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
Robins, IA: Linn County The Cedar Rapids area strikes again here on The Iowa Gallivant ,and this time we dive into Robins to pay a visit to a restaurant with one of the greatest themes this guy could ever ask for. The Big Lebowski is one of the greatest movies that has ever hit the screen and now… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 37, Robins
Hiawatha, IA: Linn County The Cedar Rapids area keeps producing more and more memorable adventures for The Iowa Gallivant and a few of them have been in the suburban town of Hiawatha. With the increased population comes the increased demand for great eateries and this city is getting some great ones. Our Best Between Bread search led us… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 34, Hiawatha
Ely, IA: Linn County On the outskirts of Cedar Rapids is a growing little town that is home to a local sauce master evolving into a sandwich master. CR Whiskey Sauce Company is located on the main drag in Ely and it has made quite the name for itself with their countless sauces, rubs, and seasonings and a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 23, Ely
Shueyville, IA: Johnson County We headed to the Johnson County line in the pursuit of another local sandwich master. Lucky for us, Shuey’s Restaurant & Lounge was cranking them out with a crew that was cruising a busy dining room and showing the masses that they have what it takes to land a spot in The Iowa Gallivant‘s… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 21, Shueyville
Marion, IA: Linn County If I could borrow a line from one of my favorite movies, Apocalypse Now…”You smell that? Over there in the trees! You smell that? It’s BBQ! I love the smell of BBQ in the morning! It smells like….QDog’s….” And boy did we pick-up on the scent like the hungry pack of hounds… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 6, Marion
Czech Village-Cedar Rapids: Linn County The City of Five Seasons is home to A LOT of great place to eat and the traveling band of Team Goodvin has made many trips to take in as many of them as possible. Today’s visit brought us to one of Iowa’s most historic neighborhoods and the Village Meat Market &… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 2, Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA: Linn County I’m just going to come out and say it. My attention turns to curling every four years and mainly because I love hearing athletes bellow out instructions in foreign languages and yelling at rocks and ice. That being said, I’m a complete amateur at this sport, but that doesn’t mean that… Continue reading Let’s Go Curling Now, Everybody’s Learning How….
Cedar Rapids, IA: Linn County Oh, if only these sprinkles could talk. They might wonder why Team Goodvin wants to see them disappear. It’s because we do. We were on a road trip to Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in Palo, IA and wouldn’t you know it……we were getting close to the 42nd street exit off of… Continue reading Long Live Donutland!
Cedar Rapids, IA: Linn County It’s two days after St. Patrick’s Day and what do you have planned? Perhaps your tongue has returned to it’s natural color from the tint of green after consuming some heavily dyed adult beverages. You may be combing the world of Pinterest looking up ideas for corned beef leftovers. When you… Continue reading Tis the Season to be Czech in Cedar “Red” Rapids