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Boonies' cherry-bourbon barbecue sauce is the greatest source of pride for the eatery's culinary artists, who paint the homemade specialty onto a smoky canvas of slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and chicken. The finger-licking sauce also stakes its claim inside Boonies' brawny signature burger, which also enlivens bites with brown-sugar bacon and pepper jack cheese. Diners can alternate between sips of domestic brews and bites of chopped-chicken sandwiches or dive fork-first into a serving of beer-battered fish. Boonies opens Monday-Saturday at 4PM where multi-genre live music electrifies the air on select nights, while open-mic nights encourage visitors to show off their vocal chops, heartfelt poetry, or ability to take apart and reassemble a microphone.

805 N West Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

• For $20, you get $40 worth of European cuisine redeemable on Saturdays. • For $20, you get $40 worth of European cuisine redeemable Tuesday–Friday.

337 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

As the only laugh factory up and cooking in the Sioux Falls area, Fat Daddy's hosts the region's top comedic talents with nightly shows. This summer, catch BET, Showtime, and Comedy Central vet Brian Green in an original performance, or see Minnesotan and former farmer Elaine Thompson in fully upright action that's infinitely preferable to watching stand-up comedy performed by life-size cardboard people posters. Seating for all shows is on a first-come, first-served basis, and local notables emcee all programs.

224 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US

Located in 19 cities nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines available for purchase. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

2616 S Louise Ave
Sioux Falls,
SD
US