Restaurant Roundup: Roam’s new patio, first brew day, food trucks

June 27, 2019

Roam Kitchen + Bar has opened its patio, which features an outdoor bar and full service. There’s seating for 100. Part of the area is covered, and there also are umbrellas for shade. Hang out and play corn hole, have a drink by one of the fireplaces or order appetizers or a meal from the menu. The restaurant opened in late April in The District on the south side of The Empire Mall campus.

Some might argue that the roasted pineapple is really the star of the rodizio at Carnaval Brazilian Grill. The restaurant near the Century Stadium 14 & XD movie theater has a new dessert for summer – Brazil on a Plate – that includes the roasted fruit along with homemade coconut ice cream, served in a pineapple dish with toasted coconut on top and a side of passion fruit sauce.

Severance Brewing Co. marked its first brew day Tuesday. The crew started with a Kolsch-style beer and hopes to have a dozen choices ready for opening day, which is still several weeks away. The brewery in the new Cascade mixed-use building downtown has started hiring.

The owners of Snortz Barbecue bought out their partners in the Red Rock Bar & Grill near Rowena and had another baby earlier this year, so they’re trying to sell their trailer. In the meantime, Mitch Runge occasionally serves barbecue at Red Rock. Every Friday, he makes a wood-roasted prime rib dip. It comes with a side and a soda for $7. The sandwiches are available starting at 11 a.m. until they’re gone.

Fans of the legendary Nick’s Hamburger Shop in Brookings can enjoy singles or doubles for lunch Friday without having to leave Sioux Falls. The restaurant’s mobile unit will be at Food Truck Fridays at Dawley Farm Village. The crew will be making fresh burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of First Bank & Trust and Coffea Roasterie. Nick’s will be back July 19 and Aug. 1.

Friday is National Food Truck Day and The Big Orange Food Truck is participating. Get a free order of Almost Famous Fries with the purchase of an entree if you mention where you heard the offer. The truck will be at KSFY’s Friday on the Plaza for lunch and at Eightyone Arcade in Harrisburg in the evening for the bar’s Surly Slam NBA Jam Tournament.

Yankton-based Broken Trellis, which was voted the favorite food truck at last year’s Food Truck Mash-up event, will be in Sioux Falls tonight at the Levitt Shell. Jenna Baley and Gregg Brandt will be serving their “farm to fork” specialties from 6 to 9 p.m. at the free concert at the outdoor venue at Fifth and Phillips. The menu includes The Italiano sandwich, beer-braised pot roast poutine, a variety of hamburgers, beer-battered onion rings, hand-cut French fries and two kids meals.

KK & Sons Lao & Thai Food is making its first appearance this summer Saturday at the Levitt Shell. The food truck, which started last year, will serve from 6 to 9 p.m. at the free concert. The family-operated business is planning to operate most days from the parking lot at Mekong Asian Market at Cliff and Rice, and on weekends downtown.

Casa del Rey has started new summer hours this week. The Mexican restaurant is closed on Mondays. They’re calling it a weekly “labor day” holiday for the staff.

Two weeks remain to win prizes and enjoy drink specials as part of Emerald Summer Nights at McNally’s Irish Pub. The celebration at the restaurant and bar at 69th and Western runs on Wednesday nights through July 10. Women get free hors d’oeuvres from 5 to 7 p.m. and half-price wine and draught beer from 6 to close. Drawings for prizes from local businesses are held each week, including a Coach purse at 8 p.m. The final night’s prizes will include a $750 gift card to McNally’s.

Cluckin’ Good Chicken & BBQ at 10th and Bahnson has added a Flavor Burst milkshake machine. The milkshakes come in eight flavors: chocolate swirl, strawberry, butter pecan, Blue Goo, cheesecake, tropical orange, black cherry and root beer. Customers can mix two or three flavors together, creating strawberry cheesecake, black cherry butter pecan or whatever they desire, owner Ben Weiland said. A 20-ounce shake is $3.75. This month, get one for $1.50 with an order of a rack of ribs or a pound of brisket or pulled pork.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, Dairy Queen has created the Zero Gravity Blizzard. The treat features Oreo cookie pieces and cotton candy topping blended into vanilla soft-serve and topped with iridescent blue and black swirls and galaxy sprinkles. It’s available for a limited time.

If you’re planning a movie night at home and wishing you could have movie theater popcorn, Century’s two locations sell Pack-a-Pops to go. For $12, you can get a bag that’s equivalent to about four large popcorns.

For more news from the local dining scene, visit our Food & Drink section. 

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