One of the goals of our Across the Table segment is to introduce you to people who are making a difference in our communities, often without most of us knowing how they do that.

Today’s guest is no different. In fact, when Ashley Thompson sat down with Seth Pearman at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars recently, she not only found out about his work with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, she also learned about something known as Indian Relay Races–which honestly sounds like a lot of fun to watch, but she would never want to do it.

Indian Relay Race
Indian Relay Race

At JJ’s they like to say they provide an enhanced adult beverage experience and we think that’s just perfect to sum up the great food, drinks and the great people you’ll run into at JJ’s Wine, Spirits and Cigars. They’re located at 3000 west 57th Street in Sioux Falls. You can find out more about their specials and events, by checking out their website at

Need a place to throw a party? JJ’s Wine, Spirits, and Cigars can host small to medium size events, right on their grounds. They also have a private event room which can fit as many as 72 people seated. They can provide tables, chairs and linen, as well as a variety of beverage service packages. All of JJ’s event venues offer great flexibility on your food and beverage choices. If you’ve got an event planned for this summer, check out the options on JJ’s website.

Ashley Thompson and Seth Pearman sitting down Across the Table
Ashley Thompson and Seth Pearman sitting down Across the Table

Get to know other interesting people from around KELOLAND by checking out some of our other Across the Table segments!

Across the Table with Beth Ormseth

Across the Table with Becka Burger

Across the Table with Nancy and Bruce Halverson

Across the table with Lindsay Harris

Across the Table with Jon Thum

Across the Table with Dr. Charles Chima

Across the Table with April Meyerink

Across the Table with Tom Slattery

Across the Table with Brad Palmer

Across the Table with Sue Aguilar

Across the Table with Darrin Smith

Across the Table with Sheila Hazard