2019 JAN FEB DOWN COUNTRY ROADS MAGAZINE DCR Jan.Feb.2019 web - Page 32

K Hungry patrons don’t just stop by Killian’s Food and Drink located in the center of Spearfish: they’re welcomed in for a visit. The Gouda Jalapeño burger is an artistic take on a classic: topped with house-pickled jalapeños, gouda cheese and jalapeño aioli. 32 DOWN COUNTRY ROADS illian’s­ hearty yet­diverse­gas- tropub­fare­and artisanal­drinks served­ in­ a lively,­family-style­atmosphere offer­ the­ casual­ diner­ much more­than­just­another­commu- nity­restaurant­meal­choice.­ “A­ small­ town­ like Spearfish­is­a­super­unique­mar- ket,­and­the­most­difficult­kind,” said­Nick­Caton,­part­owner­and executive­ chef­ of­ Killian’s. “With­a­small­population,­you can’t­ hide­ behind­ smoke­ and mirrors.”­ Nick­calls­the­area­“meat­and potatoes­country”­and,­taking­a simple­approach­to­cooking,­he crafts­Killian’s­menu­to­offer­a variety­of­dishes­based­on­what Story by Lauren Harris • Photography by Lauren Harris