South Dakota is known for its rich history and often that involves delicious food. One meal that is popular in the state is Indian Tacos.

Indian Tacos are made with beans or ground beef, chopped lettuce, sliced tomato, shredded Cheddar cheese, and optional green chile atop plate-sized rounds of crispy Navajo or Indian fry bread. This is truly a delicacy!

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So where can you find the best Indian Taco in the country? Apparently, you can find it right here in South Dakota! A restaurant at the Fort Randall Casino in Lake Andes, South Dakota just competed in the National Indian Taco Championships in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The long journey paid off!

According to a press release, the Four Directions Restaurant located inside Fort Randall Casino won the grand prize! They brought home $1,500 and bragging rights!

Fort Randall Casino (with permission), Canva
Fort Randall Casino (with permission), Canva

The manager of the Four Directions Restaurant Michelle Irvin explains that she is extremely proud of her team and all their hard work. The next goal for them is to break a world record.

“We’ve always had a great response to our Indian Taco and felt we could compete. I’m proud of our team, and this win is credited to all the restaurant staff that have come before us. We’ll return next year to defend our title, and also are making plans to break the Guinness World Book of Record for the largest Indian Taco next June during our annual Powwow.”

To celebrate their victory, Four Directions Restaurant at the Fort Randall Casino is bringing back its $5.00 Indian Taco special on Saturday, November 18th! They will also honor the winning team during a special ceremony.

Congratulations to Four Directions Restaurant and Fort Randall Casino!

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives in Sioux Falls

In June of 2020, Guy Fieri and his crew from Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives came to Sioux Falls and made quite a stir.

In case you've never been lured into an hours-long binge of the show on Food Network, Guy Fieri visits places off the beaten path and tries out their signature dishes and visits with locals.

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Twelve South Dakota Places to Put on Your "Must Visit" List!

Make the most of summer in South Dakota and visit these spots that speak to why SD is great!

A lot of them you might have visited, some you haven't for sure, and some are old favorites that maybe you haven't been to in a while. So, while there is still a little time or even one more weekend, and gas prices are down a bit - - try and make it to one of these great places.
What can be found in these 12 locations?

What can't? Camping, fishing swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, and tons of other great outdoors-type activities. Historical, educational exploration, hobby interests, kids activities, just plain old beautiful scenery, and- - to use an overused phrase- -lots more!

With all of that in mind, let's dive in!

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