Restaurant Roundup: Filipino fusion, authentic Nepali cuisine and a crazy Frosty deal

Nov. 8, 2018

Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet’s annual dinner to benefit Feeding South Dakota is Saturday. Owner Sanaa Abourezk and her staff will serve a Mediterranean buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at the 8th & Railroad Center. The price is $10 and two cans of food, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the nonprofit agency.

Not Just Cupcakes by Jen is living up to its business name this weekend. Jen McVay, who owns the bakery that’s part of the new 518 Marketplace in Harrisburg, is serving breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. She describes the menu as an American-Filipino fusion with breakfast muffin sandwiches, omelets, eggs, ham, bacon, toast and longsilog or tosilog, which is a sausage link or sweet fried pork belly served with egg and garlic fried rice. Eventually, she plans to serve Asian grab-and-go foods throughout the day. Gravel Road Blend, a coffee shop that’s part of the marketplace, also will be open now on Sundays.

Tex-Mex is coming to Canton once a week. A new Sioux Falls restaurant, Rudy M. Navarrete’s Tex-Mexican Restaurant, will serve an all-you-can-eat taco bar at The Canton Barn on Monday nights, starting next week. Dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. at the event venue on the north edge of town on 481st Avenue. In addition to all the fixings for tacos, an entree will be featured weekly. The price will be $10 and $6 for kids.

Looking for authentic Nepali food? Dragon Asian Market on East 10th Street is serving momos and chatpate five days a week. Momos are stuffed dumplings, and chatpate is a puffed rice dish. Both are popular street foods in Southeast Asia. The dishes are served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Big-eater Ethan Teske of Rochester, Minn., has taken on another food challenge in the Sioux Falls area. Big J’s Roadhouse BBQ & Grill in Harrisburg has a wing-eating contest that most people attempt on Wednesday nights when it offers all-you-can-eat wings for $16. Teske ate 70 wings last night, breaking the record of 54. Teske, who started doing food challenges in 2010, also has tackled local contests at Sickies Garage, The Keg and Overtime Bar & Grill. “I’ve always had a large appetite. ‘Man v. Food’ inspired me to start doing food challenges. I’ve won 215 food challenges in 26 states,” he said. “I’ve got to meet and compete with a lot of other competitive eaters. I love checking out new restaurants and trying out new foods. Plus, it’s always nice to get a free meal.”

Two dollars can get you a year’s worth of Frosty treats from Wendy’s. Through the end of the year, the fast-food chain is selling Frosty key tags, which are good for a junior-size treat with a purchase for all of next year. Eighty-five percent of proceeds will go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, which helps find adoptive parents for children in foster care. The nonprofit was created in 1992 by Wendy’s founder, who was adopted as a child.

Cuteness-overload find of the week: Oh My Cupcakes has created Cupcake Tom for Thanksgiving celebrations. The arrangement can be ordered in three sizes: 22 cupcakes for $72, 12 cupcakes for $40 or 22 minis for $40. It’s available Nov. 19-24.

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