I've been doing a lot of traveling the past couple weeks for work, and I've tried to stop at small-town Iowa drive-ins along the way. It's one of the best perks of traveling in the summer!
I stopped at the downtown Ames farmers market to try the peach ice cream from Sweet Treats. I heard great things about this ice cream flavor, and it was amazing! Every time I stop at Sweet Treats, I discover a new favorite flavor! Sweet Treats also has an ice cream stand in the small town of Jewell in central Iowa.
I drove through Le Mars in northwest Iowa, so I swung by Bob's Drive-In and ordered a famous Bob's Dog for lunch.
A Bob's Dog is a locally-made hot dog with a Maid-Rite topping. My photo doesn't do it justice; it was so good!
The next day, I drove through Humboldt in central Iowa and stopped at the Backseat Dinner, a 1950s-style drive-in. I was in the mood for something a little different, so I ordered a BBQ bacon turkey wrap, with BBQ ranch dressing. I loved it!
Yes, I stopped at one more drive-in this summer. I ordered a "vegetable burger" at Stan's Drive-In in Osage. No, it's not a tofu burger. It's a beef burger topped with tomato and lettuce. I also ordered a root beer on the side. My boss made fun in me for turning in the receipt -- the lunch only cost $3!
Have you stopped at a drive-in this summer? What's your favorite menu item?