2017 Best Between Bread · Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 13, Brooklyn

Brooklyn, IA: Poweshiek County The Community of Flags just might have one of the greatest sandwiches you need to get to. The Classic Deli is on historic HWY 6 which is one of our favorite roads for, lets call it road tripping. This route winds through countless small Iowa towns and one of them is Brooklyn with a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 13, Brooklyn

Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Iowa Hungry-The Historic Burger Trail

Kellogg, IA: Jasper County (Our 40th County!) Team Goodvin explores all that is Iowa on this fine travel blog with some great “off the beaten path” features that lure us in during our visits. However, we better get to know those places that millions see every year weather they stop in or simply drive by. One… Continue reading Iowa Hungry-The Historic Burger Trail

2016 Taco Tour · Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 22, Toledo

Toledo, IA: Tama County It’s just a matter of weeks before we a crown a champion for The Best Hometown Tacos, and Tama county has its second contender! Los Charros Mexican Grill served up some Steak al Pastor with grilled pineapple, fresh Pico de Gallo, and a fiery chile sauce that brought some major heat. The “whoooooo-WE” kind.… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 22, Toledo

2016 Taco Tour · Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 19, Tama

Tama, IA: Tama County (Our 34th County!) The taco train made a stop at the old railroad town of Tama and we loaded up on the local tacos. El Gallito is your stop for your groceries and a great selection of food from their conjoining restaurant. And they’re serving up some amazing authentic Mexican food right down… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 19, Tama

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Grownup Getaways

NO…JUMP…TILL…BROOKLYN…IOWA!-“Diving” Lessons & Mastered Brisket in the Community of Flags

Brooklyn, IA: Poweshiek County Somehow I have several Texas associations. My wife being one of them. My three kids, who were all born in Austin. But, many years before I met any of them I had a friend, “Tex”, that has been one of my best friends for over 20 years. We call him Tex… Continue reading NO…JUMP…TILL…BROOKLYN…IOWA!-“Diving” Lessons & Mastered Brisket in the Community of Flags

Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways

Meet us at Jefferson & Lincoln-Colo & the Corner

Colo, IA: Story County (Our 17th County!) From coast to coast and from pines to palms. Many of the original “Great American Road Trips” originated on these historic treks called the Jefferson HWY and Lincoln HWY. Linking New York City with San Francisco is the Lincoln stretching across the US from East to West. Going North and… Continue reading Meet us at Jefferson & Lincoln-Colo & the Corner

Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways

Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 2 of 2)

Grinnell, IA: Poweshiek County It’s been quite a day and it’s time for something fermented. Luckily for us, our guide for the afternoon, Emily with the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce, has an idea that will do the trick. She leads us to Solera! Wine…..chatter….wine….and what comes next? Art! And for the town of Grinnell, they… Continue reading Go West, Monie & JayJay-Scratching the Surface of Grinnell (Part 2 of 2)