January in Sioux Falls only means one thing...Burger Battle! This year's Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle is pretty intense. A record 37 savory burgers from local Sioux Falls restaurants are looking for your stomachs and votes.

When it comes to burgers, there definitely is one for everyone, especially in Sioux Falls! Sponsored by First Western Bank & Trust, the 11th annual Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle features burgers residents can sink their teeth into. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth or a little extra heat with your meat? You'll find it on this year's Burger Battle ballot.

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It's hard to decide which of the 37 burgers to try. But someone has to do it! My fiancé and I were ready to try more burgers this past weekend. One of the burgers on top of my list to try was from Glacial Lakes DistilleryThis year, they partnered with the food truck Cheezy Noodle to create the "Queso-Birria Burger." If you're a fan of cheese, this is the burger for you.

According to a previous article from my co-worker Jeff Harkness, the Queso-Birria Burger is an "Angus patty topped with Cheezy Noodle's signature Birria. This burger comes with chipotle aioli, shredded lettuce, grilled onions, tomatoes, and house-made smoked queso. Served with a side of seasoned fries."

Christine Manika (TSM)
Christine Manika (TSM)

Like many burgers in this year's Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle, the Queso-Birria Burger is fairly messy. Cheese is the main ingredient in this meal, and I wouldn't expect anything less from Cheezy NoodleThe grilled onions enhance the burger's flavors and leave you craving for more cheese. It's not the most flashiest burger on the menu this year, but it tastes great! I also wasn't crazy about the fries. They needed something extra to them!

More reviews from this year's Downtown Sioux Falls Burger Battle can be found here:

Don't forget! Residents can vote for their favorite burgers by Wednesday, January 31st on the DTSF Mobile Passport. Get to eating, Sioux Falls!

Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

Gallery Credit: Christine Manika

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If you are a Sioux Falls 80s Kid, you probably spent many nights cruising the loop, browning the records at Musicland, and going out to eat at one of these gone but not forgotten Sioux Falls institutions.

On social media, we asked you all: ‘It’s 1989, where is your family going out to eat?’ Here’s what you said.

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