It's that time of year again Quad Cities. Who has the best martini in the Quad Cities? It's time for local establishments to put their money where their mouth is. Put up or shut up.

The 2018 Bush Construction Martini Shake-Off happens Thursday, February 15th. I look forward to this event every year. My friends and I get all cleaned up, I actually press a shirt and put on nice shoes...and my jeans because that's what I do, and hit the River Center for a evening sampling some of the best in the Quad Cities.

The shake-off benefits the HAVlife Foundation, so the good time benefits a good cause.

Get your tickets now. They are $55 and go up to $60 on February 1st.

There will be live music by Soul Storm and hip-hop violinist Svet.

Doors open up at 5:30 pm.

Some of the establishments participating include:

11th Street Precinct Bar & Grill

Analog Arcade Bar


Baked Beer & Bread Co.

Blackhawk Bowl & Martini Lounge

Blue Cat Brew Pub

The Dam View Inn

Duck City Bistro

Embers of the Phoenix

Granite City Food & Brewery

ICONS Martini

The J Bar

Jumer's Casino & Hotel

Mac's Tavern

The Office

Pub 1848



Smoking Dog

Soiree Wine & Martini Lounge


Treehouse Pub & Eatery

I will once again be a "Celebrity" Judge.