2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 23, Ely

Ely, IA: Linn County On the outskirts of Cedar Rapids is a growing little town that is home to a local sauce master evolving into a sandwich master. CR Whiskey Sauce Company is located on the main drag in Ely and it has made quite the name for itself with their countless sauces, rubs, and seasonings and a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 23, Ely

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · North Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Charles City’s Pizza Powerhouse, Breakfast Boss, & Camping on the Endless Riverfront

Charles City, IA: Floyd County (Our 57th County!) How does one get through a beautiful spring weekend in North Central Iowa? How about like a RAGBRAI’er by camping, making nice with the locals, and finding unforgettable food! And I just realized that I’ve been doing that my whole adult life so this scouting mission is a piece… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Charles City’s Pizza Powerhouse, Breakfast Boss, & Camping on the Endless Riverfront

2017 Best Between Bread · Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County We came to Waterloo on one of the most important days of the year and that means we needed an established landmark to show us what a good meal is all about on Mother’s Day and that would be Newton’s Paradise Cafe. You know what you’re getting into when you click… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

  Oskaloosa, IA: Mahaska County (Our 56th County!) We have been making more efforts to visit, support, and write about Iowa’s treasured county museums and I’m telling you that it’s no chore at all. Especially when they’re off the beaten path like in Mahaska County. We at The Iowa Gallivant take a detour on just about every road… Continue reading Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 21, Shueyville

Shueyville, IA: Johnson County We headed to the Johnson County line in the pursuit of another local sandwich master. Lucky for us, Shuey’s Restaurant & Lounge was cranking them out with a crew that was cruising a busy dining room and showing the masses that they have what it takes to land a spot in The Iowa Gallivant‘s… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 21, Shueyville

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

Driving From Cincinnati to Brazil

Centervillle, IA Area: Appanoose County (Our 55th County!) We knew that Centerville would be where we’d refuel the Team Goodvin-Mobile, grab a bite, walk the world’s largest town square. (You heard that right…You know you have your favorite road trip music playing in your head.) This wouldn’t be the only loop we would be taking on this… Continue reading Driving From Cincinnati to Brazil

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread- Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 20, Sigourney

Sigourney, IA: Keokuk County (Our 54th County!) The beautiful spring weather has swept its way through Iowa and like the vast majority of The Hawkeye State, The Iowa Gallivant was absorbing as much sunshine as possible while we maneuvered through the South Central counties. There’s a lot that communities share in common when you’re traveling through rural Iowa and… Continue reading The Best Between Bread- Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 20, Sigourney