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    News/Features - Feature Stories
    Written by Administrator   
    Thursday, 18 April 2013 07:40
    The River Cities’ Reader’s dining survey was open from October 2012 through February 2013. Respondents needed to provide reasonable answers in at least 15 categories for their votes to be counted.

    Vote in the current survey at RCReader.com/y/survey through August 31! Results will be published in the fall/winter Dining Guide.

    Restaurant
    1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
    3) The Crane & Pelican Cafe

    New restaurant (opened in 2012)
    1) Crust – Stone Oven Pizza
    2) Pepperjack’s Restaurant & Lounge
    3) Doc’s Inn Bar & Grill
    3) Goombazz Big City Eatzz

    National chain restaurant
    1) Texas Roadhouse
    2) Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
    3) Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
    3) Granite City Food & Brewery

    Fine-dining restaurant
    1) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
    2) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
    3) Steventon’s

    Best-kept secret
    1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) The Crane & Pelican Cafe
    3) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

    Mexican restaurant
    1) Azteca Mexican Restaurant
    2) La Rancherita
    3) Los Agaves

    Italian restaurant
    1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano
    3) Lunardi’s

    Pizza
    1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) Harris Pizza
    3) Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor

    Chinese restaurant
    1) Dynasty Buffet
    2) Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
    3) Ming Wah

    Thai restaurant
    1) Exotic Thai Restaurant
    2) Lemongrass Cafe
    3) Kong’s Thai Bistro

    Japanese restaurant
    1) Osaka Japanese Steak House
    2) Red Ginger Sushi, Grill & Bar
    3) Osaka Buffet

    Indian restaurant
    1) Mantra Indian Cuisine & Spirits
    2) The Great Indian Restaurant
    3) Indian Rasoi

    Mediterranean restaurant
    1) Olive Tree Cafe
    2) Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant
    3) Olympic Gyros

    Steaks/steakhouse
    1) Texas Roadhouse
    2) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
    3) Bass Street Chop House

    Restaurant for vegetarian diners
    1) The Crane & Pelican Cafe
    2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) Cafe Fresh
    2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

    Seafood
    1) Red Lobster
    2) Thunder Bay & Birch Bar
    3) Miss Mamie’s Restaurant & Bar

    Romantic atmosphere
    1) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
    2) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
    3) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

    Restaurant wine selection
    1) The Faithful Pilot Cafe & Spirits
    2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    3) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

    Restaurant beer selection
    1) Old Chicago
    2) Bier Stube
    3) Bent River Brewing Company
    3) Granite City Food & Brewery

    Locally brewed beer available year-round
    1) Uncommon Stout (Bent River Brewing Company)
    2) Mississippi Blonde (Bent River Brewing Company)
    3) Roller Dam Red (Great River Brewery)

    Locally brewed beer available for a limited time
    1) Sweet Potato Ale (Bent River Brewing Company)
    2) Jingle Java (Bent River Brewing Company)
    3) Pumpkin Ale (Great River Brewery)

    Dining bargain
    1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
    3) Riefe’s Family Restaurant

    Dining bargain that will also impress a date
    1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
    3) Thunder Bay & Birch Bar

    Distinctly Quad Cities fast food
    1) The Hungry Hobo
    2) Maid-Rite
    3) Dr. Gyros

    Coffeeshop
    1) Starbucks
    2) Cool Beanz Coffeehouse
    3) Coffee Hound Coffeehouse

    Smoothies
    1) Orange Julius
    2) Bubble Tea
    3) Greatest Grains

    Greasy spoon
    1) Ross’ 24 Hour Restaurant
    2) Maid-Rite
    3) Tommy’s Cafe

    Kid-friendly restaurant
    1) Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor
    2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    3) McDonald’s

    Restaurant to please both young kids and their parents
    1) Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor
    2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    3) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
    3) Machine Shed Restaurant

    Pub food
    1) Barrel House 211 Pub & Grill
    2) Front Street Brewery
    3) Bier Stube

    Late-night eats
    1) Ross’ 24 Hour Restaurant
    2) Village Inn
    3) Taco Bell

    Bakery/breads/bagels
    1) Panera Bread
    2) Olde Towne Bakery
    3) Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery

    Desserts
    1) Village Inn Restaurant & Bakery
    2) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    3) Olde Towne Bakery

    Ice cream/sweets
    1) Whitey’s Ice Cream
    2) Dairy Queen
    3) Lagamarcino’s

    Barbecue
    1) Jim’s Rib Haven
    2) Famous Dave’s
    3) Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

    Breakfast
    1) Village Inn Restaurant & Bakery
    2) Machine Shed Restaurant
    3) Tommy’s Cafe

    Burgers
    1) Boozie’s Bar & Grille
    1) Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
    3) The Filling Station

    Deli sandwiches
    1) Hungry Hobo
    2) Arthur’s Garden Deli
    3) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

    Gyros/Greek
    1) Dr. Gyros
    2) Uncle Pete’s
    3) Doc’s Inn Bar & Grill

    Sunday brunch
    1) Granite City Food & Brewery
    2) Thunder Bay & Birch Bar
    3) Bix Bistro Restaurant & Lounge

    Wings
    1) Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
    2) The Filling Station
    3) Hooters

    Sushi
    1) Osaka Japanese Steak House
    2) Red Ginger Sushi, Grill & Bar
    3) Osaka Buffet

    Buffet
    1) Osaka Buffet
    2) Dynasty Buffet
    3) Calypso’s Buffet at the Isle
    3) Golden Corral

    Chips and salsa
    1) Azteca Mexican Restaurant
    2) Los Agaves
    3) La Rancherita

    Soup
    1) Panera Bread
    2) Mama Compton’s
    3) Arthur’s Garden Deli

    Business lunch
    1) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
    2) Woodfire Grill
    3) Cafe Fresh
    3) Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

    Catering
    1) Hy-Vee
    2) Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
    3) Antonella’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

    Mobile food vendor
    1) Big Dog’s Hot Dog Stand
    2) Erawan Chinese
    3) Hill’s Hot Dogs
    3) Mean Cuisine Chinese
    3) Roy’s All Fed Up Hot Dog Stand


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