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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois

New Backyard Bowl Hits A Strike For Great Food, Fun, Lebowski References

August 23rd, 2018

The new Backyard Bowl and Abides Bar is a fantastic addition to the local entertainment landscape, particularly as a draw in an area barren of other options – Milan and southwest Rock Island. The complex, at 2020 1st St. W, Milan, in the old Milan Lanes building, is a wonderful mix of high-tech bowling alley, sports bar, video game arcade and surprisingly delicious and eclectic gastro pub. Regardless of all the entertainment options, the food alone is enough of a draw, as the menu is full of tasty surprises, from flatbread pizzas featuring figs, pears and prosciutto to bourbon bacon burgers and... Read More

Pioneer Village Heritage Days Return

May 26th, 2018

The past will come to life this Memorial Day Weekend at Pioneer Village Heritage Days! Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. make plans to attend Pioneer Village Heritage Days at the Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village (18817 290th St Long Grove). Admission is only $2 for adults and $1 for children. Come enjoy the Wapsi Wranglers Wild West Shows! You will have an opportunity to witness blacksmithing, weaving and basket making. Native American dances by Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities is destined to entertain the entire family. Between the kids’ crafts, rope making,... Read More

Get Your Eyes On Bugeye At The Brew

March 28th, 2018

Looking for an exciting and entertaining way to finish out the month of March? Then make plans to hang out at Missipi Brew this Saturday night! Bugeye Sprite will be rocking out at Missipi Brew (107 Iowa Ave Muscatine) this Saturday Mar 31 from 9:30 p.m. – 1:20 a.m. This will be the first time Bugeye Sprite plays at the Brew! This classic rock band will keep you on your feet all night long! Bugeye Sprite consists of members Randy Pavelca with lead vocals, Gary Kespohl on the guitar and vocals, Jeff Venhorst on lead guitar, Scott Lancial on bass and Mike Mudd with drums and vocals. For more information... Read More

Have A Sweet Time At Chocolate Experience

February 1st, 2018

Are you a lover of all things chocolate? Then make plans to head to the QC Botanical Center, this weekend! Come indulge at the Chocolate Experience this Saturday Feb 3 at the QC Botanical Center (2525 4th Ave Rock Island) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Slip out of the cold and into the warm and inviting Botanical Center for a day of delights and relaxation. Local chocolate shops, bakeries, beauty vendors and coffee houses will be celebrating all things chocolate! Browse their selections and sample their products just in time for Valentine’s Day. Make sure to stop in the sun garden to learn about the... Read More

Bacon and Beer Festival Sizzling At The RiverCenter

February 1st, 2018

Nothing screams America like football, beer and bacon! This weekend you can find all of them in one place! This Saturday Feb 3, you are invited to Davenport’s annual event The Bacon & Beer Festival! This amazing and delicious festival will take place at the RiverCenter’s Great Hall (136 E 3rd St Davenport). To celebrate the spirit of this weekend’s big game, the theme will be ‘Pigskin Classic’. After a sold-out 2017 event, the Beer & Bacon Festival returns to the RiverCenter for it’s 4th year. It will feature bacon dishes from over 12 local restaurants and samples of over 100... Read More

Get Saucy With BBQ At D’s In LeClaire

January 18th, 2018

From food trailer and catering service to restaurant and taproom, there’s a new addition to downtown LeClaire! D’s Smokin BBQ & Taphouse, located at 106 S Cody Rd LeClaire, is throwing a Grand Opening Celebration this Friday Jan 19, and you’re invited! Having officially opened on Dec 11, D’s Smokin BBQ & Taphouse is celebrating this weekend with food and drink specials along with giveaway door prizes. D’s offers some of the best BBQ around, along with a unique self-pour 20 tap craft beer system! They also offer catering to businesses, events and weddings. They also travel to local... Read More

Bop Into Bix Brunch At Bistro

January 11th, 2018

No combination of words in the English language is quite as delicious as the portmanteau ‘brunch’. Where can you go wrong with a meal that allows both breakfast and lunch menu items to be offered at the same time? Now add some live music, a relaxing ambiance and raising money for a great cause! This Sunday Jan 14, Bix Bistro (located at 200 E 3rd Street Davenport, inside of Hotel Blackhawk) will be hosting their very first Bix Bistro Give Back Brunch! From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. you are invited to come enjoy a delicious brunch with family and friends, for a charitable cause. Come enjoy an amazing... Read More

Get Started On Your Diet Resolutions With Lifestyle Forum

January 4th, 2018

With the celebration of a new year comes resolutions, diets and gym memberships. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to keep those new year’s resolutions for longer than a couple of months. What if instead of short-term resolutions and diet fads, you focused on every day lifestyle changes for a better you? The 2nd Annual Integrative Lifestyle Forum will be presenting their ground-breaking forum at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Davenport, this Saturday Jan 6! New this time around, two different time frames will be offered to attend. You can choose to attend from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12:30... Read More

Anything Goes At Theo’s This Weekend

January 4th, 2018

Are you looking for an unforgettable night out with friends and a lot of live music, this weekend? Then head to Theo’s Java Club! That’s right, Theo’s Java Club (located at 213 17th Street Rock Island) is the place to be this Friday Jan 5 for a night filled with live music and fun! Anything Goes Productions is kicking off the new year right, with their first booked show! The Anything Goes Kickoff is not for the faint of heart! Five upbeat and entertaining acts will grace the walls of Theo’s, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the show starting at 6 p.m. Cost is only $5 to party all night. Come... Read More

Kids In The Kitchen Served Up This Weekend

December 15th, 2017

Looking for a kid-friendly event this weekend? How about one that involved gingerbread houses? Both Bettendorf and Moline (John Deere Rd) Hy-Vee locations are holding their Kids in the Kitchen events this Saturday Dec 16 and both classes are focusing on holiday fun! Join Bettendorf Hy-Vee dietician Lauren for Kids in the Kitchen: Gingerbread Houses and Holiday Recipes from 1-2 p.m. The cost per child is $12. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend. Registration is required. To register, contact Lauren by calling Bettendorf Hy-Vee at (563) 332-8496 or by sending an e-mail... Read More