Restaurant Roundup: Cotton candy cheesecake, M.B. Haskett ‘imposter’

March 26, 2020

The Market has crafted Laurel’s Stay-at-Home Picnic Packs filled with wine, cheese, crackers and more to enjoy while you’re trapped at home. Call to order. Slices of cotton candy cheesecake are available too for takeout.

Joe Moen, the owner of Origin Health – Chiropractic & Wellness, immediately missed his favorite brunch spot when M.B. Haskett closed temporarily March 18 because of the threat of spreading COVID-19. That first Sunday, his family attempted their own version. “We didn’t even try to poach the eggs, and the recipe for that amazing dill sour cream they use is probably locked away in a vault underneath Phillips Avenue in @dtsiouxfalls somewhere, but we were still happy with how it came out!”

Chef Schindler’s Gourmet Desserts is expanding into pop-up meals. Owner Zachary Schindler, who actually went to culinary school for savory foods, is starting with Wednesdays and Saturdays, but that could expand depending on demand. Saturday’s offering is toasted sweet crab rolls with bacon chipotle aioli and marinated leeks, served with kettle chips and chocolate pots de creme. Meals are $10 and must be ordered online at and afternoon slots are available for curbside pickup from the kitchen Schindler uses at 1926 W. Burnside St. He started selling his cheesecakes, tarts, pots de crème and more about a year ago.

Jekyll & Hyde Barbecue is taking orders for smoked briskets, pork butt and ribs that will be available for pickup outside JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Order and pay in advance at Walk-up orders will not be available. JJ’s shop is open but also will offer curbside pickup.

And starting next week, the food truck will be taking orders for delivery the following day for its smoked meats. Brisket and pork butt orders also will get 16 buns for making sandwiches at home. Family-size meals and the popular BBQ spaghetti will be added to the menu soon.

The result of Pink Boots Brew Day is available for drinking. For International Women’s Day earlier this month, 13 women from seven breweries gathered at Fernson Brewing Co. to create Pink Boots Orange Oat Cream IPA. The juicy IPA with 6 percent was brewed with oat milk and oranges to mimic the sweet flavors of an Orange Julius. It’s available by the six-pack to-go at Fernson Downtown and can be ordered in advance online. It will head into distribution through Sioux Falls retailers next week.

To help with the great need for blood donors, Remedy Brewing Co. will host the Community Blood Bank Mobile from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the 8th & Railroad Center. Each donor will get a Remedy pint token. But they’ll have to redeemed at a later date – for now, the brewery is only selling crowlers and cans to go.

Girl Scout Cookie doughnuts are making their annual appearance at Flyboy Donuts. The shops are offering Thin Mint and Samoa options. Order online for pickup or delivery.

Ellen Doerr has set up the Chef Ellen Sponsor a Meal Program to help those who could benefit from a healthy meal. To donate or nominate a family that could use help, fill out this form. Doerr will prepare and deliver the meals. She’s also donating 10 percent of gift card sales to the program.

Scrambling to find a loaf of bread? In case you didn’t know, Jimmy John’s sells its white and wheat sandwich bread. Get a fresh loaf for $2 or a day-old one for 50 cents.

We’re doing our best to keep this massive list updated with which restaurants are closed temporarily and which ones have adjusted hours and changed operations. Several of them are coming up with creative ideas to keep income coming in.

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


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