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New Year's Eve appetizers to try at your next party

December 16, 2016
New Year's Eve is a time for friends, family, parties, and great food. The best New Year's Eve party will have just a spread of appetizers to enjoy and for people to graze on, rather than a sit-down meal. We've prepared a quick guide to all of the best New Year's Eve appetizers for all of your party guests. No party is complete without good holiday treats, so here are a few treats for you to whip up.

Shrimp Dip
Everyone loves some shrimp, so how about throwing it in a dip for a real crowd pleaser. Simply layer cream cheese in the bottom of a pie dish, then top with a jar of cocktail sauce and a can or two, depending on your preference, of mini shrimp. Serve with Ritz crackers for dipping, but don't expect this New Year's Eve appetizer to last very long. This is a holiday treat that will disappear in seconds.

Slow Cooker Bourbon Smokies

Ingredients
2 lb. cocktail wieners
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. ketchup
½ c. bourbon
1/3 c. finely chopped shallot
3 cloves garlic

Directions
Combine cocktail wieners, brown sugar, ketchup, bourbon, shallot, and garlic. Stir to combine. Cook on high until the bourbon smell has cooked off, about 6 hours. Serve with toothpicks. It's a great spin on a favorite New Year's Eve appetizer.

Caprese Bites
This holiday treat is one that is a favorite at many parties.

Ingredients
8 oz. mozzarella balls
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
kosher salt
24 cherry tomatoes
12 fresh basil leaves
1 c. balsamic vinegar

Directions
In a small bowl combine mozzarella, olive oil, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, and season with salt. Assemble the skewers by layering a cherry tomato, basicl leaf, marinated mozzarella ball, and another cherry tomato. Place on your serving platter. Make the balsamic glaze by bringing balsamic vinegar to a low simmer and let it thicken until syrupy for about 15 minutes. Set it aside to cool and thicken, then drizzle over skewers.

Frozen Cheesecake on a Stick
No New Year's Eve appetizer spread is complete with some sweet holiday treats.

Ingredients
1 store-bought plain cheesecake
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. coconut oil
½ c. rainbow sprinkles

Directions
Slice the cheesecake into triangles and insert a popsicle stick into them. Transfer them to a parchment-line baking sheet and freeze for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a saucepan of water to a simmer and add a glass bowl and add chocolate. Stir until melted, then stir in coconut oil. Remove from burner and let cool to room temperature. Dip each cheesecake triangle halfway into chocolate and add sprinkles immediately. Let sit for five minutes until magic shell chocolate hardens. Read More...

Holiday cocktails to help you get through the holiday season

December 16, 2016
The holidays are full of joy and cheer, not to mention presents, good food, holiday treats, family, friends, and likely lots of alcohol. Surviving the holidays can be a difficult task for some, while others just enjoy a nice glass of wine or an ice cold beer at dinner to help celebrate. So if you're going to celebrate during the holidays, why not celebrate in style? Here are some holiday cocktail ideas for your holiday celebrations this year. Remember to always celebrate responsibly.

Pumpkin Pie Martini
Pumpkin pie is a staple from November through December for any major holiday feast. So why not recreate it in drink form for your adult guests? Mix up some vanilla vodka, pumpkin spice liqueur, Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps, and half-and-half and distribute between martini glasses with a crushed graham cracker rim. Cheers!

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven
Everybody loves a good glass of hot chocolate, so give it an adult twist with this holiday cocktail recipe. Mix raspberry liqueur and cr¨me de cacao with hot chocolate and pour into glasses. Top them with whipped cream and a fresh raspberry. It's the adult version of a favorite holiday treat.

Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail
Apple cider is the other beloved holiday flavor, along with pumpkin spice. This holiday cocktail is good from November through the New Year. Simply add brandy to sweet apple cider and serve chilled. You can even garnish with apple slices if you want to be fancy with your holiday treats.

Hot Peppermint Rod
Peppermint is to winter and Christmas what pumpkin spice is to fall and Thanksgiving. Enjoy this delicious Hot Peppermint Rod drink this holiday season by mixing hot water and vodka. Top it off with whipped cream and a peppermint stick to give it a peppermint flavor. It's as simple as that.

Hot Buttered Rum
It sounds strange, but it's a holiday tradition. Hot Buttered Rum is a traditional holiday cocktail that is sure to please. Heat brown sugar, hot milk, and dark rum together and pour into a glass. Top each glass with some butter and allow it to melt. Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg. It's a rich, decadent holiday treat that is sure to warm you up no matter the temperature outside.

Peach Sparkler
This holiday cocktail would be perfect for New Year's Eve toasts. Combine cognac, peach schnapps, simple syrup, and crushed fresh peaches, lemon, and orange and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a peach slice for a unique toaster.

The holidays are a great time to try some new drinks and the flavors throughout the season are delicious, so have a cocktail party and taste test some different flavors. Not up for hosting? Stop by Shooter's Wood Fire Grill and taste some of our unique winter cocktails and beers we have on tap. We'll do all the hosting for you. Read More...

Tips for a successful Thanksgiving dinner

November 21, 2016
Once Halloween is over, the holidays move in. Not only is it time to start thinking about Christmas gifts, but don't forget there's still another holiday patiently waiting its turn: Thanksgiving Day. The holidays can be a stressful time for many people, but it is also the most wonderful time of the year (cue early Christmas music). So how does a family survive a successful Thanksgiving dinner together? Here are a few tips to help you throw a successful Thanksgiving dinner at your home this holiday season.

