Posts Tagged ‘Iowa’

Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

June 8th, 2022 by Michael Stern

WITH THE EXCEPTION of the hot dog bun, there has never been an edible invention as useful as the ice cream cone. Eat it all and leave nothing behind but a napkin. No need to sit down, and only one hand is required. We’ve hardly ever met a cone we didn’t like, but these are … Continue reading Top 12 favorite Ice Cream Scoops

Still Saucy After All These Years

August 19th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2008 Gourmet Magazine In 1901, there were fewer than 7,000 cars on America’s roads. Just 40 years later, Duncan Hines’s guidebook Adventures in Good Eating was pinpointing hundreds of gems worthy of a detour. Here are 11 that were already on the map at the time of Gourmet’s inception in 1941. … Continue reading Still Saucy After All These Years

Drive Ins

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine For two-lane travelers, pulling into a parking lot perfumed by hamburgers and hot onion rings is as satisfying as any four-star dining experience. At a true classic drive-in, you never even need to undo your seatbelt. Ensconced behind the steering wheel, you order from a … Continue reading Drive Ins

Postcards from the Wedge

August 7th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2001 Gourmet Magazine OF ALL THE pie-eating destinations in all the world, Iowa may be the best. Its greatness is obvious in the jaw-dropping array of flawless entries at the State Fair in Des Moines each August. But Iowa is also a place where you can expect to … Continue reading Postcards from the Wedge

Heartland Soda Fountain

August 1st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1998 Gourmet Magazine If Dr. Seuss had been a restaurant reviewer, he would have liked soda fountains best, for they are where Pink Elephant punch and rootbeer Black Cows line up alongside marshmallow Rocky Roads; where emerald-bright Green Rivers flow and Banana Boats are launched. Though customarily located … Continue reading Heartland Soda Fountain

Des Moines

July 31st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1998 Gourmet Magazine The best-selling 1932 novel State Fair centers around Blue Boy, “the finest hog that ever was,” and the quest of his owners, the Frake family, to get him the blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair. In the book (which later became a Will Rogers … Continue reading Des Moines

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