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Feb. 28, 2019
Vinyl Social Club has started opening at noon Friday and Saturday to meet demand. The club, which features duckpin bowling, Skee-Ball, a large-format “Mario Kart” station, other games and a small dance floor, opened Feb. 13 with hours of 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. It’s in the former Borrowed Bucks Roadhouse south of the Western Mall.
To celebrate Mardi Gras, Urban Chislic is serving chislic made with alligator meat. It’s sprinkled with Cajun seasoning and served on a bed of dirty rice with grilled zucchini and kettle chips. Operator/partner Hong Phrommany said the restaurant at 85th and Minnesota bought all the alligator meat it could find in Sioux Falls, and he’s hoping to locate more so there’s enough to last until next week’s Fat Tuesday.
Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Kitchen is hosting a Mardi Gras ball Saturday at Icon Lounge. Tickets are $30 or $50 for a couple. Guests are encouraged to come “dressed to impress.” DJ Quiet Storm from New Orleans will provide the entertainment, the restaurant will serve heavy appetizers, and Icon will have special drinks for the occasion. The party goes from 7 to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Establishing Sustainable Connections, a nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for people to obtain success in Sioux Falls.
Swamp Daddy’s is selling king cakes made by Inside the Whisk. The cakes are expected to be available at the restaurant in the Jones421 Building through Tuesday and cost $12. Pre-orders are appreciated. They feature a lemon cream cheese filling with a traditional plastic baby hidden inside. The person who gets the slice with the baby is said to have good luck for the coming year.
Living up to its Food Network title as the most dog-friendly restaurant in South Dakota, Remedy Brewing Co. has brewed a beer in memory of a dog that spent his last day before he had to be euthanized by hanging out with his owner and enjoying a hamburger at the brewery in the 8th & Railroad Center. Monte “The Sarge” was tapped earlier this month. It’s an English mild ale.
Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday for McNally’s Irish Pub’s annual Jameson Bus Tour to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Sioux Falls. The bus leaves McNally’s at 69th and Western at 1 p.m. March 16 for the 2 p.m. parade. Tickets, which must be purchased in person, are $15 and also include a T-shirt, Jameson Ginger and a gift bag.
Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet is having a pop-up brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. All the proceeds will go to Hand in Hand, Justice for Immigrant Children, a local initiative through South Dakota Voices for Peace to provide legal and support services for immigrant children. The Mediterranean restaurant at the 8th & Railroad Center typically isn’t open Sundays.
IHOP’s newest addition to its menu combines Oreos with pancakes. The recipe was created by 6-year-old Brody Simoncini of Massachusetts as part of a competition to kick off IHOP Free Pancake Day, which is March 12. The restaurant chain invited kids who had been treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to create a pancake recipe that would be sold nationwide. Brody defeated two other finalists with his Oreo Oh My Goodness pancakes. They’re available through April 14. A dollar from every sale will go to support IHOP Free Pancake Day charities.
McDonald’s has introduced Donut Sticks for a limited time. They’re described as “sweet golden-brown dough, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and made fresh every morning.” Donut Sticks are served in the morning until 10:30 by the half-dozen or dozen.
Looking for a colorful snack that tastes like a favorite childhood cereal? Froot Loops Mini Donuts are back at Hardee’s for about the next six weeks, and they’re served all day. The five mini doughnuts covered in bright red, blue, green, yellow and purple icing made a limited-run debut last fall.
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