Issue #346 Nov. 29, 2017

So, What Makes a Craft Cocktail?

Thom Fountain, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Let’s cut to the chase here: We’re going to spend a lot of time here just talking about booze. But booze plays an important role in our culture. We gather in bars to watch sports and talk politics and go on first dates ....

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Issue #346 Nov. 29, 2017

Wandering Spirits

you can create unique cocktails with the Lakely

Measha Vieth, photos by Nick Meyer

The Lakely has been passionate about craft cocktails since they opened their doors a little over a year ago. Bar manager Jorja Vradenberg and bartender Logan Slaght are always looking ...

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Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

Nacho Average Chip and Dip

Together Farms and Chip Magnet pair up for cheesy gig

Emily Kinzel

What’s better than Taco Tuesday? Nacho Friday! Join local companies Together Farms and Chip Magnet for a nacho-filled event, Nacho Night Six Ways Cooking Demo. Release yourself from your Netflix ...

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Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

Catering to Your Needs

when a party gets big, it’s time to call a professional

Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

So you decided to throw a holiday party – a BIG one. This year, you’re inviting all your friends/relatives/customers/clients/random strangers to eat/drink/be merry in the celebration of the holiday of your choice ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Shanghai: The Return

owner of local favorite Shanghai Bistro wants to reopen

Mike Paulus, photos by Thresa Zvolena

According to Shanghai Bistro owner Henry Chan, “When Shanghai opened in 2004 sushi was not mainstream. Sushi was very new and exotic in Eau Claire. As Eau Claire’s first sushi bar, we talked ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

Real Food, Real Friends

Elk Mound bistro entices, with pizza, sweets, drinks

by Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As a young and exhausted teacher, there are very few things that can convince me to stay up late on a school night. But pumpkin swirl cheesecake and good conversation will do the trick, both of which were delightfully ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

The Right Bites

couple’s hand-made cheesecake delights eaters across Midwest

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘I’m up to my elbows in cheesecake batter,” George tells me, and a smile stretches across my face. Something about spending a Monday morning covered in cheesecake batter sounds absolutely glorious. For George Weimer, it’s how he spends a lot of his mornings at Dairyland Bakery in Menomonie ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

A New District

downtown Eau Claire pub features tasty menu, mega drinks

by Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As we age, our ability to adapt to changes around us gets worse. Or we become apprehensive or perhaps completely cynical. But let me tell you, there’s a change coming your way that you won’t need to get up in arms about – a new place to fill your belly in downtown Eau Claire ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Pop the Cork!

Arc fundraiser features art, beverages, and music

Haley Wright

Want to enjoy local art and locally-made beverages? The Third Annual Corks, Canvas, & Brews fundraising event for the Arc of Dunn County will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 5-7pm at Lucette Brewing Company, in Menomonie ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Dining on Wobegon

have dinner with Prairie Home Companion writer Holly Harden

V1 Staff

At Forage this month, A Prairie Home Companion writer and cookbook author Holly Harden will join guests for a special dinner to benefit the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild. “Suppertime in Lake Wobegon” will feature ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

First Taste Culinary Crawl

the exclusive and tasty kick-off party for Restaurant Week

V1 Staff

You’ve never been to a party quite like this. And you’ve never seen Banbury Place set up like this, either. Centered around Forage, the food-focused event space inside Banbury Place building 13, The First Taste Culinary Crawl ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Apple Season

birds, bees, and neighbor kids are all after the fruit of the fall

Connie J. Russell, photos by Conrad Leighton

The Cortland apples are turning red. Some will be wormy since I raise them without pesticides. My treatment is an empty gallon milk or water bottle with a small hole cut out near the top. I mix cider vinegar, brown sugar, water ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

If You Plan It, You Can Can It

find trustworthy sources to prepare for food preservation season

UW Extension, photos by Tom Giffey

When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season is now upon us, so it’s time to get your gear and recipes ready ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Pull up a Seat & Let's Eat

Around the Farm Table returns for fifth season on WPT

by Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Mark Aumann

We’ve watched Inga Witscher interview a wide variety of farmers and small-scale food production experts across Wisconsin – and create amazing dishes from their ingredients – for the past four seasons of Around the Farm Table on Wisconsin Public Television ...

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