Restaurant Roundup: Loss of longtime BBQ, field day with beer, pickle juice slushes

June 14, 2018

When we compiled our food truck guide earlier this year, Cedrick Donaway, owner of The Rib Shack, said his catering business had become so successful that the truck might not be operating this year. According to a post on the business’ Facebook page, the truck is for sale, and it appears the catering business is done too. Donaway, who operated The Rib Shack for 11 years, has returned to his former career as a real estate agent. He isn’t selling his smoker, however, so there’s still one way to get his barbecue. According to the post, “If you buy or sell a home with Ced, he can still smoke you up your favorite BBQ as a thank you/housewarming gift.” Donaway is working with Keller Williams Sioux Falls Realty.



Remember Field Day in elementary school? Fernson Brewing Co. wants to take you back Saturday and add to the fun with beer. Complete all the games — nothing too strenous — and turn in your scorecard for a chance to win prizes, including a free year of beer. Fernson also will release three special beers for the day. Three-Legged Race, a Berliner-style Weisse, will come in three varieties: original, fermented with raspberries and a combo of pineapple and mango. Field Day runs from 1 to 10 p.m. at the brewery, 1400 E. Robur Drive, and Nick’s Hamburger Shop and Hunny & Bunny will be selling food from 4 to 7 p.m. East River Treats will be there all day with ice cream and frozen desserts.

Sonic Drive-In is known for a multitude of slush flavors, and it’s taking that to the extreme with a new pickle juice slush. The bright green drink is available for a limited time at the Sioux Falls restaurant on South Louise Avenue. Pucker up!

Dakota Snow has found a venue that will help bring its shaved ice creations to an audience year-round. The mobile business also is selling from a kiosk on the main concourse of the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Customers will find the treats at sporting events and concerts, said Jessica Rooney, who owns the business with her husband, Matthew.

IHOP used the power of social media to get a lot of attention with its tease about a name change to IHOb. It was a clever move for the pancake house that wanted to draw attention to a pretty simple addition to its menu: hamburgers. “Burgers are really kind of unexpected for us, so we had to do something creative to get everyone’s attention,” IHOP’s president, Darren Rebelez, told Business Insider. “But the pancakes aren’t going anywhere.” Not to worry, the International House of Burgers isn’t a permanent name change.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery asked fans to vote for a food item that will make a special appearance on the menu for its 60th anniversary. The winner was the Monte Cristo, a fried ham and cheese sandwich usually served with powdered sugar and raspberry jam.

Here’s a dad joke for Father’s Day. Find this dessert imposter on Saturday only at Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery at Lake Lorraine.

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Restaurant Roundup: Loss of longtime BBQ, field day with beer, pickle juice slushes

This week’s roundup has sad news for fans of a longtime barbecue business. There’s also a new pickle juice-flavored treat, a perfect “dad joke” dessert for Father’s Day and more.

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