Restaurant Roundup: From the new Books n Brewz menu to Baconfest

April 18, 2019

Books n Brewz Pizzeria opened Wednesday in the former Fernson on 8th and Breadico spaces. Owner Angela Kull has rekindled Breadico’s wood-fired pizza oven, selling a variety of choices throughout the day, along with sandwiches, salads and a daily soup. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., customers also have the option of buying pizza by the slice. Get one-quarter of a pie for $4. The kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., but the bar stays open later. Here’s a look at the full menu, with artwork by Kull’s son, Victor.

According to Fazoli’s, it couldn’t decide whether to introduce new lasagna or chicken parmesan entrees, so the chef combined the idea into chicken parm lasagna. The dish features two pieces of chicken parm as layers instead of pasta. Diners can still get pasta as one of two side choices. The other option is a new veggie blend with Parmesan-roasted broccoli and fire-roasted red pepper. There’s also a new Parmesan-crusted shrimp bake, cinnamon swirl breadstick bites and a white peach Italian ice.

Bigs Bar on West 12th Street just east of the Big Sioux River is hosting the annual Baconfest fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday for the Roller Dollz, Sioux Falls’ roller derby team. All ages are welcome. With a $10 Pork Passport, you can sample entries in the bacon recipe contest. There’s also a competition to see who can eat 2 pounds of bacon the fastest — the entry fee is $10. Baconfest also features free oinking, coloring and costume contests. Other free activities include an Easter egg hunt and Easter egg dyeing. Additional food and desserts will be available for purchase. The season kicks off April 27 in Bismarck, N.D. Get all the details at rollerdollz.com.

Kids can decorate a cookie for Easter for free Saturday at Not Just Cupcakes by Jen. Owner Jen McVay will set up a station from 2 to 3 p.m. in Harrisburg’s 518 Marketplace on Cliff Avenue.

Sickies Garage is kicking off its weekly Cycle Night on Thursdays next week. The new event is a partnership with New Belgium Brewing and Harlan’s Bike and Tour that features patio games, prizes and specials on wings and New Belgium beers. Cycle Night runs from 6 to 10 p.m. through Sept. 5 at the restaurant on South Louise Avenue. At the end of the season, there will be drawings for a New Belgium Cruiser valued at $800 and a $1,500 gift card to the bike shop. Wednesday nights will be Bike Night – the motorcycle version – starting May 29.

The Barrel House on East 57th Street and 212 The Boiling Point in Brandon are helping collect food for Feeding South Dakota. Bring in five items to donate, and get $5 off your ticket. The event runs through Sunday.

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