For the last 70 years, Mary Ann Stewart has shared sustenance and a sisterhood with two women in the Kansas City area.
Stewart, Carolyn Rasmussen of Belton and Kay Sitzmann of Lenexa all grew up together in Sioux City, Iowa, and remain close. When they get together they often enjoy “Tastees,” a loose-meat sandwich that reminds them of their childhood.
“My family loves Tastees and share with me the notion that each time we go to visit Sioux City, Iowa, that must be our first stop,” Stewart says. “When all my family or dear friends gather here, I ask what they would like to eat, and the first response is almost always “Tastees.”
Exactly what are Tastees?
These loose-meat sandwiches are simply a taste of my childhood. The Tastee Inn Out opened in 1955 in Sioux City, and I have many memories of eating there with friends growing up — we all have shared memories of eating there together.”
Stewart loves Tastees so much she will probably bring them to a family Mother’s Day gathering. To read the entire interview and get the recipe,click here.