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taste of sarcasm t h e s l e d hau s
m u s i c a l ly g i f t e d
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CULTURE PROFILES // A SONIC SUMMIT
CALORIE CONSCIOUS COCKTAILS
Q&A // CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL
MEDITATING IN THE MADNESS
HACKING AWAY // DON'T FORGET THE BOW!
ASK THE JOHNS
IN SEASON // FESTIVE FETE 101
AT HOME // ROBB & MARY SCHLIMGEN
DIY // SCALLOPED FELT MINI TREE
THE SCOOP // MUSICALLY GIFTED
GET INVOLVED // A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
THE REAL DEAL // KATIE ZAUTKE
LITTLE PARENT ON THE PRAIRIE
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
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THOMAS HENTGES online Writer Thomas is a Sioux Falls based singer/songwriter, long time scene staple, floor manager at Prairie Berry East Bank, and obsessive music collector. He enjoys spinning his large collection of vinyl albums, drinking craft beer and tequila, spending time with his wife, family and friends, and keeping tabs on all his beloved sports teams.
BILL TETRAULT Event Recap photographer Bill is a freelance event photographer and works at SDN Communications. Some of his favorite things are his family, photography, technology, and good craft beer.
KAYLYN DEITER Health Kaylyn is a senior journalism and English major at Augustana University. When she’s not writing and editing, this Aberdeen native likes to adventure around Sioux Falls with friends, read, attempt to cook, and spend time with her family and dog, Cavvie.
NATALIE SLIETER the scoop Natalie graduated from USD with a degree in communication sciences and disorders. She has a passion for writing, as well as lazy Saturdays, laughing, and spending time with her husband.
ELLIE TREBILCOCK DIY Ellie is a junior at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities studying journalism and political science. You’ll most likely find her snuggled up with a book, singing at the top of her lungs, or laughing hysterically at a pun that most people wouldn’t find funny.
KYLE HALLBERG Hacking Away Kyle is a coffee loving senior at the University of South Dakota. When she isn’t in school, she enjoys creating, building forts, and anything that has to do with Jason Mraz.
ANNA STRITECKY In season Anna is a student at Augustana University, where she double majors in government and journalism. In her free time, Anna jams to easy listening music, takes photos of the people around her, and can’t resist a good episode of New Girl.
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as music writer Thomas Hentges shares his take on the Sioux Falls scene.
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The holiday season is even better when you’re an adult. There. I said it. Sure, the season brings a sense of joyful wonder when you’re a kid. There’s a two week vacation from all responsibility (what responsibility?). Gifts magically
with Sean, as he reviews popular albums without the burden of nostalgia.
our new podcast The 605 Show hosted by Alana Snyder and V the Noble One.
appear. But personally, I love steering the traditions we
pajamas, sipping hot chocolate, and watching Christmas programming.
Shelter pet of the month This 9 year-old Bluetick Coonhound Mix is
In this issue, we try to help you enjoy these things as well.
ready to give you all his love. He is extremely
Our gift guide is full of ideas for everyone on your list, even
smart and loves to take baths. Trip will do
those who seem impossible to please. The folks from Last
best as an only pet in a home with a fenced
Shop CD Shop give us some great local music ideas in The
yard, and would love to be a companion to
Scoop. We meet some of our favorite South Dakota makers
older children. He is neutered, microchipped,
in our cover story and in this month’s Real Deal. They share
frontlined, and started on vaccinations.
the inspiration and intention behind the items stocking
Learn more about Trip and other adoptable
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local shelves. We head to Watertown, where we learn
friends at the Sioux Falls Area Humane
Dempseys’ secret for making the perfect schnitzel. Plus, we
Society by visiting sfhumanesociety.com.
share our experience eating at The Sled Haus, which might be our new favorite West River eatery (seriously, why is
poll Check 605magazine.com for next month’s poll and be part of the next issue!
Eve chili. I enjoy shopping for my loved ones. And now, I actually appreciate a few days of lounging in
What gets you into the holiday spirit?
observe. I like sipping a glass of wine with my Christmas
Baking Lights and decorations
Shopping for gifts
All of the above
that sauerkraut so good?!). Whether you’re planning a quiet celebration, or a boisterous fête with extended family, we hope this time of year is special for you. From myself and the staff at 605 Magazine, we wish you a merry Christmas, happy holidays, seasons greetings, and a joyous new year.
E VEN T R ECAPS
SIOUX FALLS ZOMBIE WALK W H AT: Hundreds of undead parade about for a good cause.
M O R E I N F O : siouxfallszombiewalk.com
W H E N : October 29
P H O T O S : Bill Tetrault Photography
W H E R E : Downtown Sioux Falls
SOUTH DAKOTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GALA W H AT: Dinner, auction, and dance benefiting the SDSO.
M O R E I N F O : sdsymphony.org
W H E N : November 5
P H O T O S : Courtesy of SDSO
W H E R E : Mary W. Summervold Hall stage at the Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls
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HAPPENING » S IOUX FALL S AREA
» RAPI D C IT Y AREA
E N T E R TA I N M E N T
» F E S T I VA L O F L I G H T S Downtown Brookings. 4-8 p.m. Letters to Santa, hot chocolate bar and cookie decorating, trolley tours, and a parade. More info: downtownbrookings.com.
DECEMBER 1- 4 » A C H R I S T M A S C A RO L
Brookings. Performed by the State University Theatre. $13-20. More info: sdstate.edu/communicationstudies-theatre or (605) 688-6045.
» B ROOKI NGS
D E C E M B E R 7, 1 4 , 2 1 , 18 » MUSIC AND MORE
The Meadow Barn, Harrisburg. 4-8 p.m. Live music, vendors, food, and drinks. More info: themeadowbarn. com.
DECEMBER 8 » R A L P H I E M AY
Orpheum Theatre, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. More info: siouxfallsorpheum.com or (605) 367-4616.
» Y E S , A N D ! I M P ROV W O R K S H O P
» VE RM I LLION
» PI E RRE
D E C E M B E R 15
» H O L LY J O L LY C A B A R E T Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. $8/advance or $10/ door. 18+. More info: goodnighttheatre.com.
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» LIGHTS ON THE ICE TEEN NIGHT Main Street Square, Rapid City. 5-9 p.m. More info: mainstreetsquarerc.com (605) 716-7979.
D E C E M B E R 16 -17
» IT’S A WONDE RFUL LIFE: A LIVE R A D I O P L AY
The Bakery, Sioux Falls. 6:30. Presented by the Blot Collective. Led by Debbi Jones. $10 (cash at the door). RSVP to the email@example.com.
Presented by Brookings Community Theatre. Performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast. More info: brookingscommunitytheatre.org.
Exposure Gallery & Studios, Sioux Falls. Show featuring local artists with work on sale for $100 or less. More info: exposuregalleryandstudios.com.
D E C E M B E R 8 -10
D E C E M B E R 17
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. Presented by DAPA. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
Main Street Square, Rapid City. 5-7 p.m. Screening of White Christmas. More info: mainstreetsquarerc.com.
D E C E M B E R 9 -17
» S I O U X FA L L S S A N TAC O N
» $10 0 A RT S H O W
» U G LY S W E AT E R S K AT E PA RT Y Main Street Square, Rapid City. 5-9 p.m. More info: mainstreetsquarerc.com.
» 4T H A N N UA L M U S I C & M I S T L E T O E McCrory Gardens, Brookings. Live music, caroling, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails. Evening ends with garden lighting. $25. More info: mccrorygardens.com.
» A N N UA L C U S T E R C H R I S T M A S PA R A D E
Mt. Rushmore Rd. 5:30 p.m. Tree lighting at Way Park after parade. More info: custersd.com or (605) 673-2244.
» B RO O K I N G S R A D I O H O L I DAY SHOPPI NG EXPO
Swiftel Center, Brookings. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 100 vendors. More info: brookingsradio.com.
