Restaurant Roundup: Cupcake truffles, new acai bowls, all-you-can-eat sushi

June 6, 2019

Oh My Cupcakes has introduced a new treat: cupcake truffles. They come in four flavors: Vanilla Confetti Party, Smashed Marilyn, Chocolate Tantrum and Razzle My Dazzle. According to the bakery, the creation was the result of a cupcake accident. “An entire tray of cupcakes didn’t have the right ingredients for the prefect rise during baking, so we rolled ’em up and dipped them in chocolate.” Get two for $4 or a flight with one of each flavor for $7.50. They’re available at both bakeries and at the kiosk in The Empire Mall or order them online.

At 10 a.m. every Tuesday in June, Oh My Cupcakes is offering Magical Cupcake Kitchen Tours at the East 10th and Bridges at 57th bakeries. For $5, kids can tour the kitchen and decorate their own cupcake. Participants need to register and pay in advance.

Tokyo 26 has expanded its all-you-can-eat menu from the weekend to every day of the week. For $18.88, diners can order whatever they want from the menu for the Japanese restaurant at 26th and Sycamore. They have to finish an entree before they order another one.

Daily Clean Food & Drink at 69th and Western has added trendy acai bowls to its menu. The base is the same mix that the restaurant at 69th and Western uses in its smoothies: acai powder, mixed berries, dates, banana and almond milk. The extra flavor comes in the toppings. Options include the Pina-Cool-Ada, Strawberry Blonde, Nut’n Better and the Amaze-Bowl with banana, kiwi, strawberry and coconut.

 

 

Look’s Market is throwing a patio party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate Rose wines. The event at the market in Heather Ridge Village at 69th and Western was postponed after stormy weather was expected May 18 but never materialized. Choose from five Roses by the glass or try Surly’s Rose Lager. The market’s crew will be grilling rose bratwurst and also selling a smoked pork loin/bratwurst sandwich, both served with a beet potato salad. The market’s pastry chef is concocting a rose-themed dessert.

Dogs and their owners will get to have extra fun Tuesday at Granite City Food & Brewery with Pups on the Patio. From 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a photo area, dog bingo, free bandanas, dog prizes and treats to win. Bring an item to donate to the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, and get a BOGO beer token. Dogs are always welcome on the patio, manager Karl Petersen said.

McDonald’s has brought some of its international menu items to its restaurants across the U.S. For a limited time, diners can try the Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands, the Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, the tomato-mozzarella chicken sandwich from Canada and cheesy bacon fries from Australia.

Not Just Cupcakes by Jen owner Jen McVay is selling her equipment and looking for someone to take over the lease for her space in the 518 Marketplace in Harrisburg. McVay moved her home-based business into the co-tenant marketplace when it opened in October 2018. She bought Central Cafe in Hawarden, Iowa, in May, however, and tried to run both businesses but quickly found she couldn’t manage that. She will continue to take bakery orders, running Not Just Cupcakes by Jen out of the kitchen in Hawarden.

Here’s an adult way to enjoy a frozen Bomb Pop. The Thirsty Duck at 945 S. Marion Road is serving Bomb Pop cocktails made with Smirnoff’s Red, White & Berry vodka, a mixer of choice and the frozen treat.

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

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