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Wed. August 3th, 2005 3-10 p.m. - Port of Dubuque

The 10th annual Taste of Dubuque is primed with a great line up of food, fun and spirits. The party, billed as fun for the family, will be held adjacent to National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in the North lot. Admission, as always, is free and open to the public. More than two dozen food vendors are certain to satisfied any craving. Organizers have revamped the site layout slightly to ease ticket lines and those waiting for those ice cold, frosty beverages.

As usual, entertainment there will be exciting entertainment. The Kids Corner will feature a variety games and family entertainment. There will be dancers and other performers as well as a few fun places to shop for odds and ends. The Taste of Dubuque is the perfect opportunity to sample some of Dubuque’s best food, best entertainment and coldest beer. A free ride from the Trolleys of Dubuque will shuttle guests directly from the 4th & Iowa Streets and 5th & Iowa Streets to the front gate. They even get a free Burger King burger just for riding.

Over 300 volunteers come together to create an event like no other in Dubuque.

Diamond Jo Casino is this year’s main sponsor with additional support from Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, Target and the Telegraph Herald.

All proceeds go to charities and non-profit organizations in the Dubuque community including the Dubuque County Historical Society. Special thanks to all the volunteers, the in-kind sponsors, media sponsors, and to the City of Dubuque and auxilliary police.

Taste of Dubuque 2005 Entertainment Schedule

West Stage
Groove Hogs

East Stage
Mike & Amy Finders
Wicked Liz and the Belly Swirls


Dubuque Dance Studio-Little Tykes

Claddagh Irish Dancers 

Dubuque Dance Studio

Country Steppers
Dubuque Area Lifetime Center


Take a Taste of Taste

See what Taste of Dubuque is like in Dubuque365.com's
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Food for Thought...
You'll need some clever thought if you hope to decide what you plan to eat at Taste this year because you're never going to find a bigger or better selection of great local snack and dinner choices that you will right here at Taste of Dubuque.

Check out the list of vendors to the right. This list is not necessarily complete yet, but it will give you a good idea of what kind of great eats you can look forward to when you make your way down to the Port of Dubuque.

Come hungry and come well funded. It might take you a little while to try them all but we know you can do it. Don't forget to pace yourself and get an icy cold beverage to wash it all down!


Ahhh, The FOOD...

Here's who we enjoyed last year... expect more of the same this year!

Applebee's • Oriental Chicken Salad, Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Charity: Family Readiness Group
Athenian Grill • Gyros, Salads, Baklava, Veggie Pitas
Charity: St. Elias Church
Bricktown • Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Burgers
Charity: Hospice
Carlos O'Kelly's • Taco Salad, Nacho Grande, Chili Con Queso, Chips & Salsa
Charity: American Diabetes Association
D&D Footlong • Hot Dogs, Footlongs, Polish Sausage, Old Fashioned Hot Dogs
Charity: Troop 70 Epworth Boy Scouts
Dubuque Evening Optimist Club
Charity: Self
Bratwurst and Hot Dogs
Fat Tuesday's • Shrimp Kabob, Blackened Chicken Sandwich, Blackened Ribeye Sandwich, Smoked Pit Ham Sandwich, Jalapeño/Cheddar Brats
Charity: Lincoln/Nativity Schools
Georgie's • Caramel Corn, Cotton Candy, Sno Cones, Koppat Corn
Charity: Iowa Special Olympics
Grand Harbor • Chicken Bruchettes, Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob, Berries anglaise
Charity: Grand Opera House
Holiday Inn/Porter's Steakhouse • Chipotle BBQ Ribs & Cole Slaw, Cajun Chicken Sandwich & Chips, BBQ Chicken Wings
Happy Joe's • Pizza
Haun's Butcher Shop • Haun's Fine Sausages
Charity: Dubuque Humane Society
House of China • Vegetable Fried Rice, Crabmeat Rangoon, Egg Rolls
Hy-Vee/Asbury Plaza • Teriyaki Sticks, Fruit Cups, Hot Dogs, Brats
Charity: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Iowa Bison/Kalmes Breaktime
Jan's Grate Shop • Ice Cream Bars, Popcorn, Pretzels, Nachos & Cheese, Cookies, Candy
Charity: Dubuque Jaycees
Mel's Food Shanty • Onion Burgers, Shareo? Beef Brisket, BBQ Beef, Brats, Chicken Fillets
Charity: Dubuque County Historical Society
Phil's Pizza • Garlic Cheese-Bread, Pizza (Sausage, Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon & House Special)
Charity: Habitat For Humanity
Rock of Ages Church • Sloppy Joes, Chicken Breasts, Brats with Sauerkraut
Charity: Self
Sisters of St. Francis • Fruit Pies (Peace of Pie)
Charity: Maria House
Sugar Ray's • Pork and Beef Sandwiches, Rib Tips, Hot Links, Fries
Charity: Boy's Club of Dubuque
Swiss Valley Farms • Blasers Cheese Chunks, Swiss Valley Cheese, Swiss Valley Soft-Serve Ice Cream
Charity: Hills & Dales
Tater Booth • Homemade Potato Chips
Charity: Dubuque365.com
Town Clock Inn • Slice of Pizza (deluxe, sausage, pepperoni), Dur of Amorus Pasta "Lavelli"
Charity: Four Mounds
West Dubuque Tap • Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Grilled Pork T's (all with grilled onions)
Charity: Donna's Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Zach's Oven • Grilled Steaks, Chicken Sandwiches, Greek Pastries
Charity: St. Elias Church

Quench Your Thirst!
Enhanced refreshment serving areas!!!
Great beers and more will be available from Kirchhoff Distributing and Matthews Distributing as well as a great variety of sodas and more from Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola. You won't go thirsty, we promise!

Beverage tickets will be an sale at the event. Use your beverage tickets to order the drink of your choice from the convenient beverage distribution points.


Main Sponsors:


Regional Entertainment Sponsor      Diamond Jo Casino
Kids Korner Sponsor            Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
Local Entertainment Sponsor Target

Mission Creative: A Visual + Interactive Agency
The River Walk Restaurant at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
Trolleys of Dubuque • Telegraph Herald


Accessdubuque.com • Arctic Glacier Ice • Auxiliary Police
Boy Scouts • Burger King • City of Dubuque • Coca Cola Bottling
Cumulus Broadcasting • Dubuque365.com • Dubuque Jaycees
Dubuque Main Street Ltd.  • Harris Yamaha Golf Carts
Inside Décor • Julien’s Journal • Kirchhoff Distributing
KCRG TV 9 • KWWL TV 7 • Mathews Distributing
McDonald’s Restaurants • Mercy Medical Center, A Magnet Hospital
Mission Creative: A Visual & Interactive Agency • Pepsi • QueenB Radio
Radio Dubuque •Riverwalk Restaurant at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
Rondinelli Music and Audio • The Dubuque Advertiser • Telegraph Herald
Trolleys of Dubuque • Union-Hoermann Press • Vue365

Thank you to the 400 volunteers of the Dubuque County Historical Society members,
the Taste of Dubuque committee and the support of the community
for the 10th annual Taste of Dubuque.

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