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Dr. Tuvi Mendel: A Shoulder To Lean On

June 8th, 2020

When it comes to treating and alleviating shoulder pain, patients are finding Dr. Tuvi Mendel a shoulder to lean on. Dr. Mendel, of Orthopaedic Specialists in Davenport, draws upon his decades of experience treating injuries and performing rehabilitative and reconstructive procedures on the shoulder, ankle and knee. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art procedures and superb care, Dr. Mendel has established an elite track record of success, improving the lives and lifestyles of his patients. Frances Vawter of Clinton, Ia. reflects on her experience with Dr. Mendel. “It was about... Read More

You’ll Be Sweet On Radicle’s Strawberries And Cream Beer

June 8th, 2020

You ever wonder what happened to Strawberry Shortcake? You know, Strawberry Shortcake, the cartoon ginger who has had her artificially-scented life documented by various cartoons/animated reality TV shows over the past couple of decades before they got sent to the reeking dumpster of cancellation? Her friends were Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Orange Blossom and Raspberry Torte, and they all had their own sickly sweet and sour personalities, but Strawberry Shortcake was the leader. Strawberry Shortcake debuted in 1980 as a child in the cartoons, so she’d be in her forties now. And like many... Read More

Redband Coffee Is Pretty Damn Close To Perfect

February 18th, 2020

It’s rare in life you find anything perfect, but you’ll come pretty damn close at Redband Coffee. I’ve been to Redband now probably 40 or 50 times over the years and I’ve yet to have anything but a superb experience, with the food, the service, the vibe, the whole schmeer. It’s exquisite. Redband serves up a limited menu but what they do, they do to perfection. The egg sandwiches, which you can get with sausage or chorizo, are maybe the best breakfast sandwiches you will ever have. I’ve been all over the country, and the only spot that rivals Redband is Snooze in Boulder (which, if... Read More

Curious About Sci-Fi, Magic, And D&D? Check Out This Dickens Of A Shop

February 3rd, 2020

Looking for different dragons to slay than just the ones offering bad pickup lines? A local science-fiction and curio shop is looking to offer “more than just bars and church events” in the area on weekend nights, boasting a slate to ultimately include gaming, trivia nights, dungeons and dragons, Magic and more. Dickens’ Curiosity Shop, 207 W. 2nd St., opened two years ago, and since then has been expanding its universe of collectibles, books and art items for sale on its shelves. Along with that growth has come an expansion of the store’s place in the local entertainment galaxy. “We’re... Read More

Zeke’s Offers Warm Island Fare For Cold Temps

November 15th, 2019

Just off the foreboding paths of Harrison Street, in the wild jungles of a college-student populated strip, and in the midst of Duck Creek, marked only by a scruffy, makeshift signpost, lies a slice of the Caribbean right here in the Quad-Cities – Zeke’s Island Café. The tropical-themed restaurants have grown like tropical forestry since opening up five years ago in their original Kimberly Road location (now closed), before spreading to the two new locales like palm trees in the rainy season. “It’s pretty cool, I look at how things have grown and I’m like, ‘wow,’” said chef Jason... Read More

You Need A Hot Potato On A Cold Day

November 14th, 2019

Can you believe this crap? Tons of snow, record cold, ice and sludge and those stalagmites of coal-colored gunk behind your tires, and it’s barely November? Man, I need a vacation, already. Unfortunately, I also need money for that vacation, and so that trip to warmer climes will have to wait. However, there is a way we can get some warmth on these frigid days. (No, I’m not coming over to spoon you.) (Well, ok, I’ll consider it. Message me.) Aside from that though, you can get a hot potato! No, not the kind of Idaho spud type, but the type that will warm you in a different way. A more alcohol-based... Read More

It’s Game On For Land of Oz!

September 18th, 2019

Mike Rankins is putting the pep back in Pac Man, the thrills into Evel Knievel’s pinball machine and the spring back in Mario’s step. That’s because the Muscatine-born-and-raised 46-year-old is the mastermind behind The Land of Oz Arcade Restoration, 801 Oregon Street, Muscatine, a business dedicated to repairing any and all arcade games, personal video games, electronics and more. Rankins has been restoring video games and related ilk for over 25 years, mostly as a hobby, but after repairing over 200 games over the Christmas season two years ago and continuing to rake in the pixels, he decided... Read More

Bent River’s Raspberry Brings Summer To Fruition

August 22nd, 2019

Well, from the looks of things, between the stifling humidity, the oppressive sun between monsoons, and the constant harassment of gnats as persistent and unwelcome as guys hitting on newly single women on social media, summer seems to have finally kayaked into the Quad-Cities. And with that new season comes a desperate need for a beverage, known to those over 21 (and ONLY those over 21, of course) as “a beer,” to satisfy the full summer cravings of escape, levity and the blessed sainthood of responsible inebriation. Local brew pubs have, generously, proven up to this crucial task on the annual.... Read More

Take a Trip to Paradise at Zeke’s Island Café

August 18th, 2019

Just off the foreboding paths of Harrison Street, in the wild jungles of a college-student populated strip, and in the midst of Duck Creek, marked only by a scruffy, makeshift signpost, lies a slice of the Caribbean right here in the Quad-Cities – Zeke’s Island Café. The tropical-themed restaurants have grown like tropical forestry since opening up five years ago in their original Kimberly Road location (now closed), before spreading to the two new locales like palm trees in the rainy season. “It’s pretty cool, I look at how things have grown and I’m like, ‘wow,’” said chef Jason... Read More

Sal Vitale’s Offers Delicious Authentic Italian Food

June 16th, 2019

There’s a robust family atmosphere that fills Sal Vitale’s and Sons, with the same richness and flavor of their delicious Italian food. The authentic Sicilian restaurant at 1010 Park Ave has been a family tradition since opening in 1984, said owner Salvatore Vitale, and given how the amiable Salvatore beams with jocularity and pride when speaking about it, it’s easy to see how it’s become so popular. “It’s all about the quality, and the situation is, absolutely nobody has the products and the ingredients we have,” Vitale said, proudly. “Everyone has quality ingredients, but we’ve... Read More

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