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BANDITS TAKING VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER RESERVATIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marco LaNave   
Friday, 09 January 2015 10:32

Private luxury suites and Budweiser Champions Club seating available for two nights Valentine’s Day weekend

DAVENPORT, Iowa (Jan. 9, 2015) – For the fifth year in a row, Quad Cities-area couples seeking a uniquely romantic setting and dining experience this Valentine’s Day weekend can make their reservations for a Valentine’s Day Dinner in the private luxury suites or Budweiser Champions Club at the award-winning Modern Woodmen Park.

Couples can choose either of two nights this Valentine’s Day weekend to enjoy a four-course gourmet meal at the venue voted the Best Minor League Ballpark in a nationwide vote by 10Best.com and USA TODAY. Couples may choose to rent a private luxury suite or take in the spectacular view of the ballpark, its Ferris wheel, the Centennial Bridge, Mississippi River and downtown Davenport from a table in the glass-enclosed, climate-controlled Budweiser Champions Club.

Space is limited and the event has sold out each of the past two years, so interested couples are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible.

“The Valentine’s Day Dinner at the ballpark treats couples to a wonderful atmosphere, a delicious meal and a delightful evening,” said River Bandits owner Dave Heller. “The unique setting, first-rate service and fantastic dining experience at this unique venue provides Quad Cities couples a truly memorable way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.”

Dinner reservations are available for Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 13 (5:30-8:30 p.m.) or Saturday, Feb. 14 (5:30-8:30 p.m.). Couples can choose a table in the Budweiser Champions Club for just $100 per couple or a private, candle-lit luxury suite for $120 per couple. A group of four may share a suite for $240, a group of six for $330, and a group of eight for $400.

Every meal includes a shared appetizer, in addition to a soup or salad, and an entrée with two sides, followed by a shared dessert. Couples may also add to their evening with a bottle of wine and/or a personalized video board message.

Reservations can be made by calling Taylor Satterly or Alli Costello at 563-324-3000 or by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Reservations must be made by noon on Monday, Feb. 9.

“The Valentine’s Day Dinner continues to be one of the most popular special events at the ballpark, and it is an amazing opportunity to experience the premium areas of a year-round venue,” said General Manager Andrew Chesser. “We look forward to hosting each couple that celebrates this Valentine’s Day at Modern Woodmen Park.”

UP NEXT: Save money and enjoy exclusive benefits as a ticket plan holder for the 2015 River Bandits season at Modern Woodmen Park. With a ticket plan of 12 to 70 games, receive free parking, merchandise discounts, guaranteed giveaways and more. Call 563-324-3000 to speak with a River Bandits account representative and lock in seats for the upcoming season.

ABOUT THE BANDITS: The River Bandits ownership in 2014 made one of the biggest improvements to Modern Woodmen Park since the ballpark was first built back in 1931! A new Ferris wheel, standing 105 feet over the playing field, opened May 24, Space Camp opened June 20; the new Drop'N Twist debuted in July; and the newly expanded 300-foot long zip line also reopened.

 
Consumers pick their favorite restaurant chains PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Peter Romeo, Restaurant Business   
Friday, 09 January 2015 10:13

Papa Murphy’s is the most likely quick-service chain to be recommended by customers, while Raising Cane’s earns the best word of mouth among fast-casuals and Cheddar’s gets the warmest shout outs of full-service-restaurant patrons, according to a new preference rating of more than 100 chains by consumers. The three brands earned the Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Award for their respective segments in the category of Intent to Recommend.

The winners of Consumers’ Choice Awards in this and four other categories of competition were named this morning by Technomic Inc., which used an ongoing survey of consumers’ brand preferences to determine the best in each classification.

Consumers picked Chick-fil-A as the top quick-service restaurant in the Pleasant, Friendly Service category. McAlister’s Deli was honored for having the warmest service in the fast-casual market and Cracker Barrel prevailed among full-service chains.

In the category of Welcoming, Comfortable Atmosphere, Caribou Coffee finished first among QSRs, Firehouse Subs prevailed in fast casual and Maggiano’s won in full service.

Asked to rate chains on the uniqueness of their menu signatures, consumers picked Cold Stone Creamery in quick service, Zaxby’s in fast casual and The Cheesecake Factory in full service.

Jamba Juice was the highest-rated QSR chain in the Availability of Healthy Options category. Jason’s Deli got the nod in fast casual and Seasons 52 was the top choice in full service.

“These awards show that consumers recognize chains’ hard work and attention to their needs regarding all aspects of the dining experience,” said Darren Tristano, vice president at Technomic.

The ratings were generated via Technomic’s Consumer Brand Metrics performance study, an ongoing assessment by consumers. The company estimates the data reflect more than 85,000 restaurant visits.

The winners in all five categories, which Technomic calls the Pillars of Excellence, will be honored next week at an event hosted by the researcher in Newport Beach, Calif.

Consumers’ favorite chains overall, based on Technomic’s research, and the reasons for their top-place finishes are examined in the issue of Restaurant Business magazine that will be posted online at its website, RestaurantBusinessOnline.com.

 
Give me more vegetables! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nho's Cafe   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 14:39
Our Vegetarian Customers are growing, so we now make:

Vegetable Pho (Noodle Soup)
Our Coconut Curry is now our Winter Special
Avocado Spring Roll

Is one of your resolution in 2015 to eat more vegetables? :)

Nho's Cafe-3801 Rockingham Road, Davenport IA 52802 Call us at 563-275-8905, like us on Facebook!

 
2015 is near, celebrate your New Years with Nho's Cafe and the signatures from Hell's Kitchen! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nho's Cafe   
Monday, 29 December 2014 09:40
We have so much fun doing the Hell's Kitchen Signatures last time, so we want to do it again. Last time we did the Beef Wellington and Risotto, this time, we will have the Lamb and Salmon. Plus get $5 glass of wine from our next door bar, picked by Nho and served by our servers.
We will be opened on New Year Eve and New Year Day as regular hours.
Happy New Year!
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3 Healthy Cooking Tricks for People With Type 2 Diabetes PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Everyday Health   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:25
To make your recipes more diabetes-friendly, tweak your cooking methods with these simple tricks.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to adapt recipes for your type 2 diabetes diet, and there are diabetes cookbooks that offer a wide range of delicious dishes from many flavorful cuisines. You can also learn to use healthier cooking methods in order to reduce the amount of saturated fat in food, making the resulting dishes more diabetes-friendly.

Here are some easy ways to make your meals healthier so that you can help manage your type 2 diabetes:

  • Broil, grill, poach, steam, bake, or roast meat or fish. These methods either do not require added fat or allow the fat to drip away from the food during cooking.
  • Try marinating meat overnight to add flavor without fat.
  • In a wok or skillet, use low-sodium broth instead of oil to quickly brown foods like meat or tofu.

With these healthier cooking methods, you’ll be able to create diabetes-safe meals the whole family will enjoy, without sacrificing flavor. Still not sure what to make tonight for dinner? Check out this list of delicious diabetes-friendly dinner ideas.

Learn more healthy habits in Step 5.

 
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