» M E D I E VA L C H R I S T M A S F E A S T First Methodist Church Community Life Center, Brookings. 6-9:30 p.m. Presented by SDSU History Club and Phi Alpha Theta. Fundraiser for events and projects. $35/adults and $25/students. Wear a costume for a $5 refund. More info: sdstate.edu/ events or (605) 688-4311.
» S L E E P I N G B E AU T Y
» N A N A’ S N AU G H T Y K N I C K E R S Grand Opera House, Pierre. 7:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. Presented by the Pierre Players. $13-15. More info: pierreplayers.com or (605) 224-7826.
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» T H E G R I N C H - M A S PA RT Y Firehouse Wine Cellars, Rapid City. 6-9 p.m. Open house based on classic Christmas story. 21+. $40. More info: firehousewinecellars.com or (605) 7169463.
» P I E DAY AT T H E C A P I T O L Pierre. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a piece of pie, while viewing the Capitol’s holiday decorations. More info: christmasatthecapitol.sd.gov.
» R E I N D E E R GA M E S Midco Aquatic Center, Sioux Falls. 2-4:30 p.m. Holiday games, prizes, and carols in the pool. More info: (605) 367-8222.
» S K AT E S & A M OV I E
Downtown Sioux Falls. Wear your Santa suit for this festive pub crawl. More info: facebook.com/ siouxfallssantacon.
D E C E M B E R 18 » F L I C K & F L OAT
Midco Aquatic Center, Sioux Falls. 2-4 p.m. Float on inflatables while watching a movie. More info: siouxfalls.org/parks/spellerberg.
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» DOWNTOWN COUNTDOWN Main Street Square, Rapid City. 5-9 p.m. Ring in 2017 with ice skating and fireworks. More info: mainstreetsquarerc.com or (605) 716-7979.
G E T I N V O LV E D
» 31S T A N N UA L H O L I DAY T O U R O F HOMES
» C I RQ U E D R E A M S H O L I DA Z E
Pierre. 1-4 p.m. Beautiful homes decorated for the holidays. Benefits United Way. $10. More info: (605) 223-2701.
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. 7 p.m. $47.50-57.50. More info: gotmine.com or (605) 3944115.
» RU D O L P H T H E R E D - N O S E D
D E C E M B E R 14 -15
Main Street Square, Rapid City. Noon-4 p.m. More info: mainstreetsquarerc.com or (605) 716-7979.
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Live play based on claymation holiday classic. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
DECEMBER 7 REINDEER
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D E C E M B E R 13 -14
» G O R DY P R AT T: O N E G U Y
Journey Museum, Rapid City. 7-9 p.m. Comedy show. $6-15. More info: gordypratt.com.
» T OYS F O R T O T S S K AT E PA RT Y
» TOUR OF TREES, WITH A T WIST Research Park, Brookings. 6-8 p.m. Participants create trees from repurposed and upcycled items. Habitat ReStore is an event partner. More info: makingbrookings.com/p/events.
THIS MONTH D E C E M B E R 8 -10
D E C E M B E R 4 & 11
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St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday. Benefits LSS’s Center for New Americans. More info: smluth.org or (605) 212-7923.
Parker’s Bistro, Sioux Falls. 6-9 p.m. Performers include: Ken Jacobs (12/4) and Peter K. (12/11). More info: parkersbistro.net or (605) 275-7676.
First United Methodist Church, Pierre. 2-4 p.m. Ron Smith performs. More info: pierrefirstumc.org
» S T. L U C I A F E S T I VA L
» A SILENT NIGHT WITH VERMILLION A R E A FA R M E R S M A R K E T
Valiant Vineyards, Vermillion. Music by Elsa Va. Benefits VAFM. $5. More info: valiantvineyards.us.
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Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. More info: rapidcityrush.com or (605) 394-4115.
D E C E M B E R 3, 9, 10, 16 , 3 0
» S U N DAY N I G H T L I V E AT PA R K E R’ S
First United Methodist Church, Pierre. 7 p.m. More info: pierrefirstumc.org or (605) 224-5939.
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City. Featuring Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, and more. More info: gotmine.com.
» C H R I S T M A S W I T H A MY G R A N T &
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. $29-85. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.
Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. More info: tonicsolfa.com.
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» T O N I C S O L - FA
» J O H N WAY N E & T H E PA I N Zbar, Spearfish. More info: facebook.com/ zbarnightclub.
» LEANN RIMES
Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. More info: sfstampede.com or (605) 336-6060.
Deadwood Mountain Grand. 8 p.m. More info: deadwoodmountaingrand.com.
D E C E M B E R 3 , 7, 1 0 , 3 0
D E C E M B E R 10
Larson Ice Center, Brookings. More info: gobrookingsblizzard.com.
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
» ME LODI ME
» MIKE MILLER CLASSIC Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls. 1 p.m. Series of high school basketball games. $10-55. More info: sanfordpentagon.com.
» O L D C O U RT H O U S E M U S E U M W I N T E R C O N C E RT S E R I E S
Sioux Falls. Noon-1 p.m. Performers include: Trefoil (12/2), Flower & Flame (12/9), The Cartwright Brothers (12/16), Anjelic (12/23), and Elisabeth Hunstad (12/30). Bring or buy your lunch. More info: siouxlandmuseums.com.
» BHSO PRESE NTS: THE MOST
WONDE RFUL TIME OF THE YEAR Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 7:30 p.m. Holiday celebration featuring vocalist Michael Shaw. More info: performingartsrc.org/events or (605) 394-1786.
» T H E P O T T E R FA M I LY C H R I S T M A S SHOW
Homestake Opera House, Lead. More info: homestakeoperahouse.org or (605) 584-2067.
» A TRIBUTE TO SILE NT NIGHT
» P U F F P U F F PA S S T O U R
» S I O U X FA L L S S TA M P E D E
» B RO O K I N G S B L I Z Z A R D
» C H R I S T M A S O RGA N R E C I TA L
» S D S O H O L I DAY C O L L AG E
Bigs Sports Bar, Sioux Falls. Also playing: Sons of Sans Arc and Horseplay. More info: thecollectiveeffortsunion.com.
» JA S O N G R AY: C H R I S T M A S S T O R I E S
M I C H A E L W. S M I T H
» A L B E RT A N D GAG E : O N E M O R E C HRISTMAS
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. Presented by Sioux Falls Concert Association. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
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» R A T H E RU G G E D M A N/A - F - R - O Bigs Sports Bar, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. More info: thecollectiveeffortsunion.com.
» SDSO: HANDEL MESSIAH First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
» L O R I E L I N E : A M E R RY L I T T L E C HRISTMAS
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls. 7:30 p.m. More info: washingtonpavilion.org or (605) 367-6000.
» T H E FA B F O U R : T H E U LT I M AT E TRIBUTE
The District, Sioux Falls. 8:30 p.m. $31.50-57. More info: thedistrictsf.com.
Performing Arts Center, Rapid City. 7 p.m. Also playing: David Dunn and Grayson Reed. More info: performingartsrc.org.
» DE LANEY C HRISTMAS
» M A R K KOZ E L E K The Garage, Rapid City. 8 p.m. $35. More info: garagerapidcity.com.
» S L E I G H E R AT I C O N Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. 8 p.m. Wear holiday attire. Benefits Feeding South Dakota. More info: Search event on Facebook.
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» A C H R I S T M A S C E L E B R AT I O N SDSU Doner Auditorium, Brookings. 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee 2 p.m. Holiday performance by Exaltation! Dance and Choral Company. More info: sdstate.edu/ communication-studies-theatre/current-season.
SDSU Performing Arts Center, Brookings. 7 p.m. Free. More info: facebook.com/delaneybrothers.
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» H O M E F R E E : A C O U N T RY C HRISTMAS
Swiftel Center, Brookings. 7:30. $25-150. More info: swiftelcenter.com.
