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German American Heritage Center’s “Best of the Wurst” Held Online in August

July 27th, 2020

DAVENPORT — Like many other Quad-Cities events impacted this year by Covid-19, the German American Heritage Center in Davenport will hold its third-annual Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition virtually next month. Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s Best of the Wurst will be a special, socially distanced event, rather than the usual in-person festival. You can support Best of the Wurst vendors throughout the month of August, vote for your favorite vendor, and enter to win special prizes. On Saturday, Aug. 29th at 2 p.m., GAHC will announce the contest winner on Facebook Live. Here’s... Read More

Buffalo Days 2020

July 3rd, 2020

The fun kicks off at Buffalo Days today! Continue the party on Saturday Jul 4 and wrap things up with the parade on Sunday Jul 5.   Schedule of Events: Friday July 3 ​5 – 11 p.m.                      Rides, games, food vendors and craft vendors (Vendor Form) ​6 p.m.                               Beer Mile 6 – 8 p.m.                         Ride-in Bike Show (prizes to the winners) 7 p.m.                               Live Music – Nuclear Plowboys Saturday Jul 4 8 – 10 a.m.                      ... Read More

Contributions Sought for Quad City “Quarantine Cookbook”

June 2nd, 2020

If you’ve been spending time stress cooking or baking during the COVID-19 quarantine, the Rock Island Public Library wants your recipes. In partnership with libraries throughout the Quad City area, the Rock Island Public Library is collecting recipes for a Quad City Quarantine Cookbook. Contributors are encouraged to share what they’ve been making or baking to document life during the historically-significant pandemic of Covid-19. “People have been quarantining themselves with their families, cooking from their pantries, and limiting trips to the grocery store. We believe it’s important... Read More

Quad-Cities Man Awarded Prestigious Cornbread Awareness Honor

May 17th, 2020

Local cornbread aficionado Aiden Landman has been gifted with a golden honor. According to an excited and tasty post on Landman’s Facebook just moments ago, he was nominated by the NCCBA (National Council for Cornbread Awareness) for the 10 day favorite cornbread image challenge. Landman is the first Quad-Citian (that we’re aware of) to be nominated for the prestigious national award. In terms of food-related awards and image challenges, he follows in the footsteps of Tristan Tapscott, who was nominated for the 10 day favorite mojito challenge, Khalil Hacker, who was nominated for the... Read More

Show Your Skills With a Quarantine Cook Off

April 19th, 2020

Do you like to cook? Are you up for a challenge to get creative in the kitchen? Participate in University of Illinois Extension’s Quarantine Cook-off! Each week there will be a new challenge. Participants will post a photo under the post each week in the Facebook event to share their creations! New challenges will be posted on Friday and run through the next week. Share your experience in your post. What was the easiest part of this challenge? What was most difficult? What other ingredients would work in your recipe? This week’s (Apr 20-26) challenge is SALAD! Must include a plant protein.... Read More

Igor’s Bistro Updates Hours of Operation

April 14th, 2020

Having a hard time deciding what to have for lunch or dinner this week? How about some Vampire Bites? Or maybe a Transylvania Pie. Igor’s Bistro (3055 38th Avenue Rock Island) may be rumored to be haunted, but there’s nothing frightening about their delicious To Go Menu!   UPDATED Hours of Operation!! It has been decided that Igor’s Bistro will be open for To Go Orders starting this Wednesday Apr 15 through Saturday 11 a.m. – 7p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thereafter, Igor’s will be open for To Go Orders Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Don’t... Read More

Dunkin Donuts Adds Bucket O’ Bacon To Menu

February 27th, 2020

If you’re looking for a way to add more bacon to your diet — and let’s face it, who isn’t? — Dunkin Donuts has just the option for you with a new, literal bucket o’ bacon. Yup, for those of us who feel that bacon and eggs would be so much better without those pesky eggs, DD has debuted the new Snackin’ Bacon, which features eight strips of bacon in a little paper bucket. According to the Dunkin Donuts website, “Our Snackin’ Bacon starts its journey smoked with natural cherrywood. It’s then treated to our sweet and savory blend of brown sugar and... Read More

Things Are Getting Tasty in LeClaire This Weekend

January 17th, 2020

It’s no secret that a trip to LeClaire can be a very tasty experience. Here is your chance to sample it all! Taste of LeClaire returns to Cody Road this Saturday Jan 1! From 1 – 4 p.m. enjoy tasting all that LeClaire has to offer! Receive a free sample of food and/or beverages from various shops, restaurants and bars. Discover the many great taste of LeClaire at this FREE event!   Here are just a few of the participating businesses at this year’s event: The Artswork – LeClaire – Homemade “firecracker” cracker from The Crane & Pelican Café. Aunt Hatties – Hot cocoa... Read More

BBQ in the Quad Cities is Back!

August 8th, 2019

“It’s finally here… WE’RE RE-OPENING” News came out tonight that makes many food lovers in the Quad Cities very happy. When thinking of a great place in the Quad Cities to get some delicious BBQ (or barbeque/barbecue, whichever you prefer), most think of the amazing and delectable Jim’s Rib Haven. Unfortunately, the world has had to live without Jim’s BBQ this past month, due to a fire at the 531 24th Street Rock Island location on Tuesday July 2, 2019. Luckily, all of our dreams have been answered. This was the statement released earlier tonight about the future of one of the Quad... Read More

Ya Maka My Weekend Returns to The District of Rock Island!

August 7th, 2019

Hey Quad Cities, take a trip to the beautiful Caribbean without leaving home this weekend! Ya Maka My Weekend, the “Original District Festival” is celebrating its 28th year this Saturday Aug 10, in the District of Rock Island! Gates open at 4 p.m. Come enjoy some Caribbean cuisine, that island vibe and even an open-air marketplace! The “Ya Maka Beach” will be ready for you to play in, dig for buried treasure, or build a sandcastle! Here is the line-up for some live Caribbean music, to give the real ambience of being on the beach: 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.              TBA 5:45 –... Read More

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