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An Ode To Chicago’s Most Famous Cuisine, From Iowa’s Doc Kaalberg

January 26th, 2023
An Ode To Chicago's Most Famous Cuisine, From Iowa's Doc Kaalberg

The year is 1929. The Great Depression has started and folks are hungry. Chicagoans say “Hold my hot dog…I got you.” The origin of the Chicago Dog, is wrapped up in a time when folks were working hard and needed a nutrious yet delicious meal. The components of the Chicago Dog saved the working class and have stayed unchanged since the original rolled up and out of a hot dog stand. All Beef frank, not boiled but steam cooked and held in warm water for upto 20 to 30 minutes. Boiling makes your Frank’s tough. The steam and hold gives that perfect snap. Nathan’s... Read More

REVIEW: You’ll Want To Start A Torrid Affair With FoodAffair, Doc Kaalberg Says

December 29th, 2022
REVIEW: You'll Want To Start A Torrid Affair With FoodAffair, Doc Kaalberg Says

It’s a quite cloudy morning. My kids are choosing pillows and snoring over an early breakfast with their dad. Giving me the chance to try something new. For months I’ve heard of the genius minds behind the FoodAffair . But I’ve quietly sat behind my desk and computer screen and contemplated my first trist with the much talked about Eggs Benedict. If this were a Sunday I may stay for mimosas, or maybe some waffles. However today my mind and heart are set. Walking into the restuarant it feels very open and warm. A faux fireplace adorns the walls and a wide open view of the... Read More

Laugh in LeClaire December 9

December 4th, 2022
Laugh in LeClaire December 9

Laugh In LeClaire is back December 9! Live your best life and head to LeClaire for a night of laughs and cocktails at the new MRDC Celebration Center! Cocktail hour opens at 6:00pm. Comedy will begin promptly at 8:00pm – we ask that you be seated at your table by this time! We will have food available for purchase during cocktail hour. Please plan to join us early! NOTE: We are offering 3 different seating options… -Stage seating is general seating within the first few rows. There are no tables. -4 seat bar tables -8 seat round tables Headliner Sarah Perry Sarah Perry is a Chicago-based... Read More

Enjoy Moline Centre’s Holiday Hop November 11-12

November 11th, 2022
Enjoy Moline Centre’s Holiday Hop November 11-12

Kick off the holiday shopping season in downtown Moline during the 5th Annual Holiday Hop! Festivities begin on Friday, November 11, at 4pm highlighting many of our unique stores, restaurants, and much, much more. The Holiday Hop will feature in-store specials, live music, refreshments, kid’s crafts, Christmas movies, games, free trolley transportation and more. Learn more here: HOLIDAY HOP  Read More

Quad-Cities Author Sean Leary Offers Book Of Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

November 10th, 2022
Quad-Cities Author Sean Leary Offers Book Of Optimistic Tales For Difficult Times

Change. We undergo transformations every day of our lives, in ways small and significant, in ways good and bad. Sean Leary’s “Does The Shed Skin Know It Was Once A Snake?” offers 11 award-winning short stories dealing with the life changes many of us face, and the positive ways in which our lives can transform, even in difficult times. “Shed Skin” is available in bookstores and webstores worldwide  as a print book and eBook for every eReader format. It is also available direct from the author at seanleary@seanleary.com and Leary will be signing copies of the book from noon... Read More

Celebrate with Illinois’ Corn Crib Nursery at Family Fall Festival!

October 29th, 2022
Celebrate with Illinois' Corn Crib Nursery at Family Fall Festival!

Fall is just around the corner, whether the temperature outside agrees or not. Which means it’s officially time to start planning those fall-themed activities! The Corn Crib Nursery’s (6924 US Route 150 Coal Valley) annual Family Fall Festival will continue every Saturday and Sunday through Oct 30 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Come find your pumpkins for carving, cooking and decorating! Enjoy concessions, with all of your favorite festival foods, including wood-fired pizza! The expanded Fun Zone is bigger and better than ever! Activities include Zip Line, Human Hamster Wheel, Tug of War, Bounce Pad,... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Quad Cities’ Haunted Attractions

October 28th, 2022
The Ultimate Guide to Quad Cities’ Haunted Attractions

It’s official, Quad Cities. The wait is over. It’s Haunted House and Hayrack Ride time! Check out these bone-chilling experiences, happening in the area:   Factory of Fear                5027 4th Ave. Moline                    http://www.qcfactoryoffear.com https://www.facebook.com/QCFactoryOfFear/ The longest running Haunted Attraction in the Quad Cities, Factory of Fear, will celebrate their opening night this Friday Sep 28. Factory of Fear was rated number 1 in the Quad Cities on HauntedQC.com in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Hours:   Friday-Saturday                            ... Read More

Not So Scary Halloween Walk Celebrates 7 Years

October 27th, 2022
Not So Scary Halloween Walk Celebrates 7 Years

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins for the Quad City Botanical Center’s 7th annual Not So Scary Halloween Walk October 6:30PM-8:00PM October 14, 21, 27 and 28! Bring your flashlights and explore the nooks and crannies of the Sun Garden – search for spiders, bats, jack-o-lanterns, and toads as you wander down the darkened pathways. Get a glimpse of the Halloween train in their ever popular train garden. It’s not so scary in the Rock Island gardens, making this event great for all ages! Not So Scary Tickets: NOT SO SCARY Oct. 20 Members Only Not So Scary Tickets:MEMBER TICKETS The walk... Read More

With Halloween Approaching, I Think It’s Time We Asked, Do Ghosts Fart?

October 26th, 2022
With Halloween Approaching, I Think It's Time We Asked, Do Ghosts Fart?

Do ghosts fart? Ever walk into your house after you’ve been away, or walk into a room and notice a strange smell? Of course, once you do, you have to try to find it, to try to get rid of it, because who wants a strange smell in their house? I’ll usually look for some dropped food or something behind or under furniture, and sometimes that’s the case. Some bit of stray potable that tried to escape and sadly discovered its motion was limited to whatever got it there in the first place, and then was left, saddened, and chastened, to rot in bitterness and disappointment. It’s like the Brando... Read More

State Street Market Coming To Geneseo Saturday

October 1st, 2022
State Street Market Coming To Geneseo Saturday

A destination Autumn tradition for the region is back in Geneseo! Join the State Street Market and Geneseo Chamber of Commerce on Saturday Oct 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for some State Street shopping fun! This FREE family-friendly event includes a curated list of handmade and vintage vendors, live music, great food, a libation station, and more! Shop vendors set up down the historic State Street and stay to explore all of Geneseo. Come to shop the market and stay to take in the day in town! Follow @statestreetmarketgeneseo on Facebook and Instagram for more details. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2250748545234304... Read More