» E L E C T R I F Y YO U R S YM P H O N Y Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls. 7 p.m. $20. More info: dennysanfordpremiercenter.com.
DECEMBER 23 » T H E M OA M P S O U N D
Icon Lounge, Sioux Falls. 9 p.m. Performers include: Dylan West, Enemy Planes, and more. More info: thecollectiveeffortsunion.com. 605MAGAZINE.COM // 13
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December 2-17. Strawbale Winery, Renner. 5-9 p.m. Experience the beauty of Sioux Falls from the sky. Helicopter rides bring guests over the city to view holiday lights, with a spin over Falls Park’s Winter Wonderland. Includes wines, heavy appetizers, and dessert. $235 for 2 or $270 for 3. Must make reservations. More info: strawbalewinery.com/twilight-flight.
Annual Christmas Stroll
December 3. Spearfish. All day. Spend a day immersed in holiday splendor. Start your shopping with downtown retailers’ special sales. Visit Santa at the Matthews Opera House from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy roasted chestnuts starting at 4:30 p.m. Warm up with the Chili Feed and Food Drive at 5 p.m. End the evening with the Holidazzle Light Parade at 6 p.m. More info: visitspearfish.com or (605) 7179294.
Jingle & Mingle
December 8. Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Brookings. 5-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a private, unique shopping experience at the museum. Find the perfect gift with the help of personal shoppers, take advantage of free gift wrapping, and enjoy refreshments. Free giveaways for the first 50 shoppers. More info: prairieplay.org.
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Breakfast with Santa
The Black Hills Cowboy Christmas
December 3. Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum, Sioux Falls. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring the kids to this special holiday event, where the zoo and museum are transformed into a winter wonderland. View the decorated trees, have a breakfast treat, make crafts, see animals up close, and even visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. More info: greatzoo.org.
December 10. Homestake Opera House, Lead. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. This holiday concert and dance has become a beloved local tradition. The festive winter celebration is catered by Cheyenne Crossing. The matinee show includes dessert, and the evening performance has hors d'oeuvres followed by a dance. $30-35. More info: homestakeoperahouse.org or (605) 584-2067.
December 3-31. McCrory Gardens, Brookings. 5 p.m. Get out of the car and stretch your legs, as you explore the expansive gardens, all dressed up for the holidays. Thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the paths and trees. Local organizations sponsor a variety of special decorated areas. Kick off event “Music & Mistletoe” is 12/2. Closed 12/24 and 12/25. More info: mccrorygardens.com.
Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers
December 1-18. Join local favorites the Hegg Brothers for a program of contemporary and traditional holiday music, featuring a variety of talented guests. Tour dates include: Pierre (12/1) Sheldon, Iowa (12/3), Rapid City (12/8), Miller (12/9), Aberdeen (12/10), Huron (12/11), Mitchell (12/13), Brookings (12/15), Madison (12/16), and Sioux Falls (12/17-18). More info: holidayjam.com.
CULTUR E PRO F I LES
>> A SONIC SUMMIT SIDNEY BAZEMORE BELIEVES WE’RE really different. It’s hard to explain when people ask. I usually just tell them it’s fusion. ” ALL BORN WITH MUSIC. HE ALSO HATES TO BE PIGEONHOLED. THIS MoAmp shows combine live musicians with MIGHT EXPLAIN THE STRUCTURE OF electronic dance music (EDM). With the addition MAN ON A MOUNTAIN PRODUCTIONS. of lights and other visuals, the aim is to create THE COMPANY, WHICH STARTED “ambiance from all angles.” Just like their aversion AS A TINY SEED OF AN IDEA FIVE to sonic limits, the reach of their work ranges YEARS AGO IN CHICAGO, HAS TAKEN vastly, as well. It can be found on movie and TV soundtracks, but also at weddings, private ROOT IN SIOUX FALLS, GROWING events, and for shows like this month’s “The INTO A MIGHTY FORCE FOR MoAmp Sound.” For the live Christmas break ENTERTAINMENT. MoAmp’s motto is “our genre is music.” To Bazemore and the rest of the team, it means creating fully immersive sound experiences without boundaries. The group includes singersongwriters, DJs, producers, marketing experts, and filmmakers. Their collective style, by design, is constantly evolving. “All of us are fighting some type of conflict with what we really want to do,” said Bazemore. “So when we play music the way we do it, or do a show the way we do it, we always get that kind of look like, ‘what in the world is going on?’ It’s an impression being left on people. The first time we did it as a group, we brought a sax player into the group and people were like, ‘what is this?’ It’s just 16 // DECEMBER 2016
show December 23 at Sioux Falls’ Icon Lounge, the group plans to give the audience a little bit of everything.
The MoAmp Sound will feature performances by several artists including Bazemore, who is a producer, jazz and blues pianist, and singer, Dylan West, a sound engineer, singersongwriter, and MoAmp executive producer, hip hop artist Young Poet, Minneapolis-based “trip-sonic” fusion band Enemy Planes, and singer Arlinda Peacock, whose recent album Peacock Cassette was recorded and released by MoAmp. The December event will celebrate the release of Peacock’s new work, but The MoAmp team has a lot more in store over the next few months. With
MOAMP SHOWS COMBINE LIVE MUSICIANS WITH ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM). WITH THE ADDITION OF LIGHTS AND OTHER VISUALS, THE AIM IS TO CREATE “AMBIANCE FROM ALL ANGLES.” the recent opening of MoAmp Studios on Prairie Avenue in Sioux Falls, the team now has a home in which to get creative. “Folks should be looking out for music videos; we have a bunch about to be released,” said Bazemore. “We’ll be rolling out the catalogue of what we’ve been working on. We’ve got a few albums, singles, and features on albums both local and out-ofmarket, with all levels of visibility. Stay tuned!” Experience The MoAmp Sound at Icon Lounge Friday, December 23 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. The show is 18+. For more info, visit facebook.com/Ourgenreismusic.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL
THE STATE CAPITOL IS MORE THAN A BUILDING WHERE LAWS ARE MADE. THIS MONTH, THE ICONIC PIERRE STRUCTURE TAKES ON A BIT OF MAGIC, HOUSING A FOREST OF CHRISTMAS TREES DECORATED BY COMMUNITY GROUPS, BUSINESSES, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, AND STATE AGENCIES. CO-COORDINATOR DAWN HILL FILL US IN ON THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL. What makes this a special thing for the people of South Dakota? Dawn Hill: No other capitol building in the United States does what South Dakota does! We bring in over 90 live trees to be decorated. Our display is open to the public seven days a week, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Who are some of the groups participating this year? DH: Spark of Hope, Pancreatic Cancer Network, South Dakota Farmer’s Union, Town & Kountry 4-H Club, Northern State University, Lions Eye and Tissue Bank, Country Pride Coop, and Rosebud Mission. What is one of the most creative themes you've seen? DH: It’s always fun to see how the groups interpret the theme each year and decorate their trees. One of my favorite themes in the past few years was “Christmas in the Great Outdoors.” Trees were decorated with pheasants, deer, bears, owls, snowmen, outdoor winter activities, snowflakes, mittens, ice skates, sleds and sleighs, and snow angels. The South Dakota Tree was decorated by the GFP Outdoor Campus. Santa was decked out in blaze
orange and perched on an actual tree stand in the tree! Below the tree was a camping scene, complete with a tent and “campfire.” It was very fitting…very South Dakota! Where do the trees come from? DH: The tallest tree in the rotunda - called The South Dakota Tree - always comes from South Dakota and is donated by a resident, homeowner, or organization within the state. The corporate and community trees come from Wisconsin Tree Farms Inc. in Merrill, Wisc. We partner with the South Dakota Department of Transportation to get the trees and bring them back to Pierre. What is one of your most special memories of this event? DH: I’ve been involved with the event for nine years and have many wonderful memories. This is just my second year in the role of cocoordinator. One of my most special memories is from last year, when the family of Dottie Howe came to decorate a special tree in her honor. Dottie coordinated Christmas at the Capitol from its inception in 1981 through 1997. She passed away in July 2015, so we wanted to do something special to honor her, as did Dottie’s family. It was a heartwarming experience to watch her family decorate the tree with the love and devotion and attention to detail that would have made Dottie so proud. How can new groups get involved in CATC in the future? DH: Any group or organization interested in decorating a Christmas tree at the Capitol can contact me by calling (605) 773-3178 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. CATC is open daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. For more info about special events during CATC, visit christmasatthecapitol.sd.gov.
