Thursday, November 24, 2016

Spearfish's top 3 artisan dining experiences

by Victoria Kinkler
guest blogger, foodie

3. Steerfish

This steak and smoke house has something for everyone.  Skillets full of spicy mac and cheese, heaping salads, juicy steaks, and steaming shellfish.  

Steerfish opened in January 2016 in the historic Lown Mercantile Building, built with local sandstone in the 1800's.

Stop by during happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6pm for half priced apps and cocktails in a casual western dining atmosphere.  

2. The Bay Leaf

From Mediterranean specialties to traditional Native game dishes, The Bay Leaf serves up fresh gourmet specials daily.  For a delicious dish outside of typical midwestern fare, The Bay Leaf is the place.  

The Bay Leaf building was erected as the Queen City Hotel in 1892, and opened as The Bay Leaf Cafe in 1993.  They pride themselves on using fresh, local ingredients; this means something different to enjoy seasonally.

Located down town, The Bay Leaf offers Boulevard dining in the summer and tasty treats all year long.

1. Dough Trader Pizza Co.

Fresh vegetables and hand tossed sourdough crust set Dough Trader apart from your average pizza place.  From Italian inspired pies like "Luigi's Hidden Star" to the cheeseburger-esque "Americana," Dough Trader impresses every time.

Photo credit Stephanie Falzerano

Since it opened in 2011, this Pizza Co has found its success with gourmet foodies, pizza fanatics, and children alike.  

The fire warmed patio allows for a cozy place to sip a craft beer or local wine while enjoying some cheesy jalepeno bread.  It sits hillside, providing a birds eye view of Spearfish and Lookout Mountain.

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