Restaurant Roundup: Swamp Daddy’s sells food truck; Dakota Snow adds treats

April 5, 2018

We’re the bearer of bad news for fans of Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen food truck. The restaurant sold the trailer last week to a woman in Platte who plans to operate a taco truck, co-owner Del’Inkka Beaudion said.

The good news is Swamp Daddy’s is available five days a week in its new bricks-and-mortar location in the Jones421 building on North Phillips Avenue. The restaurant started serving lunch in January and recently added dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Beaudion said Swamp Daddy will add more dinner nights as the weather warms up and more businesses open in the marketplace. The restaurant still offers catering and will be able to set up under a tent for some outdoor events this summer, she said. Beaudion also said long-term plans include bringing back a food truck in a year or two.

Dakota Snow is coming out of hibernation for a few events this month before its full-time schedule gets rolling on Memorial Day weekend. The shaved ice truck will be at Robert Frost Elementary from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and at Sioux Falls Lutheran Schools from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14.

Dakota Snow has several new menu items this year, including edible chocolate chip cookie dough and seven flavors of ice cream from Stensland Family Farms, co-owner Jessica Rooney said. On colder days, she’ll be making State Fair Mini Donuts, which are baked in an oven. Last year’s new treat, rolled ice cream, likely won’t be served until Memorial Day weekend, Rooney said.

Regular spots to find the truck when it’s not at special events are changing too. Dakota Snow won’t be in the parking lot at The Empire Mall this year. Instead, customers will find the truck in the East Side Plaza parking lot at 10th Street and Cleveland Avenue or on the empty lot at 3319 S. Spring Ave. next to Two Wheeler Dealer. “That’s our original spot,” Rooney said of the lot near 41st Street. “It’s nice because we can set up a beanbag toss and there are picnic tables.”

Myers’ Deli & More, which opened in March in The Carpenter Building downtown, has added a dinner menu with appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Lighter choices include Korean pork tacos and sauteed mussels served in a vodka and Bloody Mary mix. The seven entrees are pasta primavera, honey pecan salmon, pork Wellington, Swedish buffalo meatballs, bistro steak parmesan, Oriental chicken Oscar and Manhattan New York strip. The menu is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Check out the full list of selections on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Nine downtown restaurants are participating in the annual Restaurant Week organized by Downtown Sioux Falls Inc. From April 6-14, diners can get a three-course dinner for $30 at Bros Brasserie Americano, Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, K Restaurant, The Market, M.B. Haskett, Minervas, Ode to Food & Drinks, Parker’s Bistro and Wiley’s Tavern. For a full list of the menu offerings, click here.

For years, Taco John’s has been serving loaded Potato Oles for breakfast, but customers can order them only in the morning. While this is not a McDonald’s all-day menu move, Taco John’s has at least added other flavors combinations of loaded Potato Oles to the regular menu – at least until June . Now, they also come in bacon cheddar, bacon ranch, beef and cheese, and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. There’s even a dessert option called bacon donut bites.


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