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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Newhall

Newhall, IA: Benton County Owner, Dave Sutton, greeted us as we strolled in to the famous meat locker that is producing award winners every year. Not only is Dave the only certified Master Meat Crafter in Iowa, he’s also a living breathing inductee in the National Cured Meat Hall of Fame. I think we may have… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Newhall

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Fairbank

Fairbank, IA: Buchanan County The last winter road trip took us to some great towns across Northeast and North Central Iowa. What we also encountered were some great folks who are working hard everyday to get the previous deer season’s processing done for their loyal customers. Though they were all cutting, curing, grinding, slicing and… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Fairbank

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Gilbertville

Gilbertville, IA: Black Hawk County We zigged and we zagged through the Waterloo area and we filled up our cooler with meat from lockers all over the countryside. And didn’t even hit every single one. There was no way we were leaving without getting to the Gilbertville Locker and you’ll see why with what we took home.… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Gilbertville

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Rowley

Rowley, IA: Buchanan County This isn’t our first post about a visit to this little town in NE-Iowa. It’s not our second either. Number three, baby! We came here last summer for Rowley Days and discovered a community that had an incredible heart and one of the best double cheeseburgers in the state of Iowa. Like most trips, we… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Rowley

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing La Porte City

La Porte City, IA: Black Hawk County There’s a lot of places we’ve seen in our adventures here in Iowa and we can bring up endless memories of them. However, there’s only a few landmarks that have given us more content, happiness, and amazement per square foot like Kramer’s Sausage Company did. Grab a jar of mustard,… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing La Porte City

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Main Street Cedar Falls

Main Street-Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Let’s talk Cedar Falls legends for a moment. Who or what comes to mind? Kurt Warner’s QB rise from the UNI Dome to eventual NFL Hall of Famer is a good start. How about the legions of teachers that have graduated from Northern Iowa and became local legends… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Main Street Cedar Falls

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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Edgewood

Edgewood, IA: Clayton County This project is turning out to be one amazing experience after another and if you have been following Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip you can see why, with all the delicious food we’ve cooked up from Iowa’s local meat cutters. On this trip, we headed to a state of the art facility when it… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Edgewood

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Scenic Sandwiches on the Mighty Maquoketa

Manchester, IA: Delaware County (Our 72nd County!) Near the banks of the mighty Maquoketa River is a little Delaware County deli that overlooks one of Iowa’s premier recreational destinations. We made another Northeast Iowa day trip in search of some of the area’s finest meat lockers for the Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip project and we discovered an overlook that not… Continue reading Scenic Sandwiches on the Mighty Maquoketa

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A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

Cresco, IA: Howard County A cozy atmosphere is something I think many of us need from time to time. Small town Iowa has a way of bringing that out in some of the most memorable ways we’ve seen in our travels. One of those ways is in the form of a beautiful bed and breakfast.… Continue reading A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

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Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County You know you’re thinking about the summer, and why shouldn’t you!?! Iowa has been experiencing a winter cold spell that’s been a long time coming and you’re among a lot of friends who is thinking those sunny days in the 90’s, 80’s….70’s? I’d take a balmy 22 degrees right now as… Continue reading Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats