Restaurant roundup: Taco Bell return, Strawbale day special, new Sunday breakfast buffet, Thanksgiving dinners

November 17, 2022

The Enchirito returned to the Taco Bell menu today, but it’s only there 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 discontinued: the Double Decker Taco. The Enchirito received 62% of the vote, with more than 760,000 fans weighing in, Taco Bell said.

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

Fancy a new Sunday breakfast buffet with a little jaunt across the country? pins at Dell Rapids added one a few weeks ago. It includes eggs in many ways, pastries, roast potatoes, homemade cookies and sausage gravy, sausages, bacon, fresh fruit and French toast sticks. It is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $13.50 for ages 12 and up, $9 for ages 4-11, and free for ages 3 and under. Unlimited mimosas are $12 and the bowling alley has a full liquor license, so Bloody Marys and other drinks are available.

Last week we told you about the Gobbler pizza at Wood-fired pizza from Papa Woody. Here is the fried bread version which Watercha Bowl serves at least for the rest of the month. It starts with a sage mint fried bun topped with mashed potatoes, turkey and homemade gravy. It is served with a side of sweet corn and wojapi.

We know a lot of people don’t want to do all the cooking for Thanksgiving, but they still want a full meal. We found three traditional buffets: the Holiday Inn Downtown, the three Frying pan restaurants and Aunt J’s American soul food at Lennox. You can see all the details in the menus below:

Several Sioux Falls restaurants also offer free or voluntary donation meals on Thanksgiving:

  • The rush serves a turkey dinner with all the trimmings from noon Thursday until all the food is gone. Voluntary donations will be accepted and will go to The Rush for the Causes to help local families in need.
  • Owner’s pizza and chicken at 2111 S. Minnesota Ave. serves a free take-out meal. Dinners will include vaunted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy and corn. Meals can be picked up from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday from the drive-thru in the rear parking lot. Call 605-271-2677 with any questions.
  • Watercha Bowl serves a Native American Heritage Month Thanksgiving Day stream from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. A complimentary turkey dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, candied carrots and a bun will be served to go. There’s a choice of pie or cake, and the meal also comes with a drink.
  • Wileys has two options for a free Thanksgiving meal. Drop by from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday to collect a box full of enough food to cook a family dinner for four to six people. Registration is not compulsory but will be useful. Do so by noting in the contact box of Wileys has at least 40 boxes and hopes to add more to feed as many families as possible. Grab a hot meal to go from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

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

Charlie’s Pizza has new daily grab-and-go specials. Monday: Buy a large pizza and get a medium pizza and a free 2-liter pitcher or bottle of soda. Tuesday: Half-price wings and local beers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday: Large specialty pizza, three-cheese bread and a 2-liter pitcher or bottle of soda for $30. Thursday: Buy one pizza, get the second half price. For Saturday and Sunday lunch, there are single, couple, and family combo specials from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Simple: Small one-topping pizza, a slice of garlic or cheese bread, and a beer or soda for $15. Couple: 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 renovation project of American cuisine and Crave sushi bar is complete. Discover the new look!

Gastro Pub Dada has a new happy hour. From 5-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, get $3 off bottles and cans, $3 wellness drinks, $3 off glasses of wine, and $3 off signature cocktails. Here is an overview of the new fall/winter cocktail menu.

Bagel Boy on East 26th Street opened its drive-thru window. A few months ago it also started to be open on Mondays. The new hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

After disappearing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the salad bar is back at 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 Cafe has its limited annual supply of beans for roasting to order. Stop by or call 605-271-8038 to reserve your beans. “A cup of our Kona coffee is so silky smooth, super smooth and low acid, with hints of cocoa and black tea. It really is luxury in a cup! the cafe said in a social media post.

Coffee and lava coffee in Harrisburg has been busy making drinks for its seasonal specials. There’s a Pumpkin Ginger Latte, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cold Brew, Butternut Brittle Latte, Caramel Apple Cider, Caramel Burnt, Pumpkin White Mocha, Toffee Mocha, peppermint bark and peppermint mocha smoothie. Peppermint drinks will continue through December, with the addition of gingerbread and eggnog flavors.

Crumbled cookies launched Taste Weekly Subscriptions. Use the app to get the weekly range delivered straight to your door or ready to go when you walk into the store. Every Sunday, customers will be notified to select their flavors. There is also a monthly version. Learn more at

Cinabon’s Cream cheese frosting pints are back for the holidays. This year chocolate cream cheese frosting was added.

Stensland family farms hosts its annual Customer Appreciation Event Friday through Sunday at all three outlets. Get 20% off all Stensland products you can put in a brown paper bag with a limit of one bag per customer or household per purchase. Receive $1 off Single Dip Ice Cream in a Plate. There will also be product samples and gift cards and gift baskets.

The First National Bank in Sioux Falls is hosting its next KindnessFirst event on the opening night of Winter Wonderland in Falls Park. stop Falls Overlook Cafe by Stensland between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays for a free hot chocolate, coffee or cider and a scoop of Stensland family farms ice cream offered by the local bank.

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

Blarney stone pub will serve breakfast from 10am to 2pm on Black Friday. Get a free Bloody Mary, mimosa or screwdriver with the purchase of a breakfast dish.

Schedule changes, service

  • Swamp Daddy’s Cajun Cooking no longer open on Tuesdays. The new winter hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Paolo’s pizza again reduced the hours before winter. It dropped Monday service earlier this month, and now Tuesday and Wednesday are also gone. The new hours are 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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

Fuddruckers closes after 30 years

The long-awaited Mexican restaurant on the South Side is nearing the opening

A local pizza chain will expand to Brookings

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