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Nov. 7, 2019
Tasteas has added bubble waffles with an extensive menu of sweet and savory options. The waffles, a traditional treat in Hong Kong, are filled with ice cream or yogurt and then topping choices like Mr. Oreo, Tropical Storm or Mochi Jelly with rainbow Japanese rice cakes and jelly, Pocky sticks and condensed milk. Savory options include turkey, sausage, ham or bacon with cheese, lettuce, olives and a choice of sauce. Customers also can have nuts, chocolate chips, cheese, sweet corn or other ingredients baked into the waffle batter. The drink and treat shop is at 1018 W. 41st St.
Women from the Sioux Falls brewing industry gathered at Fernson Brewing Co. last month as part of the Pink Boots Society to brew a beer for The Bottle and the Ballot: Prohibition and Women’s Suffrage exhibit opening today at the Old Courthouse Museum. The brew team included women from Buffalo Ridge, Covert, Fernson, Lupulin, Miner, Obscure, Remedy, Severance and WoodGrain. Their creation, Tea-Totaled, is a dry-hopped saison with Earl Gray tea and lemon. The hop blend was picked by Pink Boots, which is an international collective of women in the brewing industry. The exhibit opening is from 5 to 7 p.m., and you also can find the beer on tap at Fernson Downtown, Covert Artisan Ales and soon at Lupulin Brewing Co.
Parker’s Bistro’s popular Harry Potter Night is back for its fifth year. The kitchen and bartending crews will serve wizard-themed small plates and cocktails from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday. The regular menu also will be available until 10 p.m. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the drinks: the Deathly Hallows features Appleton Estate 12-year-old rum, Luxardo liqueur, pumpkin puree, cinnamon syrup and rosemary tincture.
Only the die-hard food trucks are still out. My Place Mobile Cafe has found a permanent spot for Tuesdays near the Tea exit for I-29. The food truck will be in the parking lot at Picker’s Flea Market, Antique & Collectible Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Owner Maxine Montreal describes her menu as comfort food. It changes every week, but regular items include goulash and a deluxe cheeseburger. She plans to add breakfast hours if there’s enough demand. Every Wednesday, she’s at Rosenbauer in Lyons.
To celebrate 40 years of Happy Meals, McDonald’s is bringing back Furby, Hot Wheels and 15 other throwback toys for its limited-edition Surprise Happy Meals. They’ll be available through Monday, while supplies last.
Tinner’s Public House at 69th and Minnesota has a new feature menu. Appetizers include fried pickles – chips not spears – and a warm spinach artichoke dip. Entree options are Creole salmon, chicken margherita and the Public House Burger with two patties, served open-faced on Texas toast with Swiss cheese, marinated mushrooms and caramelized onions, all smothered with gravy.
Noodles & Company has added Caulifloodles to its noodle options. The cauliflower-infused pasta comes in two special dishes: cauliflower rigatoni in light onion cream sauce or cauliflower rigatoni fresca with shrimp. They also can be substituted in any dish.
The Alpine Inn is closed through Monday for a remodeling project.
Oh My Cupcakes has created a traveling cupcake bar for parties or corporate events. Guests get to tell the cupcake bar attendants how to fill, frost and accessorize the cupcakes. There’s a 30-person minimum with prices starting at $150.
S’mores desserts are showing up at lots of restaurants, but here’s an interesting twist. Woodys Pub & Grill at 900 S. Marion Road has a s’mores martini.
Here’s something from the did-not-know list: Royal Fork is known for its buffet, but customers can order several items to go, including fresh-baked cinnamon rolls. Get a half-dozen for $3.49 or a dozen for $6.69.
This isn’t a complete list, but here are a few free meals being offered in honor of Veterans Day on Monday. If you’re interested, check back until that day because we’ll add more offerings as we find them.
Here are other restaurant updates from throughout the week.
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