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Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois
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Gemini Giant muffler man at the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois

The Gemini Giant is a 28-foot tall muffler man who stands outside the Launching Pad restaurant in Wilmington, Illinois. In his hands he holds a giant 80-foot rocket. This space man is one of many muffler men spread throughout the United States.

Unfortunately, the Launching Pad closed down and went on sale in 2010. In 2016, the business went to auction but failed to sell ...
Safe House : Milwaukee Spy-Themed Restaurant
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Safe House : Milwaukee Spy-Themed Restaurant

You're in Milwaukee and walking down a nondescript alley. You come across a plaque for an importer/exporter business. It's something you wouldn't normally pay attention to, but for some reason you are drawn to check it out. So you open the door and peak inside. A woman greets you and opens the red velvet rope to let you into a small waiting area. She asks you for the password. No sure ...
Flopsy Break – The Wheel Inn
Missouri

Flopsy Break – The Wheel Inn

Flopsy like the Guberburger so much that he ate the whole thing! The Wheel Inn 2103 S Limit Ave Sedalia, MO 65301 ...
Guberburger at The Wheel Inn – A Hamburger topped with Peanut Butter
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Guberburger at The Wheel Inn – A Hamburger topped with Peanut Butter

This is the reaction many people have to the famed Guberburger served at The Wheel Inn in Sedalia, Missouri: EW! Their burger, the Guberburger, is a beef patty on a white bun topped with lettuce, tomato, mayo...and...peanut butter. I have to admit I thought ew myself but not for the peanut butter, I was fine with that...but for the lettuce, as I adamantly hate lettuce, but I felt I should get ...
Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri
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Town Topic Hamburgers in Kansas City, Missouri

This post contains affiliate links from which Silly America might make a small commission, at no cost to you. Another haunt we visited based off the suggestions in Hamburger America was Town Topic, an old little hamburger stand not too far off from the garment district's giant needle. The restaurant we visited was one of three (formerly seven) left in the area. And it honestly had one of the best ...
Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas
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Winstead’s in Overland Park, Kansas

I had read about Winstead's in Hamburger America where George Motz declared that the Kansas City institution served one of the best burgers in America. I had wanted to try it but had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't have time while in the area...and then, low and behold, as we pulled off the road to our hotel there was a Winstead's right out front. The first Winstead's opened in 1940 and now ...
Stupid Stick at Sweetie Pie’s in St Louis, Missouri
Missouri

Stupid Stick at Sweetie Pie’s in St Louis, Missouri

Stupid Questions? Here's Your Answer!!! Sweetie Pie's Stupid Stick. Beware of what might happen if you ask a stupid question at Sweetie Pie's in St. Louis... Sweetie Pies at the Mangrove (314) 371-0304 4270 Manchester Ave St Louis, MO 63110 ...
Sweetie Pie’s – A Lunch Stop in St. Louis, Missouri
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Sweetie Pie’s – A Lunch Stop in St. Louis, Missouri

Featured on the Food Network television show "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" in the episode "Like Mama Made", Sweetie Pie's is a soul food kitchen in the heart of St. Louis. The restaurant is owned and operated by Robbie Montgomery since 1997, a former backup singer for Ike and Tina Turner's Famous Musical Revue and featured "Mississippi-style" down home soul food. The specials vary by day and ...
Big Boy Restaurant & Statues in Michigan
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Big Boy Restaurant & Statues in Michigan

Big Boy Restaurants launched in 1936 and until this weekend I had never seen one in person. The chain began in Glendale, California but moved its headquarters to Warren, Michigan in the late 1980s by one of the many owners the restaurant has seen over the years. There are 455 Big Boy restaurants in the United States and Canada. Over one hundred of those locations are in Michigan and of those Flopsy and I ...
Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin
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Tastee Treet in Sparta, Wisconsin

Midway through the first day of our Labor Day road trip, my travel companion and I were getting pretty darn hungry. We wanted to stop at somewhere more "local." No Burger Kings or McDonald's for us. So, as we had the World’s Largest Bicyclist and FAST: The Fiberglass Statue Factory to see in Sparta, Wisconsin, we decided to find somewhere there. When we say a local Tastee Treet we knew it was the perfect ...