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Taste of Sarcasm: Ass’ociates

Taste of Sarcasm: Ass’ociates

By Denise DePaolo As a former east-sider, I was a regular at The Attic Bar and Grill when it first opened. Since moving to west Sioux Falls, I have definitely missed the spinach dip, burgers, and homemade barbecue sauce. So …

At Home with Sandi Vojta and Matt Keck

At Home with Sandi Vojta and Matt Keck

By Denise DePaolo Images by Emily Swan Photography Matt Keck and Sandi Vojta like to keep things simple. They like quality, craftsmanship, and clean lines. That’s why they are so happy in their new home on Rapid City’s West Boulevard. …

The Real Deal: Kirsten Gjesdal

The Real Deal: Kirsten Gjesdal

By Natalie Slieter Kirsten Gjesdal has always loved food. As owner of The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co., she’s able to share that passion through her inventory, cooking classes, and everyday conversations with customers.  First, what is The Carrot Seed Kitchen …

The Spirit(s) of South Dakota

The Spirit(s) of South Dakota

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Many of us enjoy a nice stiff drink from time to time. We all have our favorites – Jameson, Stolichnaya, or maybe a top shelf Scotch like Lagavulin or a good Glenfiddich. …

What’s In a Maze?

What’s In a Maze?

By Jordan Smith Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Fall means pumpkin picking, sweater weather, apple cider, and corn mazes. Many people know what a corn maze is or may have raced through one, but don’t understand what goes into making …

At Home with Thomas Christiansen and Adam Jorgensen

At Home with Thomas Christiansen and Adam Jorgensen

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Like many houses of its era, the Sioux Falls home Thomas Christiansen shares with partner Adam Jorgensen is larger than it appears from the outside. The 1928 craftsman is a tidy shuttered …

Connecting to the Past: Face to Face with the Founders

Connecting to the Past: Face to Face with the Founders

By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography They say death is just a part of life, and as long as we’re remembered, we can live on. That is the idea behind Sioux Heritage Museums’ Voices from the Past: Woodlawn …

The Real Deal: Brandon Callenius

The Real Deal: Brandon Callenius

By Leah Vanden Bosch Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Tis the season for spooks and scares, and Jaycees’ Haunted House is serving the Sioux Falls community  enough horror and fright to terrify even the most courageous participant. The attraction has …

A Basement Full of Memories

A Basement Full of Memories

For many, it’s the sound of childhood. The repetitive, upbeat melodies of arcade games on auto, layered one upon another in a siren song that beckons, “Give us your quarters. Give us all the quarters.” And when we put a …

Taste of Sarcasm: Marlin’s Family Restaurant

Taste of Sarcasm: Marlin’s Family Restaurant

By Denise DePaolo Marlin’s in the kind of place I remember going with my grandparents. A display case full of baked goods greets you, and at least half the tables at any given time are occupied by people over 60. …