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Doc Kaalberg

Doc Kaalberg is a local QC Native of 35 years. He has traveled the world, and found himself at home here. He served with the famed 1st Infantry Division as a Combat Medic and after being wounded in combat retired to Moline, Illinois. Doc spends his spare time blogging and writing food reviews for the local QC food scene.

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Janie's Riverview Cafe A Little Bit Of Home In Buffalo, Iowa
Janie’s Riverview Cafe A Little Bit Of Home In Buffalo, Iowa

There's a little bit of home, a little bit of vacation, a little bit of a view, but a lot of love at Janie's Riverview Cafe in Buffalo, Iowa. This journey I've been on for over a year now to bring …

There's a little bit…

There's a little bit of home, a little bit of vacation, a little bit of a view, but a lot of love at Janie's Riverview Cafe in Buffalo, Iowa. This journey I've been on for over a year now to bring my reviews to every local restaurant has been one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. I meet folks, shake hands, bump fist, laugh and learn a little of their story so I can craft mine. If you drive too fast you might miss this quaint little stop a long the river, and that very well maybe a mistake. Home cooked styling and hearty plates will make you feel right as rain. Most days …

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Doc Enjoys The Philly Steak And Cheese From Grease Monkeys Sports Bar And Grill
Doc Enjoys The Philly Steak And Cheese From Grease Monkeys Sports Bar And Grill

While I'd love to get under the hood here and unscrew all the bolts, this Philly Steak and Cheese offering from Grease Monkeys Sports Bar and Grill is quite possibly my Eleanor of sandwiches. Tonight …

While I'd love to ge…

While I'd love to get under the hood here and unscrew all the bolts, this Philly Steak and Cheese offering from Grease Monkeys Sports Bar and Grill is quite possibly my Eleanor of sandwiches. Tonight I sat down at the bar and fell in love with this juicy, tasty, drool inducing Shelby GT 500 of a sandwich. I honestly tried to stop myself , but like a high school boy on his third date I didn't even have a chance to unbuckle before I finished. Even the seasoned fries had me hollering for more. Don't tell my wife, she was at home cooking meatloaf for everyone else. Your friend in food, Do…

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

It's a quite cloudy …

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 kitchen let's you…

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Doc Kicks Up Some Dust, And Coffee, With His Serve On KickServe Coffee
Doc Kicks Up Some Dust, And Coffee, With His Serve On KickServe Coffee

Ma'am, So there I was sitting peacefully in my Jeep Cherokee, listening to Africa by Toto. Trying a sip from my daughter's iced Cinnamon toast crunch frappe from Kick Serve Coffee . Just mellowin…

Ma'am, So there…

Ma'am, So there I was sitting peacefully in my Jeep Cherokee, listening to Africa by Toto. Trying a sip from my daughter's iced Cinnamon toast crunch frappe from Kick Serve Coffee . Just mellowing myself out before I head into the grocery store to see why my kids are taking so long. As I approach the front door, you cut me off. I'm talking to you random lady with spiderweb print tights on and a bright pink hoody... You stop at the trash bin next to the entrance and raise your Kick Serve logo'ed cup in the air and chug what looked like atleast 4 giant swallows. You then slam dunk the …

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Doc Rates His Favorite Illinois And Iowa Restaurants Winter Edition
Doc Rates His Favorite Illinois And Iowa Restaurants Winter Edition

My QC Favorites Winter Edition... Tacos by Adolph's Mexican Foods Burritos by COYA'S CAFE Breakfast by The Diner Prime Rib by Chef Jeremy Duck City Bistro BBQ by Chef Stephen …

My QC Favorites Wint…

My QC Favorites Winter Edition... Tacos by Adolph's Mexican Foods Burritos by COYA'S CAFE Breakfast by The Diner Prime Rib by Chef Jeremy Duck City Bistro BBQ by Chef Stephen Dearborn Stevies Eatz Spicy Noodles by Eddy's Snack Bar Burgers by Austin Floyd's Burgers Beer the Uncommon Stout by Bent River Brewing Company Ice cream by Dairy Queen (Treat) Coffee by Wholly Grinds Coffee Shop Smoothies by QC FUEL Energy Drinks by Barkin' Beans Coffee Co. Wings by Macstavern Davenport Family meals and Servers by Luli's Fast Food…

