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Throwback Thursdays in Fayette Compliment Monthly Car Show
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Throwback Thursdays in Fayette Compliment Monthly Car Show

Feeling a little nostalgic for the days of roller skates and drive-ins?  Or maybe you wish you wouldn't have sold that Chevy Coupe or Mustang GT?

Don't fret and be sad. Raise your mood with a trip to Fayette to check out Throwback Thursday at Boike's Trailside Inn, every Thursday of the month!  Dave and Deb Boike and family operate their restaurant at the corner of Main and State streets in Fayette. While Sunday brunch buffets and special events are their specialty, Deb says the idea of the Throwback Thursday was appealing – especially after a fellow in town organized a car show for the third Thursdays of the month starting in May and running through the summer.

If you miss the days of a 99¢ quarter-pound burger and 99¢ french fries, a trip to Fayette might be in order. "Times are rough," says Deb Boike, "and people want a bargain, so we decided to give them one." She adds that the quarter-pound burgers aren't fast food – they can include carmelized onions or if you're a fan of breaded onion rings, add an order for $2.99. If you still have room, you can get a root beer float for $1.99, or try their gluten-free coconut pie, or one of many other flavors of pie available. 

Once your appetite's been satisfied, take a leisurely walk to look at the cars parked on display in two blocks of the town's business district, if it happens to be the third Thursday of the month."The car show is really neat," Boike said. Not only are there muscle cars, sports cars or just those with a unique paint job, but the organizers play music of an earlier era to complement the show, which begins at 5 p.m. There is no cost to walk through the car show, organized by Lloyd Carnicle, manager at Birdnow Auto Center's Fayette site.Boike's Trailside Inn first came to Fayette in 1998.

The Throwback Thursday night events are from 5-8:30 p.m.


  1. debboike
    Great article Janelle. This Thursday we will also offer Lasagna, Salad Bar and a Breadstick for $7.99.
  2. Imagine Northeast Iowa Support
    Imagine Northeast Iowa Support
    Thanks Janell! Folks love this kind of information!

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