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Rock Island’s Igor’s Bistro Is So Good It’s Scary

September 28th, 2022
Rock Island's Igor's Bistro Is So Good It's Scary

The first iteration of Igor graced the silver screens in 1933. Today Igor has been in some variation of different personas in many different classic horror movies as a bumbling and loyal assistant to mad scientist and evil monsters. However, Igor’s Bistro in Rock Island (next to Saukie Golf Course) offers up something much different than a campy horror movie. You could say its less B-Movie and more Blockbuster hit. Although I wasn’t invited into the kitchen I’m sure that they aren’t cooking up meals in a bubbling cauldron, and Chef Rick, isn’t a mad scientist,... Read More

REVIEW: Lock 14 Dam Good Salsa Is Hot, Doc Kaalberg Says

August 22nd, 2022
REVIEW: Lock 14 Dam Good Salsa Is Hot, Doc Kaalberg Says

There are few things fresher in life than LOCK 14 Dam Good Salsa. For example. 1). Stepping out of the shower on a hot day, wrapping a towel around your waist, and then using the A/C vent in the bathroom to air dry your undercarriage. 2). The way the pores on your nose feel for 1 min and 48 seconds after ripping a Biore charcoal nose strip off your face, that you saw in your wife’s make up drawer, while air drying your undercarriage off over a A/C vent in the bathroom. 3). Stepping into the kitchen, to a fresh batch of Lock and Dam Good Salsa on the counter that’s been prepared... Read More

Doc Kaalberg Dishes On His Favorite French Fries In Illinois And Iowa

July 15th, 2022
Doc Kaalberg Dishes On His Favorite French Fries In Illinois And Iowa

In honor of National French Fry Day here is my quick list of my top 5 favorites in the QC. 5. Tacobar Nacho fries. Perfect for a drunk snack or a hangover. These babies are packed full of what a growing boy needs. 4. Duck City Bistro Duck fat frys… These fries are the reason ducks were invented. Don’t ask my the logic on that, just know it involves science. 3. Luli’s homemade chips. Not really fries, but since this is my page I’ll allow it. They are potatoes, they are fried, they are to die for. Pro tip get the spicy ketchup with them. 2. Bone Collector BBQ &... Read More

Doc Kaalberg Takes A Big Drink Of Moline Starbucks And Finds Everything’s Zen

April 3rd, 2022
Doc Kaalberg Takes A Big Drink Of Moline Starbucks And Finds Everything's Zen

Today, unfortunately my review is for a corporate monster, a big business if you will. Starbucks. Specifically, the Starbucks inside Moline’s Hyvee on the Avenue. Why do I say “unfortunately”? Well because this is more about the barista than it is about the coffee. I love coffee, I love local coffee, I love Colombian coffee, I love Ethiopian Coffee, hell I even love elephant poop coffee. Trust me its insane, I’ve had it once. But what I love more than coffee is the folks that serve the coffee. That is what brings me back. That is what brings me in for the next high... Read More

Looking For Lunch Ideas? Doc Digs In To The Delicious Dishes At The Pub In Milan

March 25th, 2022
Looking For Lunch Ideas? Doc Digs In To The Delicious Dishes At The Pub In Milan

  The Pub in Milan is to family reunions, what the cool Aunt is for family reunions. Let me explain… Yesterday, I had the pleasure of sitting down to a lunch at The Pub. A medium size bar that should be serving greasy wings and warm beer, has transformed itself into a lunch and dinner time staple for those of you seeking out the hidden gems. Cold tap beer flows and offers local favorites. In fact that’s what I love the most, a local shop who strives to support local as well. You’ll find Boetjes mustard table top, and homemade favorites instead of frozen bag food ready for the... Read More

Rocks Anchor Grill Is A Mystery, Tragedy, Love Story And More, Doc Says

February 7th, 2022
Rocks Anchor Grill Is A Mystery, Tragedy, Love Story And More, Doc Says

If you blink, you’ll miss this stop, and that is kind of unfortunate. Today, we are talking about Rocks Rocks Anchor Grill. I am going to start this one out a little rough, but stick with me. I promise it gets better. Typically, my reviews end with a score on a scale from 1 to 10. So maybe we Tarantino this one a little bit. My score for Rocks Anchor Grill is 6.2 Of course this is a lower than average score, and some of you may be upset with my opinion but let me explain before you come with the pitchforks. Let me preface this by saying I am not a professional food critic. I am just... Read More

Verde Offers Spicy Deliciousness In Mexican Food, Doc Says

January 10th, 2022
Verde Offers Spicy Deliciousness In Mexican Food, Doc Says

Un-ironically, I’m spending a Taco Tuesday at Verde, 1507 State St., Bettendorf, a contemporary Mexican restaurant located off the foot of the Iowa side of the New 74 bridge, for my 1st of 52 reviews this year. Verde opened close enough to one year ago. The dream child of Chef Connor Larson, has been growing legs and learning how to not crawl but run in this shaky economy. While other restaurants have been forced to shutter doors, take days off, and change business models. Verde seems right at home, offering a smaller more intimate relationship with its customers; seriously customers? I... Read More

Diablo ‘Effin Hot’ Tacos From Tacobar Are Muy Caliente, Doc Says

December 7th, 2021
Diablo 'Effin Hot' Tacos From Tacobar Are Muy Caliente, Doc Says

Diablo “Effin Hot” Carnasada Tacos from Tacobar .The taste outweighed the perfect amount of heat. I’d go to hell for these tacos if they were always on the menu. Toby also lemme try his new to the menu chimichanga’s. Pictured is the pulled pork the taste on these is stupid good. 100% honesty I’ve never finished a meal from Tacobar? The portions are ridiculously big, insanely tasty, and I haven’t partaken in the Devils lettuce pre-feasting. If you tried Tacobar in the past, and weren’t impressed. Give them another shot. Toby Christianson is one of... Read More

Indian Cafe Is A Hidden Gem In East Moline, Doc Says

November 29th, 2021
Indian Cafe Is A Hidden Gem In East Moline, Doc Says

Over the last year I’ve learned a few tricks when going out to eat. Let me share the best one. City workers and garbage men know the best spots. Pulling into the parking lot of the World Market located just off the Avenue of the Cities in East Moline, if you venture inside you’ll find a little spot called Indian Cafe. On the day I went it was Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. The beginning of a new year and a celebration of new beginnings for many that follow the Hindu faith. So, I did what any red blooded American country boy would do. I ordered a cheeseburger. Okay that... Read More

Bowlyou’s Ice Cream And Grill And Constellation Coffee Is A Wonderful Combination, Doc Says

October 15th, 2021
Bowlyou's Ice Cream And Grill And Constellation Coffee Is A Wonderful Combination, Doc Says

I roll over and stare at my alarm clock. It displays 4am, I smile to myself and roll back over, flip my pillow to the cool side and drift back to sleep. Miles away from me, Barista Jeremy Hull is up and moving. In one short hour coffee will be brewed, drinks will be made, a flavoring of non-alcoholic mixed energy drinks will find there way into the hands of Nurses, Teachers, Factory Workers, and everyday folks that line up at Constellation Coffee via Bowlyou’s Ice Cream and Grill . Drinks named from the farthest reaches of space, with flavors out of this world. All of it the love child... Read More