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From Zekes To Boetjes To Billy, Q-C Foodspots Score With Super Bowl Party Advice

February 4th, 2017

From restaurants to living rooms, millions of people will be celebrating the Super Bowl this year with fun, friends and, of course, food. And what foods are going to be the hottest, literally and figuratively, on Super Bowl party platters and tables? We asked a number of our friends at local restaurants and culinary arts schools about what foods are going to score the most points at Super Bowl shindigs. “What’s really hot this year is multiple soups, with people bringing different soups, one person brings a lobster bisque, another brings a chicken noodle, and so on, and the host provides the... Read More

German American Center Holding Fall Frolic Friday

September 21st, 2016

The German American Heritage Center is holding its Fall Frolic Fundraising Gala from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Outing Club Ballroom in Davenport. The center, 712 W Second Street, Davenport, is selling tickets now for $60. For more information call (563) 322-8844, email info@gahc.org or see www.gahc.org. With your ticket, you help support educational outreach to area schools. Cocktails and the Silent Auction will begin at 5, Dinner at 6 with a delicious new menu this year including Sauerbraten and Weiner schnitzeland. A presentation at 7 p.m. will take place featuring special guest J. Douglas Miller,... Read More

Viva Quad Cities Fiesta Burning Up The Isle of Capri Saturday

September 9th, 2016

It’s about to get muy caliente for those looking for fun this weekend. That’s because Viva Quad Cities Fiesta will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Isle of Capri parking lot, Bettendorf. Kids under 12 get in for free and for adults it’s just $5 to check out the trademark fiesta for the QC Latino community for over 20 years. It’s a  fun-filled day of food, music, a Kid & Teen Zone, a baby photo contest, the LULAC Queen presentation and much more. Entertainment includes Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico, Glenview Mariachi Band, Mariachi Campirano, QC Santana Tribute... Read More

Curtis Hawkins Band And Cooking Classes Headed Into Moline Centre

September 1st, 2016

It’s almost the end of the summer season, but the music and events aren’t stopping in downtown Moline Centre. Moline Centre’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series presents the Curtis Hawkins Band on September 1 at 7:00 p.m. You can check out the music, as always, on the pavilion across from Stoney Creek Inn, near the river and under the lights. Refreshments and more are available during the free musical treat. For more information on the group, see https://www.facebook.com/TheCurtisHawkinsBand/. Looking to learn to cook going into the fall? Sign up today and learn how to cook like a... Read More

River Roots / Ribfest Rocking LeClaire Park This Weekend

August 25th, 2016

The succulent scent of barbeque and the scintillating sound of roots rock has proven a potent lure to LeClaire Park for the past nine years as the two-headed beast of River Roots Live and Ribfest rocks the riverfront, and this weekend it’s once more expected to draw thousands in for stick-to-your-ribs eats and stick-to-your-ears tunes. The dual festival, which has showcased a wide menu of barbecued treats and other delicious delicacies served up hot with a diverse array of rock and Americana acts since 2007, rolls from 4 to midnight Friday and continues Saturday from noon to midnight. Proceeds... Read More

Pints For Preservation Is Drinky Fun For A Good Cause

August 18th, 2016

Pints for Preservation, a party featuring adult beverages thrown for a great cause (as if getting together with friends to drink adult beverages isn’t?) is taking place 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd, Coal Valley. It’s a beer and wine tasting, it’s a food tasting, and it’s a way you can help out the zoo with its costs and helping to maintain the animals’ homes while sampling over 50 beverages from: Southern Italy Imports Bent River Brewing Great River Brewery Kalona Brewing Shock Top Brewing Potosi Brewing Lionstone Brewing Green Tree Brewery Millstream... Read More

Bacon Fest Sizzling In Monmouth Friday

August 10th, 2016

Want to see a magic word? Bacon. With that one succulent collection of letters, your mood has moved to lift, your taste buds have started to tingle, your mouth has begun to water as your mind is entranced with the smoky, scintillating scent of it, the irresistibly delicious taste of it. And all with one word. On Friday, mesmerized by that dazzling gastronomic delicacy, hundreds of people are expected to appear out of nowhere to indulge in that porcine perfection during the second annual Baconfest from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Monmouth city square. It offers more bands, more beer and more bacon! You... Read More

At a Super Bowl Party, Food Fans are the Big Winners!

February 6th, 2016

At this year’s Super Bowl parties, one of the hottest food items is going to be a “souper bowl.” “What’s really hot this year is multiple soups, with people bringing different soups, one person brings a lobster bisque, another brings a chicken noodle, and so on, and the host provides the bowls and the extras,” said Chef Bradley Scott, Director of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at Scott Community College. “That’s one of the most popular trends I’m seeing this year.” At any Super Bowl party, regardless of which team on TV hoists the championship trophy, the real winners... Read More

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