My faves of Sioux Falls!

I don’t really get into New Years Sh!t, but each year I like to look back on my best experiences in Sioux Falls;

• Favorite place to be; Sioux Falls Bike Trail. I rode over 2,000 miles last year on the bike trail and surrounding streets. It is my special place, exploring nature, cranking music and deep in thought. Sunsets and Sunrises, turtles, turkeys, geese, ducks and snakes and of course Ralphie the Rhino that always makes me smile when I pass him or her.

• Best meal; this one is so easy; Shrimp Tacos at Jacky’s Burrito Express, with a side of refried beans. The slaw and corn tortilla’s are heaven.

• Best Beer; Look’s Meat Market. This personal title has been officially stolen from Woodgrain, which are still fantastic! But head brewer Chad’s beers at Look’s are full flavored, complex, unique, and of quality. This guy is the Renaissance (beer) Man of Sioux Falls beer. HE MADE A MALT LIQUOR THAT IS DRINKABLE!

• Best place to hear FREE outdoor music; Levitt. While I bitch about finances and beer sales, we have an incredible musical gift with this place and I hope a treasure for years to come.

• Best place to get your 2-wheeled ride worked on; Sioux Falls Bicycle Company. Fast turnaround, great location, incredible customer service!

• Best place to see live music; Icon Lounge/Dada Gastropub. I just struggle to find a better place to see incredible underground music. The atmosphere, sound and staff make this really Sioux Falls best place to see a club show!

• Favorite dive bar; of course the Top Hat, but new entries this year for me is the Log Cabin and Ken’s Korner.

• Best place to service and buy a car; Vern Eide. I am on my 3rd Honda from them and they go above and beyond.

• Best retiring law maker, former Minnehaha County Commissioner, Jeff Barth. Not only is Jeff smart, calculated and compassionate, he is funny as Hell! I look forward to more of our ‘off the record’ conversations!

• Best Cocktail Foo-Foo; Hello Hi. These guys step it up a notch, and they have one of the best pizza places in town.

• Best place to drink beer; Monks. Duh. While I loved the old Monks, the new one is even better with amazing rotating taps, wonderful, knowledgeable staff and great pizza. They also take the title of best salad in town with their Greek salad. I also like the sort of dive bar atmosphere and comfortable setting. Now if they just ban dogs and strollers I might just go there everyday.

• Best Sioux Falls City Councilor; Pat Starr. While he gets beat up a lot, he is the remaining voice of reason on the city council. I told him the other day he should run for mayor. He just laughed. Whatever Starr decides to do after his term is up next year, he will be supported.


#1 Steve on 02.05.23 at 8:45 am

Vern Eide over Zitterich auto!?!?

#2 Rainman Junior on 02.05.23 at 1:52 pm

Definitely Hello Hi, definitely Hello Hi…..

#3 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 02.05.23 at 1:55 pm

What about Giliberto’s? There High Noon special always gets me all fired-up….

#4 It's Burger Time! on 02.05.23 at 1:58 pm

I thought this last Burger Battle came and went with very little fanfare for once. It was like the last World Series… and who won again? #SilverMoonBar

#5 Further Fear & Loathing on 02.05.23 at 2:10 pm

“Look’s Meat Market?”…… Where’s that discotheque located?

#6 Mike Lee Zitterich on 02.05.23 at 10:31 pm

Haha, No Steve, I am not in business to compete with places like Vern Eide or Billions Auto. I have a core base group of customers who like my services just as way I provide them, working with my dad, brother in providing joint partnership in car sales and in future vehicle maintenance. I am not interested in selling cars to those who wish to buy New cars newer than the year 2015. My customers are low budget, folk looking for those like me willing to help them find cheap run and drive vehicles priced at $1000 or $1,500. However, those other dealerships are driving up the pricetag, thus my customer base is being pushed out of the market sadly. I built my business using the same ideals as my father, not so much backed by profit, greed, and taking advantage of people. I chose to LISTEN to my potential customer, let alone providing quality service thereafter. I doubt Scott would be interested in any of the vehicles I sell, since he is interested in new cars, while my customers are willing to by cheap ride and drive car, choosing to ivnest their money in small repairs, maintenance, and services. I respect your opinion, but ‘I’ am not choosign to compete with big multi-million dollar outfits.
– Mike Zitterich

#7 D@ily Spin on 02.06.23 at 9:22 am

Yeah, but where do you buy your weed?

#8 D@ily Spin on 02.06.23 at 9:24 am

How about best corner to video police beatings from?

#9 Sick of Fearing on 02.06.23 at 12:53 pm

Perhaps, we could have a fundraiser for young Republicans, who suffer from cultural appropriation due to dyslexia, where we could have Steve and Mike mud wrestle.