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Don’t Mess With My Oreo Cookies

Why can’t people just leave a good thing alone? Have you ever asked that question? Well, I asked it earlier this week when word came down that Nabisco, makers of Oreo Cookies, will be debuting the new, skinny version of their cookie called Oreo Thins.

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Brian Myles
Brian Myles

Fun Events in the Quincy/Hannibal Area to Look Forward to in August

Summer 2015 is flying by! Here are some of the fun upcoming August events around the Quincy/Hannibal area.

Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Baseball Has Made ‘Cracker Jack’ a Household Name

The song came out in 1908 and it is played at almost every baseball game played in America including the Hannibal Cavemen and the Quincy Gems games. It’s the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” song and that song has single handedly sent the sales of Cracker Jack through the roof. In the song there is a line that says “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.”

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

What is The Difference Between an Elephant Ear and a Funnel Cake?

The local fair season is underway and this week it is the Lewis County Agricultural Fair that is in the spotlight. That means the Adams, Brown, Marion , Pike and other fairs can't be too far off. One of the best things about the fairs is the food you can only get at the fair.  

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Lakeview Restaurant & Patio Bar Closes its Doors

After 52 years in Quincy Lakeview Restaurant and Patio Bar at 4403 Broadway today closed its doors for the last time today.

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The Best Prime Rib in Quincy, Illinois / Hannibal, Missouri
James Pauls

Which Restaurant in the Quincy/Hannibal Area Serves the Best Prime Rib? [Poll]

Do you ever go through food phases? You know, where you crave only one thing for a couple days (or weeks)? I go through this with wings and pizza every so often. I also once went through a pecan pie phase for about three days. The latest one I've had is pretty expensive, so I'll be glad when it's over: prime rib.

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Somsak Sudthangtum

Slate Assigns Porterhouse, Spare Ribs and Loose Meat as ‘Official’ Meats of the Tri-States

If each state in America had an "official" meat, what would those state meats be? That's the question Slate Magazine attempted to answer in the article 'The United Steaks of America.' Slate's effort is impressive. Meats were not allowed to be used twice, only mammal meat qualified for the list, and stews and sandwiches were not necessarily eligible. Here's what was decided for Illinois, Missouri and Iowa:

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ThinkStock

The Oldest Restaurants by State

Here's something I've never really thought about, but it's pretty neat. ThrillList.com has done a bunch of research and tracked down the oldest continuously operating restaurants for each state, and Washington D.C. Here's what they found for the three states in our area: Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.

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Who Has the Best Pizza in Quincy? [Poll]

Here's a question that's always fun to ask. It's a topic that can become heated because some people take it very seriously! And answers can change, too, as new restaurant come to town, and old favorites close. Now that Imo's has opened in the old Blockbuster Video location, we thought it might be fun to ask the question again: Where do you go for the best pizza in Quincy, Illinois?

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The best ice cream in Quincy, Illinois
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Who Has the Best Ice Cream in the Quincy Area? [Poll]

Summer is here! Which means warmer weather, which means we'll all be screaming for ice cream! Let's have some fun and see who has the best ice cream or frozen yogurt in the area.

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