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QC Businesses Partner To Increase Whiskey Production In LeClaire PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mississippi River Distilling Company   
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:03
Le Claire, Iowa, February 19, 2015 – As demand for their Cody Road Whiskey grows, Mississippi River Distilling Company is partnering with another local business to grow their production.

This Friday, Crawford Brewing Equipment, a division of the Crawford Company in Rock Island, Illinois, will deliver and install a new 1,400 gallon mash tank at the distillery.  The new mash tank has been custom built to specifications from MRDC and will nearly triple the distillery’s brewing capacity.

“When we started, we brought most of our equipment over from Germany.”  said co-owner and distiller Ryan Burchett.  “It makes it tough to get parts for repairs when you have to go half way around the globe.  We noticed the great work Crawford Company did building the equipment for Front Street Brewery in Davenport.  So we asked them if they could help us as well.”

Keith Gerks, division manager for Crawford Brewing Equipment said it wasn’t a big stretch for them to build a tank for a distillery.  “The principles are the same as for our beer tanks.  These guys actually need less equipment on the inside than the beer equipment.  It was just a matter of making it big enough so the distillery could continue to grow with it.”

“We love to work locally.” said Burchett.  “It’s what our brand is built on.  All of our spirits are made from grain sourced from farmers within 25 miles of the place.  We thought why not use equipment made locally too?”

The growth is part of a large scale push to increase production at the small distillery.  “Our spirits continue to turn heads in the marketplace.” said co-owner and distiller Garrett Burchett.  “We’ve been winning awards across the country and now our products are available in 25 states.  So with more people asking for it, we need to make more of it.”

The distillery just finished the addition of a 1,500 square foot barrel storage room.  The new barrel room triples the whiskey storage capacity of the small distillery.  “We have to make the whiskey now that we plan to sell in a few years because of the aging process.” Burchett added.  “This new mash tank will allow us to distill a lot more whiskey and the new barrel room gives us the storage to have more aging than ever before.”

Mississippi River Distilling Company is entering their 5th year of operation in LeClaire.  Along with the growth of the distillery, construction is underway on the new Green Tree Brewery business next door to the north.  Local restaurateur Barrel House is planning to begin construction on a new restaurant this spring as a neighbor to the distillery on the south.  “It’s really exciting to see this end of downtown LeClaire coming together.”  said Burchett.  “This is becoming one of the premier places in the entire region for tourists and locals alike to enjoy shopping, dining and to enjoy a good drink!”


Berry Sweet Valentine Treats! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Pritchard   
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:02
** Upcoming Adult Cooking Classes
Oscar Party
Sunday, February 22, 2-4:30 p.m.
Wear your fanciest apron down the red carpet to create glamorous appetizers, desserts and drinks.

Brunch & Breakfast Pastries
Sunday, March 29 2-4:30 p.m.
Indulge your love of breakfast with your love of sweets! This class will cover various techniques in baking all of your favorite breakfast pastries.  Learn a few fundamentals that will leave you equipped to bake a barrage of breakfast goodies both sweet and savory.

Mason Jar Meals
Sunday, April 19, 2-4:30 p.m.
Prepare a main course, salad and dessert using Mason Jars for easy storage and transport. This meal preparation works for singles, couples and families and doesn’t take all day!

Memorial Day Picnic Recipes
Sunday, May 17, 2-4:30 p.m.
Kick off summer with classic and unique Memorial Day recipes! Whether you’re throwing a party in your backyard or taking a dish to pass at a picnic or potluck, we have some great ideas!

** Upcoming Kids Cooking Classes
Movie Night
March 8, 2-4 p.m.
If you love popcorn, you’ll love this class! Create our own popcorn seasonings and other entertaining treats that make any family movie night extra special.

Now Booking Reservations PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nho's Cafe   
Monday, 02 February 2015 15:07

Our Exclusive Private Chef Dinner Menu is ready! Now Dining Out with Your Vegetarian and Gluten Free Peeps won't be so hard!

Exotic Vegetables
Sexy Ginger Tofu
Pretty Basil Salmon
Bossy Saigon Steak
Stubborn Citrus Scallop
Romantic Cheesecake Bites
We can make all these dishes gluten free except dessert (for now)!

Don't forget to book your Valentine's Dinner

We only have 14 seats, Our Dinner Menu is only served by reservation and reservation is first come first serve. We will make our menu public on Wednesday, so make sure you call early to get your spot.
As always, thank you for being a part of Nho's Cafe!
Nho's Cafe
3801 Rockingham Road
Davenport IA 52802


Nho's Cafe Introduces Banh Mi PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nho's Cafe   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:28
We apologize we let you wait too long!
When we talk about popular Vietnamese Food, Pho (Noodle Soup) is number 1 popular dish, Banh Mi is number 2 in rank. We rearranged our kitchen just so we can make Banh Mi Sandwich!
For those who has not had Banh Mi Sandwich, it is a great balance of savory, sweet, sour, hot and cool. It is best when served just out of the oven, the sandwich is crispy, the vegetables are crunchy, it is very addictive.
We will have Grilled Pork Banh Mi and Vegetarian Banh Mi.
We're looking forward to make Banh Mi Sandwich for you :)
Nho's Cafe: 3801 Rockingham Road, Davenport, IA 52802 563-275-8905

Food Hub Celebrates 3rd Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QC Food Hub   
Friday, 16 January 2015 11:37

Celebrate the Food Hub Local Market starting year three at the Freight House on Saturday January 17th with complimentary delectable mini cupcakes, fresh hot coffee and other bakery samplings from our kitchen and store.

We will be launching our first Hot Soup Saturday featuring two options – Tuscan Soup and a Vegetarian Carrot Soup.

We'll have a store full of special activities, demos and samplers throughout the day.

Also at the Freight House, award-winning ice-sculptor Dawson List returns to Davenport from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for IceStravaganza to amaze attendees with hand-made ice sculptures carved live on site with pieces that celebrate our QC and river heritage.

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