I guess HyVee will have to do

Seems Huether’s favorite place to have a cup of Joe on Saturday morning closed shop. Whisk & Chop is no longer (not sure if the link will work to the non-free online newspaper).

And in other city news, apparently the SF Tennis Association is so strapped for cash they can’t afford to rent a PO Box, you can send all of your correspondence to the mayor’s house;


#1 Poly43 on 05.06.12 at 10:07 am

This pic of yours reminds me of the latest “Ask The Mayor” segment on propaganda channel 16. Watch it. In it, the good mayor is bubbling over with all the developement in bars, eating establishments, and hotels being planned and built at the gateway to Sioux Falls. The Event Center area. What a load of crap. What is even a larger load is the guy setting the ball on the T-Ball stand for the good mayor to knock out of the park. Hard to believe this guy is Jennifer Holsens brother. WHAT A TOOL.

#2 Muqhtar on 05.06.12 at 3:43 pm

Somehow the mayor thinks he is going to create an “entertainment district” out of this a la Power & Light Dist. in Kansas City, Warehouse District in Minneapolis… An entertainment district isn’t just magically made – it grows. And it usually gentrifies into space that either had a different purpose or socioeconomic realm.

Whisk & Chop died. I’ve been there twice and each time I went it was very mediocre. Food lukewarm, bland. Service slow. I dunno. Everyone in Sioux Falls (at least that I’ve met) raves about the place. Am I missing something?

#3 Scott on 05.06.12 at 5:00 pm

I never heard anybody under 75 rave about it.

#4 Big Guy on 05.06.12 at 5:11 pm

I am glad Whisk & Chop was closed. I went there few times when I used to work in downtown, every time I was not impressed at all. Let’s just say the food at Denny’s was better and Denny’s makes me barf.

In additional, I think that corner was a wrong spot for any restaurant.

#5 l3wis on 05.06.12 at 6:08 pm

Think about it, when a successful chain like Applebees can’t make it there, it tells you something. I have worked at 3 different restaurants DT, and I can tell you people like locally owned or small franchise when they eat DT. I think what killed W & C is what Scott said, old lady food. It was average at best.

#6 Craig on 05.06.12 at 6:30 pm

That location should be opened as the firehouse bar and nightclub. Play off the neighbors a bit and it might work. Any attempt to sell lunch from that place will fail, because as l3wis said… If crapplebees can’t make it there, no mediocre mom and pop cafe has a chance.

#7 l3wis on 05.06.12 at 6:45 pm

Would love to have the space, but I would be befuddled of what to do with it. I have a restaurant idea that would be gangbusters in SF, and would have to be DT, but I don’t have the 2 Million to make it happen.

#8 Scott on 05.06.12 at 7:37 pm

Just turn it into shower facilities for all the argus people who bike to work every day.

#9 Detroit Lewis on 05.07.12 at 12:03 am

Yeah, like we need Pat’s head getting any bigger, pretty soon we are going to need a truck washing facility for it.

#10 hmr59 on 05.07.12 at 10:06 am

Hell, let’s try and bring back Jer Mels – 2:30AM breakfast without risking the drive to one of the F.P.s or Denny’s…
missing the after-hours food downtown.

#11 PrairieLady on 05.07.12 at 10:16 am

“Hard to believe this guy is Jennifer Holsens brother. ”

Did I read this right????? MMM is Jen’s brother???? NOOOOO, tell me that is not true!

#12 hmr59 on 05.07.12 at 10:35 am

No, PrairieLady, the co-host of “Ask the Mayor” is Reid Holsen

#13 anooner on 05.07.12 at 11:40 am

Speaking of DT food. Had a burger at the new joint DT. Burger was excellent, but I’ve had better freshcuts. Think they were a tad underdone. Also, would’ve liked a water w/o having to pay. Would’ve also liked ice in it.

#14 PrairieLady on 05.07.12 at 11:56 am

hmr59: THANK YOU for the clarification!!!

#15 hmr59 on 05.07.12 at 12:25 pm

PrairieLady: You’re welcome! 🙂

#16 Analog Kid on 05.07.12 at 12:58 pm

I’m sorta surprised he don’t go to the Rolling Pin. The only business catering to the high roller event center district.

#17 Shrimp Taco on 05.07.12 at 3:38 pm


An audience of ONE for the last L&L at the Whisk & Chop. Forget the Rolling Pin. He can hold it in a bus shelter!

#18 Detroit Lewis on 05.07.12 at 3:47 pm

Does that include the servers, or were you counting the server 🙂

I have always thought that he likes holding them at HyVee because there is already Seniors hanging out there anyway, so he has a readymade audience. I think his popularity started going in the toilet after the Debra Owen incident.

#19 scott on 05.07.12 at 8:32 pm

He should have it at the Hamburger Inn.

#20 Lemming on 05.07.12 at 10:08 pm

The employees he drags to these snoozefests always outnumber the listeners 3 to 1! But its another hour he gets to hear himself talk

#21 l3wis on 05.08.12 at 12:51 am

“But its another hour he gets to hear himself talk”