The Gunder Burger
corey says…We made it safely from Minneapolis to Sumner, IA where we were greated by Duke, the Great Dane who shares the house with Liam’s brother Patrick and his wife Cindy.
As a special treat all four of us went to Gunder, IA, to the Irish Shanti….Home of the Gunder Burger! We got a warm Irish-Norwegian-American welcome from Julia Walsh…her parents own the place. She was so charming and the Irish Shanti is the perfect small town roadhouse. It was comfy and friendly…the portions are enormogigantic and better yet, it tasted really good. Go for the Gunder Burger or the Rueben for a real treat.
The Gunder Burger starts our with 22 OUNCES of beef…ground at the IGA store down the street. They add their secret seasonings and put it on a bun that is made in the next town over. You pick your fixin’s and it’s deliver it to your table…and it hardly fits on the plate. I ate the whole thing…and still made room for one of Aunt Inga’s slices of pie.
It was all really wonderful…the ideal mom and pop place…
Thank you to everyone at the Irish Shanti for a very fun evening. And a special wish to Julia’s mom and dad – Slainte!
Otherwise, the temperature shot up to above 5 F, so we’re figuring that heatwave is coming 🙂 We’ve noticed that in rural Iowa we have decent phone coverage, but often don’t have data coverage…not even the slower AT&T EDGE network.
Now I’m trying desperately to get the next video posted…YouTube HD is just having trouble. Grrrr.
Today, we’re off to Des Moines to make some Irish oatmeal soap! You have no idea how excited we are about that.
Also check out the photos albums http://flickr.com/photos/irishfireside/sets/72157611556354540/