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Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Dunlop   
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:20

Davenport, Iowa (February 24, 2014) – It may be cold here in the Quad Cities, but the Figge Art Museum will turn up the heat with the Mardi Gras Rajun Cajun Fest on Fat Tuesday, March 4.

Chefs from the Figge, Machine Shed, Crow Valley Country Club, Sippi’s, Select Specialty Hospital, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Paddle Wheel, Thunder Bay and Gramma’s Kitchen will be set up in the lobby of the museum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will cook Cajun-inspired dishes for guests to sample.

The dishes of the evening will include crawfish tacos, Cajun seasoned pork tenderloin topped with candied bacon, Cajun catfish sliders with Creole slaw, slow cooked beef cheek with a Cajun crawfish celery root remoulade, Creole shrimp, spicy deep fried oysters with corn bread casserole, alligator gumbo, Louisiana stuffed jalapeno peppers with Cajun bacon, Café Du Monde liquid nitrogen ice cream, chicken and sausage etouffee and more.

Guests are invited to get into the Mardi Gras spirit by tasting all the flavorful dishes, participating in a make-your-own Mardi Gras mask art activity, enjoying a Mardi Gras themed photo area, partaking in a cash bar and casting votes for their favorite chef of the evening. The winning chef will receive a People’s Choice plaque and bragging rights.

This is the second year the Figge has hosted this event and all proceeds will benefit the museum’s art education outreach programs to thousands of area students. Visit to purchase advance tickets for $25. Tickets at the door will be $30.


About the Figge Art Museum

The Figge Art Museum is located on the riverfront in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays 12-5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is $7. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit


QC Restaurant Week Feb 24-Mar 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Monday, 24 February 2014 13:56
About the Event
Join us for the annual Restaurant Week in the Quad Cities. Organized by the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, we are pleased to have local restaurants participating from all parts of the community. Quad Cities' talented chefs have created special fixed price menus to showcase their cuisine for lunch or dinner (excludes beverages, taxes, and gratuity). Bon Appetit!

How It Works
  1. Select a restaurant from the list below for lunch or dinner.
  2. Tell your server you want the Restaurant Week special. No coupon required.
$15 two-for-one lunches
$20 or $25 dinners

Thank you to our sponsors
Iowa Pork Producers Association • Quad-City Times • WQAD • 97X Classic Hits • True Oldies AM1170 • B100 • ROCK 104.9 • Star 93.5 FM
List of Restaurants

Bad Boyz Pizza & Pub

Bass Street Chop House


Bix Bistro

Black Ram

Blue Cat Brew Pub

Blue Square Café

Brady Street Chop House

Captain's Table

Cool Beanz Coffeehouse

Crane & Pelican Café

Crust Stone Oven Pizza

DJ's Steakhouse

Famous Dave's


Front Street Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Machine Shed

Me & Billy

Mean Mel's Steakhouse

Miss Mamie's

Mo Brady's Steakhouse

Pagalo's Pizzeria & Gelato Café

Pizza Ranch

QC Coffee & Pancake House

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Red Ginger Sushi Bar & Grill

Red Lantern Fine Chinese Dining

Rudy's Tacos

Sippi's American Grill

Thunder Bay

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Feast at Thunder Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Coffman   
Monday, 24 February 2014 13:53

Mardi Gras will be in full swing on Fat Tuesday, March 4th. The event is open to the public from 5-8pm.

Executive Chef Andy Wildermuth will prepare a New Orleans-style Cajun buffet, featuring authentic home-made Louisiana favorites: Alligator Gumbo, Chicken & Andouille Jambalaya, Creole Fried Chicken, Blackened Fish, Crispy Catfish, Whole Boiled Crawfish, Red Beans & Rice, Mac & Cheese, Cold Salads and Fruit, Cornbread, Rolls, Flaming Bananas Foster. Price is $16.99 Adults & $6.99 kids 5-10, Kids 4 & under free (Prices do not include tax, gratuity, or beverage). For more information or to make reservations (recommended) call the restaurant at 563-386-2722.

