I am not one to choose chain restaurants when I go out to eat. The Quad Cities is fortunate to have a good mix of locally owned ethnic restaurants that allow you to taste foods from around the world. Last weekend to celebrate Brian’s birthday, we chose Indian food. What a celebration of flavors, color and texture it was!
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When I think of India, I think of brilliant colors, beautiful art and deliciously aromatic food. Last month I was reading the newsletter from the University of Illinois Extension Office in Rock Island County located in Milan, Illinois. I was delighted to see that they were offering an Indian cooking class again.
I had taken about 3 or 4 of them in the past because the instructor, Sugandhi, was excellent and the food tasting was a memorable experience. Excited to have a chance to learn more techniques, I signed up for the newest class.
We are lucky enough to live right near Igor’s Bistro, a new place to grab a bite (Halloweeny pun intended). Recently, my husband Luke and I along with our 9 month old son headed to Igor’s Bistro located at 3055 38th Street in Rock Island, Illinois, and were we glad we did!
Mother’s Day is coming up (Sunday, May 14). If you are looking for brunch locations in the Quad Cities, check out one of these 15 places for reservations.
Easter is coming up (April 16). If you are looking for brunch locations in the Quad Cities, check out one of these 17 places for reservations.
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a good cup of coffee. Or chai tea. Or hot chocolate. Really, I’ll take anything warm in a giant mug.
Pair this with a great atmosphere and friendly baristas, and I’m basically in heaven.
Luckily for me (and for you), there are loads of incredible coffee shops in the Quad Cities area. Whether meeting with a friend, working on your latest project, or just needing a boost of caffeine, there are plenty of options.
If you’ve watched Top Chef Junior, you’ve probably thought about how to get your kids interested in cooking.
Luckily, there are great classes right in the Quad Cities that give your kids the chance to learn skills in the kitchen. Our friends at our local Hy-Vee stores have plenty of options for ways to kids comfortable making meals and finding their way around the kitchen.
Maybe this won’t lead to television fame, but it could be a great way to encourage your kids to make you breakfast one day. Plus, the classes are all focused on healthier recipes, which all parents will love.
This year’s lineup includes more than 30 restaurants, each offering their own “meal deals” between February 27 and March 5. Here are four restaurants that will be participating in Quad Cities Restaurant Week. Find out what deals will broaden your taste buds’ horizons.
Living in Moline, Illinois, I remember as a teenager going to Katy’s Import Foods for brats for cookouts. You can’t miss the red and white striped building on 7th Street. Katy’s, open since 1938 in this location, has a been providing European foods to the area since the early 1950’s.