When I saw the information for the first OMG BeckyFest, I knew it would be outstanding because the folks from Crafted Quad Cities are organizing it. Everyone knows that they have the scoop on what is “on trend” in the makers market.
Make plans to join the Quad Cities community at the Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Concert – The Beatles’ Greatest Hits on Saturday, August 19.
Bring chairs, blankets, food, coolers, family and friends to LeClaire Park in Iowa. You can also buy concessions from some of your local favorites. Set out your picnic spread and enjoy the show!
Fair Week in the Quad Cities is nothing short of legendary. It’s filled with country music, rock and the cool breeze (or in some cases, the heat wave) a summer night brings.
Add in the delicacy of fair food, lemonades and some beers, a couple spinny rides that you scream your head off, and livestock with baby animals…it’s a great time. Pile on the people that bring you the most joy in your life, and it can be the best event of the summer.
In the past two months I have had family in town visiting and this is always a special time to show off what the Quad Cities has to offer on the restaurant scene. I had always wanted to try Hemispheres Bistro in Bettendorf so I chose it for two family culinary experiences; a late lunch and an evening dinner.
Fair Week is back again, and the buzz has been in the air since the close of last concert of the 2016 Mississippi Valley Fair. So put on your boots, join the crowd, indulge in some fried food and drinks, and holler to get ready for these summer nights.
Last Saturday, after going to the Freight House Farmer’s Market in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River, I was returning to my car with a load of fresh veggies and other goodies when an interesting historic building caught my eye. I walked across the street and made my first visit to River Bend Retro.
Shopping in the Quad Cities has grown into a diverse array of options for people. From city mall settings to downtown areas 0r off the beaten path small towns, from new wares or second-hand treasures, there’s something for every type of shopper around.
While the East Side of Davenport has seen a lot of growth over the past several years, the West Side is now following suit. There are many new establishments that have opened up over the past few months, offering new options and wide range of places to have a meal.
It’s no secret that a little meditation and focus on something than your phone is an important part of staying healthy. But as adults, we know all that — whether we follow the advice or not.
But what about our kids?
Twice now I have had the pleasure of visiting RAW, a new cocktail lounge, located at 136 East 3rd Street in Downtown Davenport. Upon my second visit I was lucky enough to be able to ask one of the owners, Sid Rognoni, a few questions about the establishment.