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

Menu
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
563-275-8905

 

DES MOINES, IA (02/02/2015)(readMedia)-- Known as Iowa's great celebration and a treasured tradition for Iowans both young and old, truly "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair. This year, all it takes is one little checkmark on your state tax form to help the Fair continue to preserve the allure of the historic Fairgrounds.

Look for the State Fairgrounds Renovation Check Off on line 58b of Iowa Tax Form 1040 or on line 14 of Iowa Tax Form 1040A and check off $1 (or more!) to help preserve the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds. Your gift is either deducted from your refund or added to the amount due. Contributions to the Corndog Checkoff are fully tax-deductible.

"The Corndog Checkoff is a great and easy way for Iowans to support the Iowa State Fair. The Iowa State Fair would not be what it is today without the Corndog Checkoff. Thank you to thousands of Iowans who have supported the Corndog Checkoff in the past and we hope you will consider doing so again this year to preserve this great institution for future generations," said Blue Ribbon Foundation Executive Director Peter Cownie.

Every dollar donated to the Checkoff is directly allocated to capital improvements. The Corndog Checkoff has raised over $1.7 million, and has supplemented restoration projects from the Grandstand to the newly air conditioned Cultural Center. In addition, funds generated by the Checkoff have helped improve the campgrounds, parking areas, sidewalks and restrooms.

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has generated over $100 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For more information on the Corndog Tax Checkoff, please contact the Blue Ribbon Foundation at (800) 450-3732 or email info@blueribbonfoundation.org.

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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. Click for the 2015 Valentine's Day Dinner order form.

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 Taylor@RiverBandits.com or Alli@RiverBandits.com. 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.

HELPS DINERS SECURE A TABLE AT A RESTAURANT ELIMINATING WAIT TIMES AND HELPING RESTAURANTS INCREASE REVENUE AND ELIMINATE NO-SHOW DINERS.

DAVENPORT- (September 9, 2014) - Citispoon Inc., a Davenport based mobile app solutions company for restaurateurs and diners, announced today the beta launch of their 360 degree diner and restaurant app beta solutions. Citispoon provides diners and restaurateurs a way to prepay for their dining experience while eliminating no-show diners.

Diners can search and pre-purchase a table which eliminates wait times, guaranteeing a table. Diners that choose to secure a table at a restaurant get a confirmed table which in turn increases revenue for restaurants and reduces or eliminates no-show guests. Diners that sign up for the service through a mobile app receive notifications of restaurant table availability.

Citispoon provides convenience to users by presenting the information to you based on your cuisine preferences. These notifications will be tailored to set times of the day you would like to know restaurant table status.

Citispoon allows you to conveniently use your mobile device to access restaurant table's status and secure a table thereby saving time and money

Restaurants that partner with Citispoon can use our Citispoon One app to solve the problem of reservation no-show guests by providing real time status of table availability. Citispoon is set out to "increase revenue for restaurants by reducing or eliminating the cost associated with no-show diners" said Dapo Kolawole, Co-founder and CEO of Citispoon Inc.

Citispoon will offer two apps, Citispoon and Citispoon One the diner and restaurant apps. The diner app will be available in IOS and Android while the restaurant app will be offered in Android only.

ABOUT CITISPOON INC.

Citispoon, Inc. is a startup technology company created out of the need to enhance the diners experience as well as increasing revenues for restaurants. Citispoon Inc. is headquartered in Davenport, IA. For more information, go to www.citispoon.com

Pickle Party - Thu, Aug 21: 6-9PM

Bread and Butter Pickles are an old fashioned favorite you wont want to miss out on!

QCFH will provide everything you need, including party coordinators to assist those who have never pickled before. Due to our 6PM start, please feel free to bring along your dinner or stop by Fresh Deli for carryout.

WHEN: Thursday, August 21: 6-9PM
WHERE: QC Food Hub
COST: $15.00
GUEST LIMIT: 9
REGISTER online or at QCFH Local Market Store

Canning Green Beans - Thu, Sept 4: 6-9PM

QCFH will provide everything you need, including party coordinators to assist those who have never canned before. Due to our 6PM start, please feel free to bring along your dinner or stop by Fresh Deli for carryout.

