One sure-fire event is Restaurant Week here in Des Moines. It starts today (the 17th) and runs through August 26th. Diners are supposed to pay $25 for two lunches or $25 for one three-course dinner but from comments on the Des Moines Restaurant Week webpage at least one restaurant is not. Mojos is charging $35. You can’t beat that price if you visit some of the higher-end restaurants. Good bets based on past experience or likely quality to value ratios include Alba, Baru 66, Cafe di Scala, Flemings, Luna, and Sbrocco, but at $25 a plate for dinner you can hardly go wrong. Check the price beforehand so you are not surprised.