I called Stevie and told him I was writing a fictional novel but that I wanted to include some reality to the story. We talked about all the real details that I wanted to incorporate into my fictional world and I told him that I wanted anyone who was curious enough, to be able to find that there is a real Stevie C's in Iowa. They can actually have a seat at the bar Torie and Dave spend time at as well as see the rest of the real inspiration for my fictionalized downtown Fremont.
Stevie told me, "Sure, go for it."
One of the back stories and twists of reality in Out of the Past