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Restaurant Roundup: Taco Bell throwback, Strawbale special day, new Sunday breakfast buffet, Thanksgiving dinners

November 17, 2022

The enchirito returned to the Tacobell Menu today but it’s only here until November. The chain discontinued the enchilada in 2013, but fans brought it back in a head-to-head vote with another item that had been dropped: the Double Decker Taco. The enchirito received 62 percent of the vote, with more than 760,000 fans weighed in, Taco Bell said.

Vineyard straw bales north of Sioux Falls near Renner opens its tasting room Saturday from 12pm to 4pm. “Come and enjoy a bottle of wine, $2 beer and special offers on gift items,” the winery said in a social media post. Owners Don and Susie South announced their retirement earlier this year, which involved closing the tasting room while continuing to supply liquor stores through their wholesale business. They had a bottle sale on another day this fall.

Looking for a new Sunday breakfast buffet with a little drive across the country? Pinz in Dell Rapids added one a few weeks ago. It offers eggs of different kinds, pastries, hash browns, homemade cookies and sausage gravy, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit and French toast sticks. It is served from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Prices are $13.50 for adults 12 and older, $9 for children 4-11 years old and free for children under 3 years old. Unlimited mimosas are $12, and the bowling alley is fully licensed, so Bloody Marys and other beverages are available.

Last week we told you about the Gobbler pizza Wood fired pizza from Papa Woody. Here’s the fried bread version Watecha bowl serves at least for the remainder of the month. It starts with a fried sage and mint bread topped with mashed potatoes, turkey and homemade gravy. It is served with corn and wojapi as a side dish.

We know that many people don’t want to cook everything for Thanksgiving, but they still want a complete meal. We found three traditional buffets: the Holiday Inn city center, the three Fry’n Pan restaurants Aunt J’s American Soul Food at Lenovo. You can see all the details in the following menus:

Several restaurants in Sioux Falls also offer free or volunteer meals on Thanksgiving:

  • The rush Serves a turkey dinner with all the trimmings starting Thursday noon until the meal is gone. Voluntary donations are accepted and will go to The Rush for the Causes to help local families in need.
  • Chef’s Pizza & Chicken at 2111 S. Minnesota Ave. Serves a complimentary grab and go meal. Dinners include acclaimed chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, and corn. Meals can be picked up on Thursdays from 10:30am – 3:30pm in the rear drive-thru lot. Call 605-271-2677 with questions.
  • Watecha bowl Serves a Native American Heritage Month Thanksgiving Day Feed on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A complimentary turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, candied carrots and a to-go bun will be served. There is a choice of cake or tart and there is also a drink with the meal.
  • Wiley’s has two options for a free meal for Thanksgiving. Stop by on Sundays from 1pm to 6pm to pick up a box with enough food to make a family dinner for four to six people. Registration is not required, but helpful. To do this, make a note in the contact box on Wileys has at least 40 boxes and hopes to add more to feed as many families as possible. Grab a hot to-go meal on Thursday from 11am to 1pm.

Severance Brewing Co. is hosting a Friendsgiving party with free pizza from Sunny’s Pizzeria Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be 25 large Bangers & Mash With Turkey pizzas and five cheese or pepperoni pizzas.

Charlie’s pizza has new daily dine-in and call-in carryout specials. Monday: Buy a large pizza and get a medium pizza and a free pitcher or 2 liter bottle of soda. Tuesday: Half price grand pianos and local beers from 5pm to 8pm. Wednesday: Large specialty pizza, three-cheese bread, and a pitcher or 2-liter bottle of soda for $30. Thursday: Buy a pizza, the second half price. There are single, couple, and family combo specials for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Single: Small, single-topping pizza, a slice of garlic or cheese bread, and a beer or soda for $15. Pair: Medium pizza, two slices of garlic or cheese bread, and two drinks for $25. Family: Large pizza, four slices of garlic or cheese bread, and a pitcher of beer or soda for $30.

The remodeling project Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar is completed. Check out the new look!

Dada Gastropub has a new happy hour. Get $3 off bottles and cans, $3 off fountain drinks, $3 off glasses of wine and $3 off signature cocktails Tuesday through Friday from 5-6 p.m. Here’s a look at the new fall/winter cocktail menu.

bagel boy on East 26th Street has opened its drive-through window. For a few months it has also been open on Mondays. The new opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

After disappearing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the salad bar is back Godfather’s Pizza. The price is $11 or $7 with a pizza.

If you’re a fan of Kona coffee, the east side Dunn Brothers coffee has its annual limited supply of beans for roasting to order. Come by or call 605-271-8038 to reserve your beans. “A cup of our Kona coffee is so silky smooth, very mild and low in acid, with hints of cocoa and black tea. It really is luxury in a cup!” the cafe said in a post on social media.

Lava’s Coffee & Cafe in Harrisburg was busy making beverages for its seasonal specials. There’s a Ginger Pumpkin Latte, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cold Brew, Butternut Brittle Latte, Caramel Apple Cider, Caramel Brulee, Pumpkin White Mocha, Peppermint Bark Mocca, and Peppermint Mocca Frappe. The peppermint drinks will continue into December, along with the addition of gingerbread and eggnog flavors.

crumb cookies launched Taste Weekly Subscriptions. Use the app to have the weekly range delivered straight to your door or ready to go when you go to the store. Every Sunday, customers are notified to choose their flavors. There is also a monthly version. Learn more at

cinnabons Signature Cream Cheese Frosting Pints ​​are back for the holidays. This year, chocolate cream cheese frosting was added.

Stensland family businesses hosts its annual customer appreciation event at all three retail locations Friday through Sunday. Get 20% off all Stensland products that you can pack in a brown paper bag, with a limit of one bag per customer or household per purchase. Get $1 off Single Dip Ice Cream in One Dish. There will also be product samples and giveaways of gift cards and gift baskets.

First National Bank in Sioux Falls is hosting its next KindnessFirst event on the opening night of Winter Wonderland in Falls Park. Come round Falls Overlook Cafe by Stensland Friday between 6pm and 9pm get a complimentary hot chocolate, coffee or cider and scoop Stensland family businesses Ice cream courtesy of the local bank.

The traveling food truck Fish & chips on the hook will be in Sioux Falls. Find it in the usual location at Tractor Supply Co. on North Cliff Avenue on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Blarney Stone Pub Serves breakfast on Black Friday from 10am to 2pm. Get a complimentary Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Screwdriver with the purchase of a breakfast entree.

Changes in opening hours, service

  • Swamp Daddy’s Cajun cuisine is no longer open on Tuesdays. The new winter opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Pizza di Paolo rolled back the hours on the way into winter. The Monday service was discontinued earlier this month and now Tuesday and Wednesday are gone too. The new opening hours are Thursday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Here are more food and drink headlines from the past week.

Fuddruckers closes after 30 years

Long-awaited southern Mexican restaurant is about to open

Local pizza chain expands to Brookings

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