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A President’s Beginning & Ending

West Branch, IA: Cedar County It’s officially Iowa Museum Week as I write this and lucky for Team Goodvin we have one of the state’s most important landmarks not too far from our home. I grew up in Iowa City, which is less than 10 miles away from West Branch with all its familiar history. Now… Continue reading A President’s Beginning & Ending

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

Sutliff, IA: Johnson County We’ve been to Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern many times and this is our second time writing about it. Only the most memorable of places find their way on to The Iowa Gallivant and this is one of our favorite day trips from our headquarters in Hills, IA. I ordered a sandwich I haven’t had… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 29, Sutliff

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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

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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

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 18, Crawfordsville

Crawfordsville, IA: Washington County We were fresh off a road trip and normally most people generally take it easy. Team Goodvin says kick your feet up and while you’re doing so, start planning another one. Luckily our next sandwich master was only 25 minutes down the road from The Iowa Gallivant headquarters in Crawfordsville- Off The Beatn’… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 18, Crawfordsville

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‘Pig Headed’ Solar Powered Jerky

  Riverside, IA: Washington County I would first like to thank Bud’s Custom Meats for helping me fulfill a lifelong bucket list item and recreate a part in one of my favorite movies. I can say that I am one step closer to being just like Rocky.  Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get… Continue reading ‘Pig Headed’ Solar Powered Jerky

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 7, Coralville

Coralville, IA: Johnson County Like French Dip sandwiches. I’ll answer for you. Yes, you love them. The crusty French bread stuffed with juicy beef and served with a rich beef broth for dip’n. What if I told you of a magical place that serves something similar but Vietnamese style. That culinary wonderland exists and It’s called… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 7, Coralville