The Keg was once an east-side institution. I recall when it was located on the corner of East 10th Street and Bahnson Avenue. The location is now a Mint Casino. It may have been located somewhere else in that general area. I will have to ask one of of my forkie friends who grew up in Hilltop. At some point, the Keg moved to the strip mall near the southeast corner of 26th and Sycamore. Probably not as truly Keggy as the original location, but a neat place to visit. Every so often when I found myself jonesing for a fried chicken fix, I would wander over to the Keg, occupy a bar stool, order a cold beer, and place an order to go. The Keg bar, was ALWAYS entertaining. There were some regular patrons there who easily could have supplied The Jerry Springer Show with months of material. Loved it.
But alas, it was not to last. The
No one asked me. I could have told anyone this would happen. 57th and Marion is a virtual dead zone for eating joints. Need proof? Exhibit one: Big City Burrito. Exhibit two: Phillies. Exhibit three: Inca Express. Next victim: Zaroty. (More on that later.) Only one thing flies in that particular location. Booze- on-sale and off-sale. Fogie's, Billy Frog, and the Lie-brary. I know Sioux Falls isn't THAT big, but it's big enough that people ain't driving from 18th and Bahnson to 57th and Marion.
So, congratulations, Bob, for your Clucking Good victory in the fried chicken battle. Only a matter of time before I suspect you overtake Sneaky's, apparently a Sioux City institution strategically located in a gas station on West 12th Street. Besides such a swell location, did I mention Sneaky's is another Sioux City import? Like Luciano's. And we all know how I feel about that.