Restaurant roundup: Parker’s throwbacks, ‘totchos’ and the mother of all Bloody Mary bars

 Happy 10-year anniversary, Parker’s Bistro! To celebrate, the downtown restaurant is bringing back some favorites for September. That includes one of the original pork features: A Hyatt Family Farms pork chop atop maple glazed sweet potatoes with maux choux and a balsamic glaze.

Wileys has started a massive Bloody Mary and mimosa bar on weekends, featuring tons of sweet and savory choices.

While the beverages are available starting at 11 a.m., you can work out before at a 10 a.m. Prana yoga class hosted on the restaurant’s patio each Saturday. Click here for details. 

Mark your calendar for Sept. 11 and take a quick trip to Brandon for the last Food Truck Wednesday of the year. It’s a semi-annual event held at Brandon Lutheran Church, 600 E. Holly Boulevard, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

There will be seven trucks: Berkes BBQ, Breaking Burrito, Hunny & Bunny, Ollie’s, Papa Woody’s Pizza, Quite Frankly and Tasty Trolley.

Speaking of food trucks, Scotty D’s BBQ, which is based in Huron, will make a rare appearance in Sioux Falls next week. Scott Deschepper will have his trailer at J&L Harley-Davidson’s The Great Stars & Handlebars Weekend from Friday through Sunday at the dealership on 60th Street North.

The menu includes Kansas City- and Memphis-style ribs, Texas-style brisket, pulled pork, smoked meatloaf, smoked prime rib, barbecue nachos and more. 

In the category of “Why didn’t I think of that?” comes “totchos” from Sickies Garage. These tater tot-based nachos are available for a limited time and feature nacho-style toppings.

Fall is in the air, but luckily the only blizzards to talk about this week are at Dairy Queen. The fall Blizzard menu is out and includes the customer favorite pumpkin pie blizzard plus returning flavors Snickers and Snickerdoodle cookie dough.


There also are two new ones: Harvest Berry Pie, which is vanilla soft serve swirled with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and pie pieces; and Heath caramel brownie, which is vanilla swirled with Heath bar pieces, brownie bits and caramel.

Back by popular demand, the Denny’s SuperSlam is back. For $5.99, you can fill up with two eggs, two bacon strips, two sausage links, crispy hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes. Upgrade to pumpkin pancakes for 49 cents. ‘Tis the season.

You could argue any hour at Flyboy Donuts is a happy one, but now there’s a officially a happy hour. It’s half off all dozens from 3 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at the East Tenth street location.

And to balance out the sweets, Pomegranate Market has added a grab-and-go section to its produce department. There are some fun choices including kale slaw, jicama sticks, pico de gallo, guacamole, veggie spaghetti and fruit.

Daily Clean Food & Drink has added kombucha on tap. The current flavor is organic pear. September also brings the return of its popular pizza weekends Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 27-28. Try sourdough or cauliflower crust creations based on the flavors of the café’s bowls.

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Restaurant roundup: Parker’s throwbacks, ‘totchos’ and the mother of all Bloody Mary bars

From tater tot nachos to veggie spaghetti and every food truck in between (plus an amazing Bloody Mary bar), you’ll find it in this week’s Restaurant Roundup.

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