Restaurant Roundup: Monster pretzel meals, Crystal doughnuts

Sept. 13, 2018

Monster pretzels are no surprise, but Safari Bar & Grill in Renner has taken them to another level. The restaurant is serving them as a three-meat sandwich for $10 and as a pepperoni pizza for $8. There’s also the standard pretzel with beer cheese for $6. They’re available only during NFL games.

Flyboy Donuts is getting into the spirit of the upcoming six-day run of Cirque du Soleil’s acrobatic ice show “Crystal” with a special doughnut. The sparkly blue treats will be in the case Sept. 20-23.

Fernson Brewing Co.’s annual FernsonFest is Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m. The celebration of beer, food and live music will be at the brewery, 1400 E. Robur Drive, near I-90 and Cliff Avenue. Fernson will serve its core beers and a few newcomers, including three of its one-off Seed Series creations. Several food trucks will be there: Taco Chop, Hunny & Bunny, KK & Sons Lao and Thai Food, Raclette Corner and Flyboy Donuts. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Kids and well-mannered dogs are welcome.

Sioux Falls Food Tours gives diners a chance to sample dishes at several restaurants within walking distance of each other. The East Bank tour is being offered Sept. 15 and Oct. 13. The Phillips Avenue tour is Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. The tastings run from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $65; find them at


All Day Cafe at the Western Mall has several new featured items that will be available at least through the end of the month. Choices range from blackened salmon tacos and a Greek quinoa salad to a garlic herb marinated flank steak served with wild mushrooms, four-peppercorn cream, bleu cheese mash and wilted arugula.

Red Lobster has kicked off its Endless Shrimp promotion with two new flavors: crunchy fiesta shrimp and sesame-ginger grilled shrimp. Other keep-it-coming choices include garlic shrimp scampi, shrimp linguini alfredo and hand-breaded shrimp. The restaurant near The Empire Mall is offering the meal for $18 through Nov. 18.

Zoup is celebrating fall with a buy a bowl, get a bowl free offer Sept. 17-23. Sign up at to get the coupon. The offer doesn’t apply to the new seasoned bread boules, which come in four flavors: chipotle pepper jack, olive oil and sea salt, rosemary provolone, and garlic parmesan.

Hoping to draw a few night owls, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has introduced a late-night bites menu. After 9 p.m., diners at the location on 41st Street near I-29 can get all-you-can-eat pancakes, half-price slices of pie, half-price apps or a deal on a cheeseburger, fries and Coke.

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