WHEN: Thursday, September 4: 6-9PM
WHERE: QC Food Hub
COST: $15.00
GUEST LIMIT: 9
REGISTER online or at QCFH Local Market Store

Culinary Ride is coming to the Quad Cities September 14!!

The culinary ride bike - an exciting route with fun stops and delicious cuisine with the ride beginning and ending at the Davenport Freight House Local Marketplace.

Ticket price is set at $30 for early registration by August 31 and $40 regular price after September 1.

The mission of the Culinary Ride is to engender greater appreciation for local agrarian economies and encourage people to choose bicycling as their primary form of transportation. We believe that if local farmers and those businesses that support them succeed, our communities will be vibrant and healthy. We hope to link community members and local businesses with local food suppliers. The most fun way to do this, in our opinion, is by bicycle.

The Culinary Ride's vision is to produce intimate, community-oriented bicycle events across the country and contribute momentum to the bicycle and local food movements.

These bicycle tours feature local farms, food and the Chefs that utilize these ingredients. As we marry local food and bicycle movements riders savor food prepared fresh by local chefs, and enjoy handcrafted beverages while roaming the farms and environmental designations in the company of friends.?

A portion of the proceeds benefit local organizations dedicated to ensuring communities enjoy a nutritious helping of fresh food and a connection to the natural world.

http://culinaryride.com

Visit the Veggie Mobile at a location near you.

TUESDAY
2:30-4:00 Martin Luther King Center, 630 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL

4:30-6:00 St. John's Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL

WEDNESDAY
9:00-10:00 Davenport Family YMCA, 606 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA
10:30-12:00 Fairmont Pines, 3525 W. 42nd St., Davenport, IA
2:30-4:00 Genesis East, 1227 E. Rusholme St., Davenport, IA

4:30-6:00 Bettendorf YMCA, 3800 Tanglefoot Ln., Bettendorf, IA

THURSDAY
9:00-10:00 Rock Island County Health Dept, 2112 25th Ave., Rock Island, IL
10:30-12:00 Rock Island County Extension, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL
2:30-3:15 Crosstown Square, 900 Crosstown Ave., Silvis, IL

3:15-4:00 Genesis, 801 Illini Dr., Silvis, IL

FRIDAY
9:00-10:00 United Neighbors, 808 N. Harrison St., Davenport, IA
10:30-12:00 CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA
2:30-4:00 Genesis West, 1401 W. Central Park, Davenport, IA
4:30-6:00 West Family YMCA, 3505 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA

SATURDAY
9:00-12:00 QC Food Hub
Requests, festivals, and education

2:30-5:30 Genesis Convenient Care, 3900 28th Ave., Moline, IL

SUNDAY
10:30-12:00 Ross' Restaurant, 430 14th St., Bettendorf, IA
12:30-2:00 St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 N. Brady St., Davenport, IA

The Veggie Mobile is made possible by the Wellmark Foundation, Genesis Health System, and the Riverboat Development Authority. Additional support from the City of Davenport, Levee Improvement Commission and Radish Magazine.

Quad Cities Food Hub
Local Market Store:
421 W. River Dr.,
Davenport, Iowa 52801
563-265-2455www.qcfoodhub.com
Tue-Thu: 11-7pm; Fri: 11-5pm;
Sat: 8-4pm; Sun 12-4pm
info@qcfoodhub.com

Store Hours

Sun: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Thur: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

4TH ANNUAL BEER AND WINE TASTING

FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 5

Gather your friends for Pints and spend the evening strolling through the zoo as you sample beer, wine and spirits from around the world.

New for 2014

Some of your favorite local restaurants are on board to offer FREE appetizers with your drink samples. Pairings are being finalized now and the food stations will be spread throughout the zoo with the drink stations.

Members get discounted tickets and six pack tickets are available at a reduced rate. Don't miss this popular 21 and older event, expected to draw 1,000 guests this year. Tickets are now on sale and the event has sold out in the past.

BIG CAT ENCOUNTER

Experience the zoo in a whole new way with a Niabi Big Cat Encounter! During your personal tour of the big cat exhibit, you'll discover how our keepers take care of these amazing animals. We'll then head behind the scenes into the big cat house to see a few of the cats up-close and watch a training session with the keepers and the cats. This one of a kind experience ends with a picture to always remember the closest you'll ever want to get to a big cat!

