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Spirits From Iowa Distillery Named Among World’s Best PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Burchett   
Friday, 19 April 2013 13:51

Le Claire, Iowa, April 17, 2013 – A small distillery in LeClaire, Iowa has been recognized as producing some of the world’s finest spirits.  Three of Mississippi River Distilling Company’s products recently received top industry ratings at one of the world’s top spirits competitions.

Results were recently announced from the 13th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  Cody Road Bourbon Whiskey won silver and Cody Road Rye Whiskey earned bronze in the American Craft Whiskey category.  River Pilot Vodka received silver in the vodka category.

“This is a huge honor.”  Said owner and distiller Ryan Burchett.  “We obviously like our stuff a lot.  But to line up against some of the finest spirits in the world and walk away with this kind of recognition is an amazing feat for a tiny distillery like ourselves.”

The 2013 competition had record entries, up 17% from last year. Distillers and importers submitted 1407 spirits from 63 countries into 85 different classifications.  Many categories of spirits experienced a marked increase this year, included in the most notable, American Craft Whiskey which MRDC won two medals.

“We’re really proud of the whiskies.” said owner and distiller Garrett Burchett.  “To have them stand out in such a huge crowd of entries this year is really a thrill and an affirmation in all the hard work we have put into it.”

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition has gained a reputation as the leading gauge for spirits trends and top quality products in the country.  This competition is considered to be the rite of passage for top quality spirits as it has 34 of the most professional global palates serving as judges.

Cody Road Bourbon, Cody Road Rye and River Pilot Vodka are now available at retailers across 10 states including Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Mississippi.  Free tours of the distillery in LeClaire are available daily.

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MISS MAMIES CELEBRATES A NEW BEGINNING PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtney Boothe   
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:05
MOLINE, IL/ APRIL 22, 2013 – Miss Mamie’s Restaurant and Bar in Moline is hosting a grand re-opening week from April 22nd to the 28th.  Miss Mamie’s will be introducing their new, fresh and casual vibe along with new chef-inspired entrees they're adding to their menu.

Over the past six months, Miss Mamie’s has made some dramatic renovations to their restaurant, as well as incorporating a new look.  These changes have included remodeling both the interior and exterior of the restaurant; along with a new look to their menu.  These changes compliment the rich tradition of entrees this restaurant has been known for throughout the area, while adding an upbeat and relaxed flair to your experience.

When asked about these changes, Mike Osborn, owner and head chef of Miss Mamie’s Restaurant and Bar says, “While we're keeping most of our popular entrees, we're adding some fresh new entrees to add to your overall experience with us.  Adding these items wouldn't be complete without updating the ambiance of the restaurant as well,” Mike also says, “Some people might refer to what we're doing as budget gourmet food. We just call it good food, served at a great price with a little extra finesse.”

About Miss Mamie’s: Miss Mamie’s Restaurant and Bar is located it Moline, Illinois.  We define fresh as locally sourced steaks, cut in our kitchen. The best seafood we can buy. Crisp salads with house-made dressings. Original entrees crafted by a culinary chef and offered at a good value in an established, locally owned Quad Cities restaurant. Our restaurant and menu embody a casual coastal flair you won’t find anywhere else in the area. There’s something for every food mood and flavor lover, so let us take care of your current craving, whether it’s salad or steak, sandwiches or seafood.

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Soy Checkoff Chair Celebrates Soyfoods Month Jim Stillman cooks up his soy favorites PDF Print E-mail
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Written by United Soybean Board   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:04
If you catch United Soybean Board Chairman Jim Stillman in the kitchen, chances are he’s whipping up one of his favorite soy-based dishes. Join Stillman in making one of his favorites – Overnight Egg Casserole. Click here to watch.

 
Upcoming Classes at the Whisk Away Cafe PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Prichard   
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:16

UPCOMING ADULT CLASSES

THURSDAY, MAY 23RD 7-9 P.M.
$25 per person
TOO CUTE CUPCAKES
In this hands-on class we will show you how to use all kinds of candy and other edible items to create amazing cupcakes.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 7-9 P.M.
$25 per person
COOKING WITH BEER
From stew and sauces to desserts we will share recipes that use a variety of beers to enchance the flavor.

UPCOMING KIDS CLASSES

THURSDAY, May 9TH 6:30-8 P.M.
$15 per child
Mother’s Day Breakfast in bed
We’ll teach kids how to make the ultimate breakfast in bed for mom. We will also make a super-secret gift for kids to give to their mothers.

SATURDAY, June 15TH 6:30 -8 p.m.
$30 per pair
DADDY AND ME
Just in time for Father’s Day, this class gives dads and kids some quality time together creating yummy treats.

 
WHAT'S NEW AT NIABI ZOO - APRIL 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scarlet Behrens   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:17

PARTY FOR THE PLANET

Celebrate Earth Day with hands on activities and get great ideas for conservation of plants and animals. Make enrichment items for Niabi's animals, learn how to tell the age of a tree by counting rings and make and take a home for bees.

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PARTY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

 Party at Niabi! Host a birthday party for 10 people for only $150. Pump up the party experience with premium packages that include train and carrousel passes and admission for up to 30 guests. Go totally wild with an after hours zoo party for 50 guests.

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JUNIOR ZOOKEEPERS

The deadline to apply to Niabi's Junior Zookeeper program is Monday, April 15. Students 14-17 can participate and there are a few spots open for eligible applicants. Download the application and apply before time runs out!

CLICK TO APPLY

SIGN UP FOR THE GOLF OUTING

Only a few foursomes are still available for Niabi's annual Golf Outing on Friday, May 31 at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Sign up your team to golf, or become a hole sponsor that includes the round of golf for your team. Several sponsorships starting at $250 are still available. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out how you can support Niabi Zoo.

 
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