Restaurant Roundup: Pick 2 Lunch, breakfast skillets, free dessert, naughty elf

Dec. 13, 2018

Turks & Caicos Cabana Grille has added two features to entice customers. A new Pick 2 Lunch offers a multitude of combinations for $9.50. The special is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Starting next week, diners can get a burger and a beer or three street tacos and a beer for $10 from 3 p.m. to close Monday nights. The restaurant is at 57th and Western.

Daily Clean Food & Drink opened in late November with evening hours but has scaled back for the winter. Hours at the health food restaurant near 69th and Western are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Queen City Bakery has added hand pies to its small lunch menu. About a year ago, the bakery started baking a loaf of focaccia each day to make about a dozen sandwiches, and now it’s offering four to six hand pies as a vegetarian option. The ingredients are baked in the same crust that’s used for the quiches and pies, said owner Kristine Moberg. Flavors rotate. This week’s hand pie has potato, peas, scallions and caramelized onion.

The crew at Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop has been having fun creating a social media campaign with Candy the Elf. The “elf on the shelf” has been wreaking havoc each night at the restaurant on Louise Avenue just south of 41st Street. Follow Candy’s misadventure’s on Erbert & Gerbert’s Facebook page. 

Stomping Grounds in Hartford has added breakfast skillets to its menu, and they’re available all day. The dish, which comes in a cast iron skillet, has potatoes, sausage, bacon and cheese with a fried egg on top. A southwest version also includes salsa and roasted pepper and corn. Jalapenos can be added for an extra kick, manager Rob Davis said. The coffee shop, which also serves sandwiches and wraps, is open Monday through Saturday.

Oh My Cupcakes is celebrating National Cupcake Day on Saturday in a big way with different promotions and events running from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the bakery at The Bridges at 57th. A portion of proceeds will go to four nonprofits. Check out the full schedule here.

Donate holiday gifts, money or food at Will’s Training Table and get a free chocolate chip skillet. The items will be given to elementary students in Sioux Falls.

To celebrate its 40th year in business, The Keg on West 12th Street is offering free chicken for a year. Customers can register Saturday through Dec. 22 for a drawing for a $50 gift card for every month next year.


Several bars are hosting ugly sweater parties for the holidays. Here are a few we found:

  • McNally’s Irish Pub will host its annual Mistletoe Mudslide Ugly Christmas Sweater Party starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be an ugly sweater content, throwback Christmas cocktails and other drink specials and live music. Bring paper products, toiletries and personal hygiene items to donate to the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House.
  • Head out to Hartford on Saturday for The Goat Bar and Grill’s contest. The party goes all day with food and drink specials. In the evening, there will be karaoke and prizes for the ugliest sweaters. Bring a new medium or large stuffed teddy bear to donate to Sanford Children’s Castle and get a free appetizer.
  • Willing to have your ugly sweater photo on Facebook? Crooked Pint Ale House is having ugly sweater days Monday through Friday. Wear your sweater to the restaurant, have your photo taken by a server and get a free tap beer and a chance to win a $100 gift card.
  • The 18th Amendment is celebrating with half-price drinks starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The person with the ugliest sweater will win a $50 gift card.
  • Gateway Lounge’s 10th annual ugly sweater party starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 22. There will be prizes, drink specials and karaoke.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated since it was first published to correct Rob Davis’ title at Stomping Grounds.

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