 

Duration: Approximately 30 minutes

Times offered: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 a.m. Reservations required

Maximum: 4 participants     Minimum: 2 participants

Cost: $45/person (includes zoo admission) $40 for members

 

Children ages 10 and up are permitted with a paying adult.

Youth over the age of 15 are permitted to tour solo, with the written permission of an adult or guardian.

 

Your tour guide will also act as your own personal photographer during th experience. Following your experience, a high-res photo of one of the big cats and a certificate will be mailed to you. No personal cameras or videos permitted. You must wear closed toed shoes! All participants must sign a liability waiver.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Programs involving zoo animals are subject to change or cancellation based on animal needs. However, every effort will be made to offer alternate areas to explore or a rescheduled tour.

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/01/2014)(readMedia)-- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Two members of the Illinois National Guard's 1244th Transportation Company received recognition as the Reserve Component Transportation Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Officer of the Year for 2013. Transportation Corps Soldiers and civilians, gathered at the annual Army Transportation Ball held at the Richmond Marriott in Richmond, Virginia, to honor the accomplishments of the award recipients, July 25.

Sgt. 1st Class Jose R. Sanchez of Romeoville, Illinois, 1244th Transportation Company (TC) platoon sergeant, in North Riverside, Illinois, was selected as the Reserve Component Transportation Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year for 2013.

"Sanchez compiled a record that established him as a pacesetter in our battalion," said Lt. Col. Jose B. Jaques of DeKalb, Illinois, 1144th Transportation Battalion commander in Delavan, Illinois. "His mentorship and example provided a solid foundation for the future of his Soldiers, while also providing outstanding operational results."

Sanchez was nominated for the award by his company commander and received endorsement from Jaques, as well as each level of command up to National Guard Bureau.

"His contributions will surely continue to benefit many and I firmly believe the prestige of this award will be bolstered by his addition to the roles of recipients," said Jaques.

Capt. David Tanner of Williamsport, Indiana, commander of the 1244th TC in North Riverside, Illinois, said Sanchez is an expert in his field.

"Sanchez sets the example as a highly dedicated and professional noncommissioned officer," said Tanner. "He is a key member of the 1244th TC who utilizes his experience from two previous combat deployments and vast occupational knowledge to make his Soldiers and the 1244th TC as a whole, more ready, more resilient and more adaptable."

The Transportation Corps National Guard Officer of the Year for 2013, was Lt. Linden Allen of Chicago, former executive officer with the 1244th TC and recently named commander of the 1644th TC in Rock Falls, Illinois.

"Allen's leadership, coupled with his emphasis on safe execution and the development of Soldiers, improves individual and unit capabilities," said Col. Michael Glisson of Festus, Missouri, 65th Troop Command Brigade commander. "In turn, the Illinois National Guard and United States Army become stronger."

Allen learned many lessons from his deployment to Iraq in the harsh and hazardous environment of the desert, said Jaques.

"Allen consistently demonstrated his knowledge of transportation operations, planning, execution and development," said Tanner. "He epitomizes the selfless service all commissioned officers strive toward in supporting and serving their Soldiers."

Allen and Sanchez are strong examples of what it means to be a Citizen Soldier, said Tanner.

"One of the strengths of the National Guard is our connection to 'Main Street,'" said Tanner. "These awards recognize the value the winners provide in their contributions to those communities, not just their performance within their unit. The 1244th TC is extraordinarily proud of this recognition for two of our own."

These awards, established decades ago by the U.S. Army Chief of Transportation are to recognize outstanding performers in the transportation corps. They are evaluated on nominees' contributions both in and out of uniform. Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers compete against the U.S. Army Reserve for the awards.

"Two Soldiers from the same state, honored in the same year is an outstanding accomplishment," said Tanner. "Both also being from the same unit is remarkable."

Sgt. 1st Class Jose R. Sanchez of Romeoville, Illinois, 1244th Transportation Company platoon sergeant, in North Riverside, Illinois, received recognition as the Reserve Component Transportation Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2013. Transportation Corps Soldiers and civilians, gathered at the annual Army Transportation Ball held at the Richmond Marriott in Richmond, Virginia, to honor the accomplishments of the award recipients, July 25.