Plan your menu
A large holiday like Thanksgiving Day is not the right time to wing it when it comes to cooking dinner. Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal for guests, so make sure you spend a significant amount of time planning what you'll eat, what you'll drink, and doing the grocery shopping. The longer you wait, the busier the stores will be, so plan ahead and do your shopping in advance as well. If you have guests with special food allergies or dietary restrictions, take those into account and if you plan on trying out a new Thanksgiving dinner dish, maybe try it out on the family the week before first so there are no surprises on Thanksgiving Day.

Do prep work
Thanksgiving dinner prep is always easier when you can do prep work beforehand. Things like salads, rolls, and desserts can be made before Thanksgiving Day to save time. If you can, create a conveyer belt of dishes that need to go in the oven. Prepare the dish and store it in the refrigerator until it's time for it to go in the oven to ensure everything gets baked on time.

Get some help
Holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving Day can be overwhelming for the host to do all of the work themselves. Enlist some help from your family to do the small tasks that pile on and may seem simple, but in the long run will make the biggest difference. Have them help set the table, prepare drinks, light candles, pull things out of the oven, etc. Thanksgiving dinner will go much smoother if you do not try to take it on all by yourself.

Start with fun appetizers
Everyone tends to get hungry quickly on Thanksgiving Day and the anticipation for Thanksgiving dinner can really make someone extra hungry. Try out some fun, light appetizers, like a veggie tray where the veggies are arranged in the shape of a turkey.

Relax and have fun
It may seem like common sense, but the holidays are a time to enjoy time with family, including on Thanksgiving Day. Don't let the stress of preparing Thanksgiving dinner distract you from the joy of the holiday and remember to sit down, relax, and enjoy time with family and friends. The dishes can wait, they will be there after the game. Enjoy your time with your guests to really cap off a successful Thanksgiving Day dinner. Read More...

Unique ways to prepare Thanksgiving leftovers

November 21, 2016
Tis the season for not only family, friends, gift giving, but lots of great food, which means lots of great leftovers. Thanksgiving food is great and all, but the party really starts when you have Thanksgiving leftovers for days. Plain leftovers are fine; you can relive that memorable Thanksgiving Day when you had all of the delicious food. But there are great ways to eat Thanksgiving leftovers that mix it up a little bit. Here are a few ideas on how to maximize your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Turkey Soup
Don't throw away that turkey carcass on Thanksgiving Day. Save the carcass to use the day after to make a delicious turkey soup broth. It's very simple. Put the carcass into a pot and fill the pot with enough water to cover the carcass by two inches, then bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 2-3 hours, then strain through a fine mesh strainer into containers. You can add leftover turkey to the soup as well as other ingredients like vegetables to make more of a soup rather than just a broth. It's one of the best ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers.

Crispy Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing Patties
Ingredients
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tblsp finely chopped onion
¼ tsp pepper
2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups leftover chopped cooked turkey
2 cups leftover stuffing
2 tblsp butter
2 tblsp canola oil

Instructions
Whisk together the eggs, onions, and pepper. Stir in potatoes, turkey, and stuffing. In a large skillet, heat the butter and oil. Working in batches, drop potato mixture by ½ cup fulls into pan, press to flatten. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side. Drain with paper towels. What a great way to use up some leftover Thanksgiving food you have lying around.

Stuffing Waffles
What better way to finish up some Thanksgiving leftovers by throwing them onto a waffle iron? Take some leftover stuffing and grill it on a waffle iron. The pockets made from the iron will be perfect for catching gravy or even syrup if you'd like. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving food breakfast to us.

Stuffing Waffle Sandwich
Let's take the stuffing waffle to the next level, because obviously it wasn't brilliant enough. Take that leftover Thanksgiving turkey and throw it on top of your waffle, followed by a fried egg and some cheesy gravy. Talk about a fantastic open faced Thanksgiving food sandwich.

The only thing better than Thanksgiving food are the Thanksgiving leftovers that come from the grand feast. Don't let those leftovers go to waste; get creative with how you recreate and heat them up. Read More...

Halloween treats to wow your guests

October 27, 2016
Halloween is the time for tricks, treats, ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and zombies to all come out and roam the earth. Not only is Halloween the time for trick-or-treating, but it's also a great time to throw a spooky Halloween party with fun Halloween treats. Your Halloween party food can make or break a party, so here are a few fun Halloween treats to serve at your next party as the trick-or-treaters stock up on their candy.

Rice Krispy Treat Monsters
Rice Krispies are always a fan favorite, so why not throw a Halloween twist on them and turn them into a spooky Halloween treat?

Ingredients:
Rice Krispy treats (you can make these by scratch too if you want)
Melting chocolate in different colors
Candy eyes

Instructions:
1. Unwrap all of the Rice Krispy treats (or pre-make your own)
2. Melt the different colors of melting chocolate. We'd suggest doing one color at a time.
3. Dip one end of the Rice Krispy treat into the melting chocolate. Do different lengths of dipping it in.
4. Stick candy eye balls on them in goofy patterns to make them look like monster eyes.
5. Allow to dry and serve.

What a great and easy Halloween party food to spook the kids and adults alike.

Witch Brooms
This is probably the absolutely easiest and fastest Halloween party food that you could make, but will be loved by all of your guests.

Ingredients:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups mini, individually wrapped
Small pretzel sticks

Instructions:
1. Unwrap all of the peanut butter cups and put into a bowl.
2. One at a time, turn the peanut butter cups upside down and stick a pretzel stick into the bottom of it.

That's it! So simple, yet a great Halloween treat that your guests will love to eat.

Strawberry Ghosts
The ghosts have to make an appearance in your Halloween party food. They're just too fun to replicate not to.

