Restaurant Roundup: Most-delivered food, free popcorn and haggis

Jan. 17, 2019

Sushi Masa’s lunch special was the most-delivered food last year in Sioux Falls by Bite Squad. The food-delivery service started operations here in August and has grown to 52 restaurants, the majority of which are partners. Here’s the full top 10 list:

  1. Sushi Masa: Lunch special.
  2. Panda Express: Build-your-own entree plate.
  3. Everest Indian Cuisine: Garlic naan.
  4. Giliberto’s: Two-enchilada plate.
  5. Golden Bowl Restaurant: Egg roll.
  6. Giliberto’s: Carne asada burrito.
  7. Giliberto’s: Chimichanga plate.
  8. Fiero Pizza: Build-your-own pizza.
  9. Wingstop: 10-piece wing combo.
  10. Potbelly Sandwich Shop: A Wreck Sandwich.

When Tawooki Mediterranean Chop Chop closed in December, sister restaurant Zaroty Pizza Kitchen at 41st and Marion said it eventually would add some of Tawooki’s dishes to its menu. The first addition is Tawooki rice bowls, which come topped with gyro meat, chicken shawarma or kafta kabob and veggies.

Shahi Palace is offering a free lunch to federal employees during the partial government shutdown. Federal identification is required. The Indian restaurant is at 2527 S. Shirley Ave. near Menards.

A&W Restaurants is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The only location in Sioux Falls, which is part of a shared space with KFC on East 10th Street, is selling commemorative root beer mugs. A version with gold lettering, which is in limited supply, is $8. Regular mugs are $6.

The Bum Steer in Lennox has closed. Brothers Kevin and John Trierweiler opened the restaurant in July. The menu featured diner classics like burgers, chicken strips and malts. They’re planning to open a food trailer this summer.

Saturday’s chilly weather will be a perfect fit for Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery’s “Frozen” Adventure on National Popcorn Day. The shop at Lake Lorraine will have free popcorn with blue-colored salt and photo ops with a costumed snowman. Kids are invited to dress is their favorite “Frozen” costume. Customers can buy snowflake cupcakes, “Frozen” blue and white swirled ice cream and snowball drop hot chocolate, which is a scoop of ice cream in the drink. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m.

Saturday’s freeze won’t be a perfect fit, however for the second annual Onesie Bar Crawl in downtown Sioux Falls. Participants are being encouraged to add coats, hats and mittens to their onesie ensembles. There isn’t a starting or ending location for the crawl; participants can make their own route from 4 to 10 p.m. Each stop will have bingo cards, which can be stamped for a featured drink special at each bar. Get enough stamps for “bingo” and win a prize and an entry into the drawing for three grand prizes. Participating bars are Bin 201, Carpenter Bar, Club David, Falls Landing Bar & Grill, Fernson on 8th, Holiday Inn City Centre’s The Verde Lounge, Lucky’s Bar, PAve, Remedy Brewing Co., R Wine Bar, The Source Roastery + Taproom, Stogeez, TommyJacks Pub, Top Hat Bar and Wiley’s Tavern.

Have you ever wanted to try haggis? The traditional Scottish dish usually includes an animal’s minced heart, liver and lungs combined with oatmeal, onions, suet and seasoning, and is boiled by using the animal’s stomach as a cooking bag. Dakota District Pipes & Drums will serve samples of its version of the dish Saturday at the annual Burns’ Night at McNally’s Irish Pub at 69th and Western. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with pipe and drum music and a reading of “Ode to the Haggis” by Scottish poet Robert Burns. Admission is free.

Icon Lounge is hosting a contest Sunday to see which downtown bartender makes the best Bloody Mary. For $30, you’ll get a flight of drinks and brunch. Competing bartenders are Luke Finch of Carpenter Bar, Michael Mohr of Downtownies, Seth Splonskowski of Icon, Arnold Cowger of Parker’s Bistro and Nate Wieber of Top Hat Bar. The event for adults only runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bodega Sushi will provide the music. Get tickets on Eventbrite or at the door if any are left.

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