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

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

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

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northwest Iowa

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

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northwest Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Algona-Killer Omelets, Wine Country, & Parrot Destination All In One Oasis

Algona, IA: Kossuth County (Our 45th County!) The route is on! Or announced that is. And that means The Iowa Gallivant is starting our 3rd season of scouting RAGBRAI! (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) There’s 8 exciting overnights to scout out and our first stop is #3 on the path of the world greatest bike tour. Algona is prepping do be this year’s premier oasis… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Algona-Killer Omelets, Wine Country, & Parrot Destination All In One Oasis

Iowa Food · Iowa Recipe Quest · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Iowa Recipe Quest-New Year’s Party Edition: A Fat Swell Vodka Moscow Mule

Swell Vodka: Cumming, Iowa Happy New Year, Iowa! Let’s ring it in premium vodka style, shall we. Luckily for us Iowans we can support local distillers by picking up a bottle of Swell Vodka for all our party needs. And let’s get the party going with a classic cocktail that seems to be taking vodka… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-New Year’s Party Edition: A Fat Swell Vodka Moscow Mule