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Drink Review: Wild Turkey American Honey - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Wild Turkey American Honey
Rich and flavorful

Here's another fun shot to enjoy over the holidays!

Blended and flavored whiskeys continue to be red hot in popularity, consumer demand for brown spirits remains on the rise with American Whiskey in particular seeing some phenomenal sales growth.

Regular readers know that I am a fan of flavored whiskey, I've always got a bottle of something in my freezer for a chilled shot or flavored specialty in the liquor cabinet to enjoy on the rocks.  My favorite in all this tasting fun so far, has been Ole Smoky Peanut Butter flavored whiskey.  It's BETTER than Skrewball!

Today's review is a taste of honey!

Bottled as a liqueur, here's the description of Wild Turkey American Honey from the bottle:  Exceptionally smooth liqueur blended with pure honey and bourbon whiskey.

With a proof of 71 and aged 4 years, this blend of bourbon and honey has a great, fragrant nose, you get that sweet whiff of honey right away in taking the cap off the bottle.  The mouthfeel is rich and flavorful, delivering the honey in front followed by notes of vanilla from the Wild Turkey finish. 

Costing me about $14 for a 350ml bottle, I'm giving Wild Turkey American Honey 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.  It's a bit pricey but it's quite delicious especially over ice.  A repeat buy, I also look forward to cooking with this, the blend of bourbon and honey will lend itself well to a number of dishes!

5 stars

$pend Wisely My Friends...

Related: Whiskey Review: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

Related: Drink Review: Jim Beam Honey Whiskey

Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

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Iowa City Police investigate shooting in downtown parking ramp

IOWA CITY -- At approximately 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Iowa City police responded to the Old Capitol Parking Ramp, 220 S. Capitol St., for a report of shots fired.

Responding officers found evidence at the scene indicating multiple shots were fired and the preliminary investigation shows several people may have been involved. An adult male was taken to an area hospital with what is believed to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen.

This remains an open and active investigation. No other information is available at this time.

How you can help:

This incident is being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone in that area with security cameras is asked to review their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Food Review: Wendy's has the cheapest breakfast in town - Bachelor on the Cheap

Wendy's Breakfast Biscuits
Best Fast Food Breakfast Deal in Town

By Mike Thayer

What?  A Sausage, Egg & Cheese or Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuit for just $1?

It's true, quite tasty and truly satisfying!

Wendy's is currently offering their Sausage, Egg & Cheese biscuit or their Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuit for just $1.  DEAL!

You would be hard pressed to make a hot breakfast at home that cheap!  Never mind the work and time involved...

Wendy's Breakfast Biscuits
You can't go wrong with either the sausage or bacon biscuit

So on Friday, I had Wendy's for breakfast, ordering both the Sausage, Egg & Cheese biscuit and the Bacon, Egg & Cheese biscuit for breakfast.

Total cost: $2.15.  Talk about Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly!

The biscuits were warm and flaky, quite excellent.  The meats were prepared well, a nice portion in each along with a whole egg and the cheese is melted nicely.  Either one is a VERY GOOD breakfast biscuit and only costs $1!

Which one was my favorite?  I'm a sausage guy, but I would order either again without hesitation.

Wendy's Bacon Egg and Cheese Biscuit
bacon in every bite

I'm giving the Wendy's breakfast biscuit deal 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.  These breakfast biscuit sandwiches are darn tasty and the cheapest fast food breakfast in town!  It's SO worthy of a repeat buy, but only available for a limited time.

5 stars

$pend Wisely My Friends...

Wendy's Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit
A square sausage patty, OK, it's Wendy's after all, no matter, it's good sausage

The Wendy's visited on this occasion is located at 3601 E Harry St, Wichita, KS 67218.  I hit the drive through at about 8:20am, just a few cars ahead of me.  The service was fast, friendly and I had my meal in one classic rock song listening to 104.5, The Fox.


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Your profile includes:  Your business listed with your logo, a profile narrative and a link to your website.   Then sit back and let your listing go to work for you.  Get your listing today, your new customers are waiting.  

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Fuzzy's Taco Shop - Holiday Gift Card Deal

FZY26126_SMPR_GiftCard_1800x1200_150dpi copyGive the gift of tacos this holiday season, and earn a treat for yourself! For every $25 in gift cards purchased at Fuzzy's Taco Shop, both in-shop and online, guests will receive a $5 bonus card valid from January 1-31, 2021.

Founded in 2003 near the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop® is a fast casual restaurant serving Mexican favorites with a splash of Baja. The laid-back atmosphere pairs perfectly with signature Baja-style tacos, famous chips and queso and icy-cold beverages always served at a chill price. With nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop was ranked a Top Food Franchise, Top Franchise for Culture, and Top Multi-Unit Franchise for 2021 by Franchise Business Review, recognized in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 Ranking and Nation’s Restaurant News’ #10 “Fastest Growing Chains” of 2018, and was included on Franchise Business Review’s “Top Franchises” list in 2017. For franchising information, please visit

Winter-Spring Activity Guide now available online

Take a look at all the activities Iowa City's Recreation Division has to offer this upcoming season by checking out the 2022 Winter-Spring Rec Guide. The guide is now available online at

Registration for winter-spring classes and programs begins at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, both online and in-person.

How to register

Online: Visit or select the "Register for Activities" button in the upper right hand corner of our recreation homepage at

In-person registration: Stop by the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center located at 220 S. Gilbert St., or Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym located at 2701 Bradford Drive to register in person.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Desk at 319-356-5100.

Temporary parking lot closures at Mercer Park

The Iowa City Parks and Forestry Division will be removing mature Ash trees from several areas in Mercer Park. Please be advised that work may impede parking on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Mercer Park, Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym located at, 2701 Bradford Dr.

Trees removals will consist of Ash trees beginning to fail due to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). There are approximately 2,000 Ash trees on public property within Iowa City. EAB tree removals are necessary for trees that have become hazardous. To learn more about EAB visit

Federal law requiring face masks on public transit buses extended to March 18

Federal law has extended the face mask requirement while traveling on any public transit vehicles, including Iowa City Transit, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The extension lasts until March 18, 2022. 

Face masks must be worn at transit stops, including the transit interchange, boarding the bus, riding, and while disembarking.

We want to thank Iowa City Transit passengers who have masked up to help keep themselves and the community safe during the pandemic. Masks must cover the nose and mouth. Passengers not properly wearing masks in compliance with Federal law may lose the privilege to ride Iowa City Transit.

Please do your part to help keep Iowa City moving safely. For more information, visit the CDC's website.

Iowa City Public Library and Bookmobile will be closed Friday, Dec. 10, for Staff Inservice Day.

The annual Inservice Day is an opportunity for all Library staff to attend training and discussions designed to improve services for patrons. 

Staff recognition is also part of the Library’s annual Inservice. Library employees will be recognized for every five years of service. This year, eight staff members will be honored for their service, ranging from five years to 20 years at the Library. Together they represent 105 cumulative years of library service. 

The Library’s external book drops will be available at the following locations:

  • Downtown at 123 S. Linn St.
  • East side Hy-Vee Food Store at 812 S. 1st Avenue
  • West side GreenState Credit Union at 825 Mormon Trek Blvd

The Downtown Library will resume regular hours on Saturday, Dec.11, while the ICPL Bookmobile will resume regular hours on Monday, Dec. 13. 

Even when the Library is closed, online services are available 24/7 at This includes account access and, for those who live in our service area, access to ICPL's Digital Library including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, The New York Times, and Kanopy video streaming.

The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information, engages them with the world of ideas and with each other, and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.