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Illinois’ Best Italian Restaurant? Doc Takes A Bite Into Mio Russo Sicilian Bar And Table

October 5th, 2022
Illinois' Best Italian Restaurant? Doc Takes A Bite Into Mio Russo Sicilian Bar And Table

It’s October 16th, 1972. I am a few years from conception. Although my favorite band CCR just broke up. We won’t get into that history, but little did the rocking world know something magical was brewing up. Two guys named Kurt and Krist come up with the incredible idea to start a CCR tribute band. Fortunately It tanks. Although incredibly talented the two just can’t find the magic to pull it off. Today, I sat down at Mio Russo Sicilian Bar + Table at 2561 53rd Ave, Bettendorf. You’ll have to bear with me as I learn how to write these reviews again. Its been a minute.... Read More

Iowa’s HyVee Fast And Fresh Has Got One Great Burger, Says Doc

August 26th, 2022
Iowa's HyVee Fast And Fresh Has Got One Great Burger, Says Doc

It’s 13th Century Mongolia, you climb up on your horse to ride all day. Conquering villages, winking at village hotties, and building up a hunger only one thing could satiate. The good ole classic Hamburger. Well, I’m sorry 13th Century Mongolian Rider, although you’ve slipped some all beef patties between your horse and saddle to make it tender as a mothers love. This burger has to have “Buns Hun”… Fast forward 500 years. 1891 Oscar and Fanny Wilby of Bowden, Oklahoma are kicking off a 4th of July BBQ to celebrate “Merica”. The beer is room... Read More

California Pho Is Undeniable… And Good, Says Doc Kaalberg

June 28th, 2022
California Pho Is Undeniable... And Good, Says Doc Kaalberg

I get lost sometimes in my reviews. One can only describe how a food tastes so many times without repeating themselves. It was great, amazing, flavorful, perfect, the best I’ve ever had, omg Becki so good, LIT AF. I am sure I could continue on. This weekend, I had the chance to sit down at California Pho , invited by Binh Nguyen Van. Joined by Cook and Cuffs by Chef Keys . What I was in store for was more than any of the words above. Normally I try to order 4 to 5 things off the menu to give everyone a spread of foods to ogle over. However today we are keeping it simple. 3 items... Read More

Doc Kaalberg Gives Two Caffeinated Thumbs Up To This Quad-Cities Coffee

June 8th, 2022
Doc Kaalberg Gives Two Caffeinated Thumbs Up To This Quad-Cities Coffee

Tried out a new coffee that’s ground and roasted right here in the QC area, not gonna lie this stuff is incredible. Shout out to Country Morning Coffee Cafe’ & Roasting Shop. I picked mine up at Moline Hyvee. They had a bunch of flavors but this one just kinda defined me right now, if you all need a mascot for this flavor I’m your man!  Read More

REVIEW: Bent River Brewing Company Is Comfort Food For Fun Memories, Doc Kaalberg Says

August 21st, 2021
REVIEW: Bent River Brewing Company Is Comfort Food For Fun Memories, Doc Kaalberg Says

Twenty-four years ago I stood at the entrance of Bent River Brewing Company , with my old man’s ID in my hand. My thumb covering the photo. I wasn’t wise to the world, that world including bartenders being able to tell I wasn’t a 72 year old man. But, this week I made my triumphant return to sit down, enjoy a flight of some incredible brews and even better some amazing food. BRBC has been host to folks not only from around the country, but around the world in search of the signature beers brewed in house such as Undercurrent IPA, Mississippi Blonde, Jingle Java and my personal favorite, Uncommon... Read More