Restaurant Roundup: ‘Breakfast’ sandwiches, fall cocktails, new Asian food truck

Oct. 10, 2019

JL Beers has added breakfast sandwiches that are available for every meal but breakfast. The restaurants don’t open until 11 a.m., but when they do, the three options are available until the kitchen closes at 11 p.m. The Morning Humpty has sausage, egg and cheese. The Humpty Dumpty has ham, egg and cheese. The Big Benney has ham, over-easy egg and hollandaise.

Downtown’s Carpenter Bar has created five cocktails just for fall: Ghost of the Goat, The Long Wink, Meringue-a-Tang, Alpine Daiquiri and Nevertheless.

Buffalo Ridge Brewing Co. is bringing a new Mitchell-based food truck to Hartford on Saturday. Kusina will serve its Asian dishes from 5 to 8 p.m. outside the downtown brewery. The menu includes sweet and sour chicken, shrimp calamari, pork barbecue on a stick, egg rolls, crab rangoon, rice noodles and steamed or fried rice.

With the changing seasons, Covert Artisan Ales has dropped its Sunday hours for the taproom at 605 S. Watson Ave. on the west-side of the city. It’s still open from 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. This week, the brewery is releasing bottles of Apricot Ruse, a 50/50 blend of a barrel-aged saison with a sour witbier, all refermented with additional apricots. Covert also has introduced a membership program that will offer special bottle releases and events. Get the details at

Obscure Brewing Co. has tapped a new beer to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The east-side brewery tweaked its Goddess of Dawn with pink guava and passionfruit to create Pink Goddess.

Taqueria El Circo takes over the menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen. The taco options include carne asada, chicken tinga, carne adobada, cauliflower chorizo and wild Gulf shrimp. The restaurant at 600 N. Main Ave. also was recently named the best sandwich shop in South Dakota by BuzzFeed. Congrats!

The Hideout’s new kitchen is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The menu features typical bar food such as hamburgers, chislic, boneless wings and pizza. The bar is on Cliff Avenue south of Rice Street.

Toppers Pizza has added TopperTots. The loaded tater tots come in three flavors: C-B-D with nacho cheese sauce and bacon, Cowboy with nacho cheese sauce, BBQ sauce and bacon or Tot-Chos with nacho cheese sauce, ground beef, tomatoes, jalapenos and sour cream. There’s also a “naked” version with a choice of dipping sauce.

Villa Italian Kitchen’s 10th annual Have a Slice Day is Tuesday. To get your slice of pizza for free at the restaurant in The Empire Mall, sign up at, and download the Villa rewards app to unlock a second reward.

Pizza Ranch has introduced a limited-time pretzel crust. Find one on the buffet, or order one with your favorite toppings.

Are you a light eater or watching calories or your wallet? Jimmy John’s has introduced the $3 Little John, “a skinny, mini version of any original sandwich.” The Little John is a 6.5-inch baguette with a half-size portion of toppings.

B&G Milkyway in Brandon is closing for the season Sunday. Stock up for winter with novelty grab bags and half-gallons of ice cream or Avalanches.

And for all the McRib fans: They’re back at McDonald’s.

Here are other restaurant updates from throughout the week.

Smallcakes partners with cheesecake business at Lake Lorraine

Busy family’s struggle to eat healthy meals leads to business

Coming next spring: Jacky’s food truck

New downtown Starbucks opens

Downtown Thai-Vietnamese restaurant opens this week

Pizza di Paolo sets opening date

For all the news from the local dining scene, visit our Food & Drink section. 

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