Restaurant roundup: McNally’s adds Sunday brunch; WoodGrain adds Monday beer


By Rosemary McCoy

McNally’s Irish Pub is celebrating the end of construction outside its door at 69th Street and Western Avenue with a party Friday, Nov. 3. It’s offering $4 Moscow mules, and the Bad Neighbors band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Nov. 5, McNally’s starts new Sunday family hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and brunch will be the star until 2 p.m. If you want to eat a hearty traditional breakfast, order the Irish Classic — two eggs, two streaky rashers (Irish bacon), a banger (sausage), roasted tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, baked beans and grilled bread. Manager Allie Black said it’s a typical Irish meal minus the black (blood) pudding, which “does not go over well in America.” There’s also Irish steel-cut oats, stout and cheddar rarebit, steak tips and eggs, and McNally’s quiche, which the pub is known for serving on St. Patrick’s Day. The egg dish features corned beef, cabbage and Swiss cheese. Sunday is the one day of the week when kids are welcome at McNally’s, and kid-friendly menu items are served throughout the day.

If you survived Monday at work, you probably deserve a beer. WoodGrain Brewing Co. is adding Monday hours, starting Nov. 6. The brewery at Ninth Street and Phillips Avenue will be open from 3 to 10 p.m.

Remedy Brewing Co. has revamped its food menu three months after opening at the 8th & Railroad Center. Neighboring K restaurant preps items that the brewery can easily serve. Some of the original items remain — yes to the candied bacon strips, goodbye mini runzas — but there are new choices such as flatbreads, barbecue pork sliders and a chicken sandwich that comes with chips and a small side of the new beer cheese soup for dipping. The new items are intended to help draw in a lunch crowd, and Remedy is offering half-price 5-ounce pours of its beers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

Feeling like it’s time for a sugar-laced, pick-me-up break but can’t get away from work? Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery has started a delivery service to businesses in Sioux Falls. Delivery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. The fee is $6, and the minimum order is a half-dozen cupcakes or two dozen minis. Pints of ice cream are available, too. And here’s a look at the featured cupcakes for November.

If you’re cooking all or part of Thanksgiving dinner this year and looking for new recipes, there is a cornucopia of classes to help. Plum’s Cooking Co. offerings this month include Turkey 101, side dishes, All Things Pumpkin, gluten-free, vegan, Friendsgiving and wine pairings. Kids can even attend a class to learn how to make cranberry sauce and a mock apple pie. Registration is available at K Restaurant is offering a class Nov. 7 that will teach participants how to make crab potato poppers, sun-dried tomato dip, a roasted vegetables and greens salad, and a pumpkin and pecan bread pudding with brandy sauce.

This is another sign of Christmas creep, but we’re willing to let it slide because it’s so good. The peanut brittle made by the church ladies at Word of Life Pentecostal Church is showing up in shops already, including Poppy’s Popcorn Co. The store at 605 W. 41st St. usually starts selling the candy after Thanksgiving.

If you’ve eaten at Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, you know that it’s a vegetarian’s delight. The restaurant has earned national acclaim from Food & Wine as the best vegan and vegan-friendly restaurant in South Dakota. The article mentioned that Sanaa’s “does a commendable job of showcasing vegetable-forward Middle Eastern-inspired dining” and pointed out that she almost won on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay.”

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Restaurant roundup: McNally’s adds Sunday brunch; WoodGrain adds Monday beer

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