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    Post #1 - June 11th, 2022, 10:23 pm
    Post #1 - June 11th, 2022, 10:23 pm Post #1 - June 11th, 2022, 10:23 pm
    Had a speaking gig on Rock Island, so looked up a friend just over the border in IA, and we got together for dinner. I had done a search (because I'd be in that area whether I saw her or not) and had stumbled across a place with five stars that sounded like a possibility: Central Standard Craft Burgers and Beer. We visited the Bettendorf location, but they have a place in Waukee, IA, as well.

    Place was hopping. However, the 20-minute wait was handled by their taking a cell number and sending a message when our table was ready. Clever way to take care of the problem without having to buy a massive system of vibrating devices.

    I'm not a beer drinker, so the two-page beer menu was kind of wasted on me, but the food was delightful. Mostly stuff that can be handled with a small, busy, visible kitchen -- burgers, sandwiches, salads -- but imaginative stuff. My burger was two patties, truffle aioli, arugula, gouda, fried egg, and bacon. My friend had two patties with a pile of portobello mushrooms. We both ordered sides of Brussels sprouts in bacon jam, and she got excellent sweet potato fries. Definitely a place that I'll revisit next time I'm in that general area.

    And if you do like beer, you could probably plan a vacation around their menu. (24 beers on tap, plus many bottles and cans -- and cider, for a visit when I don't have a speaking gig the next day.)
    2239 Falcon Ave
    Bettendorf, IA 52722
    "All great change in America begins at the dinner table." Ronald Reagan