Ingredients:
30 fresh strawberries
8 ounces Baker's Premium White Chocolate Morsels, chopped
1 teaspoon shortening
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
¼ cup Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Instructions
1. Wash strawberries and pat dry.
2. Melt white chocolate and shortening in microwave at 50% power, stir until smooth. Stir in extract.
3. Dip strawberries in chocolate mixture; place on waxed paper-lined baking sheet, allowing excess chocolate to form the ghosts' tails. Free for five minutes.
4. In microwave, melt remaining chocolate chips, stir until smooth. Dip a toothpick into melted chocolate and use it to draw two eyes and a mouth on each ghost.

There are many ways to spice up your Halloween party food and make fun Halloween treats for your guests, but ghosts are always a crowd favorite.

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Desserts worthy of celebrating on National Dessert Day

October 27, 2016
Nothing tops off a great meal like a delicious dessert, whether it's chocolate or ice cream or anything in between. So why not celebrate National Dessert Day with one of Shooter's Wood Fire Grill's delectable desserts during the month of desserts? Shooters offers a dessert menu that has something for everyone and is affordable enough to add onto the end of anyone's meal. Here is just a taste of the desserts you can celebrate National Dessert Day with.

Seasonal Tart
Not a fan of chocolate? No problem. Shooters Wood Fire Grill offers a seasonal tart that is reminiscent of the summer months. The flaky tart is served with rich cinnamon and brown sugar ice cream and drizzled with caramel. A rich, yet satisfying dessert.

Chocolate Fantasy
This dessert is for those of you who don't mess around with your chocolate. Why not celebrate National Dessert Day with a chocolate lover's dream. This moist chocolate cake is cooked in a mini bunt cake form and is topped with molten fudge and delicious, smooth vanilla ice cream.

Peanut Butter Pie
Two things that go best together in the dessert world: peanut butter and chocolate. This rich, decadent chocolate topped peanut butter pie combines those two things perfectly, along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce drizzle.

Bread Pudding
A traditional dessert that is nevertheless delicious and always worth having. Our famous bread pudding recipe is known throughout the area as one of the best desserts around. It is served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel and topped with whipped cream. Nothing could be more perfect for National Dessert Day.

Ice Cream Nachos
Last, but certainly not least, our popular ice cream nachos are a very unique dessert treat that few places have been able to copy. Flour tortilla chips are deep fried and tossed in cinnamon and sugar. Those chips are then topped with cinnamon and brown sugar ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top. It's the coming together of everything perfect in desserts.

Don't miss celebrating a holiday like National Dessert Day. We'd even encourage celebrating it every day to get a taste of every dessert that Shooters Wood Fire Grill has to offer. Stop in today for dinner and dessert; we'd encourage dessert first. Read More...

Fun cheeseburger facts to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day

September 21, 2016
We love food holidays. This month we are graced with National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th, which gives us a great excuse to eat one of our many delicious cheeseburgers. Shooters Wood Fire Grill features a wide variety of cheeseburgers, from the basic to the extravagant. But where did the cheeseburger come from? Here are a few interesting facts that you may not know about cheeseburgers for you to discuss with your friends while chowing down on a delicious Shooters cheeseburger.

  • Each year, Americans eat a whopping 50 billion burgers, or three burgers a week. That's a lot of beef!

  • Hamburgers and cheeseburgers account for 71 percent of beef served in commercial hotels in the United States.

  • McDonalds sells 75 hamburgers a second.

  • While the hamburger was coined in New Haven, the cheeseburger claim to fame is found in Denver. Louis Ballast of Humpty Dumpty Drive was awarded the trademark in 1935.

  • The Jimmy Buffet song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” was first inspired by a boat trip that he took. The trip was hampered by bad weather and he was forced to eat nothing but canned food and peanut butter that was aboard the boat and he found himself craving a cheeseburger.

  • The most expensive burger sold in America is sold from the New York City food truck 666 Burger. The $666 burger is wrapped in a gold leaf, topped with lobster, caviar, truffles, foie gras, and aged gruyere cheese melted with steam from champagne poured on a hot griddle. The good thing is you get $300 back, as the burger comes wrapped in three greasy $100 bills.

  • The biggest cheeseburger ever was cooked by a Minnesota casino in 2012 and weighed 2,014 pounds. It required a special oven, a crane, and a special bun that had to be baked for seven hours.

  • During the First World War the U.S. Government tried to rename burgers as “Liberty Sandwiches” in order to promote patriotism and avoid using its original Germanic name.

  • Approximately 40 percent of hamburgers served in the United States contain cheese on them. A survey conducted at Red Robin stated that over 70 percent of their customers would like cheese added into the patty itself.


We love a good, juicy cheeseburger. Take a look at our extensive cheeseburger menu for your next favorite burger. There's a burger for everyone, including one with fried macaroni and cheese. View our full Shooters Wood Fire Grill menu hereRead More...

Celebrate Better Breakfast Month at Shooters

September 21, 2016
September welcomes fall flavors of all kinds, but it also happens to be Better Breakfast Month, which we love because breakfast is one of our favorite meals of the day. From pancakes and French toast to sausage and bacon, Shooters Wood Fire Grill offers a breakfast for everyone to enjoy. This would be the perfect month to stop in and try any one of our delicious breakfasts and celebrate Better Breakfast Month. Here is a preview of what we offer on our breakfast menu.

 The Classics
Our menu of classics offers just that: a combination of any of the classic breakfast items for you to enjoy. Eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and pancakes all appear on this menu and are available to you in a number of different combinations. We even have a biscuits and gravy option for those hearty breakfasts.

Features
Get your grub on with one of our featured breakfast menu items. The feature items include a country friend steak, steak and eggs, corned beef and hash, ham steak and eggs, and Huevos Rancheros. It is a truly unique breakfast menu for the Rapid City area and why not celebrate Better Breakfast Month than with a big, juicy, chunk of meat.

