Restaurant Roundup: Free wings, cheap ice cream

Jan. 10, 2019

The Underground at The Blarney Stone Pub – that’s the 21-and-older, lower-level area of the downtown restaurant – is serving free wings from 3 to 6 p.m. Fridays. Next week, the pub will start adding a freebie on Thursdays too. That day will feature a chili and nacho bar. To get the free food, just buy a drink.

Dairy Queen at 2100 S. Minnesota Ave. is having a customer appreciation day Wednesday, Jan. 16, with half-priced Blizzards, cakes, novelties, cones, sundaes and chicken strip baskets.

The Co-op Natural Foods has added a breakfast item to its grab-and-go case that’s filled with locally sourced ingredients. The 605 Breakfast Bowl for $6.49 features potatoes from Mary’s Kitchen & Gardens, pork sausage from Witt’s End Farms, Colby-Jack cheese from Stensland Family Farms and eggs from Berrybrook Organics. The only ingredient that isn’t local is the parsley, but that will be this summer, general manager Patrick Sayler said. The bowls have been selling out, so Sayler said the health foods grocery store at 18th and Minnesota is looking at making other grab-and-go items that are all local.

Crooked Pint Ale House has new menu items that should satisfy diners searching for lots of calories on bone-chilling days or hoping to keep their new year healthy-eating goals on track. The restaurant on Russell Street overlooking Elmwood Golf Course has a turkey and wild rice hot dish that comes in a skillet. There’s also a wild rice lucy – that’s the restaurant’s signature sandwich – the Stars & Stripes Burger, a veggie pita and a chef salad.

Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery is serving its wood-fired pizzas on Saturdays now in addition to Sundays. The tasting room at the vineyard east of Canton is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Customers can choose from a weekly special or five standards – margherita, pepperoni, sausage, veggie and garlic chicken. Prices range from $11 to $13. There’s also Beast Bread, which is the homemade pizza dough baked with a garlic butter sauce that can be dipped in marinara sauce. It’s named after the Beast, which is what the crew calls the old pickup that holds the pizza oven. Every Sunday features live music from 2 to 5 p.m.

Fazoli’s is offering a free baked pasta dish to federal government workers affected by the shutdown. The restaurant is in a retail center on the north side of The Empire Mall campus.

PizzaRev has a new limited-time special. Diners can craft their own half-pizza and get a side salad for $6. The offer is good all day at the restaurant on 49th Street west of Louise Avenue.

Want to learn how Remedy Brewing Co. makes its beer? The brewery at the 8th & Railroad Center has started Remedy Brew Tours with a discussion of brewing history, Remedy brews and the science of beer. For $10, you’ll also get a three-sample flight, a pint of beer and a glass. The 45-minute tours on Saturday afternoons are family-friendly with a substitution of root beer. They start Jan. 12. Find more information here.

Remedy is having a sign-up and renewal event from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday for its Crowler Club. The membership comes with perks such as discounts and invites to member-only events. The fee is  $100 for the first year and $50 for a renewal.

The woman behind the recipes at Rudy M. Navarrete’s Tex-Mexican Restaurant has died. Eulalia Navarrete, Rudy’s 93-year-old grandmother, died Jan. 5. She started Navarrete’s Restaurant in Sioux City in 1966 and operated it for 26 years. Her family has continued her legacy with restaurants in the Sioux City area and now Sioux Falls on 57th Street west of Western Avenue.

M.B. Haskett has dropped dinner service on Sunday and Monday nights for the winter.

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