Nov. 15, 2022

A new Mexican restaurant that’s opening in the coming weeks in south Sioux Falls is a blend of two families and their favorite recipes.

La Plaza Fiesta Mexican Restaurant is putting the final touches on its space in a retail center at 521 W. 85th St. in front of Walmart, and inspections are scheduled for next week.

“Our dream is to be open before Dec. 1,” co-owner Krystal Hernandez said. “So we’ll see how much we can get done in the next few days. We’re going to be here all day, every day and getting stuff finalized.”

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WATERVILLE — Tanya McCarthy rolled the homemade dough into a square, spread her poppy seed mixture on top, shaped it into a log and carefully marked the dough for slicing.

She then placed the disk-shaped pastries onto a baking pan topped with parchment paper.

“These need to rise again,” she said, “and they’ll bake for 20 minutes.”

McCarthy, owner of the Wild Clover Café & Market at 16 Silver St., was baking her poppy seed schnecken in preparation for her grand opening Friday.

It was one of several culinary delights she would create Thursday for the opening of the cafe,

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Photo by Sara Melissa Frost

It’s no secret Lancaster’s food scene is incredible. Personally, I’ve found several local spots in the city dishing up authentic meals, Asian cuisine included.

Yelp’s top 3 list of the best Asian food spots in Lancaster is one I can get behind:

Silantra Asian Street Kitchen

Currently topping the list is Silantra Asian Street Kitchen, located in the heart of the city.

At Silantra, a casual restaurant, the owners are all about using fresh ingredients from local farms and companies whenever they can. Their concept is simple: Take the best ingredients and classic recipes from

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