Annie’s Place is known for its desserts – and more. And during Topeka Restaurant Week there are special treats on the menu.

The inaugural Topeka Restaurant Week, going on through Tuesday, March 7, has a sweet twist. At each of the participating restaurants, $2 from each lunch and $3 from each supper purchased goes directly to Harvesters’ BackSnack program. Each BackSnack, a kid-friendly and shelf-stable meal, goes home with Topeka-area child on Fridays, to help ensure nutrition over the weekend. So you can have a great meal for a great cause.

Kelsey, Visit Topeka's creative coordinator, had such a good experience at Annie’s Place she went twice.

At lunch with a friend she savored the BLT: “It was amazing! It was a huge pile of bacon – the good kind, nice and thick! Three giant slices of tomato and a giant piece of lettuce, too.” The lettuce and tomato came on the side so she could place it to her liking – which she liked!

Her friend ordered the club – with huge slices of turkey and more. Both sandwiches come with homemade kettle chips and a drink. 

At dinner, Kelsey had the shrimp meal while her husband opted for the meatloaf dinner.

Kelsey's dish was two grilled garlic-lime shrimp skewers with seasoned rice, salad, roll, a glass of house wine and a chocolate chip cookie. She doesn’t usually like wine but the glass she had was excellent – as was the rice and shrimp. Her husband's meal was meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, roll, a glass of house wine and carrot cake.

They enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly service. And they are still talking about the carrot cake that came with the meatloaf meal. “It’s the best my husband and I have ever had!”

Annie’s Place is open today and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You still have time to try all four Topeka Restaurant Week dishes!