Saturday, February 11, 2012
Iowa eats: Tastee Inn & Out, Sioux City
A few weeks ago, I drove (in the snow) to Sioux City in northwest Iowa. I stopped at the Tastee Inn & Out, a retro drive-thru restaurant known for its "Tastee" sandwiches. The Tastee is a loose-meat sandwich, or a "tavern" as folks in northwest Iowa call them. (I grew up calling them "maid-rites." My husband, who grew up in far northwest Iowa, calls them taverns.)
Did I mention it was snowing? So I didn't want to leave my car to take the photos. Here's the view of the Tastee Inn & Out neon sign from my car window.
There's a tire store right next to the Tastee Inn & Out. Couldn't help but notice this guy.
I ordered a Tastee and fries for $2. Pretty much can't beat that deal.
Are loose-meat sandwiches a Midwest thing? What does your family call them: taverns, maid-rites or sloppy joes?