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Great Food And Fun At Muscatine’s Food Truck Fight This Weekend!

September 17th, 2022
Great Food And Fun At Muscatine's Food Truck Fight This Weekend!

Ready for some great food and fun? Food Truck Fight® is coming back to Riverside Park in Muscatine, Iowa on Saturday, September 17! Join us for a day of food trucks, live music, kids activities, game-day broadcast, beverage tent, and more! Enjoy food from local and regional food trucks and cast your vote for your favorite truck! We will crown a new Food Truck Fight Champion® at 7:00pm. $10 General Admission at the entry gate on the day of the event OR a purchase a VIP Ticket in advance. Visit www.FoodTruckFight.com for additional details!  Read More

For A Moveable Feast, Sink Your Teeth Into The BBQ And More Of Stevieseatz

July 12th, 2021
For A Moveable Feast, Sink Your Teeth Into The BBQ And More Of Stevieseatz

For three hours on a Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Stevieseatz to chew the fat. (Pun intended). Across the nation there is a movement known in some circles as the “Ghost Kitchen.” A Ghost Kitchen, for those of you not in the know, is a professional kitchen with a time share where several businesses or chefs stir up their creativity and desperately try to fill your plates. Stephen Dearborn is one of these up and coming Ghost Chefs if you will, providing tasty dishes on a time share and sharing them with appreciative diners. The dream is lofty, the goal... Read More

East Moline’s Freedom Fest Back and Better than Ever!

August 14th, 2019
East Moline’s Freedom Fest Back and Better than Ever!

Are you looking for a full day of fun for the entire family this weekend? Then look no further than the 2019 East Moline Freedom Fest! The 2019 East Moline Freedom Fest is happening this Saturday Aug 17 from 2 – 11 p.m. along 15th Avenue in Downtown East Moline. This FREE family-friendly event will provide entertainment for everyone! Enjoy this street festival, which includes a vendor fair, car show, live music, food trucks, Pinup Girl contest and so much more! New this year at the Freedom Fest is the East Mo Food Truck Fest. Food vendors will have the opportunity to enter an item for judging... Read More

It’s Time For A Culinary Throwdown!

June 8th, 2017
It’s Time For A Culinary Throwdown!

Food fight! Wait, Food Truck Fight! That’s right, the Quad Cities’ first ever Food Truck Fight is coming to LeClaire! On Saturday June 10, the LeClaire Levee/Pavilion will transform into the biggest collection of competing food trucks the Quad Cities have ever seen. Admission to this awesome event is only $5 (kids 12 and under are free). Upon entering, each individual will be given a voting chip. Starting at noon, the food trucks will all be offering small samples for voting purposes, in addition to their regular menu items for purchase. Voting will end at 6 p.m. and the winner will be announced... Read More

Rock Island Should Have Shopped Local With $15M Walmart Cash

September 7th, 2016
Sean Leary

To say Rock Island made a colossal error in wasting $15 million to woo Walmart to 11th Street is a stunning understatement. But what’s perhaps saddest and most pathetic about it is its irony. Rock Island, like thousands of other cities across the country, will, at least once a year, pay lip service and throw promotional money at “small business weeks” and hollow pitches to “shop local.” City officials should’ve heeded their own advice in this matter. Aside from the property owners who were able to hit a stunning jackpot on selling their failed and crumbling 11th Street businesses at... Read More

It’s A Gouda Time: Static Melt Opens Grilled Cheese Food Truck In Davenport

July 15th, 2016
It’s A Gouda Time: Static Melt Opens Grilled Cheese Food Truck In Davenport

There are few comfort foods as fulfilling and joyful as grilled cheese. So if you’re looking for a gouda time, trying to sandwich in a good meal, and want to pick up something that you’re not going to have to have to take a provolone out for that’s going to cost you a lot of cheddar, you’re going to want to check out the new food truck in the Quad-Cities – Static Melt. Static Melt, run by Dan Bush, 33, and Drake Deregules, 25, of Davenport, debuted Wednesday night to huge response, offering a mouth-watering menu of five grilled cheese sandwiches, and watching as dozens of people lined... Read More