Restaurant Roundup: Panera delivery, new menu, downtown fudge

July 26, 2018

If you live within eight minutes of Panera Bread at 57th Street and Louise Avenue, the restaurant’s food and drink can come to you. The restaurant added delivery service a few months ago and already “we can barely keep up with it,” said Drew Cunningham, assistant manager. Delivery is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a $3 fee. Customers order online or through the mobile app. There’s a $5 minimum order. The entire menu is available, Cunningham said. “We can even deliver a smoothie, and it will still be cold and refreshing when it gets to you.” The east-side location doesn’t have delivery yet.

Shenanigans Sports Bar and Grill has joined Food Dudes Delivery. Customers order through Food Dudes’ website. The west-side restaurant has been considering delivery for some time, and Food Dudes provides a good option of testing it, manager Pete Rose said.

Myers’ Deli & More is carrying fudge made by the co-owner of Young & Richards. Jerry Palleschi started making the treat in 2012 for the downtown flower shop. “People were coming in asking where they could get fudge, and at the time no one was making it,” Palleschi said. In the beginning, he was making 24 pounds a week. Now, he’s doing 100 to 400 pounds weekly depending on the season. The fudge comes in more than 100 varieties, and the flower shop typically offers two dozen of those on a rotating basis. Both Myers’ locations will sell the fudge, although the signs aren’t ready yet for the deli across the street from the flower shop, Palleschi said.

M.B. Haskett Delicatessen is serving its final regular prix fixe menu on Friday and Saturday night, and a few seats are still available. Owner Michael Haskett began serving the special menus, which rotated weekly, after opening the downtown restaurant in 2012. This weekend’s menu starts with a Spanish salad followed by smoked pork arepas with a Romesco sauce and summer squash. Dessert will be Garrotxa cheese with Colorado peaches and a shortbread cookie. A new dinner menu will be introduced in August.

The first 100 families who eat at Harrisburgers on Saturday will get $5 off their order thanks to the #KindnessFirst campaign from The First National Bank in Sioux Falls. The offer is good from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harrisburg restaurant.

Taco John’s is honoring its third “rabid fan,” this time with the Ole the Day Superstar Award on Friday night in Sioux Falls. Har Mar Superstar, a musician from Minneapolis whose real name is Sean Tillmann, is “such a huge fan,” said Jimmy Orr, director of digital strategy for Taco John’s. “When he’s on the road, he’s always tweeting about Taco John’s.” Har Mar Superstar is performing Friday night at Icon Lounge, so Taco John’s decided to present Tillmann with a trophy and T-shirts for the band at the Minnesota Avenue restaurant. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m., and the band will be there for 45 minutes to an hour, Orr said. Customers at the event can get a free taco if they say “Har Mar” when they order.

Restaurant Roundup: Panera delivery, new menu, downtown fudge

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