Happy 14 years in business, Native Sun News Today.
By: Holly Wells
Native Sun News Todays Grouchy Gourmet
It has been a long road, and a lot of up’s and downs, but last week Native Sun News Today celebrated our 14th year anniversary in style, with good old fashion food, cake and ice cream. Back in the old days Grouchy was affectionately known as “Lunch Box” this nick name can from the big guy himself Mr. Giago, I had and still have a snack drawer a mile long, so it would make sense that we celebrate our anniversary with food and even more sense that I have been given the honor and title of Grouchy.
We had Qdoba cater in by Stu and Lila who own our local Qdoba, they put on a great feast! Hard and soft shell taco’s amazing grilled adobo chicken beans, rice, and all the fixings that you need for tacos along with the homemade chips and their signature 3-cheese queso, Pico de gallo, Salsa Verde and Salsa Roja. They really know their “Mexican Eats” From the Chicken Queso Burrito, to the Impossible Fajita Bowl, or Street Tacos. Or some of the new items like Fresca Chicken Bowl or Cholula Hot & Sweet Chicken. And don’t forget about breakfast the most important meal of the day, Qdoba hasn’t with its hot fresh stuffed Breakfast Burrito. Whether it’s a signature eats or chef-crafted flavors you cannot go wrong with Qdoba. Take a page from our book next time you have a gathering opt for Qdoba for the catering. Qdoba is located at the Rushmore Crossing and is open for carry out ad dine in 7 days a week 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Speaking of breakfast being the most important meal of the day, we added Jerrys Cakes & Donuts to the celebration, they made us a Carrot cake with Cream Cheese frosting. That is the office favorite, whenever we are having a celebration that is our go to cake. Jerrys has been a staple in the 605 for many years, and they have not lost their touch. The say they bake with love, and you can tell in the cakes and donuts. From cake donuts to fritters and everything in between Jerrys has it. While most of us are still asleep, Jerrys bakers are up before the roosters, baking away, so that we can kick start our morning in style with a good old fashion sugar rush. Jerrys is located at 109 East Omaha Street, they are closed on Mondays open Tue-Sun 5 AM to Noon. Stop by for a sweet treat, cup of jo and friendly conversation. And don’t forget to order you special cake for your next celebration.
You cannot have a birthday celebration without ice cream, which leads me to Stone Cold Creamery, for the best ice cream the Black Hills has to offer. Ron owns our local creamery located at 1925 W Main St and has been servicing our sweet treats for at least the last 30 years. They pride themselves in the “Ultimate Ice Cream Experience” yes that is a real thing. Ever had something so good, that you think you have just died and gone to heaven? Well Cold Stone is that feeling. The hand crafted ice cream, from flavors I did not even know were possible. And don’t forget about the ice cream cakes made to order, sorry DQ but you have some competition. Their secret they use the highest quality ingredients and mix you a custom ice cream right in front of you on their special frozen granite stone. Cold Stone is open 7 days a week Mon-Thu Noon to 10 p.m. Friday till 11 p.m. and Sat & Sun 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Our 14 year anniversary was a huge success, and thanks in part to our three friends that feed us well. We cannot say THANK YOU enough for the kindness you have shown to us, and for the outstanding food. Qdoba’s, Jerrys Cakes and Donuts, and Stone Cold Creamery have all earned 5 stars. The next time you are in the mood for heat, sweets or treats keep these three establishments in mind.
Until next week, baton down the hatches, it’s going to be windy, and good eats.