West O Beer Honey Blossom Saison: West Okoboji, IA Feel free to argue with me if you want, but I am Iowa’s #1 fan of autumn. I love the crisp weather. I love the road trips. I love the seasonal flavors. I love using tasty beer to bring all these together. Let’s get the soup… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Autumn Squash Soup w/ West O Honey Blossom Saison
West Point, IA: Lee County We look back at opportunities all the time. Should I have purchased that ’72 Malibu that would have looked so sick in my garage for 10 out of 12 months on the year? Should I have taken that podiatry class 20 years ago so I can diagnose this pinky toe pain… Continue reading One of Iowa’s Best Sweet Corn Festivals: You Missed It?
Sutliff Hard Apple Cider: Lisbon, Iowa It’s pumpkin season and we have felt the pressure to conform and come up with a recipe featuring the great squash king. We needed something to pair with it and the folks at Sutliff Cider came through for one of the greatest, ooey-gooey, brown sugary, caramel sauces that has… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Pumpkin Waffles w/ Sutliff Cider Caramel Sauce
Fort Madison, IA: Lee County Weeeeeeeeee’re back, Fort Madison! And one of our favorite restaurants figured out a way to lure us back in. We had such a great experience with our first trip to the Atlas Steak & Smokehouse, we had to come back in. This time to capture one of Chef Scott’s off the… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 25, Fort Madison
Villisca, IA: Montgomery County (Our 39th County!) A couple months ago, I signed on to be a speaker at Iowa History Day in a little SW-Iowa town organized by The Forgotten Iowa Historical Society. When I heard which town the conference would be in, I knew I had to go. There’s many reasons to make a trip… Continue reading Forgotten Iowa Meets the Ax
Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County (Our 38th County!) One of Iowa’s most unique communities gives its locals and visitors one of Iowa’s most unique food scenes. Restaurant after restaurant, Fairfield has its own flavor, experience, and blend of variety. If you’re looking to spend a weekend, or week, or month, gastro-touring in one Iowa town, you may want… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 24, Fairfield
We know why you’re taking a road trip this time of year. The leaves are changing, it’s sweater weather, and you know that winter roads may keep you home during a decent amount of your weekends. Fall is here and you’re looking back at another summer of your life going into the history books. But… Continue reading Our 12 Iowa Regions for Perfect Autumn Road Trips