Omelets
You can never go wrong with a good omelet. Eggs, cheese, meat, vegetables, it's the ultimate breakfast item that is good no matter where you go. At Shooters Wood Fire Grill we have mastered the omelet, offering varieties such as the mushroom Florentine omelet and the Santa Fe omelet. Don't miss this breakfast menu staple.

Breakfast Burritos
Nothing says hearty breakfast like a good breakfast burrito. Whether you like your burritos plain, smothered in gravy, or smothered in chili, we've got you covered with our three breakfast burrito options that are sure to impress you on Better Breakfast Month.

Pancakes and French Toast
Let's not forget the bread staples of the breakfast menu. At Shooters Wood Fire Grill you can also get good old fashioned French toast and pancakes, as well as a cinnamon roll that will keep you coming back again and again.

No breakfast is complete without coffee, juice, and why not a cocktail? Stop by Shooters for a sunrise cocktail to get your day started off right and take a look at the full breakfast menu for you perfect dish to celebrate Better Breakfast Month. Read More...

Wine Pairing Tips

August 16, 2016
A large glass of wine is a great way to relax after a long day and to decompress. Wine also carries a wide variety of health benefits that can make having a glass or two a day highly beneficial to the drinker. The art of wine pairing is something that can take your meal experience to a whole new level. The proper wine paired with your dinner can make a huge difference in how your wine and how your meal tastes. Here are a few tips to proper wine pairing that anyone can follow, whether a novice or veteran wine drinker.

Tip #1: Wine Should be Sweeter
Make sure the wine that you are pairing is sweeter than the food you will be eating to ensure that it is a successful wine pairing. If the wine is not sweeter than the food, then the wine will tend to taste bitter and tart, even if it is not a tart beer.

Tip #2: Have What You'd Like
The key is to make sure you chose a wine that will taste good with the food you are eating, as well as by itself. If you don't like the wine you chose, trying to pair food with it won't necessarily improve the taste of it for you. This way, if the pairing isn't perfect, then you will still enjoy the wine that you chose. The same goes for the food. Order what you want to ensure that you still enjoy your meal. If you try and pair a favorite wine with something you hate, like spam, no amount of wine will make that spam taste good to you.

Tip #3: Look for Balance
It is important that the wine you pair with your meal has a similar weight as the food that you are eating. The body and the richness should be similar and equal partners and one should not overwhelm the other. Hearty foods such as lamb chops should be paired with a hearty wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon, same as a light dish such as fish should have a light wine such as a Soave. Consider the fat content in foods to determine weight and when determining the weight of wine, look at color, grape variety, and alcohol level.

Tip #4: Keep Qualities Together
It is important when pairing your food with your wine that you keep the type of food and the type of wines together. Sweet wines with sweet dishes, acidic wines with acidic dishes, intense wines with intense dishes, etc. This will help ensure that the pairing is successful.

Shooters Wood Fire Grill offers a wide variety of wines that can go great with any of our menu items. Ask any of our knowledgeable wait staff or bartenders what their thoughts are and what they would recommend. Read More...

Fun facts about the Summer Olympics

August 16, 2016
The 2016 Summer Olympics are in full swing and as always they are entertaining to watch and a nail-bitter. While you're cheering on Team U.S.A. at the Summer Olympics in Rio, there are a few necessities for a good hosting party, and that is good food and drink. Shooters Wood Fire Grill is your home for Olympics coverage and viewing, with our extensive list of food to enjoy and beers and other adult beverages. Here are few fun facts about the Olympics to keep you going through your viewing party.

  • If you were interested in attending the Olympics, apart from your airplane ticket, you could be paying anywhere from $40 to almost $3,000 for attending the summer event. There are 7.5 million tickets available and the most popular events are soccer, basketball, volleyball, and handball.

  • Olympic organizers over the course of the event will prepare 60,000 meals per day to feed the athletes with food such as Brazilian staples like rice and black beans, as well as barbecued meat, tapioca, cheese bread, and acai.

  • The Rio Summer Olympics will have the largest security force assembled at any event in Brazil's history with 85,000 soldiers and policemen on hand. Their police force is twice as large as the security presence for London 2012 Olympics.

  • Rio is the first South American country to host the Olympics in Olympic history. It beat out Chicago, Madrid, and Tokyo in its 2009 bid.

  • Approximately 10,500 athletes from 206 different countries are taking place in the Olympics, lasting 17 days and competing across 306 events.

  • For the first time in Olympic history, a team of refugees is being allowed to compete. The team of five to 10 refugees are qualifying and competing under the Olympic flag.

  • The 2016 Summer Olympics mascot is Vinicius, a yellow and blue creature that represents Brazilian wildlife and resembles a cat or monkey that can fly and has the power to stretch its limbs and body.



The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are entertaining and always a joy to watch. Be sure to stop by Shooters Wood Fire Grill to get the most out of your Olympics viewing party and enjoy it with some good food and great beer. From hot wings to savory burgers, from steaks to seafood, there is something for everyone at Shooters, including a wide range of drinks including beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Read More...

Proper beer and food pairings

July 29, 2016
Picking the right beer to go with your meal is a science that many may not realize is important. Picking the proper beer that pairs well with your meal can really change the way that a meal or your beer tastes. Luckily at Shooters we offer a wide variety of beers to go with your meal. Here are a few tips on how to pick the right beer to go with some of our different menu items.

Burgers
Try drinking an amber ale when having a burger. The strong flavors in a burger might be too much for a lighter beer and you may not be able to fully appreciate the taste of it if the taste is overwhelmed by the taste in a burger. The flavors in an amber ale are strong enough that you will truly be able to enjoy your beer and burger together. Nut brown ales also work really well here. As an added bonus, the hops used in amber ales can help to lower cholesterol. So cheers to that!

