The Kjellsens started off with borrowed equipment, making food for events across the Midwest, including the Sturgis motorcycle rally and a lot of powwows (Kjellsen is an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin).
“We’re not a restaurant. We’re not a bar. We’re just completely different and it’s something unique, that our customers are getting something they’re not getting anywhere else,” Lisa Schoenfelder said.
Feather’s Nest is located about 1 hour northeast of Sioux Falls and about 30 minutes southeast of Brookings. It’s a little gem in a town that has a population of 54, with one car repair shop and a Lutheran church.
Jill and Arturo Barreto took over a longtime cafe nearly a decade ago in downtown Gregory, S.D., blending Mexican and American cuisine and drawing patrons from weary Highway 18 travelers to locals looking for coffee
Agar, South Dakota, may boast only 76 residents, but they're probably all bringing a friend to The Bunkhouse on Saturday nights ... or, word has gotten out about the best bar-and-restaurant this side of the Missouri River.