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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

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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

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In the Local Brewery We Trust-Another Crafty Evening

  Kalona, IA: Washington County When the wifey says she wants to go out, one must find a worthy establishment for said wife. Luckily for us, Monie’s preferred destination was close to our headquarters in Hills in the very popular tourist destination of Kalona. And it happen to be her birthday. And she happens to love… Continue reading In the Local Brewery We Trust-Another Crafty Evening

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Italian Bread Toasted w/ an Exile Beer Butter

Exile Brewing Company: Hannah Bavarian Wheat-Des Moines, Iowa How do I warm up during the chill of December? Well, with an ice cold beer, that’s how. Makes sense to me and everyone else who loves craft beer. It doesn’t hurt to have a huge grinder style sandwich stuffed with everything I love on a cheeseburger.… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Italian Bread Toasted w/ an Exile Beer Butter

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

ReUnion Brewery Lager: Coralville, Iowa Tell me again what Santa likes to see after he shimmies down your fireplace? Or in our case, the furnace pipe. Milk and cookies? Perhaps he’d like a little change in the menu from house to house. That’s where the kitchen of The Iowa Gallivant comes in and gives out some… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

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Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

Amana, IA: Iowa County We have covered thousands of Iowa miles and we are always looking for more places to discover. But there is always a place that calls us back, a place that folks visiting Team Goodvin keep requesting return trips back year after year to support Iowa businesses. It’s the holiday shopping season… Continue reading Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

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Iowa Recipe Quest-Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition: Frozen Cranberry Sauce IngeniOz Vodka Cocktail

IngeniOz Vodka: Clive, Iowa How fast can you get a delicious cocktail mixed while utilizing a key member of your Thanksgiving leftovers and stave off the eggnog for awhile? Let’s say minutes! We all love cranberry sauce, but we very rarely get it all scooped up during turkey day. It takes about 8 days of… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Thanksgiving Leftovers Edition: Frozen Cranberry Sauce IngeniOz Vodka Cocktail