Hot Wings
The beer you drink here depends a lot on what type of wings you like. If you like them really hot versus mild, that could change the type of beer you'll want to get. If you enjoy the brazen flavors of truly hot wings, try combating the flavors with a pale ale or an IPA. The harsh flavors of those beers will help cut through the harsh flavors of hot wings. An IPA also pairs well with bleu cheese if you prefer that over ranch. If you prefer milder wings, try a pilsner. Depending on the type of pilsner you get, it could have a crisp or dry finish to it, so taste a few.

Salad
If you plan on going the healthy route and having a salad but want a beer with it because, well, life is hard sometimes, try having a Belgian white, simply for the weight. A salad is obviously a very light meal, so you want a beer that is also light. A Belgian white has a very light body so it will not weigh you down and leave you feeling sluggish. Having a lighter wheat beer will make the freshness of the salad more crisp and taste better.

Dessert (especially chocolate)
Looking to cap the night off with a good dessert and beer? Try a stout or porter, something that is a little bit heavier but carries a heavy punch in flavor. This is a great time to taste test some flavored beers, such as a raspberry beer or other fruity flavors. Nothing goes better with chocolate than fruit, so get creative. They even make chocolate porters and stouts, so why not pair your chocolate dessert with a chocolate beer?

There are many creative ways to pair beer with your food. Ask any of our bartenders what their suggestions are for pairing your alcohol with dinner. Read More...

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day at Shooters

July 29, 2016
Holidays are a special time for family and friends to come together over a great meal. While we enjoy celebrating most traditional holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, we also enjoy celebrating holidays such as National Chicken Wing Day, celebrated on July 29! And what better way to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day than by stopping by Shooters Wood Fire Grill to try some of our award-winning chicken wings? Whether you enjoy your wings as mild as they come, or as fiery and hot as they can be, there is a wing sauce flavor for you at Shooters Wood Fire Grill. Shooters offers wing flavors in naked, mild, hot, thermonuclear, extreme, fiery mango, and regular BBQ flavors, but many people enjoy the spicy sauces. Here are a few tips on how to properly enjoy those sauces that are as hot as our summer.

Let the wings cool off before beginning to eat
Naturally, we strive to serve your food to you right when it comes out of the oven or off the stove so it is as fresh as possible. If the wings' temperature is too hot for you when we bring them, take a few minutes and let them cool down. The hot temperature is going to mingle with the hot flavor of the sauce and you're going to have a doubly difficult time finishing those wings.

Have milk ready to go
While your waiter may bring you a glass of water, dairy such as milk is going to help cut the spice of the sauce a lot better, so ask for a glass of milk to go with your meal. The fattier the milk, the better it is at cutting spice, so if you can, get whole milk. You can also use other fatty dairy products, such as sour cream or ice cream. A milkshake at the end is not a bad idea, or get our Ice Cream Nachos for dessert to help wash out that spice.

Don't touch your eyes
Especially with the thermonuclear and the extreme flavors, the sauce can burn if you touch sensitive areas. Be sure to not touch your face afterwards until you've had a chance to wash your hands. The last thing you want is your eyes burning from the heat of the sauce.

Eat slowly
There's no reason to push yourself too far if you're not ready. Eat slowly and take your time. Nobody's got time for throwing up, so let's avoid that at all costs.

Chicken wings are one of God's greatest gifts to mankind, so be sure to stop by and enjoy a plateful in honor of National Chicken Wing Day. Can't make it in on July 29? Don't worry, we have chicken wings year round and we promise they will always be here ready for you to take on the heat. Stop by any day! Read More...

Health benefits of wine

June 15, 2016
Wine is delicious. There's no denying that fact. We all love to indulge in a glass or two or whole bottle of wine every now and then. But did you know about its numerous health benefits? Wine has a number of health benefits that help it to be one of the healthier boozes that you can drink. So pop a cork and check out these health benefits that wine offers.

  • Wine will help promote longevity. A 2007 Finnish study showed that wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers.

  • Moderate wine drinkers who have chronic high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers, according to a 2007 Harvard School of Public Health study.

  • Red wine has some health benefits that white wine does not have, and vice versa. One of those is the reduced risk of heart disease. Red wine protects against heart disease thanks to the procyanidins that are found within it. Wines from Sardinia and southwest France have more procyanidins than other wines.

  • Moderate wine drinkers are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than beer drinkers. And for you non-drinkers, you are 32 percent more likely to develop cataracts than those who drink alcohol.

  • Another win for the red wine. Red wine helps to cut the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent according to a 2005 Stony Brook University study.

  • Red just keeps on taking the cake here. Moderate consumption of red wine will help to cut the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent according to a Stony Brook University study of 2,291 people over a four-year period.

  • Everyone likes a sharp mind. According to a Columbia University study of 1,416 people, brain function will decline at a faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. We'll cheers to that!


While there are numerous other health benefits to drinking wine, the key to get the most of the health benefits is moderation. Having one or two glasses of wine a day is a good moderation, however, drinking in excess will not only cancel out these health benefits, but will also set you back a little bit. Drinking too much can lead to thin bones in women. In addition, a Seven Countries Study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in August 2000 revealed that heavy drinkers were known to die two years earlier than moderate drinkers, on average. However, moderate drinkers outlived nondrinkers by the same amount. Read More...

Treat your dad to a Shooters burger this Father's Day

June 15, 2016
Father's Day is right around the corner and Shooters Wood Fire Grill has the perfect way to celebrate. Bring him in for one of our specialty burgers that is sure to leave him feeling satisfied. Skip grilling this year, and let Shooters cook for you. Here's a look at our specialty burgers and what he can choose from.

The Mac
We take your love of mac and cheese to a whole new level by breading it and frying it and putting it on top of your burger. Don't forget the other usual toppings, lettuce and tomato, as well as a rich house made cheese sauce. If you have to ask if it needs more cheese, it needs more cheese.

