Restaurant Roundup: State’s best sandwich, new beer, new wine

May 16, 2019

Bread & Circus Sandwich Kitchen added a new sandwich to the menu recently, and it’s already drawing national attention. People magazine, working with online restaurant guide The Infatuation, has named the Schnitzelwich the best sandwich in South Dakota as part of a national feature. It’s a breaded pork tenderloin topped with a horseradish and poppy seed slaw and dijonnaise that’s served on Texas toast. And if you’re a fan of Taqueria el Circo, when chef Jordan Taylor’s creative tacos take over the menu for the day, the next one is coming up Tuesday.

Food trucks will swarm downtown Friday for the first Friday on the Plaza organized by KSFY-TV. Here’s a list of the trucks coming: Backyard BBQ, The Big O Food Truck, Breaking Burrito, Hunny & Bunny, Kabab King, Krazy Concessions and the SDSU Ice Cream Truck. The event, which includes live music, runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Avenue and 12th Street.

If you missed the region-traveling On the Hook Fish and Chips food truck when it was in Sioux Falls for one day during an April blizzard, you’ve got another chance Friday. The food truck will be parked outside WoodGrain Brewing Co. at Ninth and Phillips from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There’s only one meal on the menu: three pieces of wild Alaskan cod, beer-battered fries, a house-made tartar sauce and sriracha mayo. The business was started in 2016 by two University of Wyoming engineering students. It’s now a multitruck enterprise that travels through several states.

Icon Lounge is hosting another drink-making competition with area bartenders. The challenge this time is to find the best margarita. Among those competing are Michael Smith of Tailgators Grill & Bar in Brandon, Pat Nelson of Icon, Ashley Fischer of Tinner’s Public House and Reuben Rodriguez. The event is from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are $40, which includes a sampling of the margaritas, Mexican-inspired brunch and live entertainment.

Fernson Downtown is hosting a launch party Tuesday for Fernson Brewing Co.’s annual Zoo Brew to raise money for the Great Plains Zoo. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this year’s beer will go toward a new African lion exhibit. The launch party at the new taproom at Phillips and 12th from 5 to 8 p.m. will include a chance to interact with a few zoo animals. If you can’t make it to the party, Hy-Vee will sell six-packs while supplies of the limited brew remain.

Not Just Cupcakes by Jen in Harrisburg has new hours because owner Jen McVeigh bought a second business. McVeigh is the new owner of Central Cafe in Hawarden, Iowa, where she worked earlier in her career. The Harrisburg bakery is open now from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. McVeigh is focusing on her baked goods and no longer making breakfasts and Filipino dishes. Customers to the 518 Marketplace won’t go hungry, though. The coffee shop there, Gravel Road Blend, serves Flyboy Donuts and breakfast burritos in the morning and a daily soup and sandwiches for lunch.

Customer demand has led to the creation of a new wine from Prairie Berry Winery. The Hill City winery, which has a taproom on the south side of the Western Mall in Sioux Falls, recently released Rosy Ass Rhubarb. It’s a tweak on the winery’s flagship Red Ass Rhubarb, which has raspberries in it. Rosy has strawberries. “People have been asking for it for a long time,” said Jamie Schaunaman, house manager at the taproom. “It’s a great complement to Red.”

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