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At least the pizza is back. Godfather’s Pizza ran into “a lot of unforeseen issues” during its remodeling project that started a month ago. The restaurant at 5107 W. 41st St. is still working to remodel the dining area, so it has reopened the updated kitchen for carryout and delivery orders. General manager Nancy Schmeling hopes to be completely reopened in early December.
Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Cafe has pushed back the move to its new space. Owner Steve Hildebrand had hoped to be open at 104 W. 12th St. by Jan. 1, but he said in a Facebook post that it will be closer to Feb. 1. He’s also renaming the business Josiah’s Coffehouse, Cafe & Bakery and adding Phillips Gathering Place, an event room that will be able to seat 50 to 60 people. “This space will be warm and inviting – and very unique,” he wrote. “Guests will enjoy a great meal and conversation at 9-foot farmhouse tables, instead of the usual round banquet tables, and the surroundings will be fantastic.” The restaurant opened in 2012 in the CNA Surety Building at 101 S. Reid St.
Looking for a great nonalcoholic drink recipe for a holiday get-together? AAA South Dakota’s Mocktails Mix-Off contest and tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Coffea Roasterie, 2318 S. Louise Ave. Sample the drinks from the 10 finalists, and vote for your favorite. Treats will be served, and there will be live music. Everything is free!
Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet is hosting its annual benefit dinner for Feeding South Dakota on Saturday, Dec. 2. Diners are asked to make a donation of at least $10 and two cans of food, and owner Sanaa Abourezk donates 100 percent of the proceeds. Take-out meals are available. Food will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.
Get a great family recipe, a cute tote and help Feeding South Dakota in one step. The burlap totes feature Papa Christian’s vinaigrette recipe from Chef Dominique’s Catering and Banquet Facility. They’re being sold for $10 at Plum’s Cooking Co., Home Porch Gifts, The Market, Olive Destination, Pomegranate Market, Look’s Market and The Co-op Natural Foods. All profits go to Feeding South Dakota.
Craft beer and cupcakes? Prairie Berry East Bank and Oh My Cupcakes will show you how beverages from Miner Brewing and Prairie Berry Winery pair with desserts from the cupcake shop. The class will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the wine bar, 322 E. Eighth St. Tickets are $18.
The latest roundup of restaurant and food news includes tidbits from Godfather’s, Josiah’s, Chef Dominique’s, Prairie Berry East Bank, Oh My Cupcakes, Sanaa’s and Coffea.