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Coya's Cafe In Moline Is A Magical Mexican Food Experience
Coya’s Cafe In Moline Is A Magical Mexican Food Experience

Pulling up to COYA'S CAFE , I see a grown man in the parking lot sitting quietly in his work truck. He catches my attention because I see him with a half-unwrapped burrito in his hand, and tears strea…

Pulling up to COYA'S…

Pulling up to COYA'S CAFE , I see a grown man in the parking lot sitting quietly in his work truck. He catches my attention because I see him with a half-unwrapped burrito in his hand, and tears streaming down his face. I'm genuinely concerned, but I've yet to eat today and he looks like he wants to be left alone. Inside Coyas it's like part candy store part kitchen of magical offerings. I ordered the Carna Asada Burrito and Carne Asada Tostadas. Wednesday is special for that burrito to get you through. A glass bottle of Mexican Coke, and an order up later I'm back in the parking lot nex…

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Help Iowa And Illinois People In Need This Holiday Season With Coats, Hats And Gloves
Help Iowa And Illinois People In Need This Holiday Season With Coats, Hats And Gloves

Please share this out for me friends, I am teaming up with Centennial Home Improvement, LLC this year for a very special cause. As you all know the cold has hit us here in the Quad Cities and we…

Please share this ou…

Please share this out for me friends, I am teaming up with Centennial Home Improvement, LLC this year for a very special cause. As you all know the cold has hit us here in the Quad Cities and we want to help keep you and your family warm. The team at Centennial Home Improvement would like to offer brand new coats, gloves, and hats to those in need this season. Check the comment section below to see some of the jackets we will be handing out for Men, Womens and Kiddos. No questions asked, no judgements made, if you are in need of a new coat, hat and gloves please email or direct…

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Iowa's Crane & Pelican Offers 'Food As A Time Machine,' Doc Says
Iowa’s Crane & Pelican Offers ‘Food As A Time Machine,’ Doc Says

Coincidentally I spent October 26th, dining at The Crane & Pelican Cafe . You're probably wondering what's so important about October 26th? Was it the famed gun fight at the OK Corral? George…

Coincidentally I spe…

Coincidentally I spent October 26th, dining at The Crane & Pelican Cafe . You're probably wondering what's so important about October 26th? Was it the famed gun fight at the OK Corral? George Foreman winning the gold medal in Mexico City? The Village Voice publishing the first alternative news magazine, then going on to launch the careers of some of my favorite writers who would win three Pulitzer Prizes? All of these incredible historical events are worthy of celebrating at The Crane & Pelican. However, the most important date is October 26th 1985... The date that Doc Brown and M…

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Doc Gives Tribute To Mac's Tavern In Davenport, Celebrating Its 89th Anniversary
Doc Gives Tribute To Mac’s Tavern In Davenport, Celebrating Its 89th Anniversary

Roughly 89 years ago Macstavern Davenport , opened in the heart of Downtown Davenport. What's amazing is that minus the 30 cent dinner plates not much has changed. The tile floors, the vaulted ce…

Roughly 89 years ago…

Roughly 89 years ago Macstavern Davenport , opened in the heart of Downtown Davenport. What's amazing is that minus the 30 cent dinner plates not much has changed. The tile floors, the vaulted ceilings the beautiful bar, and the warm invite is still there. On any given day you can stop in for a bite to eat, a pint to drink, or just a spot to sit down and rest your weary soul. I promise you, that you won't leave thirsty, hungry or sad. Owners Gary and Sasha Rowland took on the task of care taking Mac's Tavern almost 30 years now. I say that with endearment, something as iconic as this…

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Rock Island's Igor's Is Scary Good
Rock Island’s Igor’s Is Scary Good

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 …

The first iteration …

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 offers up something 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, but more a Chef of 40+ years. Most of the menu items you'll find are a playf…

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