Restaurant Roundup: Summer flavors, PorkPalooza, free tacos

June 7, 2018

Get a sneak peek taste of Big J’s Roadhouse BBQ & Grill, which is opening a restaurant in Harrisburg later this month. As part of Harrisburg Days, the crew will be selling pork sandwiches, burgers, baked beans and more outside their new home, the former Game Changer restaurant at 510 N. Cliff Ave. They’ll be serving from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sioux Falls lost RibFest after 20 years but gained PorkPalooza, which is Friday and Saturday in the parking lot at 8th & Railroad Center. Organizers are billing the inaugural event as a showcase of local barbecue, beer, producers and music. Tickets for Friday night’s whole hog roast and Dueling Duo concert are $30. Reserve a seat by messaging organizers on PorkPalooza’s Facebook page. Admission on Saturday is free, and the event runs from 11 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Six South Dakota-based barbecue vendors will be selling food, and six bands will take their turn on the stage from morning until night.

Look’s Market is celebrating the start of summer with Rosé Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The longtime meat market and specialty grocery store will be selling different wines by the glass or bottle. Several Rosé-flavored food items will be for sale, including sausages, floats and a grilled pound cake. Fernson Brewing Co. is making a special beer too. Infinite Revolutions will provide music, and Posh Boutique will have a pop-up shop. Look’s is in Heather Ridge Village at 69th and Western.

Everest Oriental Food is up and running for the food truck season. The truck serves a rotating menu of Nepali dishes such as momo, samosa, pagi, thukpa and chapate. Everest also puts its spin on tacos, fried rice and chow mein. It usually can be found weekdays in the Mekong Asian Market parking lot at Rice and Cliff.

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Breadsmith will open its east-side location Monday. The shop at 1614 S. Sycamore Ave. is the third location in Sioux Falls. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. It will carry 15 varieties of bread, muffins, cookies, scones, jam, peanut butter, soup mixes and oils. The original location at 33rd and Spring does all the baking.

Grab a free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell on Wednesday thanks to the Golden State Warriors. The team stole a road game in the NBA finals. The giveaway will be from 2 to 6 p.m.

MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub has 13 new summer menu items. Diners will find choices like Nashville Hot Chicken and waffles with spicy maple syrup and Mexican Street Corn. Montana huckleberries also appear in everything from drinks to desserts.

Tired of the same-old lasagna? Build you own at Olive Garden with the Lasagna Mia entree. Start with the new four-cheese lasagna. Pick one of four sauces, and then choose a topping — garden veggies, cheese ravioli, mini meatballs, grilled or crispy chicken, or sauteed shrimp.

Restaurant Roundup: Summer flavors, PorkPalooza, free tacos

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