Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Local Restaurants

The always awesome WeirdGirl tagged me with my very first meme. The rules are this:

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, United States)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Lulu (Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Chris (Boyne City,
Michigan, United States)
AB (Cave Creek, Arizona,
United States)
Johnny Yen (Chicago,
Illinois, United States)
Bubs (Mt Prospect,
Illinois, United States)
Mob (Midland, Texas United States)
Yas (Ahwatukee, Arizona USA)
Alicia(Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA)
Tug(Hell, Colorado,
BondMemphis, TN, USA)
(Glasgow, UK)
(Honolulu, HI, USA)
(Henderson, TN, USA)
the weirdgirl (San Francisco Bay Area, CA,  USA (I'm still pretending to be an anonymous blogger))
CoffeeBetsy, Moline, IL USA

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

3. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

Weird Girl is right that I just moved to where I am now, but I do think I can scrape together my five favorite places of the moment. In time, I know I'll find new stuff, but here are my favorites right now.

1. Whitey's Ice Cream, various locations in the Quad Cities: It could be argued that Whitey's is not a restaurant, in that they only serve ice cream. But that person wouldn't have the same priorities as I do, because good Yoda, this stuff is so good. My favorite thing there is a shake made from kona coffee ice cream with chopped up Skor bar (an entire candy bar, in large pieces). It is completely awesome, and so thick they don't even bother to give you a straw. But even their frozen yogurt is good.

2. The River House, Moline: Great location in downtown Moline, just a block away from the Mississippi River, and right next to John Deere Pavillion, where Jack likes to look at the big tractors. They have all kinds of great food -- from bar food like burgers and homemade chips, to fish, to meatloaf. They have great outdoor seating, friendly service, and totally reasonable prices.

3. Belgian Village Inn, Moline: Belgian Village makes this killer Ruben sandwich, a sandwich I ordinarily don't even like. They serve it hot on homemade raisin bread. And the sandwich is about the size of two normal sandwiches. Steve and I split one for dinner the other night and had some left over, and the whole thing was about seven bucks. They also have really good breakfasts, including a cinnamon roll the size of a dinner plate.

4. Centro, Davenport: Very good Italian bistro with fabulous salads and pasta. It's about a block away from my office, but unfortunately the service is kind of slow, so it doesn't work for lunch usually.

5. Lagomarcinos, Moline and Davenport: Um, I must have some kind of problem, because this is indeed the second ice cream place on my list. In fairness, Lago's also serves food, so I am not completely pathetic. The place is adorable, an old fashioned soda and candy shop. I love their tuna melt, but always save room for a hot fudge sundae.

Okay, I am tagging these people: Mama Asco, Sandy, Daisy Bones, Felicia, and K.


the weirdgirl said...

I think TWO ice cream places is fabulous! If there was a "just dessert" place that would definitely have been on my list.

(Mmmm, tuna melt.)

Nicole Tan said...

Whitney’s Ice Cream sounds good! Might not be a restaurant but I don’t mind having that for dinner!!! And The River House sounds like a nice place to have a meal….and woo Lagomarcinos..ice cream!! And hot fudge sundae?? My tummy is growling with hunger!

Ps thanks for doing the tag. I hope you enjoyed it.. If you know of anyone else doing it please feel free to send me a message and I’ll update them too on the updated list of tag doers

newsjunkie said...

Just found this, I'll get to it on my blog tonight :)

velverse said...

Ah.. I love ice cream. I won't mind having them as main course :D