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!
Check out these free outdoor summer concert series throughout the Quad Cities! You’ll be busy every night! Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chair. Visit their websites for band information.
In a world full of social media savvy students, television, video games and tablets, the interest in school activities and content areas is slowly dropping. Most would rather watch their favorite show or text their friends then engage in team building and essential and engaging learning activities.
Moline Public Library is trying to light that genuine interest learning fire back under local students through their S.T.E.A.M. Exploratorium programs.
You don’t want to miss the quack-tacular duck hatching at the John Deere Pavilion. With four boys under 8 this is one of our favorite spring events. There are ducks, tractors, fun things to learn, and the magic of new life.
Quad Cities Beer Week (QCBW) Returns for its 5th Year Anniversary! QCBW is a celebration of the local craft and the small independent business owners that make and sell great beer. There is a special beer event held every evening, at a different location, highlighting a different aspect of the world of brewed beer.
January can be grey and dreary in the Midwest but Brian and I found a warm spot to enjoy lunch a few weeks ago. Sriracha Thai Bistro & Oyster Bar is a new restaurant in Moline, located in the lower level of the The Mills at Riverbend Commons apartment complex next to Western Illinois University. With a view of the Mississippi River and a quiet and beautifully designed interior, the restaurant was a welcoming change from the many acoustically-challenged choices in the area.
As we begin this new year, many of us make resolutions to make healthier choices, and this includes eating better. There are few things in this life that we have control over, the food that we use to fuel and energize ourselves is one of those things. We all know this and, yet, this country as a whole still consistently overeats and eats things that are not good for our bodies. I’ve been working very hard to change this for myself, at home, and am now choosing to frequent establishments that support me in this goal.
Do you get stuck in a rut when you are dining out in the Quad Cities – visiting the same few restaurants again and again?
While we love to be loyal to the local establishments we love, there are many we haven’t had the chance to try yet. We recently had the opportunity to eat at Barley and Rye Bistro. Safe to say it has become a fast favorite.
This is a magical time leading up to the holidays. In the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, many of the historic downtown districts decorate for the season and celebrate with events, parades, shopping, fireworks, living windows, and Christmas walks. Thousands of people come to ring in the holiday season at these events.
I am an artist who loves nature as the subject of my paintings and drawings. I am also a gardener who enjoys attracting birds to my green spaces. Because of my interest I was very intrigued by the newest exhibit at the Moline Public Library. The exhibit is called John James Audubon: Audubon’s Birds of America.