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IT’S 2029, AND IT’S BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE MULTIPLE NATIONS CARRIED OUT A CYBER ATTACK ON THE UNITED STATES IN AN EFFORT TO DERAIL THE ECONOMY. THE ATTACK IS NOW CALLED “THE STONAGE,” AND IT FORCED THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE ALL THEIR ECONOMIC TRANSACTIONS OFFLINE. Now, the president is saying that the United States is under attack again, as the international community wants to sink the dollar and replace it with a new global currency called the bancor. The United States counters by defaulting on its loans and printing money to cover its bills. Inflation goes through the roof and the United States becomes one of those countries where you have to take a wheelbarrow full of money to the grocery store just to buy a loaf of bread. In this world lives the Mandible family, who were all counting on a huge inheritance from the 97-year-old patriarch of the family, Douglas. AND OVERNIGHT, THAT INHERITANCE VANISHES. Douglas is kicked out of his retirement home and moves in with his son Carter, who used to be a journalist when there were still newspapers. Then there is Avery, who just wants things to go back to normal so she can buy olive oil. When she and her husband Lowell lose their house, they gather up their three kids and go to her sister Florence’s house. Because Florence works with the homeless, she’s the only sibling with a stable job. Business is booming, so to speak. And even she can’t save the family. But maybe her teenage son Willing can. Having grown up during the Stonage, he developed a pessimistic view of the world and actually learned how the economy works.
THE UNITED STATES COUNTERS BY DEFAULTING ON ITS LOANS AND PRINTING MONEY TO COVER ITS BILLS. And as badly as the rest of the family is coping, Willing is probably the only person that can keep the whole family from living on the streets. And he can only see one way to make that happen. Get back into the device and find his universe.
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KILL THE NEXT ONE BY FEDERICO AXAT
THE PRINCESS DIARIST BY CARRIE FISHER
Having found out he has a terminal brain tumor, Ted wants to kill himself, but doesn’t want his family to have to deal with his suicide. Then, a stranger makes him an offer. Kill two other people, one a criminal and another who is also terminally ill, and then someone else will kill him the same way. Sounds great, but I bet everything starts to unravel at some point.
Carrie Fisher is not just Princess Leia, she’s also a really funny writer, as she proved in her book Wishful Drinking, which you should also check out. In this book, she looks back at journals that she kept during the filming of Star Wars. I wonder if she talks about when she found out her character had kissed her brother.
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Cut four strips of ribbon: 5 inches, 5 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches.
Wrap the two 5-inch ribbons to make loops, then place one on top of the other.
Using a long, thin strip of ribbon, weave the ribbon through the tines of a fork.
After 4 or 5 times across, take another smaller strip of ribbon and tie it around the middle of the first ribbon.
Pull of the fork and tighten for a quaint and adorable tiny bow.
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Cut a large strip of ribbon, big enough to wrap around the present three times. Find the middle and place the present over the middle, wrapping the two ends around it. Twist both ends together, and proceed to wrap the present the opposite direction, ending with the two strands on the bottom of the present. Turn the present over and tie the bow like you would tie a shoelace.
Cut the edges of the 4-inch ribbon into two points, then lay it next to the loops. Wrap the 3-inch ribbon around all three and tape to the present.
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HOLIDAY HOSTING CAN BE OVERWHELMING, BUT A FEW SIMPLE STEPS CAN ELEVATE YOUR PARTY FROM DULL TO DECADENT. ▶▶ Don’t go overboard with the red and green. Colors such as white, silver and gold can create lavish, wintry vibe, reminiscent of the snowflakes falling outside. ▶▶ Scent really sets the mood, but cheap candles can be smoky and perfumey. Spend a couple extra bucks on soy or beeswax, and find yourself instantly transported to a gingerbread factory or pine forest. ▶▶ Craft the perfect holiday playlist. Determine the vibe you want, and add accordingly. Is it a classy cocktail affair? Go for instrumental favorites. Are you hosting a potluck for friends? Keep it upbeat and fun - "Chipmunks Christmas," "Fat Wreck Holiday 2016," etc. ▶▶ Make sure to have holiday activities to keep guests dispersed throughout the party space. Create a festive photo wall, a DIY ornament station, or supplies for homemade gingerbread houses.
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ROBB & MARY SCHLIMGEN The moment Sioux Falls natives Robb and Mary Schlimgen laid eyes on the 1930s Cape Cod in the iconic McKennan Park neighborhood, they knew it was the one.
“We put an offer in the first day it was on the market,” said Robb. “We’d been looking for a year in this area. Things go quickly in this area, or need a lot of work. When we drove up and saw the street, we knew right away that if it was okay on the inside we’d make an offer.” What they found on the inside wasn’t perfectly to their taste, but it had a lot of potential. Other pluses include its location one block from the park, and being just a stone’s throw from family and friends. Over the next year, they worked with contractor Joe Meier to update the main floor. The closed-off kitchen was opened up, dated elements were ripped out, new flooring was laid, and a cohesive, cool color palette was established. When one steps inside now, they are greeted with a contemporary living space in harmony with the home’s historic character. To the left is a living room with a grey sofa and chairs, which the couple custom designed with Montgomery’s Furniture. The end tables, along with the round dining table are from Pier One. In the dining room to the right of the entryway, a curved metal pendant light fixture hangs above the table, surrounded by chairs upholstered in a grey and white fabric with a design reminiscent of intertwined treble clefs. Each surface, fabric choice, and detail was selected by the couple alone. Mary fondly remembers the process of bringing home samples and creating an environment that truly reflects their tastes. Where there was once a wall with a narrow walkthrough to the kitchen is a quartz bar with stools. The snowy white surface wraps around the kitchen, bringing a bright, modern vibe, as well as plenty of functional counter space. Updates include painting the oak cabinets, updating to stainless steel appliances, and installing a backsplash of quatrefoil tiles.
“We wanted contemporary, fresh design. I love that backsplash. That shape is, as you can see, all over the house.”
“We wanted contemporary, fresh design,” said Mary. “I love that backsplash. That shape is, as you can see, all over the house. In the dining room light fixture and our mirror. We had a couple different choices, we looked at subway tile, but I always knew I wanted that.” Behind the kitchen is an addition built by previous owners. Because it was a bit dated, Robb and Mary included it in the remodel. Half of the addition is a family room with a vaulted ceiling. The couple had the old oak built-ins removed, and replaced by cabinets with quartz tops that echo those in the adjacent kitchen. They also added a bay window and back door with a large pane of glass, to bring in more natural light than was previously allowed by the single skylight. The room is furnished with comfortable, casual pieces, and art that reflects their love for their home state. “The house came with over 70 years of other people’s layered on choices, that weren’t always our style,” explained Robb. “It was kind of muddled. The back room wasn’t the style of a traditional McKennan Park House. Now it just feels more on the inside what we envisioned when we saw it on the outside. It just took us a few years to get here.”
“Now it just feels more on the inside what we envisioned when we saw it on the outside. It just took us a few years to get here.”
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The other half of the addition is the master suite, which has been expanded and re-carpeted in a lush grey. What was once a Jack-and-Jill bathroom has been closed off and turned into a true master bath, with a large tiled walk-in shower and a gleaming white countertop, peppered with flecks of grey and subtle sparkle.