Lt. Linden Allen of Chicago, former executive officer with the 1244th Transportation Company and recently named commander of the 1644th Transportation Company in Rock Falls, Illinois, received recognition as the Reserve Component Transportation Corps Regimental Officer of the Year for 2013. Transportation Corps Soldiers and civilians, gathered at the annual Army Transportation Ball held at the Richmond Marriott in Richmond, Virginia, to honor the accomplishments of the award recipients, July 25.

Congressman introduces bill requiring country of origin labeling at gas stations

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and with gas hovering near $3.50/gallon, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today introduced legislation that would allow Iowa consumers to have a choice at the pump.

"America has a decision to make about its energy future. We can gut the RFS and move toward further reliance on Saudi Arabia, Venezula, and Nigeria for our energy needs?or we can continue our path toward energy independence by making investments in ethanol and other domestic energy sources," Braley said. "Iowans should know whether their fuel is coming from Saudi Arabia or from ethanol produced right down the road."

 

Braley's Country of Origin Labeling for Fuels Act would require gas stations to post the country of origin of the fuel right on the pump, putting purchasing power in the hands of consumers, who can then decide for themselves if they want to spend their money on domestic fuel or fuel that's been imported from abroad.

The US consumes more than 15 million barrels of oil each day and nearly half of that total comes from abroad. Top oil importers include Canada, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Venezuela, Mexico, and Nigeria.

Since the creation of the RFS in 2005, nearly 10 billion gallons of foreign oil per year have been replaced by renewable ethanol?much of it coming from Iowa.

A link to Braley's legislation can be found online HERE.

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Housing credits leverage private investment, create jobs, bring in revenue for local and state economies and do not impact local or state budgets

 

Chicago - Nearly 700 affordable rental apartments will be built or preserved across Illinois thanks to Housing Credit allocations approved by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) on Friday, June 27.

The Housing Credit is the most successful federal affordable housing program in our nation's history, producing and preserving close to 100,000 affordable rental homes annually through public-private partnerships.  It creates quality affordable housing for working families and people with special needs (such as the elderly, the disabled, veterans and the homeless) in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the country.

Since its creation in the Tax Reform Act of 1986, the Housing Credit has enabled IHDA to provide a critical financing tool for the development of 80,000 units and created an estimated 80,000 jobs in Illinois.  Since Governor Pat Quinn took office, 16,450 units have been built and an estimated 16,000 jobs have been generated across the state thanks to the Housing Credit program.

"Governor Pat Quinn is dedicated to leveraging public-private partnerships to meet the affordable housing needs of working families, seniors and people with disabilities," IHDA Executive Director Mary R. Kenney said. "Our communities improve as a whole when low- to moderate-income residents have options for affordable housing, and these new developments will create quality full-time jobs that keep our economy moving."

The Housing Credit contributes more to the creation of housing than any other federal housing resource. Housing Credits generate private investment in affordable housing when the credits are sold to private investors. The equity generated reduces the debt that the developer would otherwise have to borrow, and as a result, a property can offer lower rents.  The Housing Credit serves those whose income is 60 percent or less of the area median income (AMI) or $25,380 for a one-person household in the Rock Island area. However, the Housing Credit exceeds this requirement by assisting households well below that limit.

Private investors, not the Federal Government or the taxpayer, bear the risk.  Housing Credit properties perform well and have an extraordinarily low foreclosure rate of only 0.62 percent over the history of the program.

The Tax Credit allocations approved on Friday will generate an estimated $7 million in private equity to support one development and more than 90 jobs across the Rock Island Area. Demonstrating the State of Illinois' dedication to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities or special needs, nearly one-half of the total units will be supportive housing, providing more options that enable residents to live independently in the community of their choice.

The Rock Island development approved for Housing Credits is below. For a full list, visit www.ihda.org/developer/approvedProjects.htm.

  • Diamond Senior Apartments of Princeton (Princeton): New construction located blocks from downtown Princention. The development will consist of 48 single-story homes, including one and two-bedroom units for low incomes residents and seniors.
About the Illinois Housing Development Authority

IHDA (www.ihda.org) is a self-supporting state agency that finances the creation and the preservation of affordable housing across Illinois. Since its creation in 1967, IHDA has allocated $12.4 billion and financed approximately 240,000 affordable housing units for residents of Illinois.

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