Sidewinder
This is not for the faint of heart. The sidewinder will set your taste buds on fire (good thing there's plenty of beer here). Not only does it have lettuce and tomatoes, but it also features jalapeno straws and a spicy habanero infused cream cheese mayo. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Soprano
For the Italian in you, the Soprano burger features pepperoni, deli ham, melted mozzarella cheese, and Italian mayo all piled high on a fresh baked focaccia roll. If you're talking in an Italian accent for the rest of the day, feel free to blame us.

Bourbon Bacon Cheddar
For those moments when you want to have some bourbon and a hamburger, now you don't have to decide between one or the other. The Bourbon Bacon Cheddar combines all things that are good in this world: cheddar cheese, bacon, fried onion straws, lettuce, tomatoes, and a rich bourbon glaze. Excuse while we whip the drool off our mouth.

Double Pig
It is America after all, and Americans like their meat! Pulled pork and bacon sit atop this hamburger, along with melted cheddar cheese, and a chipotle mayo, not to mention the lettuce, tomato, and sesame seed roll. Bonus points to anyone who orders it just by oinking.

Dakota Jack
For the true South Dakotan in your group, the Dakota Jack features all of the things that are perfect on a hamburger. From pepper jack cheese to carmelized onions, from tangy house BBQ sauce, to the usual lettuce and tomatoes, it's the perfect burger to celebrate National Hamburger month with.

Gourmet Mushroom and Swiss
For those of you who like to eat with your pinkies raised, we've got the Gourmet Mushroom and Swiss burger that features the usual suspects: sautéed mushrooms and melted swiss cheese, as well as a drizzle of rich balsamic glaze. Pinkies up please.

Classic Patty Melt
For those of you who are purely traditional, we've got the classic patty melt, with marble rye toast and carmelized onions and swiss cheese. It just doesn't get any better than that.

Check out our menu for all other offerings. What better way to celebrate Father's Day than with a big juicy burger? Read More...

Budweiser changes its name to America leading up to elections

June 7, 2016
Nothing says America like an ice cold beer on a hot summer day while sitting lakeside with your closest friends. Well, beer just got a bit more patriotic thanks to Anheuser-Busch. Beginning May 23, all Budweiser cans and bottles will no longer say Budweiser. Instead, they will read America, in an attempt to make America taste great again.

The name change comes in an attempt to instill a bit more patriotism in drinkers and “to inspire drinkers to celebrate America and Budweiser's shared values of freedom and authenticity,” according to Anheuser-Busch. As if beer drinking wasn't patriotic enough, now we have more of  a reason to enjoy it.

If changing the name to America wasn't patriotic enough, words on the bottles and cans will also feature lyrics from the Star Spangled Banner and lines from the Pledge of Allegiance. The Statue of Liberty may also appear on some cans or bottles. So now you can say the pledge while drinking an ice cold brew. Have we mentioned lately how much we love America?

Some of the other changes included are changing “King of Beers” to “E Pluribus Unum,” “The World Renowned” to “Land of the Free,” and “Anheuser-Busch, Inc.” to “Liberty and Justice for All.” Changes got so detailed that legal slang such as “Trademark” was changed to “Indivisible,” and “Registered” was changed to “Since 1776.” Talk about committing to change.

“We are embarking on what should be the most patriotic summer that this generation has ever seen,” Ricardo Marques, vice president of Budweiser, said in a statement.

The patriotic rebranding will go through the election in November, so depending on the outcome of the presidential election you can take a nice big swig of America either is celebration or in desperation for something great; only time will tell.

"We thought nothing was more iconic than Budweiser and nothing was more iconic than America," says Tosh Hall, creative director at the can's branding firm JKR.

So here's to America. Let us all raise an ice cold Budweiser, er America, this summer with a sense of pride in our beer, er country, and toast to making America taste great again.

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Fun facts about chicken wings

May 17, 2016
Chicken wings are one of America's staple food items and we are not surprised. With so many different sauce flavors, it's no wonder that chicken wings are so popular. They are customizable to each individual person's tastes and preferences. From spicy to tangy, from zesty to flaming hot, and even plain, chicken wings are growing in popularity and it's not surprising why. But did you know these fun facts about chicken wings? Here are some fun facts about that tasty treat that Americans just can't get enough of.

  • The record for most wings eaten is 444 wings in 26 minutes, set by Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti during the 2015 Wing Bowl. Molly Schuyler came in a close second with 444 wings.

  • The Pacific region currently consumes the least amount of wings, while the South consumes the most amount of wings in the country.

  • The average American eats 90 chicken wings a year. We can certainly aim to be above average, right?

  • Americans consume 1.25 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday alone, which would circle the Grand Canyon 120 times. Now that's a lot of chickens!

  • Ranch is, no surprise, the most popular dipping sauce for chicken wings, but bleu cheese coming in a close second.

  • Due to the amount of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, the price of chicken wings rises surrounding the Super Bowl.

  • Hooters sells more than 30 pounds of chicken wings each year. Everyone goes there for the food right?

  • One chicken wing usually contains about 141 calories, without sauce. Better be hitting the gym the next day!

  • The average American can eat 12 chicken wings in one sitting. Again, strive for above average on this one.

  • The National Buffalo Wing Festival is held each year in Buffalo, New York and usually attracts an average of 800,000 people.

  • People living in Seattle are 17 percent less likely to eat chicken wings than the average resident of top 42 U.S. markets. What gives, Seattle?

  • If you weighed 1.25 billion chicken wings, they would weigh 5,955 times more than the weights of the Seahawks' and Patriots' entire 52-man rosters combined.