On the opposite side of the wall, a half bath has been added for guests. The next door bedroom lost a bit of square footage in the remodel, but remains an ideal size for an office, or as the couple plans, a future nursery. The home’s second floor and basement remain largely untouched, but Robb and Mary have plans for updates. The upstairs is full of architectural detail, with original built-ins and bedrooms overlooking the front yard below angled, attic-like ceilings. Robb says it reminds him of a tree house. It’s this character, he says, and the personal touches, that make their house feel like home. “We love it here. We think we’ll stay for at least one baby. If we have more than one we might outgrow this space, but we love walking our dogs around the park.”
“We think we’ll stay for at least one baby. If we have more than one we might outgrow this space, but we love walking our dogs around the park.” Mary added, “All the mature trees and having all of our friends and family so close. Just being able to have this house be such a representation of us. We love it.”
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lack Hills Woodworks owner Adam Horton was never interested in shop class, which makes his new venture as surprising to him as anyone. But after eight years in the Navy, and some time spent in Seattle, Brookings-born Yankton-raised Horton found himself taking over his family’s Hot Springs bison ranch, and surrounded by one prominent material.
“The legs here are original true 2x4s,” said Horton, pointing to one of his desks. “You’re not going to see them like this anymore, because they’re 110-plus years old. They don’t cut lumber like this today.” Another important element in Horton’s work is the absence of visible screws or bolts. This means he has to essentially build each piece from the inside out. And lastly, each piece is incredibly durable.
“I noticed there was a lot of wood,” he explained. “Some old buildings, some old barns sitting around the property. My dad said, ‘Why don’t you pile it “I stand or lay on all of my furniture,” he said. up and burn it?’ And that’s what a lot of people do, “Sometimes I use old pieces of iron I found out in especially West River. But I thought it was great the pasture for extra strength.” old wood, and decided to build myself a coffee table.” Horton’s family and the ranch are important elements of his brand, literally. He uses a teepee That table led to others, and shelves, desk box symbol, which is the brand that has been accessories, toolboxes, and much more - all used on their livestock for three generations. And created from the cedar and ponderosa pine found a portion of each sale benefits a nonprofit for on the property. When he needed to replace the veterans, which is personal for him as a veteran old fence with a new eight-footer, he dug out the from a long line of service members. posts and made floating shelves. Although the self-taught craftsman has been building furniture For Horton, showing pride in one’s family, for just over a year, his work already bears community, and country through our purchasing distinctive hallmarks. First and foremost, the power is just common sense. “If you’re not getting natural character of the wood remains prominent. something made locally, something someone’s going to stand behind, what’s the point?”
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rairie Dance started on a whim. While on vacation 19 years ago, Terri Schuver and a friend were inspired to create beautiful, durable metal decor. To make sure it actually happened, they took a leap of faith. As soon as they returned home, and before a single piece was made, they signed up for the Washington Pavilion’s Sidewalk Arts Festival.
“We had to figure out a pricing strategy, so I put together an Excel spreadsheet with what I thought it cost to finish each piece and the labor involved,” remembered Schuver. “It was a stab in the dark at that time, but it came to be one of the most valuable things I ever did. It made me analyze all those costs in a manner that allowed us to sell profitably to other stores right out of the chute.”
The next several months were full of research and design. A local company was employed to laser cut sheets of steel, and the husbands helped with the initial welding. But when it came time to give their creations the signature rust they were looking for, something wasn’t right. It was a hot, sticky August evening. The solution wasn’t working, so they called it a night.
Schuver began attending wholesale trade shows throughout the country, selling Prairie Dance to retailers nationwide. 15 years ago, she took over a space in 8th and Railroad Center on Sioux Falls’ up-andcoming East Bank. It initially housed studio space, a small coffee shop, and a retail space to sell Prairie Dance and products from a few select artisans. Over the years, the coffee shop closed and the store, Sticks and Steel, grew to 2,000 feet, with an additional 2,000 feet of behind-thescenes workspace.
The morning was a different story. Deep orange swirls and subtle greens greeted the friends from the floor of the warehouse space. The artful rust was then sealed with polyurethane to protect it from further oxidation, and a company was born. “It took us a few months to figure out what had happened, and to recreate the same effect,” Schuver remembered. Among the first designs were tabletop pine trees and angels, which remain highly successful parts of the repertoire. But over the years, the line has grown to include roughly 100 items, including cookbook holders, garden stakes, and decorative signage. Within a year, Schuver was pursuing Prairie Dance on her own, selling her wares at regional arts fairs. After a few seasons of promising sales at the local level, she was approached by a wholesale buyer; an encounter that would change the business’s trajectory. He encouraged her to think bigger.
In addition to Prairie Dance, Schuver now sells products made by over 300 different American and Canadian makers at Sticks and Steel. She still has her metal laser cut locally and employs a welder part-time, plus a dozen staff members to keep both companies running and ideas fresh. As a result, Prairie Dance is a line with more than 100 items, sold in all 50 states. “Sometimes the ideas are mine and the people I work with help flesh out the idea,” Schuver said. “Sometimes the ideas are theirs and I help flesh them out, since I know what will work with the laser and gauge of steel. So there’s really a lot of contribution. The ideas come from everywhere magazines, TV, anywhere that will trigger inspiration. Whether it’s a practical need or decorative, that’s where it starts, then we design what makes sense.”
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osh Montgomery has had honey on his mind since he was just a kid. At 14, he was recruited by a neighbor in his tiny hometown of Fairview to do the “dirty jobs” around his apiary. Each summer, Montgomery was given more responsibility, and gained more knowledge about what it meant to be a beekeeper. Fast forward a decade, and he is selling his own product under the label Newton Hills Honey. After working an uninspiring stint at a financial institution, Montgomery returned to Fairview to work full time for his former boss, Lyndon Ryder of Big Sioux River Honey. BSRH is a commercial operation with roughly 1,800 hives, spread out in about 50 locations. It’s work that gives Montgomery a lot of satisfaction.
“You get to see a product of your work from beginning to end,” he said. “You get a sense of fulfillment. It’s a physical job. You always have to be thinking in the future. It keeps your brain active and your body active. And people love honey.” Over the years, Ryder has become more than a boss to Montgomery. He views his boss as a mentor, and he takes his role in that seriously. On the side, he bought four hives of his own last year. This year, that number has grown to 23. “In the spring, we can take established strong hives and make splits off them to create another hive,” Montgomery explained. “For a somewhat small investment, you can increase your numbers if you have strong hives. You can just buy a queen.”
Buying a queen isn’t a matter of running to the ag supply store, though. They have to be ordered, often from warmer climate states like Hawaii, California and Georgia. Once she arrives, in an enclosure surrounded by attendants, it takes several days for the new hive to adapt to her smell before she can be released and complete the process. Montgomery says even with his years around the apiary, he is still learning from these insects every day. Although South Dakota is consistently one of the nation’s top honey producing states, much of that production is West River, where bee-friendly vegetation is more prevalent. Corn and soybeans are big business East River, but bees prefer crops like alfalfa and wide fields of clover. They also love to pollinate almonds, which is what Montgomery’s hives are doing right now in California. Between his and Ryder’s hives, they fill five semi loads, bound for the Golden State. “That’s a big aspect of our income, almond pollination,” Montgomery explained. “Without that, it would be difficult to make it just on honey.” Newton Hills Honey is currently sold in three sizes: a pint, a quart, and a two-pound honey bear. In addition to a couple of local salons, where his wife and a friend work, he sells it each Wednesday evening at Harrisburg’s Meadow Barn. During these market nights with live music and vendors, his product has been very well received. That’s because, Montgomery says, it’s just good honey. “I say the richest man in the world couldn’t buy better honey than that.”
