Restaurant Roundup: Harry Potter drinks, pop-up Syrian breakfast, roasted pineapple tiramisu

Oct. 4, 2018

Parker’s Bistro is hosting its fourth annual Harry Potter-themed First Friday celebration. The event starts at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Bartender Arnold Cowger has created specialty cocktails inspired by the books and movies: Butterbeer, Unforgivable Curses, Rubber Duck, Godric’s Hollow, Dolores Collins and Mudblood. The restaurant also is serving special small plates and tiramisu for dessert.

A Homestead Brew near Valley Springs is having Pints and Pizzas on Friday night. The brewery will start serving beer at 5 p.m., Papa Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza will start baking at 5:30 p.m,. and musician Matt Schrandt will start playing at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket to sit outside and listen to the music or hang out in the taproom until 9 p.m.

Shop Dog Boutique has organized a downtown walking brewery tour for beer drinkers and their dogs from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The $30 ticket includes a bandana and beer cookie for the dog and two beers at Remedy Brewing Co., which is the first and last stop, and drinks at WoodGrain Brewing Co. and Fernson Brewing Co. for the dog owner. Tickets are available at the boutique.

Here’s a chance to try new foods and raise money for Hungry Hearts. Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet is serving a pop-up Syrian breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The price is $10, and all of the proceeds will go to the nonprofit program, which ensures that Sioux Falls students never miss a school lunch. Owner Sanaa Abourezk said the buffet will include dishes featuring garbanzo beans and fava beans, a potato salad, yogurt cheese, mixed-herb bread and mint tea.

Myers’ Deli & More has added several new choices to its fall menu at both downtown locations. Entrees include grilled chicken served over a sweet potato hash with onion apple jam, Swedish meatballs, a smoked salmon picatta and a ginger beef stir fry. Five options come as either a salad or a wrap: Myers Steak, Lloyd’s Special, Garbanzo and Grilled Vegetable, Sriracha Chicken and The Cobb. Of course, the sandwiches, soups, salad bar, hot dogs and brats are still available. The breakfast menu has been tweaked, and now it’s available all day. Hours at the Phillips Avenue location are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except for Sunday when the deli closes at 3 p.m. On Sunday, an all-you-can eat buffet also is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deli in the CNA Surety Building on Reid Street is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The crowd-pleasing Charlie Brown with pumpkin puree is back on the fall menu at Coffea Roasterie’s three locations along with other favorites, a few new drinks and autumn-spiced baked goods. One of the new drinks is the Elio latte, which includes banana and peach flavors and tastes like “fresh baked pie/cobbler/bananas foster.” It comes hot, iced or as an Italian soda.

Missing your grandma’s pickles? Mr. Mike’s Canned Goods are back on the shelf at Josiah’s Coffeehouse, Café & Bakery with new offerings this season. Local produce is used in the Josiah’s kitchen to make garlic dill pickles, sweet cucumber relish, chunky salsa and salsa verde.

Ravioli dishes are the new featured entrée at Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurant. Options include spicy shrimp, Southwestern chipotle lobster, and chicken and bacon with a green chile jalapeno alfredo sauce.

The Baltic Corner Bar & Grill is open now on Sundays during the NFL season, starting at noon. The kitchen is open until 7 p.m.

Roasted pineapple is one of the favorites at Carnaval Brazilian Grill, so the restaurant has created a special dessert that’s available for a limited time. It’s a tiramisu of ladyfingers layered with mascarpone, roasted pineapple, whipped cream and toasted coconut.


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