Shooters Wood Fire grill is your home to delicious chicken wings in Rapid City. Our premium quality, lightly breaded wings are served how you like them. Choose from either naked, mild, hot, thermonuclear, extreme, fiery mango, or BBQ sauces to whet your appetite. All chicken wings are served with celery and ranch or bleu cheese, the choice is yours. Read More...

Health benefits of drinking beer

May 12, 2016
You've got a lot that you could thank beer for. After all, nobody would know about those stellar dance moves you've been hiding from the world without beer. And what about the courage to go up and talk to that pretty girl? Thanks to beer, you have the best stories amongst all of your friends. But there are a lot of things that beer does for you behind the scenes that you probably didn't know. Beer has a wide variety of health benefits that many may not know about. But because we love beer, and we know you love beer, we want to give you another reason to keep drinking beer. And what better reason is there to drink beer than health benefits?

  • Studies have shown that moderate beer drinkers had a 42 percent lower risk of heart disease, compared to non-drinkers. But be sure to keep it light. Keep it at one pint a day in order to reap the maximum amount of benefits.

  • Nobody likes kidney stones, so we'll raise a beer to that. Each bottle of beer has been proven, thanks to a Finnish study, to reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by 40 percent. Bottoms up!

  • Beer will also help to increase your vitamin B levels, as beer contains B1, B2, B6, and B12. A Dutch study found that beer drinkers had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 than non-drinkers. In addition, levels were twice as high as those of wine drinkers.

  • Another good one for your ticker. Beer helps to reduce the risk of a heart attack by 40 to 60 percent.

  • Beer will help to improve your mood. Beer drinkers are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to studies.

  • Researchers at the University of Montreal discovered that two glasses of beer a day help to reduce work and life related stress. Now there's something we will drink to!

  • Cold season seems to always be here, so here's good news for those of you who get sick easily. Drinking warm beer will help to improve blood circulation and help you to breathe when you feel congested, thanks to the barley. It will also help provide relief for joint pain and boost your immunity. Simply heat a bottle of beer in a double boiler and add four teaspoons of honey.

  • Here's one for the ladies! Certain vitamins in beer can help regenerate the skin and give a positive impact on your pigmentation, improving your skin quality and making it smoother and suppler.


Looking for a place to hang and have a drink with your friends and improve your health a little bit? Stop by Shooters Wood Fire Grill for happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-6 pm and 9 pm-close. We've got a full service bar and all of the medicine you could hope for. Read More...

Shooters invades the Rapid City breakfast scene in the most delicious way

March 23, 2016
Everybody loves burgers, but even more people love breakfast food. Good breakfast food is truly a thing of beauty and something that everybody can appreciate and enjoy, whether it's at 7 am for breakfast or 5 pm for dinner. Shooters Wood Fire Grill has long been a staple in the Rapid City dinner scene, but we are now working our culinary magic to become a staple in the Rapid City weekend breakfast scene. Because who doesn't love a late brunch on Saturday morning following an evening of drinking at Shooters?!

Shooters Wood Fire Grill's breakfast menu features all of the original classics: savory eggs, fluffy pancakes, succulent sausage, buttery biscuits and gravy, sweet French toast, decadent cinnamon rolls, and let's not forget the crispy bacon. Are you hungry yet?

Beyond the ordinary, Shooters also offers a large variety of signature omelets and breakfast burritos, including their very own Smothered Carne Burrito and a new twist, the Smothered Country Burrito, marrying the concept of breakfast burritos and biscuits and gravy in a match that made purely in heaven and has to be tasted to believe.

At an affordable price, classic dishes are something that everyone can enjoy and afford. A large variety of combinations and portion sizes offers something for stomachs and appetites of all sizes. Craving a plate overflowing with buttery, fluffy pancakes? We've got you covered. Want just a small plate of eggs and sausage for some protein? We've got your back.

But Shooters doesn't stop there. Shooters now offers breakfast items that you might not get at your usual breakfast stop. If you're looking to try something new, stop by Shooters for their unique dishes such as Corned Beef, Hash and Eggs, Country Friend Steak and Eggs, Sirloin Steak and Eggs, Ham Steak and Eggs, and Huevos Rancheros. Shooters offers a dining experience unlike any other with their twist on the breakfast scene. It truly offers a unique and classic breakfast experience that cannot be gotten anywhere else.

As if Shooters needed any more reason to be the unique and premier place for breakfast in Rapid City, they also offer sunrise cocktails. Cocktail choices include Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Tequila Sunrise, Screwdriver, Irish Coffee, Bailey's Coffee, Bloody Beer, and Orange Beer.

Stop in to Shooters Wood Fire Grill on Saturdays or Sundays to get your breakfast fix in a unique way that only Shooters can offer. Read More...

Shooter's Has the Cure for your March Madness

March 7, 2016
There is energy in the air, can you feel it, the buzz of excitement? It's March Madness and if you're a basketball fan, Shooter's Wood Fire Grill is your place to be to catch all the action this season! Get your brackets filled and settle in to enjoy all of the March Madness from the comfort of Shooters! Every seat in the house is a front row set at Shooter's Wood Fire Grill. Sit back, grab a cold drink from our full service bar and enjoy some of the best chicken wings and appetizers in Rapid City!

Shooters Award-Winning Chicken Wings — Premium quality lightly breaded wings with your choice of: Naked, Mild, Hot, Thermonuclear, Extreme, Fiery Mango or BBQ sauces. Served with celery, and ranch, or bleu cheese from 12 to 60 order as many as you and your crew can handle!

Boneless Wings — Crispy hand battered all white meat chicken tenderloin tossed in your choice of “Shooters” famous wings sauce Served with celery sticks, and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese

Chicharrons — Delicious pork pieces fried to a golden brown, and tossed in kosher salt, and garlic, served with 4 mini corn tortillas and creamy siracha sauce.

