I'm a big fan of Kwik Trip (or Kwik Star as they're known in these parts).  My wife worked for them when we first met and the way they take care of their employees makes me appreciate them.  I'll pass 3 gas stations so I can fill up using my Kwik Trip Rewards Card.
It doesn't hurt that their hot food items, coffee, and donuts are superior to most other roadside c-stores.
So, if or when there is a gas station fight...I had already picked my side.  However, I had no idea that I would be called to arms so soon.
Kwik Trip posted on their social media regarding a shortage of coffee cups. These days we are unfortunately used to things being out of stock but I wasn't ready for this shortage to be blamed on a competitor of Kwik Trips actually stealing the cups!
Hello, fellow coffee drinkers. We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you this important message.
Here's the thing: due to a few ships stuck at sea, we're out of coffee cups. (Actually, a gas station that shall not be named stole them... I wish I was kidding.) Long story short, we would love for you to Bring Your Own Cup if possible. Good news? You can temporarily get any size refill for just 99¢.
Save some money, save some paper, save some cups. Here's 99 ideas to get you started.
With love and caffeination,
Your Kwik Trip Family
They went on in the comments to say "Guys the part about the ships was a joke. Our cups are domestically sourced and were, in fact, taken from us."
Kwik Trip.  If you need an ally in this fight against those cup stealing heathens you've got one!

DIY McRib

Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!

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.