Restaurant Roundup: Pub goes all-ages, throwback prices, new menus

Dec. 6, 2018

When The Blarney Stone Pub opened earlier this year in downtown Sioux Falls, customers had to be drinking age to enter. Responding to public demand, the restaurant and bar recently changed its policy, allowing those 20 and younger to be on the main level until 9 p.m.

Gandy Dancer Brew Works is releasing the first beer to use hops from Herds to Hops, a new hop farm on the northwest edge of Sioux Falls. Skunk Mittens DIPA is a single-hopped double IPA featuring Michigan Copper hops. The beer will be tapped at 3:05 p.m. today at Monks House of Ale Repute on East Eighth Street. WoodGrain Brewing Co. is making its Veneer Pils using Herd to Hops’ hops and expects to release it later this month.

Rowdy Hog Smokin’ BBQ, which closed its restaurant in September, is coming back this weekend at Gateway Lounge near 41st and I-29. Co-owner Brandon Lambert will be there serving ribs — a limited amount likely to go fast — and pulled pork and brisket sandwiches with a Gateway side. The dine-in meals will be offered from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

It’s Kona coffee time at Dunn Brothers Coffee. The coffee shop roasts the prized Hawaiian beans once a year, usually around Christmastime. They’ll be roasted Dec. 14, 21 and 28 at the shop on Arrowhead Parkway. Customers should order in advance to ensure availability. Get a half-pound for $30 or a pound for $60, either ground or whole bean.

Papa’s Pub & Eatery will open Dec. 11 in the former El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant location in downtown Dell Rapids. Owners David and Rebecca Ohayon will serve “basic American fare” and global flavors in a family-friendly environment. Initial hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“O” So Good Restaurant in Garretson has a new menu that continues to focus on its Southern-style roots. Chef Omar Thornton opened the eatery in 2017. The coffeehouse in the front of the restaurant is open from 7 to 10 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Winter hours for dinner are 4 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Thornton also occasionally serves pop-up meals at lunch and on other nights during the week. This week, “O” So Good also added delivery in town and Sherman on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The fee is $2.50 for each entree.

The owner of 1st Wok has finally decided to take a day off every week. The Chinese restaurant at 523 W. 10th St. is closed now on Tuesdays.

The Sanford Pentagon is hosting a “throwback game” between Brandon Valley and Yankton high schools Dec. 13, and Will’s Training Table is joining in the fun with a throwback special. Get a burger, fries and soda for $6 all day.

Kaladi’s Coffee Legend & Bistro is throwing a party Friday to celebrate the end of road construction. The major project in front of the restaurant on Minnesota Avenue and at the 26th Street intersection disrupted business from spring into fall. The night will include prizes and live music from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Join Coffea Roasterie for a free Mocktails Mix Off Contest & Tasting Friday night at the Louise Avenue location. Finalists in the AAA South Dakota competition will serve their drinks to the judges at 6:30 p.m., vying for a $1,000 prize. The crowd will vote for a People’s Choice winner. Treats also will be served.

Connect with local brewers at Brews & Bagels, an event Friday night organized by Neighborhood Connections at the Museum of Visual Materials in downtown Sioux Falls. Participating breweries include Buffalo Ridge, Fernson, A Homestead Brew, Miner, Remedy and WoodGrain. Enjoy unlimited pours and Bagel Boy’s bagels and pretzels. Studio B. Jazz will provide background music. Tickets are $25 online or $30 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

A Homestead Brew is offering a barrel-aged sour beer of the month club in time for Christmas. Members will receive six beers from the Valley Springs-area brewery this month and then one beer each month through June. The beers, which have been aging for years, include flavors such as elderberry, mulberry, raspberry and peach. Additional benefits include a members-only party with the release of the final beer and more. A limited number of memberships are available for $160.

Fernson Brewing Co. has started a beer club. Friends of Fernson get discounts on beer and merchandise, early access to beer releases, access to a members-only event, special glassware, a FernsonFest ticket and more. A limited number of memberships are available for $50.

The seventh annual SantaCon will be Saturday in downtown Sioux Falls. The pub crawl in holiday-themed costumes starts at 3 p.m. at The Blarney Stone Pub. Other stops include PAve, Club David and Wiley’s Tavern, wrapping up at 8 p.m. The event is free and exists “solely to spread Christmas cheer and merriment.”

Krav’n is having a family-friendly Turkey Bingo party from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Players can bring in nonperishable food items to “buy” their bingo cards. Proceeds will go to the Harrisburg Area Food Pantry, and donations of money will be matched by Hungry Hearts. As part of the fun, Take 16 Brewing Co. of Luverne, Minn., is doing a tap takeover and launching a new beer. The brewery also will provide the bingo caller. In addition to turkeys, players can win prizes from Take 16.

Fourteen cooks and community leaders will compete in the fourth annual International Chef Cook-off on Saturday to benefit the Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls. Dishes include shrimp etouffee, jambalaya, pakoras, street tacos, flautas, Cincinnati chili, Scandinavian meatballs, gravlax and more. Tickets are available at or at the door for $30 or $50 for a couple. International food baskets can be won as raffle prizes.

Urban Chislic has added daily happy hour specials with discounts on beer Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, diners can get a tap beer and an appetizer for the price of one. Hours are 4 to 7 p.m., with extended hours to 10 p.m. Monday for football.

Looking to add something fresh to a fried chicken meal at The Keg? The restaurant on West 12th Street has added a soup and salad bar in the evenings. Diners can add the option to a meal for $3 or eat it as a dinner for $7.

Eat Fit Go has added online ordering. Customers can order healthy prepared meals at and pick them up four days a week at the store near 57th and Louise. The menu includes choices for breakfast, lunch or dinner, side dishes, snacks and kid-friendly meals. A 15 percent discount is being offered until the end of the year.


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