Category Food

PechaKucha at the Figge

  This past Thursday was PechaKucha Night at the Figge Art Museum. What is PechaKucha?PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha is the Japanese word meaning “chit chat.” It is a “20 x 20” format: twenty slides with twenty seconds each slide; each presenter has a total of six minutes, forty second each presentation. The inaugural Pecha Kucha Night was […]

Get Lost: Collage by Amber Williams

When you go see the current art show at Rozz-Tox, remember to look up. Like a Greek architectural frieze, there are larger works above the smaller paintings hung at eye level. Amber Williams and Andy Finkle’s show, “Get Lost” is aptly named: it’s easy to get lost in the layers of decoupaged collages and eye-catching […]

Local Lovers at Rozz-Tox

  Last Thursday was the Local Lovers open mic night at Rozz-Tox in Rock Island, Illinois. Rozz-Tox is a funky jewel of a place– a cafe and bar–a place you can get pu-erh tea or Ovaltine, sake or lingonberry juice, kimchi or a red velvet cupcake. It’s a great place to see live music, but […]

I scream, you scream…

Quad-Citians are still in ice cream mode (a la mode?). During this September heatwave, crowds were nearly out the door this week at Whitey’s Ice Cream Parlor. I queued up for their summer flavor, “No’tella,” no doubt named after Nutella. With creamy chocolate ice cream melting in my mouth, and generous chunks of hazelnuts and […]

Labor Day

I ran the gauntlet of moths to and from the grill, but the end result was worth it. The moths were frenzied around the light–maybe made more desperate by the end of summer, and a sense of the impending cold. I grilled steak, sliced it, and placed it atop a bed of spinach. I made […]