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Oh Geez! Design — Becky Tomac T
he Black Hills are Becky Tomac’s muse. The deep green forests, towering peaks, and vast scenic canyons help the Sturgisbased graphic designer and owner of Oh Geez! Design clear her head and channel her creativity.
The buffalo check state began on postcards and greeting cards, then moved to T-shirts and baby onesies. It became a popular item for not only locals, but South Dakotans who’d moved away and were looking for a meaningful gift.
Tomac became interested in graphic design while studying at SDSU. After graduation, she moved back West River and began making fun greeting cards as a side project. Her first show was in her hometown of Lemmon in 2007. After that, she set up an Etsy shop, and continued a slow, steady expansion of both offerings and access.
Tomac felt she had found her niche. Her next big seller has been a “SoDak” retro camping design that she released this summer. It appears on a variety of mugs, stickers and hats. It is representative of not only Tomac’s love of nature, but her obsession with anything and everything vintage. Her simple, joyful aesthetic is inspired by designers like Charlie Harper.
“After doing a few greeting card designs, I was working my way into doing something more personal,” she recalled. “And it ended up being more local. You go to Denver and see independent designers doing all this Colorado stuff, and for South Dakota it seems there’s been the same design in all the tourist spots for years.”
“He did the Golden Book of Biology - basic, simplified plant and animal illustrations. He’d just keep simplifying, but if you look at it, it’s just so complex. I keep going back to him for inspiration, to find something new and different than you’ve ever seen before.”
Although she continues to work at a fullShe began working on something more time job outside of Oh Geez!, creating modern, that she and her friends could graphic love letters to her home state - and relate to, while being mindful of her subtly, to her beloved Black Hills - is what passions - camping and hiking. What sustains Tomac creatively. became her most iconic design to date amounts to the outline of the state filled “I’d come here on family vacations when in with a red and black buffalo check print, I was young,” she recalled. “I’d always with a little heart on the corner. loved the Hills. I got a job and didn’t know if I’d stay, but once I got here, I “It happens to be in the Black Hills,” she didn’t feel the need to be anywhere else.” laughed. “Everyone asks if they can move it, B but I really put it there because of balance. The heart just looked the best there.”
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>> A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS BY LEAH VANDEN BOSCH
Animal lovers have the opportunity to give the gift of shelter this holiday season, with the Humane Society caring for countless loving, domestic pets in need of a home.
available at the Humane Society often come spayed or neutered, with vaccinations started and included in the adoption fee.
“We have fantastic pets here that couldn't be in their previous home “The animals are affectionate and loving, and they are incredibly loyal,” for many reasons, very few by a fault of their own,” said Aventi. explained Kaitlyn Janak, resource development director for “Many are already trained, and the consistent interaction they have the Sioux Falls Humane Society. “When you adopt through us, with the staff ensures you’re finding a loving, life long friend.” you’re saving an animal’s life, giving them the opportunity to live in In addition to supporting the Humane Society through adoption, a home where they are cared for.” the organization provides the opportunity to volunteer, allowing The holiday season is a popular time for pet adoption, but the staff at animal lovers to spend time walking dogs, socializing with cats, and the Humane Society stresses the importance in the animal’s owner assisting with laundry. The Humane Society requires participants to being involved. Lavern Aventi, Humane Society of the Black be 16 years of age or older, asking for a commitment of four hours Hills kennel manager, emphasizes the significance in adopting an of volunteer time a month. animal. “We ask that owners please be sure they are ready to adopt. “Our volunteers are the backbone of the entire society,” emphasized These animals will become a part of your family, but they require a Aventi. “We work with the most amazing and wonderful volunteers lot of work. This is not a part time job.” anyone could ask for. We couldn’t do what we do without them.” HSBH front office supervisor Megan McNeill added, “There The work the Humane Society is doing is life changing. As each might be an adjustment period for both yourselves and the animal location houses up to 200 animals at a time, the South Dakota as you get used to each other’s habits, quirks and schedules. Animals Humane Society locations are saving the lives of thousands of require a lot of time and dedication, sometimes as much as a child, animals each year. When asked what she loves about her job, Janak so we want to make sure our adopting families have the time and says the rewards outweigh the work. “These are loving animals who patience needed.” just want to be cared for, so there is no better feeling than when you The nation’s most notable animal protection organization takes care see them find a family to go home to.” in placing their animals in the right home. Its open admission policy The Sioux Falls Area Humane Society and the Humane Society provides the shelter with a selection of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other of the Black Hills are hosting a handful of fundraising events common household pets. Evaluations are done by adoption advisors, throughout December, including pet portraits, pub crawls, helping determine the best fit for a home. Existing household pets annual holiday events and a month-long Giving Tree. For more are taken into consideration, and adopting families are offered a 24 information on the specific location’s events, visit the SFAHS at hour hold to confirm their decision. sfhumanesociety.com, and the HSBH at hsbh.org. Unlike adopting through a breeder or pet store, the animals
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A TASTE O F SA RCAS M
>> THE SLED HAUS
BY DENISE DEPAOLO
443 S Main St, Lead, SD 57754 • (605) 639-5322
Bratwurst Platter Ayinger Oktoberfest
“In nineteenth-century Russia, sauerkraut was valued more than caviar.” — Mark Kurlansky The Sled Haus has been on my radar for several months, and I finally got there on the day that the season’s first snowflakes drifted from the sky. The Lead eatery’s façade is true to its name, a long, low angled-roofed building that would be home in any non-gentrified mountain town. A friend and I stopped in for lunch on a Tuesday. We’d tried the day before, but it’s closed on Mondays. Too bad, because (spoiler alert) we would have probably gone back a second time. The restaurant’s interior is dark and cozy, decorated with photos and memorabilia and clever signs. The tables and chairs are homey and rustic. At the far end is a bar, behind which is a chalkboard wall scrawled with the extensive beer list. Keeping with the theme of the establishment, I ordered an Ayinger Oktoberfest from the list of German beers. My friend, a devout Coors Light drinker, was feeling saucy and let our server (who I believe was also the owner) choose a brew for her. She recommended the Paulaner Original, which went over very well. Apparently a taste of the Alps, as opposed to the Rockies.
Black Forest sandwich
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The menu was populated with sandwiches and burgers, in addition to a couple of German-inspired selections. We were pretty darn hungry and amongst strangers, so we went ahead and ordered the Bratwurst Platter, in addition to the Pizza Burger and Black Forest sandwich for lunch. While we waited for our meal, other diners came and went, all of whom were greeted warmly and most of whom were called by name. After about 15 minutes, our food arrived, smelling glorious. We started with the Pizza Burger, because anything on a bun slathered with marinara sauce has a finite amount of time before it becomes mush. The bun was lightly toasted, which helped it maintain its integrity, but the bottom was definitely not long for this world. Good thing it was too delicious to put down. It was on the messy end of the spectrum, sure, but I know how to use
a napkin. The sauce was rich and zesty atop a layer of pepperoni and melted mozzarella. Underneath, the burger remained a prominent player in the flavor profile. I definitely appreciated that the “burger” in Pizza Burger wasn’t merely a vehicle for bolder toppings. Next, we moved on to the Black Forest sandwich. Like the burger, this sandwich was served without a side. But considering its size, that didn’t really matter. The bread was soft and filled with pastrami, bacon, melted Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. The combination was positively mouthwatering – salty, savory, smoky, and a little sweet. We left a little bit of bread behind, but like the burger, we gobbled it right down.
