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Where in the QC Can I Get a Pizza Puff?
I was out walking yesterday when I saw this wrapper for the Pizza Puff. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs you could get a Pizza Puff at almost any neighborhood hot dog joint. Outside of Chicago, that's proven to be more difficult. Where in the QC Can I Get a Pizza Puff...
Bettendorf High School Students Kick Off Hunger Drive
Students at Bettendorf High School are helping fight food insecurity in the Quad Cities. The term "food insecurity" was new to me, but I've learned it means "the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable nutritious food...
Dogtoberfest IX Will Be Held In Bettendorf This Year
Dogtoberfest IX will be held at a new location this year. The event which features a live auction, gift basket raffles, food and drink will be held at the Crow Creek Dog Park, 4800 Devils Glen Road, Bettendorf, from 12:00 noon until 3:30 pm on Sunday, October 1. Th...
Food Truck Discussion Held in Bettendorf Tonight
Food trucks have been appearing on the scene in the Quad-Cities in the past year or so, but so far the City of Bettendorf has no regulations.
The city will host a meeting regarding issues relating to food trucks in Bettendorf at a public open house tonight, Aug...
10 of the Quad-Cities Most Iconic Foods
What foods would you miss if you didn't live in the Quad-Cities? I am a native Quad-Citian, but my family moved to Florida for four years. Along with our family, friends, the Mississippi River, and good old-fashioned Midwest hospitality, we craved these 10 iconic foods and restaurants while we …
Sample a Taste of Iowa Tonight
If you’re hungry and not interested in cooking tonight, head over to Iowa City for the Taste of Iowa City in the Downtown District on Wednesday, August 23rd from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. The 9th Annual Taste celebrates the culinary diversity with sample portions from more than 40 menus and it&rs…
Take Me Out To The Ball Game, But I’ll Need A Loan First
I'm going on vacation this week. I can't wait to relax and recharge. I'm not going on a lavish vacation. In fact, I'm not going far.
I'm going to go see the City of Chicago come together for the Crosstown Classic. The World Champion Chicago Cubs take on the Chicago White Sox …
New Restaurant Coming to Rock Island
About four years ago, Food Network's 'Restaurant Impossible' rolled into my neighborhood in Rock Island to tape an episode at Goombazz on 18th Avenue.  Whatever issues led to the Food Network show being called in, those issues didn't disappear after the show aired, and …
22 Places Boomers Can Get Discount Eats in the QCA
I had mixed feelings about turning 50. One the one hand, I thought the age might bring me wisdom and reverence. On the other hand, I felt it would close a lot of doors for me. As it approached I realized, you are only as old as you allow yourself to feel, and behave...

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