I am looking for the recipe for Reed's Ice Cream Reed burger. It was a loose meat sandwich. I know they had locations around the Des Moines,
I am having trouble finding the recipe for the Reed Burger or Reedburger. There is an article in the Des Moines Register about Reed's (Sept. 5, 1999) but I can't access it (the newspaper requires a paid subscription). The Des Moines Public Library might be able to help you out. They also might have an archive of Iowa cookbooks or know what direction to point you in for more ideas on where to search.
I did find an old AskOPL post about Reed's. Some of the comments might prove useful on the search: link
I ran across a recipe on allrecipies.com that mentions the famous Iowa loosemeat sandwich. In the comments there are mentions of Maid-Rite and "other" Iowa favorites. This might be helpful, too.
One other resource I can think of is the magazine Bon Appetit. They have a column dedicated to people searching out favorite restaraunt recipes. At the bottom of this page there is a request for a recipe search.
I hope this helps a little!
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