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Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

Boone, IA: Boone County (Our 79th County!) If there is anything I’ve learned in our Midwest travels it is that communities know how to make a family feel at home without even trying. Boone, Iowa, is no exception and we had the feeling of being home for the holidays all weekend long. As you know, we don’t… Continue reading Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2

#RAGBRAI · Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

Onawa, IA: Monona County (Our 75th County!) You’ll have a lot to prepare for when it comes to this year’s largest bike tour in the world. Luckily Onawa has you covered from the last minute tube of toothpaste to the first icy beverage on the route to the first carbo-load and protein punch of your many to come across… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · North Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

Ventura, IA: Cerro Gordo County Cruising up and down the lake can cause quite the appetite and there’s plenty of amazing places to eat at in the Clear Lake area, but let’s not forget about the classic lakefront BBQ party. Or the classic backyard BBQ by the lake. Or the classic BBQ at a place somewhat… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 46, Nichols

Nichols, IA: Muscatine County Nestled right in the middle of the towns of Iowa City and Muscatine is the rural community of Nichols and they are showing how East Central Iowa how to innovate. So many times we look to the major metro areas for edgy, creative, and original culinary creations. Here’s the deal, folks.… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 46, Nichols

East Iowa · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Biscuits & Gravy Champions!

Team Goodvin has spoken! There are many places that serve up this delicious breakfast selection, but there can only be one that can be named our favorite. Let’s not draw this out anymore than it needs to be and get the name of our newest best friend out there. Ladies, gentleman, readers, and fellow diners,… Continue reading Biscuits & Gravy Champions!

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · North Central Iowa

Fort Dodge Food Frenzy

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County “I was curious if you would like to judge our chili cook-off?” -Justin Goodno, President of the Fort Dodge Chili Lovers Society. My response? Let’s just say there’s one less thing on the ole bucket list. The leaves are starting to turn and there’s a daily crisp in the air.… Continue reading Fort Dodge Food Frenzy

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Tour de Biscuits & Gravy-The 2015 Search For Iowa’s Best Plate of Our Favorite Comfort Meal

Our loyal readers have noticed a trend. Team Goodvin loves to seek out new restaurants with every trip. We strive to order interesting items and comb the menus for dishes we’ve never experienced. There is something to be said about a “go-to” when anguishing over a selection while your patient server awaits your order. Sometimes… Continue reading Tour de Biscuits & Gravy-The 2015 Search For Iowa’s Best Plate of Our Favorite Comfort Meal