Celebrate with Story City restaurants as they showcase unique recipes and award-winning menus for Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week Sept. 14-23. Each of the 10 participating restaurants have created “Taste for $20” specials for the week. Some will also feature Scandinavian recipes to celebrate the community's heritage.

Main Street Iowa Restaurant Week 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.

In Story County, only Story City and Ames are participating.

In Story City, participating restaurants are: KaffeGeita, Pizza Ranch, Alley's Pizza, Royal Cafe, Jolena Asian Cafe, Dinners by Dawn, Guys with Grills, The Yellow Cup Cafe, Los Altos and Tom & Stevie's Bistro.

A list of all participating communities and restaurants in the state 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 www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/mainstreetiowa. For more information on the Iowa Tourism Office, visit www.traveliowa.com.

Restaurant Week Specials in Story City

KaffeGeita – Swedish meatballs on a bed of mashed potatoes with homemade artisan bread and kringla, 2 for $20. This special will be available Sept. 15, and Sept. 17 through Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dinners By Dawn – Sept. 15, and Sept 17 through Sept. 22, Burger Lunch Special includes burger, one side and non-alcoholic drink, 2 for $20. Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Chef Special, 2 for $20. Thursday, Sept. 20, Burger and Brew, burger comes with endless fries, 2 for $20. There will be drawings Sept. 17 through Sept. 22 for $25 gift cards, gift certificates and frozen meals to go.

Pizza Ranch – An eight-piece chicken and one large pizza for $20. (Valid only at Story City location.)

Guys With Grills BBQ & Catering – Two sandwiches, two sides, two drinks for $20 (ribs excluded). This special is available Sept. 18, 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Alley’s Pizza – Any large pizza and cheese sticks for $20.

The Yellow Cup Cafe – Two cold Sammies, two Side Bites, two muffins and two drinks for $20.

The Royal Cafe Family Restaurant – Beef stroganoff, meatloaf dinner, deluxe bacon cheeseburger with fries, chicken rigatoni, hot beef, turkey or meatloaf plate, and turkey dinner; mix and match, 2 for $20. These evening specials include soup, salad or hot veggie and bottomless drink (limited to basic drink options) and are available from 4 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15, and Sept. 17 through Sept. 22.

Los Altos – Sept. 15 and 16, combination dinners, two fountain drinks and small appetizer for $20. Sept. 17 and 18, two fajitas, two small margaritas and small appetizer for $20. Sept. 19 and 20, two chimichangas and two daiquiris for $20. Sept. 21, 22 and 23, any two entrees and two beers for $20.

Jolena’s Asian Cafe – Any two entrees with egg rolls and crab Rangoon for $20.

Tom & Stevie’s Bristro – Two entrees, two drinks and two desserts for $20.