Jokes seem to not register sometimes.Or a third possibility, he was making a joke.
As explained in the blog post loose meat is an all encompassing term. They are more commonly called taverns. The very first one ever created was called the Ye Old Tavern Tavern. It was created by a line cook at a restaurant called Ye Old Tavern. Most places in Sioux City call them taverns. Some have specific names for them.Jokes seem to not register sometimes.
Yes, I had a mental image of some dude running through Sioux City with willy flying free.
At the same time, I have never in my life heard of a "loose meat" sandwich - and honestly, the name is pretty repulsive and makes it unlikely I would ever try it. Like you, I'll stick with "Sloppy Joe". Gotta have something to hold it all together.
ROFL! Yeah, don't even get me started on that. The first time I saw a "Cornhole Tournament Tonight!" sign here in town, I about sh!+ myself. I had never heard of it, and wasn't sure what to make of it.I think Taverns/Loose Meat sandwiches are a regional thing. The Dairy Queen's where I am don't sell them. Not every franchise restaurant sells the same food. I remember at Wendy's in North Carolina, you could get a Carolina burger with chili and coleslaw on it, but you couldn't get those elsewhere.
I think Loose Meat is a weird name, and it conjures different images from where I grew up (on the eastern seaboard of the USA), but then again, in Iowa and other midwestern places you play a game called cornhole, and call it family fun. Where I'm from, if I played cornhole with my family, we'd call it incest, and someone would call the cops if I bragged about it.
Tavern sandwiches are not as regional as you think. Here are other places world wide they can be found. In this article: Battle of the loosemeats there is a section called: A tavern by many different namesI think Taverns/Loose Meat sandwiches are a regional thing.
As you can see taverns or loose meats can be found all over North America and in other countries along with the close cousin the sloppy joe. So I would not say they are regional."Ask a person from a different part of the country about a tavern and you'll be sure to get some curious looks.
That's because a loosemeat sandwich (in the form of a tavern or its saucy cousin, the sloppy joe) is known by many different names across the country.
Here are the names of some of our favorite variations on the old-fashioned tavern:
-- Yip Yips in Southern Illinois, especially around St. Louis
-- Yums Yums in parts of Nebraska
-- Wimpies in Northeastern Pennsylvania and, yes, they were named after Popeye's ravenous pal Wimpie (who's full name happened to be J. Wellington Wimpie, BTW)
-- Slushburgers an unappetizing name popular in the Upper Midwest, particularly North Dakota
-- Sloppy Janes in Central Minnesota
-- Steamers in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland
-- Dynamites in Northern Rhode Island
-- Juicy Burgers in Eastern Colorado
There are also some international varieties of the All-American loosemeat
-- Rou jia mo, that's what they call 'em in China
-- Savoury Mince Roll, in Australia, sloppy joe ingredients of meat and sauce are poured into the pocket of a pita roll, instead of a more traditional hamburger bun."
That is because on the Dairy Queen menu it is called a Tavern. If it is available at your local Dairy Queen. I figured you would have picked up on that by now. Guess not.I've eaten at a lot of DQs though across the country and I have *never* seen a "loose meat" sandwich that wasn't a sloppy joe.
I have never seen a Tavern at any DQ either. Ever.That is because on the Dairy Queen menu it is called a Tavern. If it is available at your local Dairy Queen. I figured you would have picked up on that by now. Guess not.