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Blank Park Zoo and Johnny's Italian Steakhouse team up for Easter brunch

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The Blank Park Zoo will once again team with Johnny's Italian Steakhouse to offer the Feast with the Beasts brunch buffet on Easter Sunday (April 20). Feast with the Beasts will offer seatings at 9:45 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., noon, 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2 p.m., and 2:15 p.m. at the Blank Park Zoo that overlook the zoo's tropical rainforest and waterfall areas. The brunch buffet will include admission to the zoo, and it will cost $24 for non-members, $22 for zoo members, and $12 for children ages 4 to 12. Children ages 3 and under will eat for free.

Johnny's culinary team will be preparing a spread that includes: chef-carved prime rib and bone-in ham, smothered filet beef tips, cedar plank salmon, eggs benedict and other breakfast favorites, assorted pastries, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, garlic butter roasted potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, fresh fruit, and a variety of salads and desserts. Reservations for the Feast with the Beasts Easter brunch buffet are required, and they can be made by calling Johnny's South Des Moines location at (515) 287-0848. For more information on the event, go to the websites for Johnny's Italian Steakhouse or the Blank Park Zoo.