One would think that the most searched topic during Cinco de Mayo would be margarita recipes, salsa ideas, fine tequilas, or perhaps the history of the holiday.

Not in South Dakota.

According to CableTV, last May 5th, we googled "Qdoba Menu" more than anything else.

It sounds odd. But I might have a theory.

At the fast-casual Qdoba I feel the need to know how to order before I get to the counter. Saying "I'd like a burrito" is just the beginning of a multitude of rapid-fire questions. "Red beans or pinto? Whole grain or white tortilla? Which Salsa? Lettuce? Rice? Bowl? Pork, Beef, or Chicken? Did you say pinto? What kind of cheese? Sauce? Hot, medium, or mild? Jalapenos? Red or green peppers?" Kinda felt like I was getting grilled like Jack Nicholson in 'A Few Good Men. "Did you or did you not order the Code Red???!!!???"

It's my fault. Perhaps if I'd googled "Qdoba menu" like everyone else I could have walked up with confidence. Now I feel like I just blew the big final Jeopardy question.

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I'd like to say South Dakotans were alone in this quest, but I can't. North Dakota came along and it was their #1 search as well. That's crazy. I would be searching "is there an oil field under my house?" or something like it.


Here Are 13 of Your Favorite Fried Foods

Some foods need a fryer, others should never go near one. Forget baking. We are so obsessed with eating deep-fat fried foods. And every time you turn around, there's another menu filled with most of the items that have bathed in a hot-boiling fat vat.

There seems to be no end to what a deep fat fryer can cook. And we prove it every day with our love of crispy, greasy, burnt-tongue, salty foods.

I won't argue that an order of onion rings or sweet potato fries is the best marriage partner to a burger. Especially when they are made from scratch. So, pile them high.

What are some other delights that need the fryer?

Life on a Cattle Ranch in Western South Dakota

Life is different out in the country. One look at the photo from Robin Bickel and you quickly realize that a workday is quite different as well, after all, she lives out west in South Dakota Cattle Country.

Robin Bickel took time to tell KIKN Country a little bit about her life out west and life as a woman, working outdoors with animals and nature in God's Country. Bickel lives and works on a cattle ranch operated by herself, her father, Jack, and his brother Keith. How far out in the country is she? How does 50 miles west of Mobridge, South Dakota sound? Yep, mountain time out there.

Life is so different in Sioux Falls, South Dakota compared to what our friends on the farm and ranches deal with. It's a half-mile to the grocery store for our family. For Robin, it's 17 miles. However, it's a quick step out her door and she's right in the middle of where a lot of the groceries come from.

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