South Dakota breweries are known to brew some local beverages that are perfect to enjoy throughout the warm, summer months. There is a local brewery in Sioux Falls that certainly knows how to keep residents cool with its wide variety of refreshing brews. Once again, this establishment is offering a new drink that not only quenches your thirst but also helps wildlife.

In another partnership with the Great Plains Zoo, a new seltzer from Fernson Brewing Company is debuting just in time for patio season. You can enjoy this new "Zoo Brew" while supporting wildlife conservation efforts.

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According to the zoo's Facebook page, the new brew from Fernson Brewing Company is part of the brewery's famous Skip Day seltzers’ collection. The brewery has now created a "super refreshing lime grapefruit Skip Day seltzer.”

Zoo Brews benefit wildlife conservation efforts at the Great Plains Zoo. Last year's beverage supported an initiative to save the Black Rhino. This year, it's for the West African slender-snouted crocodile conservation program. According to representatives from the Great Plains Zoo and the staff at Fernson Brewing Company, "A percentage of every six-pack you buy goes towards saving this endangered species." It's that simple to help save the West African slender-snouted crocodile. Just crack open a “Lime Grapefruit” this Skip Day!

I have enjoyed a couple of Skip Days, and these featured drinks really help keep you cool throughout the hot summer months. Plus, it's for the animals!

Sioux Falls residents and visitors can now purchase the lime grapefruit Skip Day at Sioux Falls Hy-Vee stores!

Tour of the 2022 Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle

The 9th Annual Downtown Burger Battle begins January 1, 2022 and runs through the entire month.

This year there are 27 participating restaurants. I hope you have some stretchy pants!


If you've never participated in the Downtown Burger Battle, this is how it works:











  1. Review the participating restaurants and their burgers
  2. Make sure you check their schedule and hours before you go
  3. Go to one of the restaurants
  4. Eat the burger
  5. Use the DTSF Digital Passport to vote and rate the burger
  6. Repeat 26 more times
  7. And you could win prizes
  8. And you help one downtown restaurant win the Burger Battle and reign supreme for one whole year!
Voting criteria consist of patty, creativity, toppings, bun, and customer service.

Sioux Falls Top Ten Restaurants

Sioux Falls has no shortage of amazing restaurants. There's a little something for everything here, but the question is, which are the best?

Well, according to Trip Advisor, these are the top ten eateries in the city of Sioux Falls. Is your favorite spot on the list? Take a look.

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