In the Quad Cities it is not a rare occurrence, unfortunately, to see multiple cars in the ditch after a snow storm.  Especially on the interstates, the morning after seems like a real life game of Mario Cart where everyone loses.

When you drive past you may wonder, "are those people ok...should I call the cops..." but then you see the caution tape tied to the bumper or the mirror.  Which means that emergency personnel have already been there and have cleared the scene.

But what if you see a plastic bag or a white towel tied to the mirror?

It means "I'm coming back...please don't tow me!"

According to MotorBiscuit.com, a plastic bag tied to your side mirror will indicate that your vehicle is not abandoned.  It means that you've broken down and plan to get it moved as soon as you're able to get ahold of police or a tow truck.

Still, a towel or bag isn’t a free pass to keep your vehicle parked in a random public place forever. Cars abandoned on public roads will get towed away eventually, and you’ll be contacted by the police. In many states, the fine for leaving your vehicle on the side of the road is a few hundred dollars.

So the next time you consider cleaning that horrible mess in your car, maybe hang on to a few of those random shopping bags that are stuck between the seat.  It could mean the difference between tracking down a tow truck or tracking down where a tow truck has taken your car.

Craft Breweries in the Quad Cities Area

We're very lucky to live in an area with such an amazing, thriving "craft beer scene". You'll be able to find everything you could want.

Not sure what you want? That's ok. The bartenders at these establishments are very well versed and can guide you through a wonderland of Ales and Lagers.

From "coffee infused" to "riff infused".

From "pale ales" to "peanut butter porters".

Fruity, Sour, Hoppy, Malty, Crisp, Crushable beers in all shapes and sizes.

Crowlers, Growlers, Cans & Kegs...the Quad Cities Craft Beer scene has it all.

And of course...a great beer isn't complete unless it's paired with some amazing food. Whether it's made in the breweries kitchen or in the food truck in the parking lot...brewers know that people love food with their beer. 

Take a look at the 19 Quad Cities Area craft breweries!

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.