As I was scrolling Facebook, I came across and event that struck my eye.  Some may know, I'm a beer lover.  Others might know that I enjoy some good bourbon and a cigar from time to time.  (the latter, mostly when  my daughters not around because she'll give me crap about smoking)

Upon further investigation, I saw there was a Quad City Bourbon Enthusiast group on Facebook that I joined immediately.  I saw they were putting on a Bourbon & Cigars Meetup and I had to learn more.

I asked QCBE member and meetup organizer, Tim Delany about some background on the group.

A few months back, there was a post mentioning having a "meet up" with bourbon and cigars when the weather permitted...likely at someone's home that would change month to month.

 

I am a member of Habano Cigar Lounge on 4th St in Davenport, I thought why not do it "before the weather permitted" seeing they have plenty of room, the cigars, and you're able to BYOB.

 

I coordinated with the owner, and he was happy to host it.  I put together a flyer, posted it to the group, and have garnered quite bit of support

What should attendees expect when joining you for the Bourbon & Cigar Meetup

Most people in attendance will be bringing a bottle to share, so many people will get to try stuff they have not yet been able to.

Do you have any advice for those who are new to bourbon or wish to get out of their comfort zone?

Try everything once, and enjoy the cigar or bourbon the way you want....figure out the nuances of each through exploration

The Quad City Bourbon & Cigars Meet Up happens at the Habano Cigar Lounge on East 4th Street in Davenport this Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 4pm

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.

Why My 1st Time Camping Sucked…and How You Can Avoid Problems

Let me correct my own headline.  My first time camping didn’t “suck”.  Camping was actually a blast!  Once we were there it was great.  Getting there and leaving was a GIANT pain in the ass. 
 
Here’s what I’d do differently: