Restaurant Roundup: New summer flavors, zoodles, beer floats

May 10, 2018

It’s finally looking green around Sioux Falls, and McNally’s Irish Pub has launched its Emerald Summer feature menu. It also has a new Craic Snack menu for happy hour and late-night dining Friday and Saturdays. Some of the snack items are a sausage plate, gluten-free meatballs and chicken bacon leek bites. For lighter summer fare, the feature menu includes two new salads: Strawberry Fields and Southwest Steak. New grilled chicken “zingers” come in Sassy Whiskey or Buffalo. Pulled pork is another summer staple, and the pub simmers its meat in a barbecue sauce that’s made with Harp beer. Diners can eat it with coleslaw on a Kaiser roll or try it on “chachos,” with house-made kettle chips instead of tortilla chips.

Summertime also means street construction, and Kaladi’s Coffee Legend & Bistro is taking a hit with a project outside its door at 26th Street and Minnesota Avenue. “It’s only Day 3, but we have absolutely felt the squeeze,” co-owner Mark Gillespie said Wednesday. The staff is brainstorming ideas to pump up sales, and, to start, the restaurant is offering free lunch delivery. “You can’t just sit back and only complain.” For details on the hours, delivery area and minimum order size, call the restaurant.

Food Truck Fridays kicks off this week at Billion Toyota. The auto dealership at 4101 W 12th St. will host one truck from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Fridays through Sept. 14. Breaking Burrito has the first slot and will reappear later in the summer. Backyard BBQ, Hunny & Bunny, Kabab King and Papa Woody’s Wood Fired Pizza also will make rotating appearances.

Love food trucks? Here’s your complete guide to the 2018 season

It’s a week after Cinco de Mayo, but Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will feature lots of Latino food, dance, art, music and children’s activities. The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Falls Park. The celebration benefits Caminando Juntos, an outreach ministry to newly arrived Latino immigrants in the Sioux Falls area. Here’s a look at the vendors that will be selling food:

Anyone trying to watch carb intake will enjoy Noodles & Company’s newest offering. The national chain is serving zucchini noodles, or zoodles. There are two signature dishes, zucchini Romesco and zucchini Thai green curry with shrimp, and diners can substitute zoodles for noodles on any dish.

Boozy milkshakes are on the menu at Sickies Garage. The regional chain introduced the drinks earlier this week, and they’re expected to become a permanent feature. Here’s a photograph of the Silly Rabbit, but there’s also Buttery Fingers, Captain Crunch, Cinnamon Toast, S’mores and Slick Ritz Shamrock.

You might need a tough stomach to try this ice cream-alcohol combination. JL Beers serves beer floats. Pick your favorite brew on tap and enjoy it with two scoops of Kemps vanilla ice cream. The regional chain, which has locations in Sioux Falls downtown and south of the Western Mall, also has a new featured burger. The Lunch Lady comes with diced onion sauteed in “sloppy sauce,” bacon bits, pickles, American cheese and dill pickle-seasoned chip. Make it “angry style” or “extra slawppy” for an additional charge.

The Applebee’s restaurants in Sioux Falls have a new owner. Legacy Apple, a family-owned business based in Kansas, purchased the franchise locations in The Empire Mall and on East 10th Street from Todd Porter. The management teams of both restaurants will continue to work for the new owner, president Jon Rolph said in a news release. The acquisition brings Legacy’s total number of Applebee’s to 33 in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois.

There’s still one more day this week to honor teachers, and this “apple” from Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery might not be as healthy as a piece of fruit, but it sure is cute.




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Restaurant Roundup: New summer flavors, zoodles, beer floats

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