UNLIKE MANY SAUERKRAUTS I’VE EATEN, IT WAS SOFT AND SLIGHTLY SWEET, EVEN A LITTLE APPLEY. I ENJOY MOST SAUERKRAUTS, BUT THIS WAS THE BEST I’VE EVER HAD. Finally, we dug into the Bratwurst Platter. It was two gigantic brats served atop a bed of German Home Fries (seasoned grilled potatoes with onions) and sauerkraut, with a side of spicy mustard. The perfectly seared sausage was earthy and delicately seasoned. The star of the plate, however, was the warm sauerkraut. Unlike many sauerkrauts I’ve eaten, it was soft and slightly sweet, even a little appley. I enjoy most sauerkrauts, but this was the best I’ve ever had. My friend typically hates sauerkraut, but she loved this one. We agreed that we could have eaten a plate of just this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m
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glad that the brats and potatoes were there, but the kraut was stand-alone outstanding. When we asked our server what made it so delicious, she replied that it's a secret recipe. That won’t stop me from trying to replicate it at home, but it will ensure that I order it again when I return on my next trip to Lead.
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ATMOSPHERE It’s a little divey, but for me, that’s perfect. It’s not pretentious, but has great food and a huge selection of imported and craft beers. If I lived in Lead, I’d be a regular.
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TASTE Everything we ordered was outstanding. I’m still thinking about that sauerkraut.
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Much of The Sled Haus’s menu, including the sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and coleslaw, is made from scratch.
The Sled Haus only accepts cash, but there is an ATM for people (like us) who forget to bring some. Bring cash, though, as the charge is $3.50.
December 3 at 7 p.m. The Sled Haus is hosting local makers for an evening of holiday shopping, mulled wine, hot chocolate, and a tree lighting.
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SEAN DEMPSEY OWNER/ EXECUTIVE CHEF “When you’re in Germany or Austria, every place you go has schnitzel. It’s so delicious. It’s like their cheeseburger. Plus, it’s a warm, inviting, easy homecooked meal.”
Since its founding in 1999, Dempsey’s has become a Watertown institution. This family business is famous for its pizza and Europeaninspired menu. This month, owner Sean Dempsey, son of founders Bill and Lyne, shares two of the eatery’s signature offerings, perfect for serving to holiday guests.
(Created by Dempsey’s manager Caren Hanten)
▶ ▶ Cranberry juice
▶ ▶ 1 oz. Sour Apple Pucker
▶ ▶ 0.5 oz. Peachtree Schapps
▶ ▶ In glass with ice, add Pucker, then schnapps, then Bacardi,
▶ ▶ 1 oz. Bacardi Razz ▶ ▶ Orange juice
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▶ ▶ Finish with orange juice and cranberry juice.
▶ ▶ 1 C Unbleached flour
▶ ▶ 1 lb Boneless pork loin
▶ ▶ 4 oz Unsalted butter
▶ ▶ Italian seasoning
▶ ▶ 1 Lemon
▶ ▶ Dip pork into flour, then egg wash, then breadcrumbs.
▶ ▶ Melt butter in saute pan.
▶ ▶ Filet fat cap and side fat from pork loin.
▶ ▶ Add pork fillets and cook for roughly two minutes per side, until golden brown.
▶ ▶ Hungarian paprika ▶ ▶ Kosher salt and cracked black pepper ▶ ▶ Panko or breadcrumbs ▶ ▶ 1 Egg ▶ ▶ 1/2 C Whole milk
▶ ▶ Cut into 5 oz filets. ▶ ▶ Use a meat mallet and lightly tenderize pork filets until they double in size.
▶ ▶ In three separate bowls put flour, egg wash (egg and milk), and panko (mixed with seasonings).
▶ ▶ Place on paper towel to remove excess butter. ▶ ▶ Serve with lemon wedge.
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T H E R E AL DE AL
KATIE ZAUTKE BY NATALIE SLIETER
AGE: 29 // HOMETOWN: SIOUX FALLS // SPECIALTY: GRAPHIC DESIGN
KATIE ZAUTKE began Dakota Uprising as a fun, fresh way to represent the state she loves. The Rapid City-based graphic designer launched her line of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats in 2015 with the hope that others would want to wear their hearts on their sleeves, as well. What she’s received has been a resounding “yes.”
audience. My designs in the shop are intentionally minimalistic and heavily typography-based, and they are printed on super comfy clothing.
Why did you want to start a clothing line?
KZ: To be honest, I was never interested in designing clothes. Dakota Uprising started as a fun, creative side project and has unfolded from there. At the beginning, the Trailhead Collection was basic enough to design, but now that the brand has evolved, designing for clothing has definitely become an actual skill I'm learning to develop. So far, I love every aspect of running Dakota Uprising - the networking, the designing, the photo shoots, managing social media and the website, meeting other creatives in the Black Hills and collaborating on projects, and hearing stories from people that love what I'm doing with the shop.
Katie Zautke: The idea started with designing a line of tees for all of the Black Hills trails, sort of a ‘collect them all’ type of endeavor. Each tee design in the Trailhead Collection includes that trail's elevation and mileage in a unique design. There were over 30 trail designs that were created, and it was actually a lot more work than I thought. After launching the Trailhead Collection, I saw an opportunity to really start something special in the Black Hills. I think everyone has seen plenty of touristy tees for the area, and my goal was to offer something more modern and chic that appealed to a younger and more local
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Have you always been interested in designing clothes?
What are some of your favorite clothing items that Dakota Uprising makes? KZ: My favorite designs, and the most popular ones, involve the ones that are really Black Hills specific. My personal favorites include the BLCK HLLS sweatshirt, the Cities & Towns tee, and the Lakes of the Black Hills sweatshirt. My new favorite from the Fall Collection is the SD 1889 tee because it's super soft, lightweight and vintagey. What kinds of new items and designs can people expect for the holidays? KZ: I just launched the Fall Collection featuring quite a few items with the SD 1889 design, but what I'm super jazzed about are the local designs featuring Hippie Hole, Poet's Table and the Community Caves. If you haven't discovered these three places in the Black Hills, you need to get off the grid and do so, because they are rad. Why are people so excited about hyper-localism? KZ: Hyper-localism is definitely a trend I believe we will start to see more and more. Being a part of something that is so locally-focused brings a sense of community to the area that may have been missing. It gives people that opportunity to rally
around something they love, and with Dakota Uprising, that means celebrating the Black Hills. I've heard from many people across the country that, for whatever reason, have moved away from the area despite growing up here, and they are thrilled to be able to represent this place they love at their new location. I've shipped to over 25 different states as well as Australia and have found that being locally-focused doesn't necessarily mean your audience is within a 100 mile radius of you. What do you love about the Black Hills? KZ: There's not enough time to list out everything I love about the Black Hills! I love hiking and going for scenic drives, visiting the different small towns out here and seeing what they each have to offer, attending events such as the Sturgis Rally or a classic car show, exploring restaurants and dive bars, and relaxing at breweries and wineries. I love the sense of community small business owners have for each other out here. It's awesome to have the ability to take mini vacations whenever you feel like it, such as going camping or renting a cabin for the weekend. Having the Black Hills out my back door is something I hope I never take for granted. For more info, visit dakotauprising.com or follow on Instagram @dakotauprising. Holiday orders accepted until December 7. â€˘
L I T T LE PA R E N T ON T H E PR A I R I E
“YES, MOMMY! CAN WE? CAN WE? THAT’S WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS!”
