Restaurant Roundup: Bagel Boy in Harrisburg, Otzelburgers, Stensland pizzas

Nov. 15, 2018

Bagel Boy bagels are available now in Harrisburg with today’s reopening of Lava’s Coffee & Cafe. Owner Laura Klenk moved from a retail center on Cliff Avenue to 305 W. Willow St. She’s still serving her baked goods and souffles and eventually plans to add sandwiches and soup for lunch. The coffee shop is open Monday through Saturday.

SDSU men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger has teamed up with Applebee’s restaurants in South Dakota. Each month, the restaurants will feature a different “Otzelburger,” and $1 from every purchase will go to Boys & Girls Clubs in eastern South Dakota. Legacy Apple, the franchise owner, created a similar promotion for Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg when he was coaching at Iowa State, where Otzelberger was an assistant coach, said Dave Phillips, director of marketing for Legacy Apple. Otzelberger reached out to Applebee’s about creating the partnership, Phillips said. “It will run as long as they stay alive in the tournament. No pressure T.J.” This month’s offering is the Otzel Brunch Burger, a cheeseburger topped with hash browns and a fried egg. December will be the triple bacon Otzelburger.

Stensland Family Farms is known for its milk, ice cream and cheese, but the product line keeps expanding. The crew at the Sioux Falls retail store on West 41st Street has decided to tackle frozen pizzas. Each day, they’re making a limited number of cheese, hamburger and bacon cheeseburger pizzas as they test the market, said Leah Moller, a family owner who manages the retail operations and marketing for the farm near Larchwood, Iowa. “Our goal is to utilize ingredients from the farm,” she said, but the topping choices could expand eventually. A 12-inch pizza sells for $10 to $14.

Zoup has taken the edible soup bowl to another level with the Triple Bread Boule. Customers get to pick three soups to eat in the loaf. Only six boules are baked each day at the restaurant on West 41st Street, so get there early. The Triple Bread Boule will be available through Dec. 27. Zoup also offers a flight of soup, with three 4-ounce cups.

Last week, we reported that the bakery and coffee shop at 518 Marketplace in Harrisburg added Sunday hours, which are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. With that change, the owners of Not Just Cupcakes by Jen and Gravel Road Blend have decided that the marketplace on Cliff Avenue will be closed Mondays. That means the prepared meals made by Emer-GenZ Eats & Treats, another 518 Marketplace tenant, can be picked up Tuesday through Sunday. Owner Pam Harris has added family-size egg bakes to her weekend offerings. And in another change, all three businesses now have a lunch offering. Tuesday through Saturday, Gravel Road Blend has soup and a sandwich, and one of Emer-GenZ’s dishes, and Tuesday through Friday, Not Just Cupcakes has an Asian combo such as pork adobo or stir-fry noodles. Not Just Cupcakes serves breakfast on the weekend.


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Restaurant Roundup: Bagel Boy in Harrisburg, Otzelburgers, Stensland pizzas

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