Restaurant Roundup: Shaved ice for dogs, sour sorbet slushies for grown-ups

June 13, 2019

Dogs are becoming fans along with their owners of the new Sub Zero Desserts. The frozen treat shop serves pup cones, which are shaved ice with chicken broth or beef broth. They’re free with a purchase. Sub Zero Desserts opened its unique shipping container walk-up shop last week in the parking lot next to Your Pet Stop at 501 W. 41st St.

A test run of sour sorbet slushies last weekend at WoodGrain Brewing Co. proved to be so popular that they’ll be back most weekends, including this one. The brewery at Ninth and Phillips is doubling the amount it made last weekend. The slushies are a collaboration with Parlour Ice Cream House. WoodGrain freezes its Berliner base with a variety of sorbet flavors made by the ice cream shop on Main Avenue across from the Washington Pavilion. This weekend, Exotic will be the featured flavor. It’s a mix of passion fruit, mango, banana and coconut. Strawberry lemonade and mango will be two other options. Serving begins at 4 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. WoodGrain makes a limited amount, so “when they’re gone, they’re gone.”

Love sushi? Lao Szechuan has started an all-you-can-eat sushi menu. Customers can order as much food as they want in a two-hour time span, but they’re asked to order only what they can eat or they’ll be charged extra. Sushi and sashimi come by the piece. There are more than 30 rolls to choose from, including the South Dakota roll with spicy tuna and avocado that’s topped with tai, jalapeno and caviar, or the Rainbow roll, which is a California roll toped with tuna, salmon, tai, white tuna and avocado. Diners also can order tempura and appetizers. The price is $24 or $12 for kids age 4-10. The restaurant, which opened in March at 3101 W. 41st St., also serves a hot pot buffet and authentic Szechuan and “American-style” Chinese dishes. Starting July 1 it will be closed Mondays.

Looking for late-night Mexican food? Abelardo’s Mexican Fresh has extended service into the wee hours of the morning. If you’re out late Thursday through Saturday nights, it’s open until 3 a.m. for both dine-in and drive-thru. The restaurant opened at 1200 S. Minnesota Ave. in late March. It’s in the process of getting an alcohol license, so customers soon will be able to enjoy a beer with their burrito.

On the Hook Fish and Chips, a regional food truck, will be back in Sioux Falls on Friday. The truck will serve fish and chips from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Sun ‘N Fun Specialty Sports at 1605 W. 41st St. It’s On the Hook’s third visit this year.

Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen is serving a buffet Friday as part of a lunch-and-learn with Ruthie Foster, the first singer who will perform that night across the street at Levitt at the Falls. Foster, a Grammy-nominated artist, will talk about gospel and blues music and take questions. The event, sponsored by Levitt and Establishing Sustainable Connections, starts at noon. Grab food at the restaurant in the Jones421 Building on Phillips Avenue north of Sixth Street, and head out to the courtyard, where Foster will speak at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.

Daily Clean Food & Drink is having special pizza nights Friday and Saturday. The restaurant in The Wedge on Western south of 69th will have gluten-free, low-carb, keto-friendly and vegan options. Pizza will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.

Stensland Family Farms is celebrating dairy month by giving away ice cream. The first 400 people at each of the three locations will receive a free single dip, starting at 11 a.m. Tuesday. They’ll get their choice of flavor too.

Thanks to the Golden State Warriors and their road win in the NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors, Taco Bell customers can “steal” a free Doritos Locos Taco from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Going into Game Six tonight in Oakland, Calif., the Raptors lead the series 3-2, so there’s another chance for a day of free tacos.

Sample sandwiches from local chefs as part of the second annual Celebrity Chef Sandwich Battle to benefit Lunch is Served Inc. Myers Deli & More, The Big Orange Food Truck, Ode to Food & Drink, Chef Ellen and Sanaa’s 8th  Street Gourmet will complete.  The event is from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 20 at Remedy Brewing Co. Tickets are $30, which includes a drink token. They’re available in advance at Remedy, which is at 8th & Railroad Center, online or at the door. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle also will be held.

After an eight-year absence, Hardee’s is bringing back its Star Pals kids meals. Starting Wednesday, kids can choose from chicken tenders, a hamburger or a cheeseburger, which will come with applesauce and a milk beverage. Prices start at $4. To celebrate the return, Hardee’s has teamed up with the YouTube creators of Ryan’s World for the exclusive toys that will be in the meals until August.

Restaurant Roundup: Shaved ice for dogs, sour sorbet slushies for grown-ups

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