Tenderloins may not be rich enough for me, after I tried the tenderloin topped with a cheeseburger at Goldie's in Prairie City:
Soft beef with seared edges, soft bun, soft pork, its a soft sandwich, and great melt job with the cheese. They top it with locally raised beef, in burger form or italian sausage. Its one of the best ice-cream shops in the state.
If I open my own restaurant, I may try some other topping. Perhaps dunking a tenderloin in nacho cheese and frying it again.
The last part of the Tenderloin Loop of Wester Iowa to get mentioned here, The Red Barn in Exira:
It was $3.45, but I think they should charge more for the tourists. Its just not fair if out-of-staters get this good of a sandwich for less than four bucks.
This is the Jethro, from Jethro's in Des Moines. Its more of a joke at the top of the meny than an actual sandwich. It was no match for me. I couldn't get a good picture, but it has bacon, sliced ham, and pulled pork on top of an okay tenderloin:
And for the record, Seattle stinks.