Tommy Thompson to Graze Through Iowa
Tommy Thompson “Risks Serious Poundage In Iowa,” according to a blog in the Washington Post Thursday, July 5th, 2007 by Mary Ann Akers. According to Akers, “The former governor and former Health and Human Services secretary has a jam-packed, artery-clogging campaign schedule that would make any foodie freak out.”
Akers reviews the itinerary of the “third-tier candidate” as he traverses our neighboring state in anticipation of the August 11th, 2007 Ames Straw Poll. [This poll was declared “essentially meaningless” by another Post writer after Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Fred Thompson decided to skip it.]
Thompson will graze his way through the cornbelt, feasting at cookouts, pizza parties, restaurants, and even participating in an ice cream social, that pinnacle of Iowan hospitality.
Tommy will also chow at Flapjacks Restaurant, which has been the place to go in Maquoketa since it opened its doors on June 2nd, 1983. Where is Maquoketa, you ask? According to its website it is “35 mile north of Davenport.” The venerable eatery is owned by Sid Thompson, and is affiliated with the Thompson Land & Cattle Co., LLC. A popular menu item: “Hot meat loaf sandwiches with real homemade mashed potatoes smothered in homemade gravy.”
This article was originally published by Milwaukee World.