Restaurant Roundup: New choices at RedRossa, free shaved ice, monster burger

May 24, 2018

New menu items have arrived at RedRossa Napoli Pizza. The restaurant at 41st and Western has added appetizers, flatbread sandwiches, starter pizza options and cannoli. For small plates, there’s a caprese salad and marinated olives with feta and sun-dried tomatoes. Al forno, or from the oven, choices are brussels sprouts with honey balsamic, gorgonzola and crispy prosciutto or the Romas Arrostito with tomatoes, spinach, ricotta, olive oil and shaved parmesan. The crust for the new flatbread sandwiches is baked in the wood-fired oven, but the toppings are added fresh after that, said Zach Kuhl, general manager. There’s a Tuscan Club with rosemary-sage chicken, ham and crispy prosciutto and The Venetian with ham, pepperoni, capicola and prosciutto.

The change to the starter Neapolitan-style pizzas will give customers more options to build their own meals. Before, the margherita was the only choice. Now, there’s a pesto, marinara and bianca, which is a truffle and olive oil blend, ricotta, feta and basil. From there, customers can add meats, vegetables and cheeses as they wish. Signature pizza choices remain on the menu too, along with salads and pastas – minus a couple of dishes.

First Bank & Trust at Coffea Roasterie at Dawley Farm Village kick off Food Truck Fridays this week with Hunny & Bunny, which features Mediterranean food. The businesses will host one food truck every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Aug. 31. Fans of Nick’s Hamburger Shop will want to put these dates on their calendar. The legendary Brookings restaurant that typically takes its trailer out for private events only will be back June 15 and July 20.

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If you haven’t tried the shaved ice from Dakota Snow, here’s the perfect opportunity. The food truck that specializes in frozen treats is kicking off the official start to its season by serving free 12-ounce shaved ices from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in the vacant lot at 3319 S. Spring Ave., that’s just south of 41st Street. Take a selfie with your shaved ice, and post it to Dakota Snow’s Facebook page for a chance to win prizes.

Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen is taking its food to the park Sunday. The restaurant will sell burgers and brats at the Boulevard Beer and Bags Tournament. Chef Jordan Taylor is using Boulevard’s berry ale, Jam Band, to make the ketchup and Radler, a citrus ale, to make the mustard.   The event, a fundraiser for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, will be from 2 to 9 p.m. at Riverdale Park. The tourney, games and hanging out are free, but the beers are $4 and the burgers and brats, which come with chips, are $8. “It’s a family-friendly, pet-friendly event,” said organizer Todd Hanson of Duvel USA.  “It’s more of a fun park day with a bags tournament as well, so people can come and eat, drink and be merry.” Register for the tournament with two-member teams at the event or online in advance.

The Source Roastery & Taproom is starting a happy hour next week. The new coffee shop and bar in the Jones421 marketplace on North Phillips Avenue will have wine and beer specials from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays. Get $1 off glasses of wine and a 25 percent discount on a selection of tap beers. The Source has a tap wall with 16 craft beers that customers purchase by the ounce. On the weekends, bottomless mimosas will be served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Source also plans to start free bingo parties at 7 on Wednesday nights. “You can jump in at any time,” said Kristin Chau, general manager. “We’ll probably play five to six games.”

Corporate-owned Starbucks locations will be closed the afternoon of May 29 for racial-bias education “geared toward preventing discrimination in our stores,” the company has said. The training is the result of an incident in Philadelphia that led to two black men being arrested. In Sioux Falls, Starbucks fans will have to find their coffee at the branded shops inside stores such as Hy-Vee and Target.

Toppers Pizza has added a gluten-free crust. “You asked. We listened,” the company says in a Facebook post. Diners can order the new option for any 9-inch pizza at no extra charge. On another note, it’s customer appreciation week, and all pizzas ordered online are half-price through May 31.

Chili’s Grill & Bar is the latest restaurant to create a burger that’s a monster. The Boss features five meats: a beef patty, smoked brisket, rib meat, jalapeno-cheddar smoked sausage and bacon. Add cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce, and ranch and barbecue sauces, and you’ve got a mouthful. It’s 1,690 calories – almost what most of us should eat in a day.


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