Cheesy Artichoke Dip — A rich blend of artichokes, spinach, cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan cheeses, and spices, served with celery sticks, baby carrots, and fried pita chips.

Sampler Platter — “Shooters” Boneless wings, Mozzarella Cheese curds, Beef Chislic, and cheesy artichoke dip. Served with Ranch, Marinara, and house BBQ sauce.

“Shooters” Beef Chislic — “Shooters” own fresh fried tortilla chips piled high with your choice of beef, chicken, or pork, and cheese blend then baked. Finished with fresh lettuce, green chile pico, fresh crema, guacamole and fresh jalapenos. Served with Salsa on the side.

Santa Fe Nachos — Shooters own fresh fried tortilla chips piled high with your choice of beef, chicken, or pork, and cheese blend then baked. Finished with fresh lettuce, green chile pico, fresh crema, guacamole, and fresh jalapenos. Served with salsa on the side.

From Pepsi products to our full service bar, you are sure to find something to quench your thirst as your teams busts through the brackets! Bring your friends, your family and your appetite and head on down to Shooter's Wood Fire Grill, to enjoy Rapid City's premier sports bar. Read More...

Make Shooters Your Gameday Headquarters

January 18, 2016
With division championships looming, the Super Bowl is just around the corner. It's a battle of east versus west for both the AFC and NFC to see who will move forward to the Conference Finals at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara California.

No matter who you are rooting for, Shooters is the place to catch all of the action. With our full bar and widescreens throughout the dining room, you won't miss a moment of the excitement! Grab your friends or bring the whole family to enjoy these game day favorites.
Shooters Award-Winning Chicken Wings - Premium quality lightly breaded wings with your choice of: Naked, Mild, Hot, Thermonuclear, Extreme, Fiery Mango or BBQ sauces. Served with celery, and ranch, or bleu cheese from 12 to 60 order as many as you and your crew can handle!

Boneless Wings - Crispy hand battered all white meat chicken tenderloin tossed in your choice of "Shooters" famous wings sauce Served with celery sticks, and your choice of ranch or bleu cheese

Chicharrons - Delicious pork pieces fried to a golden brown, and tossed in kosher salt, and garlic, served with 4 mini corn tortillas and creamy siracha sauce.

Cheesy Artichoke Dip - A rich blend of artichokes, spinach, cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan cheeses, and spices, served with celery sticks, baby carrots, and fried pita chips.

Sampler Platter - "Shooters" Boneless wings, Mozzarella Cheese curds, Beef Chislic, and cheesy artichoke dip. Served with Ranch, Marinara, and house BBQ sauce.

"Shooters" Beef Chislic - "Shooters" own fresh fried tortilla chips piled high with your choice of beef, chicken, or pork, and cheese blend then baked. Finished with fresh lettuce, green chile pico, fresh crema, guacamole and fresh jalapenos. Served with Salsa on the side.

Santa Fe Nachos - Shooters own fresh fried tortilla chips piled high with your choice of beef, chicken, or pork, and cheese blend then baked. Finished with fresh lettuce, green chile pico, fresh crema, guacamole, and fresh jalapenos. Served with salsa on the side.
Shooters offers a wide variety of drinks to wash it all down! From Pepsi products to our full service bar, you are sure to find something to quench your thirst on game day.
Bring your friends, your family and your appetite to head on down to Shooter and enjoy Rapid City's premier sports bar. Read More...

Eat Great after Eight at Shooters Woodfire Grill

January 18, 2016
Do the short days and long cold nights of winter have you down? Warm up with Shooter's Eat Great Late deal! Don't get left out in the cold! Come on in and enjoy two for one burgers when you dine at Shooters after 8 p.m. Our hand pattied specialty burgers are a sure fire way to warm spirits.
Choose from any of our handcrafted burgers and get one of equal or lesser value free! All of our burgers are served with your choice of side, Wood Fire Burgers are served with your choice of: French Fries, Waffle Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Baked Potato, Mashed Potatoes, Cottage Cheese, Cole Slaw, or Seasonal Vegetable. Add soup, salad or onion rings for an additional charge.
Soprano - A Shooters original, grilled burger topped with pastrami, pepperoni, and melted mozzarella cheese on toasted Focaccia with Italian mayo.

Black and Blue - Blackened seasoning, blue cheese crumbles, real bacon bits, lettuce, tomatoes, and a tangy peppercorn remoulade on a fresh baked roll.

Bourbon Bacon Cheddar - A hand pattied, wood fire grilled burger with melted cheddar cheese, bacon, fried onion straws, and rich bourbon glaze, served on a fresh baked roll

Gourmet Mushroom & Swiss - A tender, grilled Shooters burger topped with sautéed mushrooms, and melted Swiss cheese on a fresh baked roll.

Double Pig - A toasted sesame seed roll with house made pulled pork, crisp bacon, smothered with chipotle mayo then topped with lettuce, tomatoes and melted cheddar cheese

Caprese - Toasted focaccia with lettuce, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella ovalines then topped with a house made pesto sauce

Sidewinder - Dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeno straws, and a spicy habanero infused cream cheese mayo all on a toasted sourdough roll.
If you consider your palette a little more classic, our house cheeseburger is sure to hit the spot. With your choice of cheese and toppings, your burger will be made to your specifications and grilled to perfection.
Our Eat Great after Eight deal also perfectly coincides with our late night happy hour! If you work the late shift, we've got you covered for great food and drink in a relaxing atmosphere!
Join us every weeknight from 8 p.m. to midnight for our, “Eat Great Late,” menu and enjoy Shooter's late night happy hour every weeknight from 9 to 10 p.m. Read More...




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