Restaurant Roundup: Vegan menu, spiked pumpkin milkshake, remembering ‘Jono’

Sept. 27, 2018

The Co-op Natural Foods is making its deli hot bar menu entirely vegan the week of Oct. 1. Each day will feature a vegan entrée and two vegan soups, with offerings such as tagine with herb pistachio couscous and fried tempeh with Tex-Mex quinoa. Soup choices include coconut lentil, pumpkin chili, tomato basil, Moroccan stew and more.

Carpenter Bar has introduced four cocktails for fall. Try the Fiore, which means “flower” in Italian. It’s a combination of “artisanal gin, the herbal essence of absinthe, a little bitter-orangey Aperol, house-made sour and an orange peel.” Other new creations are the Handsome Devil, Genovese Queen and the Platypus.

Sickies Garage has added four limited-time items to its shareables menu. Try the loaded waffle fries topped with pulled pork, nacho cheese, baked beans, jalapenos, coleslaw and barbecue sauce; the hand-breaded wings; King’s Hawaiian burgers; the pumpkin spice milkshake or the version spiked with vanilla vodka.

Be Right Bites is joining the seasonal bandwagon with the protein pumpkin spice edition of its nutrient-dense, high-in-protein snacks. Order them online or find retail locations at

Remedy Brewing Co. will celebrate Bierfest on Saturday – its version of Oktoberfest. For $40, guests can get a commemorative taster glass and unlimited samples of beer from Remedy and other breweries in South Dakota. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. under the blue and white Bierfest tent in the parking lot at 8th & Railroad Center. Tickets are being sold online. More beer, live music, German food and a stein-holding competition will continue into the evening.

The inaugural Food Truck Mash-Up will bring together about a dozen food trucks Saturday at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. Festival-goers will pay an entry fee and then buy their food. They’ll be able to vote for their favorite food truck. Several bands will perform. Hours are 3 to 11 p.m. See the Facebook event for details.

Another B&G Milkway is closing for the season. Sunday is the final day for the site on West 41st Street. Customers can stock up for winter with half-gallon-sized Avalanches and grab bags of novelty treats.

On Sunday, Botski’s Bar & Grill will remember its founder Jon “Jono” Bot, who died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. The bar will be closed on Sunday, the day of his funeral, but will host a gathering from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the parking lot at 1914 S. Sycamore Ave.

Boss’ Pizza & Chicken will celebrate its 13th anniversary Monday with a customer appreciation day. Everything on the menu is 50 percent off, and 13 percent of sales will go to Feeding South Dakota.

Classes for JJ’s Adult Beverage University kick off Tuesday night. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. with a discussion on the history and the beers of Oktoberfest. Participants will sample traditional German Oktoberfest beers, domestic Marzen-style ones and a few small bites of food. Here’s the rest of the lineup: Italian wines Oct. 9, Irish and Scotch whiskeys Oct. 16 and creating fall cocktails Oct. 23. Register in advance for the classes at the store. The price is $25 per class or $90 for all four.

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