By Wendy Sweeter
A new restaurant plans to open June 21 in the Archery Shak building.
O So Good Too owner Omar Thornton decided to open his second location in Lennox. He opened O So Good in Garretson, where Thornton lives, three years ago.
“Being that we’re on the north side of Sioux Falls, Lennox is pretty much the same distance away from Sioux Falls on the south side. Just knowing it’s an indoor archery range makes it unique,” he said.
Thornton has a lot of fans who come to his Garretson restaurant from Sioux Falls. Many say they love the place and the food but the drive is a little far. He has many fans in Harrisburg and Tea and a Lennox location will be closer for them.
While some of the menu will be the same as the one in Garretson, Thornton is also planning some unique features for Lennox.
“We wanted make sure each place has its own uniqueness,” he said. “The menu here is going to be basically smaller and with quite a few things that can be found in Garretson but there will be some new stuff on the menu you can’t get in Garretson and vice versa.”
Thornton is planning on theme nights and a chef challenge night. He is hoping to do a prime rib. The food on the menu is a lot of seafood, comfort food with a southern flair. His family comes from the south, but Thornton was born and raised in California. His growing up experience comes through in his cooking.
“It’s an infusion of all these things from around the world that I’ve experienced, but created this mesh of flavor and cooking style,” he said.
For the seafood, he dredges it in cornstarch instead of flour to create a flakier crust. He also does a light blackening on the walleye.
Thornton, who owns the restaurants with his wife, Renae, plans to open for lunch on Father’s Day for a soft opening. They will have their grand opening June 24 for dinner. They plan to be open in Lennox 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Sunday and 4-9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.