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Louie’s Wine Dive-Iowa River Landing: That’s All We Needed To Hear

*We were honored to be apart of the Louie’s Wine Dive grand opening and were provided with a special promotional opportunity to cover the big event. The opinions expressed in this article are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Iowa River Landing in Coralville, IA: Johnson County There’s a new restaurant in Coralville and, in just… Continue reading Louie’s Wine Dive-Iowa River Landing: That’s All We Needed To Hear

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

Coralville, IA: Johnson County I was raised to respect my meal, no matter what it is, and do my best to finish it. Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip is making this credo extremely easy. If you’ve been following this meaty adventure, you’ll notice we have a focus on our amazing local meat lockers and for good reason.… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 54, Bettendorf

Bettondorf, IA: Scott County It’s Sunday, it’s also game day, and I skipped breakfast. This is a dangerous combination for just scarfing down the first thing I see on the couch. Ooooooor….I can load up the family and deal with grumbles from the Buddha belly for 45 minutes and marvel at the primo parking spot… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 54, Bettendorf

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott

Walcott, IA: Scott County Just off of Interstate 80 and right next to the world’s largest truck stop is Gramma’s Kitchen and a menu that would be grandma approved by many. That’s right folks, it’s homemade here with a touch of a little more homemade and at the end they to add more homemade. Sometimes staying ON the… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott

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Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

Allamakee County, IA You are now reading the first “bonus” article we’ve done in our three years of Scouting RAGBRAI. For the first time there are two overnights in Allamakee County, at one time, and our recent trips to NE-Iowa revealed why the 45th trek across the state could be one of the most beautiful of its… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

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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Stutterin’ Jimmy w/ The Beer Makers-Our Last Winter Road Trip

Lake Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County (Our 46th County) Let’s just say we wanted to beat the ‘Boji crowds and show-up in early March and why not! I’m corn-fed Iowa boy born in Marshalltown and lived in the towns of Guthrie Center, Marion, Iowa City, and Hills. I have family and friends all over the state, created an… Continue reading Stutterin’ Jimmy w/ The Beer Makers-Our Last Winter Road Trip