7/29: It’s true, it’s true! They were selling it at a stand at the expo in Anamosa, along with gyros. The gyro meat was pre-sliced, so I was not interested–it needs to be shaved off a giant rotating drum of meat if it’s going to taste any good! Call me spoiled; I live above one […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The one and only. Iowa chops, spritzed with butter, locked into a rotating grill, cooked over burning corn husks, and served plain from a cooler, in a paper towel.Continue Reading... No Comments.
I front-loaded all of my meals today–more Breakfast Delights (love them!), and for an early lunch, Dang Bros. Pizza. Their pizzas are made-to-order, and are baked in an oven built into the back of an old fire truck. It was a little pricy, but OMG. The pizza was larger than the plate. I was concerned […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s been a beautiful morning so far. 🙂 So, funny story: I bought this kolache from a group raising money for the Clutier Public Library. One of the other guys from my group rolled through the town a little later. After purchasing and consuming a kolache like the one above, he walked past a stand […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Seriously: thick-cut bacon on a stick, with chocolate and sprinkles, in Jewell. Also, I had something called a fruity screw in Kamrar–basically a giant screwdriver with a fruit kabob stuck in it. I normally avoid alcohol when I’m riding, but this drink could have been named after me, so I felt obliged! It’s making the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Ice cream at 9am? Yes, please! Beekman’s is homemade, mixed by these old motors. They have a distinctive sound that you can hear from a good way up the road. RAGBRAI cyclists have been trained to drool upon hearing this sound, not unlike Pavlov’s dogs did for a bell. 🙂 Update, 7/29: Now with video!Continue Reading... No Comments.
7/29: One of the best parts of RAGBRAI is all of the homemade pie. I’m thinking that I had at least four or five slices during the week. This slice of gooseberry with caramel and whipped cream from Kelly’s Berry Best Pie (on Facebook) was among the best. (Seriously, though, is there such a thing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sorry for not posting anything today–it’s an 81-mile route, we fought a head wind from Lohrville to Dayton, and there is record-setting heat. I just had an amazing smoothie made from banana and strawberry with pineapple juice. Oh oh, and I stopped to try the Maleys’ pulled pork earlier, and kicked myself for not buying […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Up early and already to Aurelia. Breakfast Delights has long been a favorite of mine. Farmer’s eggs (w/sausage, potatoes and diced peppers & onion), and cinnamon walnut French toast sticks. 7/29: I caught up with the woman who runs the Breakfast Delights stand a few mornings later, curious about some of the logistics of a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I found the Maleys! 🙂 Definitely coming back for some of this tomorrow. The sample I had was savory…mmm.Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
A network signal! And none too soon. I got on the road early to beat the heat–my plan for the whole week, actually–and I’m in the tiny town of Marcus right now, not quite 20 miles from Cherokee, our first overnight town. Some of the food vendors follow us all week. One standout is Garden […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
(7/29: I didn’t get this post onto the website from the road. Sorry for the chronological weirdness.) Orange City, IA has an annual tulip festival in May. They wheeled out their vendors’ buildings and decorations for RAGBRAI. As the first town on the first morning, they really started things off right. Their town is super […]Continue Reading... No Comments.