Restaurant Roundup: Nightmare sandwich, ice cream tacos, Keto cupcakes

Oct. 18, 2018

The latest Halloween creation from Burger King is the Nightmare King, available Monday through Nov. 1. The restaurant chain says it’s “clinically proven to induce nightmares.” The sandwich is a quarter-pound beef patty and a crispy chicken filet with bacon, cheese, mayo and onions served on a green bun. Sweet dreams!

Parlour Ice Cream House put its own spin on Taco Tuesday. Taco-shaped waffle cones hold your choice of ice cream. Each week, there’s a featured taco too. Get one for $3 or two for $5.

Khorasan Kabob House no longer offers a lunch buffet. Diners who are in a hurry can ask for the quick lunch option, which also comes as a vegetarian meal. The Afghani restaurant in a retail center at 12th and Garfield has expanded its full menu hours to include lunch. It’s closed Monday but open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. daily and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Cheese World started serving grilled cheese sandwiches and soup earlier this month but has suspended its lunch service already. The shop in a retail center near 69th and Western offered this reason on Facebook: “With the holidays fast approaching, we needed to stop offering grilled cheese. We can help you with amazing cheese platters and gift baskets!” Lunch service is expected to return after the holidays.

Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery has created cupcakes that meet the limits for people following the popular Keto diet. They’ve available on Thursdays, but that could expand based on demand, owner Dannalee Nordhagen said. Today, customers can find two options: one that’s chocolate flavored with chocolate chips baked in it and sprinkled with Swerve powdered sugar and one that’s pumpkin flavored with cream cheese frosting. They’re served in a jar. The dessert shop at Lake Lorraine also is testing out Keto-friendly ice cream and “fat bombs,” which are a no-bake treat that look like cookie dough, Nordhagen said. She hopes to have those creations ready by the end of the year.

Noodles & Company has added two limited-time zoodle dishes: the spicy peanut saute and truffle mac. The restaurant introduced its zucchini noodles in May.

Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Bowl special is underway through Nov. 18. Diners can create over 100 combinations by picking different noodles, sauces and toppings. They can start with one option and switch as many times as they like. New offerings this year: creamy spinach artichoke sauce and garden veggies topping. Meals, of course, include unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks. Prices start at $11 with an additional charge for toppings.

A winter apparel drive is offering a free drink in exchange for a donation. Participating bars are Billy Frogs, Bubba J’s, The Lie-brary, The Red Eye Bar and The 18th Amendment. They’re collecting new and gently used youth-size winter coats, clothing and accessories that will be distributed through Sioux Falls schools.

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