Restaurant Roundup: Free Lucys, 1990s prices, Sanaa’s wisdom

Jan. 11, 2018

To celebrate its new restaurant, the Crooked Pint is giving away “a year’s worth” of its signature Lucys to 75 customers. The first 75 people there when the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, will get a booklet of certificates that are good for one free Lucy a month for one year. The restaurant opened in December at 2020 W. Russell St.

Sanaa Abourezk, the owner of Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, is offering free cooking demonstrations on the first Wednesday of the month. “The idea is we are going to be part of your New Year’s resolution for having a healthy lifestyle,” Abourezk said in a Facebook video. “We don’t believe in diet(ing), just healthy lifestyles. The Mediterranean diet is the healthiest eating, so I want you to be at ease with it.” She will do a 30-minute demonstration starting at 6 p.m. in the restaurant’s kitchen, followed by 30 minutes for a Q&A. As of Wednesday afternoon, eight spots remained for the first class. To sign up, send an email to

Casa Del Rey is celebrating the past by offering its top-selling smothered burrito at 1990s prices. Diners can get the Retro Reyrito for $8.25 at lunch or $9.75 at dinner in January. That’s a $3 discount. Owner Don Smith started the Mexican restaurant at 901 W. Russell St. in 1979.

McDonald’s Dollar Menu is back with several breakfast and dinner items offered for $1 to $3. New additions include two pieces of the new Buttermilk Crispy Tenders for $2 and a Happy Meal for $3.

Also making a return is the $5 Footlong at Subway – although technically it’s now the $4.99 Footlong. The limited-time offer features five 12-inch subs. Customers weren’t happy when Subway replaced the original long-running promotion with a $6 Footlong special. Some franchise owners had complained that the discount was cutting into profits too much.

Schlotzsky’s is the latest restaurant in Sioux Falls to join Food Dudes Delivery. For a $5 fee and a tip, hungry folks who don’t want to venture outside can have their food delivered to them. Here’s the list of restaurants that use the service: Applebee’s, Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen, Camille’s Sidewalk Café, Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Famous Dave’s, Firehouse Subs, HoneyBaked Ham, Jacky’s Restaurant, Kaladi’s Bistro, Oshima Sushi Japanese Cuisine, Pita Pit, PizzaRev, Royal Palace Chinese Restaurant, Rowdy Hog, Royal Fork, Ruby Tuesday, Shahi Palace, Tokyo, Tokyo Sushi & Hibachi, Tokyo 26 Sushi & Hibachi Express and  Zaroty Pizza Kitchen. There’s a $15 minimum order requirement. Delivery hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Nikki’s Burrito Express at 905 E. Eighth St. is closed until Jan. 17. The staff is on vacation.


Restaurant Roundup: Free Lucys, 1990s prices, Sanaa’s wisdom

Tidbits of news from Crooked Pint, Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, Casa Del Rey, McDonald’s, Subway, Schlotzsky’s, Food Dudes Delivery and Nikki’s Burrito Express

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