Restaurant Roundup: 27-burger record, Spook Road beer

July 19, 2018

SDSU football player Eagan Lickiss broke a record, but it has nothing to do with yardage. Lickiss sidelined the burger-eating mark at Nick’s Hamburger Shop in Brookings earlier this month. Lickiss of Indianola, Iowa, who will be returning as a sophomore in the fall, ate 27 singles in 56 minutes. Nick’s gives diners the opportunity to eat as many burgers as possible in 75 minutes. If the record is broken, the burgers are free. The victor also gets a hooded sweatshirt, a coupon for a free burger and a photo on the wall. Lickiss beat the previous record by one burger.

Hydra Beer Co. has released a new beer dedicated to an area legend – Spook Road. In a Facebook post, the brewery plays up the “countless paranormal and unexplained encounters” along the gravel north south of Brandon. “Home to lore of both murder and suicide, legend states that driving in one direction will take you over five bridges, but on your way back, you’ll only cross four.” The description of the beer is far less ominous, playing up “tropical notes” and a “light tartness and eye-pleasing deep purple hue” from the black currant puree added during the brewing process to the pale wheat ale. It’s available on tap and in cans at the brewery on Shirley Avenue and at the downtown Hydra Beer Hall.

Everyone knows about Taco Tuesdays, but The SandBar and Grill is offering Street Taco Teas-Days. The restaurant at Lake Lorraine offers two tacos for $9 and signature teas with alcohol for $2.50. Taco choices include walleye, barbecue pork, crispy bacon, adobe turkey or the 50/50, with one shredded chicken and one ground beef. Also this summer, there’s live music on the patio Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The Blarney Stone Pub has introduced three specials and a featured cocktail for summer. Try the Cuban sandwich, chicken curry or the Sweet & Furious Wings. The sauce on the wings – bone-in or boneless – includes lime, coconut, cilantro, pineapple, ginger, garlic, cumin and habanero peppers. The drink is called Grow a Pear. It features Absolut pear vodka, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, spumante and a squeeze of lemon.

Crooked Pint Ale House has expanded its menu. New appetizers include Korean Gochujang wings, garlic parmesan fries and potato skins loaded with beer cheese. There’s a taco salad, a grilled clubhouse sandwich, a Skinny Chicken flatbread on oat bran pitas and a sloppy grilled cheese with sloppy joe meat, melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses and haystack onions. A new signature lucy called the Totcho features a beef patty filled with American cheese and topped with smashed tater tots, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, chopped bacon and green onion.

Shahi Palace is expanding to Omaha. The restaurant on the north edge of The Old Market will be called Shahi and is expected to open in mid-August, owner Parminder Singh said. Singh owns the Indian restaurants in Sioux Falls and Sioux City with his brother but said he couldn’t convince him to join in the Omaha venture. The menu will be the same as Sioux Falls, but the restaurant will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily and offer the lunch buffet only on Friday through Sunday. Shahi will be in a much larger space than the Sioux Falls restaurant, with seating and bars on two floors. A party area will seat 40 to 50.




In case you’ve been keeping your eyes on the road and missed it, sweet corn stands are popping up everywhere across Sioux Falls. A worker at the Hokeness Farms stand at the Western Mall, which opened today, said this year’s candy corn crop turned out great.

The Attic Bar & Grill and Ass’ociates & Co., the 21-and-older side of the business, are offering a treat to encourage donations to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society. During the Dog Dayz of Summer, July 23-29, customers who bring in a bag of dry Purina dog or cat food will receive an order of Stensland cheese curds or fried Snickers or a drink of choice.

CJ’s at the Wellington in Montrose has changed its hours. The restaurant is closed Mondays now in addition to Sundays. Taco Tuesdays also have been moved from a weekly event to the second Tuesday of the month. The restaurant will offer a different special on those days.

Ever wondered what all the fuss is about over kombucha, the fermented sweet tea? Pomegranate Market is offering a tasting event from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Sample different types of the bottled varieties at the health food market at 57th and Louise.



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Restaurant Roundup: 27-burger record, Spook Road beer

An SDSU football player devoured 27 singles at Nick’s to break the restaurant record, Hydra Beer Co. had fun naming its newest release, Shahi Palace is expanding to Omaha, and Crooked Pint and Blarney Stone have new menu items.

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