Dtsf Signature Event

Downtown Pork Showdown


This event has passed. Watch for details on the 2nd Annual Downtown Pork Showdown!

Join downtown restaurants for the inaugural Downtown Pork Showdown, a mad-dash month of culinary competition presented by DTSF and Smithfield Foods. 

Try a succulent chop at one restaurant and bacon-studded brunch at the next.
Which pork dish will rise above the rest?
It’s really up to you!

Dust off your food critic skills and rate each competing dish on a variety of categories within the DTSF Digital Passport App to make sure the best gets crowned champ!

The voting categories are:

  • Best Use of Pork
  • Flavor
  • Tenderness
  • Presentation
  • Customer Service

With so many ways to enjoy pork, we reckon you’ll find a couple of new favorites.

Diners can also enter a weekly restaurant gift card drawing by posting a photo of featured pork dishes to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, tagging the restaurant name and using the hashtag #DTSFShowdown21.

Get down to the Showdown from September 3rd to the 30th at participating downtown Sioux Falls restaurants.

The following 16 restaurants are participating:

Blarney Stone Pub: Pork Roulade

Tenderized Pork Loin rolled with Prosciutto, Herb & Garlic Boursin Cheese, and Asparagus. Brushed with Whole Grain Dijon Mustard and Panko crusted. Served with a creamy Sauerbraten gravy on Champ potatoes with a Rustic Roll and Honey Butter.

Location: 333 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Daily 11:00am – 11:00pm

Chef Lance’s on Phillips: Pulled Pork Wellington

Pulled pork, boursin cheese, and mashed potatoes baked in puff pastry with whiskey cream sauce.

Location: 431 North Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Sat: 11:00am – 2:00pm; 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Crawford’s: Crawford’s Bacon Chop

Duroc Belly on pork chop, Celeriac puree, pork jus braised Cipollini onion, Candy apple gastrique, pickled fennel, and local micro basil.

Location: 214 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Sun – Thurs: 4:00pm – 12:00am; Fri & Sat: 4:00pm – 2:00am

Dada Gastropub:  Pork Tonkotsu Ramen

Pork cashu, soft egg, mushrooms, sesame, and vegetables.

Location: 402 North Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Sat 4:00pm – 12:00am

Holiday Inn City Centre:  8th Street Changa

Smoked pork shoulder, andouille sausage, jalapeño cured bacon, onions, peppers, and fresh bean salsa braised in a creole bloody mary mix then tortilla wrapped and fried to perfection. Served on a bed of jasmine rice and laced with house queso and creamy Pico.

Location: 100 West 8th Street
Hours of Service: Daily: 11:00am – 10:00pm

La Luna Café: Bourbon Pulled Pork Tacos

Three flavorful tacos, lightly fried double corn tortillas, garnished with fresh cilantro and red onions, and served with a side of our spicy house salsa and pico de gallo.

Location: 701 North Phillips Avenue Suite 125
Hours of Service: Mon – Thurs: 8:00am – 7:00pm; Fri & Sat: 8:00am – 8:00pm; Sun 8:00am – 2:00pm

Leonardo’s Café at the Washington Pavilion:  Open Face Pulled Pork Sandwich

Southern seasoned Pulled Pork, with crumbled bacon, Carolina BBQ sauce, topped with an apple slaw, garnished with cilantro, all on top of seasoned Texas toast and a side of cherry tomatoes. Served with sweet potato fries.

Location: 301 South Main Avenue
Hours of Service: Mon – Fri: 11:00am – 2:00pm

M.B. Haskett Delicatessen:  The Chef Dominique Sandwich

Sliced Boarshead Tavern ham, scrambled Berrybrook eggs, melted French Gruyere cheese on a fresh croissant. Served with Dijon mustard on the side.

Location: 324 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Wed – Fri: 7:00am – 2:00pm; Sat – Sun: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Minervas:  Hunter Pork Chop

Montreal Seasoned Bone-In Pork Chop, sweet onions, sauteed fresh spinach, garlic and burgundy au jus.

Location: 301 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Mon – Thurs: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Monks Ale House:  Porschetta 917 K

It is a deconstruction of a Porchetta, featured as a pizza. A porchetta is a savory, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. On our house pizza crust, we layer the pizza with Garlic, Fennel, Oranges, Sage, Rosemary, Pork Belly, Cracklings, and Vinegar-Based BBQ Sauce. It is named after the car—the Porsche 917 K—the record holder for highest-selling Porsche at $14 million, featured in the Steve McQueen film, “Le Mans.”

Location: 420 East 8th Street
Hours of Service: Mon – Thurs: 3:00pm – 9:00pm; Fri: 3:00pm – 12:00am; Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am; Sun: 11:00am – 9:00pm

Ode to Food & Drinks:  Pork Belly Apple Lechon Salad

A bed of mixed greens, kale mix, dried cherries, toasted walnuts, toasted pepitas, green apples, smoked pork belly cubes, carrots, and citrus lechon vinaigrettte.

Location: 300 North Cherapa Place
Hours of Service: Tues – Sat: 11:00am – 9:00pm

Phillips Avenue Diner: Fly’n Hawaiian

House made pork burger topped with pineapple pico, sweet chili aioli, and cilantro. Served on a brioche bun with parmesan sweet potato fries.

Location: 121 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs: 8:00am – 2:00pm; Fri & Sat: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Pizza Cheeks: From Here Pig

Basil & Arugula Pesto* Base, Fresh & Dry Mozzarella, Confit Pork Shoulder*, Sweet Corn*, Cherry Tomatoes*, Pork Crunch*, Pecorino Romano (*local to the area) ~ Available as a whole pie or by the slice.

Location: 120 South Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Daily: 4:00pm – 10:00pm; 10:00pm – Close – By the slice only
Note: Must be 21+ to enter The Hello Hi

Remedy Brewing Company:  “Piggy Stardust” Pressed Meatloaf Sandwich

Smoked Pork Meatloaf topped with Dakota Honey Co. Bar-Bee-Que sauce. Breadsmith Hoagie, Caramelized Onion Spread, Arugula, Bacon Aioli. Served with Kettle Chips and a Remedy Dakota Common Lager Pan Sauce.

Location: 401 East 8th Street Suite 120
Hours of Service: Mon – Thurs: 3:00pm – 10:00pm; Fri & Sat: 12:00pm – 12:00am; Sun: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Swamp Daddy’s: Sweet Baby Breesus (Boudin Sliders)

Description coming soon!

Location: 421 North Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Wed 11:00am – 3:00pm; Thurs – Sat: 11:00am – 3:00pm; 5:30pm – 9:00pm

The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips: Treasury Osso Bucco

12oz Pork Shank braised for 4 hours in guajillo, ancho & chipotle sauce served atop a hominy, roasted poblano and cotija polenta, finished with a cilantro & pepitas gremolata.

Location: 100 North Phillips Avenue
Hours of Service: Tues – Fri 3:00pm – 12:00am; Sat: 1:00pm – 12:00am; Sun: 10:00am – 3:00pm

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