#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Breakfast Before Brunch w/ A Whole ‘Lotta Butter in Denison

Denison, IA: Crawford County (Our 78th County!) Welcome to Overnight #2 on this year’s RAGBRAI route and they are going to bring the great times and A LOT of food from the locals. It’s been awhile since the peddled invasion of Crawford County and they are charged up for a huge day, night, and morning. Here’s the… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Breakfast Before Brunch w/ A Whole ‘Lotta Butter in Denison

Central Iowa · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Iowa Puts the Moo’s in Pulled Pork Madness

An excruciating couple weeks went by as the field of 16 was eventually narrowed down to 2 by the voters who cheered on their favorite restaurants. And then on March 29th, the world found out what the locals in Newton, IA already knew. Moo’s BBQ Burger & Catering has championship caliber pulled pork and now they have… Continue reading Iowa Puts the Moo’s in Pulled Pork Madness

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Malcom

Malcom, IA: Poweshiek County We’re all hitting up I-80 at some point during the year and we’re all going to get those road trip munchies and we all know there’s plenty of options along the way. Let’s not lose sight of Iowa’s most valued institutions. The locally treasured and family owned lockers that provide some… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Malcom

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Keota

Keota, IA: Keokuk County By now you’ve noticed that we have found quite a few “links” to our recent travels on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip. Our headquarters are in Iowa City and we have come to realize how many amazing local meat lockers are in Iowa and within and hour from our home. Keota Meat Processing fits into… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Keota

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clarksville

Clarksville, IA: Butler County (Our 73rd County!) How are we eventually getting to all 99 of Iowa’s counties? The open sign flashing in local meat lockers is a great incentive and it got us to Butler County and the great town of Clarksville. Orly’s Meat Market & Locker had just what we needed to keep this sausage project rolling… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clarksville

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northeast Iowa

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

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northeast Iowa

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

East Iowa · Iowa Food · Potluck Crashing

Potluck Crashing-Chilly Day, Chili Day in Donahue

Donahue, IA: Scott County What catches your eye when scrolling through Facebook? Hopefully you just said The Iowa Gallivant of course! Well, thanks for that, but I’ll tell what calls out to me…  hot chili with a little oyster coming in out of the blue. That’s all the road trip bait we needed to head to the… Continue reading Potluck Crashing-Chilly Day, Chili Day in Donahue

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

Coralville, IA: Johnson County I was raised to respect my meal, no matter what it is, and do my best to finish it. Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip is making this credo extremely easy. If you’ve been following this meaty adventure, you’ll notice we have a focus on our amazing local meat lockers and for good reason.… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northeast Iowa

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