Thunder Bay is located at 6511 Brady St, Davenport.

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Quad Cities Restaurant Week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCCVB   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:04
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2014 Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Nina Agdal returns in new ad to promote the Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich and Taco PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Angie Taylor   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:37

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Feb. 19, 2014 – Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® announce two ways to savor the delicious flavor of Charbroiled Atlantic Cod with the Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich and new Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Taco. The premium fish sandwich is available today at all participating Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. locations. The Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Taco is also available today at all participating Carl’s Jr. locations and at all participating dual-branded Hardee’s/Red Burrito locations.

Making another splash fresh from her first appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, model Nina Agdal returns to the beach for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s to promote Charbroiled Atlantic Cod. Filmed last year, the never-before-seen ad campaign was created by Los Angeles- and Amsterdam-based creative agency 72andSunny. View the new ad later this week on the brand YouTube channels ( and and on television starting on Monday.

Originally launched last year in time for Lent, Carl’s Jr.’s and Hardee’s’ Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich became, and is still today, the first charbroiled, never fried, fish sandwich from a major fast-food chain. The Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich, at only 420 calories, offers guests a meal option that doesn’t scrimp on flavor while the spicier Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Taco has only 340 calories.

“Last year when we introduced the industry’s first charbroiled fish sandwich, we completely broke away from the old fast-food paradigm which held that fish had to be battered-and-fried. Instead, we offered a lower-calorie fish option that tasted great because we charbroil the Atlantic cod fillets the same way we do our famous burgers. Our guests loved them so much last year that they’re back again this year,” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer for Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “For this year’s Lenten season, we’re also offering another way to enjoy Atlantic cod, with the Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Taco. We spice it up with creamy Santa Fe sauce and serve it in a flour tortilla with shredded cheese, fresh salsa and lettuce. For those looking for lighter fare with a south-of-the-border flair, it’s another great option that delivers big on flavor.

“Having Nina Agdal back in a never-before-seen ad is a great way to let the world know that Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are the only major fast-food chains that offer charbroiled Atlantic cod for Lent again this year,” Haley continued. “And, we couldn’t be happier for Nina landing this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover. Her career continues to skyrocket so we’re thrilled to be able to work with her again this year.”

A mainstay on the Carl’s Jr. menu and returning this month to Hardee’s, the Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich features a premium, charbroiled Atlantic cod fillet with creamy tartar sauce, sliced tomato and lettuce, served on a honey wheat bun. The Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Taco features the charbroiled cod fillet served on a flour tortilla and topped with spicy Santa Fe sauce, fresh salsa, shredded cheese and lettuce. The Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Sandwich is available for $3.99 or as a combo meal with fries and a drink for $6.49. The Charbroiled Atlantic Cod Fish Taco is available for $2.39. Prices may vary by location.

Stay tuned to Facebook ( and and Twitter ( and for the latest product news. Download the Super Star Rewards app from the iTunes Store and Google Play and check in to redeem Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s products on the spot, save points for a high-value reward, check out the full menu and use the store locator to find any Hardee’s or Carl’s Jr. in the U.S.

About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”) is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. Through its subsidiaries, CKE owns and licenses Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® quick-service restaurants. CKE operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s as one brand under two names acknowledging the regional heritage of both banners. CKE has a total of 3,441 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 30 foreign countries and U.S. territories. Known for its one-of-a-kind premium menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Six Dollar Thickburgers®, Made from Scratch™ Biscuits, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™ and Fresh Baked Buns, as well as an award-winning marketing approach, the Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s brand continues to deliver substantial and consistent growth in the U.S. and overseas. Since the end of Fiscal Year 2011 and through Nov. 4, 2013, the company’s third fiscal quarter, CKE’s annual system-wide sales were up 15 percent and the number of franchised and company-operated restaurants increased 8 percent worldwide, driven by 2 percent domestic growth and 53 percent growth outside the U.S. The Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s system is now 74 percent franchised, with international restaurants representing 17 percent of the system. For more information about CKE, please visit or its brand sites at and

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