What makes a great sandwich? Well, that’s up for debate and The Iowa Gallivant is here to keep it raging. And what better place to start our search than the home of the Norse in NE-IA. Our scrumptious first bite begins here….
Water Street in Decorah is where it’s at when you want shopping, entertainment, good drink, and flipp’n great food. Magpie Coffeehouse is built from a historical building right on the main drag and it’s dripping with history. The tables are made from original slate chalkboards from a local school that closed down years ago. The pictures frames, benches, chairs and so much more of Magpie’s decor are re-purposed artistic masterpieces that add to your total experience. Magpie also encourages scavenger hunters of all kinds. They invite customers to locate toys in the walls and certain coins in the walls and floors. That’s all great, but what did we come for? That sandwich that locals led us to….
Marbled rye will always have a sweet spot on my palate and whatever between it has an upper hand to my heart. That being said Magpie must have channeled something when we came calling. They presented their proud Dug Road sandwich with roast beef, caramelized onions, cilantro, muenster cheese, and garlic aioli on that toasted marbled rye bread I love so much. How did we like this sandwich? Well……
That picture should sum it up. I loved it! But it’s a long way to December when we crown a champion. Who will be Iowa’s Sandwich Master? Decorah has a the early lead….
Be sure to read about the other Best Between Bread contenders in the communities of Algona, Brooklyn, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Cherokee, Coralville, Crawfordsville, Cresco, Decorah, Dubuque, Elkader, Ely, Gunder, Hale, Hills, Indianola, Iowa City, Lake View, Marion, Oakland Mills, Okoboji, Orange City, Pocahontas, Shueyville, Sigourney, Sutliff, Vinton, Waterloo and Webster City!