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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Issue #339 Aug. 23, 2017

Dinner on the Farm

Together Farms is a picturesque spot to enjoy a meal

Olivia Lockwood, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On a seasonably warm Friday evening in early summer I had the pleasure of enjoying a grass-fed beef grilling class and dinner at Together Farms in Mondovi. Just 30 minutes south of Eau Claire, this beautiful farm is home to many happy hogs and piglets, as well as grass-fed cows ...

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

Nuc @ Night

The Nucleus now offers a select dinner menu

by Samantha Kobs

One of Eau Claire’s favorite breakfast joints, The Nucleus, has recently opened its doors for dinner. After years of deliberation and months of recipe tasting in the kitchen, Nuc @ Night is finally here ...

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

One Hot Little Shop

Red Coal BBQ offers up quick, meaty meals

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Red Coal BBQ, a new barbecue hotspot, has opened at 1907 Brackett Ave., in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (formerly the site of Samboney’s and Al’s Dog Haus). Owner Jon Ray described Red Coal BBQ as a locally owned place offering locally produced food made in small batches, with a passion for quality and flavor, not quantity ...

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

A Tasty Delivery

area meal kit delivery service focuses on local

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When I find myself unable to silence the noise that drowns out all reason, there is only one thing that gives me a sense of peace: my family … and tiny, edible pearls forming crooked smiles on sugar cookie Easter bunnies ...

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

What Makes Curds Squeak?

exploring the science behind Wisconsin’s favorite snack

Katie Venit, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s nothing like picking up a fresh, warm bag of cheese curds at the farmers market and getting that first squeaky bite. That squeak comes from a special way that long protein molecules in fresh cheese curds rub against your teeth ...

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Issue #338 Aug. 9, 2017

Matches Made in Wisco Heaven

these Badger State cheese and beer pairings will send your taste buds to paradise

V1 Staff

Loves of fine food and beverages in the Chippewa Valley know that The Coffee Grounds (4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire) is far more than a coffee shop and café. At the Coffee Grounds, you’ll also find ...

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