bottom of our souls for allowing us to share our vision with you, our guests whom have become our family," the post said. "For every wonderful review, for every return visit, for every recommendation, for every evening spent on our rooftop or in Small Bar, we cannot express enough our gratitude."

The restaurant opened in 2016 with culinary wunderkind Zach Gutweiler, originally from Denver, serving unique takes on an array of dishes in the former Talley's space. Gutweiler previously worked at Hole in the Wall, inside The Gas Lamp.

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Fans of the restaurant made plans in the comments to grab a bite at Reed's Hollow before it closes.

Gutwieler said in 2016 that Des Moines wasn't ready for his style of cooking when he moved from Colorado with his girlfriend. At the time, he was serving high-brow food on paper plates with plastic utensils at the Gas Lamp.

“I want to be at a new level,” Gutweiler told the Register in 2016. “I want to push Des Moines and teach new things about food.”

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Danielle Gehr is a breaking news reporter at the Des Moines Register. She can be reached by email at dgehr@dmreg.com, by phone at 515-284-8367 or on Twitter at @Dani_Gehr.

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