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

Radicle’s New Mango Mint Brew Is The Beer Of The Summer

May 9th, 2018

Mango, peach, beer… and mint? Ewww, right? Bear with me folks, bear with me. If there’s one of several bars in the Quad-Cities that I really enjoy going to, it’s Radicle Effect, at 1340 31st Street, Rock Island. The bartenders can vouch for this. So can many of the regulars. So can Freddy Rumsen. Radicle is a pretty radical joint. If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s got a lot of the veteran bartenders from one of my other faves, Blue Cat, now behind the post, as well as several other excellent mixologists. It’s a great place to get a perfect Old Fashioned... Read More

Get In Bloom This Summer At The Botanical Center

May 9th, 2018

Great things are always blooming at Quad City Botanical Center. Over its past 20 years, the facility at 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, has taken root and become one of the most colorful attractions in the area. With a bouquet of fun activities for all ages and indoor gardens that always bring the feeling of warmth and natural beauty to life even during the harshest winters, the Quad City Botanical Center is a unique and beautiful rose in the downtown Rock Island garden. Every year, the center serves between 40 and 50 thousand guests, including over 10,000 area children, in a variety of ways, from... Read More

Aroma Offers Delightful Scents And Tastes

January 6th, 2018

Today the Java Journey takes us to Iowa. Nestled inside the Green Thumbers flower shop on Brady Street, is a lovely place where you can have a coffee and enjoy the sight and smell of true natural beauty. The coffee shop has been a part of the beautiful floral Nursery for  slightly over a year. But in that one year Aroma Coffee has gained quite a following. Not just those with green thumbs( that right there leaves me out) stop in.  But people driving up Brady Street and( we know how busy Brady Street gets.) Many business people and they have quite a group of Palmer students come in for a coffee... Read More

QCCA Expo Center Has A Storied History

January 4th, 2018

In a storied history that began as a Sash and Door Works, traveled through time as a notorious Millwork company, was decimated multiple times by fire and then finally rebuilt as the edifice today known as the QCCA Expo Center, the building at 2621 4th Avenue in Rock Island has seen its share of muddled and magnificent local lore. The 60,000 square foot Expo Center features a 4,600 square foot auditorium that has a seating capacity of 500 used for consumer trade shows and special events, including antique shows, auto shows, craft shows, holiday-themed celebrations and more. And in the last 33 years... Read More

Tree Of Life Sprouts In Downtown Rock Island

November 14th, 2017

Our backbone is undoubtedly the trunk of our own tree of life, and Tree of Life Chiropractic is helping to maintain that healthy foundation for our existence. Owners Dr. Heath Treharne and Dr. Cindy Treharne have held the business at 1804 3rd Avenue, Rock Island for 12 years. Heath Treharne was previously a teacher before deciding to take up a different set of books and attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, from which he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. “I always wanted to be a chiropractor, but my seventh grade counselor said I did not have enough scientific aptitude to become a chiropractor,... Read More

TPC Always Ready For Your Cash And Carry Needs

September 13th, 2017

TPC Cash and Carry began with a simple idea – to be a bulk grocery store — since then, it’s grown from that conceptually humble beginning into a haven for everyone from restaurant owners to party planners to the average Joe or Jill looking for a one-stop shopping spot for their party. “We know it can be a hassle sometimes, and a lot of work, to plan a party, people come in stressed out sometimes, and we want to make it easier on them,” said Roger Youngblut, general manager of the spot at  2160 E. 53rd St., Davenport.  “We’re very customer focused, we help everyone as much as... Read More

Java Journey Goes Atomic!

September 6th, 2017

Well coffee lovers I’m back at our next stop on our Java Journey. It’s a quiet little place called Atomic coffee. Atomic coffee sprung into existence as of January 29, 2016. It’s located at 4707 Brady Street Davenport and is a small drive-thru with big flavor. The newest location that opened April 24 is located just inside the entrance of Ora at 6701 Northwest Boulevard Davenport. Brady Street is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and the newest one is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The owner Peter tells me the name Atomic coffee came after sifting through 50 other... Read More

Book It: Big River Bindery Will Fix You Up

September 6th, 2017

Gingerly, delicately, with the utmost care and precision, Andrew Huot is running a surgical scalpel over ancient pages that smell of dust and adhesive and are stained brown as gingerbread. He is dismantling connections made decades prior, which have succumbed to the rigors of time, in order to save the precious materials within. “Sometimes you need to tear something apart to put it back together,” Huot says. “In order to make it stronger and reinforce it, so that it can last a lot longer than it ever would have.” Huot’s careful hand is reinvigorating a cook book from 1946, its pages golden... Read More

Dead Poet’s Espresso Is Alive With Fun And Flavor

July 16th, 2017

The Java Journey goes back to Moline. I hesitate to admit at first.. I couldn’t find the place very easily . Well I would have asked directions… wait a minute isn’t that a man’s line? haha. (But I digress ) Dead Poets Expresso LTD 1525 32nd Avenue A Moline. “Et tu Brutus?” Being a poetry lover myself, Sir William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe being  two of my most favorite I had to include Dead Poets espresso LTD (not to be confused with Dead Poets Society that was a good movie however.) After I had finished driving in circles yes about 3 times (stop laughing),... Read More

Necker’s Sparkles Like A Jewel Among Stores

July 16th, 2017

People enter jewelry stores in love, in pride, looking to celebrate their relationships and the vibrant times in their lives, and Neckers Jewelers makes sure that their glow remains as vibrant as one of their diamonds while patrons are within their doors. That emphasis on service, price, quality and selection at its locations at 721 6th Ave. in DeWitt and 4007 E. 53rd St., Davenport, helped Neckers become one of the top businesses in the area in its specialty. “It feels good to do so much to help customers throughout the year but also great to see that come back,” said Abby Rock, director of... Read More