>> A GIFT YOU WON’T FIND UNDER THE TREE
BY TRACY KIRBY CRISTA BALLARD PHOTOGRAPHY
It’s here. You can feel it, smell it in the air. The Christmas gift buying and receiving frenzy has begun. Actually, it probably began sometime back in September according to Hobby Lobby’s inventory stock, but for many of us, this month of December is really when the gifting fervor reaches its peak. If you’ve been reading this column for any amount of time, you know, I am extra passionate about making sure the meaning of Christmas isn’t usurped by presents. I limit the gifts we give and I place strong emphasis on the faith component and try to amp up excitement surrounding giving to others versus receiving only for ourselves. Well, in true tell-all fashion, I have to admit, based off of a conversation I had with my 5-year-old last night…I thought for a moment we were completely and utterly failing miserably. I was playing with my daughter in our living room with a nativity scene we brought out and we were talking about Christmas and the conversation went something like this: “I really like your placement of baby Jesus on the roof of the 48 // DECEMBER 2016
manger, honey.” “Thanks, Mommy!” She said as she took him off the roof and put him outside by the cow trough. I laughed. “Um, Mommy, in this nativity scene, where are all the presents?” “Well, baby Jesus is the present, honey and you know, Christmas isn’t just about presents …” “Yes, it is, Mommy!” “No, honey, it’s about God’s gift to the world and that gift ---” “Is a gift, a present? ” “Yes! A gift is a present and we give each other presents to represent --” “Yay, presents! I LOVE presents. I hope I get presents this Christmas.” It was at that point, I realized I wasn’t going to win any sort
of philosophical argument with her while we sat playing with the nativity scene. I decided to switch directions and go with her train of thought and then steer it back to the meaning of Christmas when the time was right. So, I said, “I love presents too, honey, is there something you really want for Christmas this year?”
I CRINGED AS I AWAITED HER ANSWER. I cringed as I awaited her answer. I anticipated a long list of toys, dolls, Play Doh or a new thing she may have seen on TV. As I waited, I wondered how I was going to make this a perfect Full House parenting moment complete with awful sappy music and spin the conversation back on the joy of giving. I watched as she took the angel and placed it on a camel’s back and giggled. Then, she nonchalantly said, “Remember when you and I went on our special trip, just me and you? When you did my hair, we watched movies together and we had a slumber party? I want that for Christmas.” I looked at her as she said this and her words sliced straight through me and gripped my heart. See, a few weeks ago, on a whim, I took my daughter on a special mother-daughter weekend down to see my sister-in-law ride in a horse show in Tulsa, Okla. Ever since my son was born and with the drama that went with his possible (and thank God, negative) health scare, my daughter and I haven’t had any long moments of one-on-one time together. So, when I heard about the horse show in Tulsa, I seized the opportunity and we went. We had a truly wonderful time; eating junk food, petting horses, watching movies, doing each other’s hair and makeup, sleeping in, etc. But I didn’t realize just how wonderful our time together was until this exchange. “You want to do that trip again, Avi?” “Yes, Mommy! Can we? Can we? That’s what I want for Christmas!” Here I was ready to pounce with all my “parenting wisdom” surrounding Christmas and she turned the tables on me and schooled me. Out of all the things she could have chosen to want for Christmas, what she really wanted was to spend time with me. Me. It really and truly is not the gifts that matter, even to our children. Sure, they like a gift here and there, they are kids, after all. But, at the core of them, fellow parent, all they really want is time with us. They want to connect. They want our attention. They just want the ultimate gift; the gift of a sincere, loving relationship. Coincidentally, that just so happens to be what the very first Christmas was rooted in, too. I will still fight the battle against consumerism at Christmastime. I will continue to teach my children that it is better to give than to receive. But this year, too, I’m giving my daughter everything she asked for. Everything on her list: My time. • FOLLOW TRACY ON HER BLOG, LITTLEPARENTONTHEPRAIRIE.COM.
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“I like items that are fun, functional, and above all, comfortable. Quality is huge for me. As a new mom with a busy schedule, I don’t have extra time to replace or repair shoddy craftsmanship.”
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JOHN SNYDER 605 MAGAZINE DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND SALES “The ring has an elk tooth in it. A frickin' elk tooth! The coconut oil goes in your coffee, as well as the moonshine. So many cool designs of ties and a wireless enabled trail cam, YES PLEASE!"
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LIZ PAINTER 605 MAGAZINE ART DIRECTOR “As a creative, pretty much anything black is a winner! I like functional and sophisticated items. Tech gear is always awesome to receive during the holidays. Let’s just say I like things that I use to have style.”
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The kids are getting to the point where they’re too old to believe in Santa. How do I broach the subject lightly without breaking their hearts? JR: I can still remember my parents sitting me down my senior year in high school and breaking the news. Twelve years later, this heart is still mending (and holding out a little bit of hope). JW: What do you mean? What are you talking about? Why wouldn't they? What do you know about Santa that you're not telling me? You're going on the naughty list lickety split if you continue to disparage "His Jollyness." JT: My parents told me those who don’t believe in Santa don’t get presents from Santa. Therefore, I still believe in Santa. There’s no such thing as too old. There’s only an evolution of how we recognize his role in the holidays and continue the traditions surrounding him.
My mom really wants us to go to church with her on Christmas Eve. My wife and I don't go to church the rest of the year, and don't want to seem like fakers. Should we just go and make Mom happy, or decline and hope she'll get over it? JR: Ahhh Christmas Eve. Or as I call it, “Church Day.” You probably disappoint your mom the 364 other days of the year. Just go and make your mom happy. JW: My rule is, when you get the chance to play with fire, you play with fire. Just go and do the sweet candle and paper drip circle thing. JT: Just go. Do you really want your mom sitting all alone at church on Christmas, surrounded by more compliant families? Yep, she got to us, too.
How do I throw a Christmas party without offending my non-Christmas-celebrating friends? JR: I go to Super Bowl parties even though I could care less about football. No one should be offended by partying. It's the only thing we all share. JW: Stop being friends with soft-ass clown punks. Just throw the party and let others throw whatever party they want to throw, and don't be offended by their parties. JT: I’ve been to Hanukkah parties, non-denominational holiday gatherings, and I celebrate St. Patrick’s day although I’m zero percent Irish. What do these have in common? They’re all an excuse to enjoy time with the people we care about. Extend invites to everyone you’d like to invite, regardless of religion. If they are uncomfortable, they will politely decline. Odds are, they will welcome a reason to celebrate, too.
DISCLAIMER: ASK THE JOHNS IS A SARCASTIC PIECE. THEIR ADVICE IS NOT MEANT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY… EXCEPT MAYBE JOHN T’S.
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BY KAYLYN DEITER
KEEP IT TOGETHER MENTALLY DURING THE MOST WONDERFUL, CRAZIEST TIME OF YEAR
»» SET LIMITS Just because you’ve been invited to 15+ Ugly Sweater/Holiday/Secret Santa parties doesn’t mean you have to attend every one. Limit your and your family’s activities to what is most important to you. Take the guilt out of saying no by reminding yourself that limits are necessary to stay sane amidst the craziness.
»» CHOOSE WHOLESOME FOODS ‘Tis the season for cookies, cakes and pies, but with all that sugar comes consequences for your personal health. It’s okay to indulge those holiday cravings once in awhile, but avoid going over the top by munching on filling snacks such as nuts and veggies. Whip up soups and salads full of protein to make grandma’s apple pie a deserved treat rather than a late-night regret.
»» FIND GRATITUDE
»» CONNECT WITH SPECIAL PEOPLE Set aside time in the flurry of holiday activities to spend an hour or two with those that matter most in your life. Take an old friend out to coffee. Skype with your long-distance grandparents. Or plan a dinner-date with your significant other. When life gets overwhelming, it’s often the people who know and love us best that bring us the most peace.
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»» PRACTICE GRACE Give yourself and those around you a break. Be gracious by reminding yourself that everyone is fighting some kind of personal battle, even if all appears perfect on the outside. But don’t neglect yourself in this equation. Practice grace towards yourself even when it seems like you’re failing. You can always do more than you think you can.
In the middle of all that Christmas shopping and gift wrapping, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s truly important. Practice thankfulness each day by keeping a gratitude journal, texting a friend or loved one how much they mean to you or posting a photo of something or someone you’re grateful for on Instagram.
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Cut out 4 inches x 2 inches of felt.
Fold the felt and cut out a circle.
Continue step one and two until you have enough circles to cover your cone.
Starting from the bottom, glue the circles around the styrofoam cone.
As you work your way up, stagger the rows of circles.
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605 Magazine December 2016 Edition