You won’t see the Mayor of Sioux Falls eating this for Thanksgiving

Remember when Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken stirred the pot around town just days before Thanksgiving? Sioux Falls residents have never been so divided.

Mayor TenHaken shared his thoughts on a specific item that’s part of the classic Thanksgiving dinner. The mayor’s controversial stance is prompting Sioux Falls residents to voice their opinions on the matter. Let’s just say they weren’t too happy with Mayor TenHaken.

To be honest, this “controversial” topic has nothing to do with city politics. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken was enjoying himself on his social media accounts one evening. The cheerful image from Mayor TenHaken’s Facebook post simply asked which Thanksgiving meal he was cutting. Based on nine foods that can be seen in the picture, Mayor TenHaken reveals to his city and his Facebook followers that he could live without… GRAVY!

“Sauce. Right. The sauce,” says Mayor TenHaken in his Facebook post. Of course, local residents and Mayor TenHaken’s Facebook followers had thoughts about which food they’d rather not eat on Thanksgiving. Surprisingly, a lot of people seem to have said no mac and cheese and no green bean casserole! Mayor TenHaken fired back with this statement: “Lots of mac n cheese haters here. And green bean casserole? It’s the fuel of the Midwest!”
Here are some other funny comments made on the Mayor’s Facebook post:

Gravy?! I hate to say this Paul, but this is the first time I’ve doubted your leadership!! It’s so obvious that the ham has to go! Ham is for Christmas and Easter, not Thanksgiving.

We can’t be friends!!! The sauce is a food group of its own! Mac n Cheese has to go! This isn’t Thanksgiving dinner!

Wrong answer. It’s mac and cheese. This isn’t Thanksgiving dinner!

Turkey, away with Turkey. I’d rather have Mexican food!

I agree with the mayor… I’m perfectly fine without the sauce. Which Thanksgiving meal would you eliminate from your holiday menu?

Food Network shows that were in South Dakota

We live in the upper Midwest here and we don’t end up on national TV shows very often. That’s probably a good thing in the long run.

But it’s pretty cool when something from South Dakota is on TV. Three shows from the Food Network family of shows have featured restaurants in South Dakota.
A few years ago the Travel Channel Show food paradise visited deadwood.
If you remember the “golden age” of Foot Network, back when Rachel Ray was the channel’s queen, she took over her show $40 per day 2005 to Rapid City.

The best bars in Sioux Falls

There’s always something different to try when you visit a local bar or brewery in Sioux Falls. One bar might have a specialty drink and the next a new beer recipe. It’s sort of a smorgasbord of drinks to try. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?
This is a tough decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp have identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls, thanks to numerous reviews of each venue.
Next time it’s your turn to choose a bar for a night on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly rated by Yelp.