Like many folks, my first interaction with Megan Bannister was on social media awaiting new blog posts from her travel adventures on Olio in Iowa. Also like many of her fans, I would someday meet her in person, and by spending a little bit of time with her, I could tell that the passion she… Continue reading This is How We Go Clubbing: Iowa Supper Clubs by Megan Bannister
*We had the amazing opportunity to enjoy some complimentary varieties of cheese curds from WW Homestead Dairy here in 2020. We were honored to come up with some fantastic dishes and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Waukon, IA: Allamakee County The Cheese Curd Capital of Iowa! WW Homestead Dairy is… Continue reading The Cheesiest & Squeakiest Holidays Ever
Atlantic, IA: Cass County Iowa’s small towns keep giving us countless reasons to maintain the mission of The Iowa Gallivant and Atlantic is one of the best examples of how much is offered in these communities. Our quest to locate the state’s greatest sausage makers brought us to Cass County and getting a taste of… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Henningsen’s in Atlantic
Atlantic, IA: Cass County Is there any better stocking-stuffer than a package of your favorite meats waiting for your enjoyment? That just gave you an idea for some last minute shopping! We have just the place for you because Atlantic, Iowa is one of the best places you can visit for the holidays and the… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing The Atlantic Locker
Denison, IA: Crawford County The annual Tri City BBQ Fest has now turned into an annual trip for us to Denison, Iowa; and you are about to see why you need to follow the smoke and discover this event for yourself. A family friendly, all day and all night entertaining weekend with all the small… Continue reading The One Midwest BBQ Fest You Need to Visit in 2020!
Holstein, IA: Ida County Just look at that famous hot link from Tiefenthaler’s Quality Meats up there. Grilling and campfire season over? Try to tell that to all the people preparing for tailgaters in the final weeks of football season! Those hot links have a very large fan base and they are perfect anytime of… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Holstein
Van Meter, IA: Madison County If you’re from Iowa and you haven’t made the road trip to beautiful Madison County then make this weekend the time you finally do it. Many of you may know what I’m talking about because it’s the annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival and you’re going to be in for… Continue reading Finding Madison County’s Bare Bison Off the Beaten Path
Lohrville, IA: Calhoun County Man, is it great to be back on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip! Earlier this summer, we made a Northwest Iowa swing and hit up some fantastic places. Some of them were home to expert sausage makers who love the communities they provide their services to. The Lohrville Locker is the next stop… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Lohrville
Calhoun County, IA (Our 80th County), Sac County, and Ida County (Our 81st County) The great American road trip can go through thousands of Main Streets. Historic US Route 20 is just one of many ways you can experience Americana at its best, and it happens to be this country’s longest highway. Here in Iowa,… Continue reading Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond
*We had the great pleasure to partner up with Wow! Des Moines Tours and host an amazing tour highlighting some of the area’s best places. The views expressed in our blog post are of our own. Now, let’s get back to Gallivanting! Des Moines & West Des Moines, IA; Polk County When someone calls and… Continue reading It’s Always Tuesday Somewhere: Des Moines Taco Tour of the Summer!