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Sioux Falls advice?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by bumpy mcgee, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Will be in Sioux Falls March 8-13 for work. Is there anything that must be done or seen during my trip? The wife will probably come along, so is there anything that can occupy her time other than red-hot Summit League basketball action?
    She's looking for shopping and at least one nice night out with me.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Don't go.
  3. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    I have no use for Sioux Falls, but they have the Summit Tourney there for a reason. If he's going to cover the Summit Tourney there, it means he's coming from a shittier city.
  4. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    Bump --

    For eating out, if you like Mexican food at all, go to Mama's Ladas. I think it's on 11th. Be warned, though, it's a small place and will likely be packed that weekend. EDIT: Also for Mexican, Casa Del Rey by the airport is damn good.

    For sitdown, night-out American cuisine, Miverva's. Same folks who own that run Spezia, which is Italian, and also good.

    There is (or used to be, my sources back there differ) a really good sushi place downtown, Sushi-Masa.

    For straight ahead pub fare there's a Granite City on Louise that does the job.

    All this is dated, as I haven't been there in a few years. I am sure you can find some newer places on Yelp or the like.

    As far as shopping, the mall is on 41st and I-29. Can't miss it.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Sioux Falls isn't that bad as long as you don't expect L.A. or something like that.

    The actual Sioux Falls itself has a nice park, overlook, etc., though I've only been there in warm months.

    There's some nice breakfasty places downtown and a decent bar district. I spent two days there two years ago and didn't want to kill myself. There's worse places.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    BTW, "Playing Your Conference Tournament In Sioux Falls" is No. 1 on the "Signs You're A One-Bid League" List.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Stay home and let your parents worry about it.
  9. daman

    daman New Member

    I should apparently kill myself for living here.

    Some redeemable (and current) eating options.

    - JL Beers. Local chain with fantastic burger and beer options. Also small and popular, so expect to wait a little depending on the time of day.
    - Luciano's. Probably the best italian option and in the downtown area. Other good italian: Spezia
    - PepperJack Gril. Philly cheesesteaks. See also: Firehouse Subs. To get away from the chain sub sandwich fare.
    - Bros Brasserie Americano. Had a pork belly thing that I still think about. Also duck tacos. Note: $
    - Carnaval. Brazilian grill where they bring the cuts of meat for you to choose (eat ravenously). Note: $
    - Phillips Avenue Diner. A couple signatures options, most namely Chicken & Waffles.
    - Nick's Gyros. Been around forever for a reason. Best greek food.
    - Acoustic. Unbelievable calzones and stuff and in a very neat building in downtown.
    - Starz. The only choice to consider for a sports bar.
    - Monk's. This is if you're looking for a bar to get a couple beers. Unique with endless beer choices.
    - Queen City Bakery. Make something fresh every morning with fantastic coffee, plus cool atmosphere.

    I would say the shopping options are not much different than anywhere else. There's a retail district with a mall and some shops downtown.
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Second the recommendation for JL Beers. Wasn't that impressed with Queen City Bakery, though I'm sure it's nice for SF (no offense.)

    Want a great burger and milkshake? Hit up the retro-looking B&G Milkyway on Sycamore. Cool little place.

    Falls Park is distinctive (reminded me a little of what they've done in Greenville with the waterfalls there.) I also enjoyed strolling up and down Phillips Avenue to see the SculptureWalk; some of the artwork is pretty funky.

    Catch a show at the State Theatre, if it's open. Looks like you're a week late to see roller derby at the Coliseum, an awesome venue built in 1917. And a month early to catch the Pheasants.

    If you want to know where Babe Ruth hit a 500-foot home run in an exhibition game there, I can show you. 8)
  11. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    Is Sushi Masa still open? That place was great.
  12. daman

    daman New Member

    It is, yes. Never been.
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