Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Perfecting Their Chops

Chippewa Falls hotel restaurant raises the steaks

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Word on the street: Tucked inside the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in downtown Chippewa Falls is a new restaurant that will have you licking your chops – literally! The Wissota Chophouse ...

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Southside Suds

Southtowne Pub busts into the Eau Claire bar scene

Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Southside residents of Eau Claire have traditionally had fairly limited choices for neighborhood watering holes. However, the landscape’s been changing dramatically in the last year, and now a new spot called Southtowne Pub is adding its own mark ...

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

Fired up About Tacos

Grizzly’s owners launch southwest-style eatery with wood-fired panache

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you love the wood-fired food at Grizzly’s and the cocktails at Milwaukee Burger Company, then you’re in luck: A new restaurant is coming to Eau Claire, and it’s chock-full of wood-fired luxuries ...

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

Food Truck Fast Lane

one-day UWEC course gives you the basics of operating a food truck business

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Food trucks are authentic, delicious, and they’re starting to add to Eau Claire’s local identity and quality of life, which are all great reasons why the Chippewa Valley needs some more of their flavor ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Yankee Pride

an old name in a new place, Yankee Jack’s Public House caters to many tastes

Brendon Paucek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The newest chapter of Eau Claire’s culinary revolution opened its doors Nov. 1. Yankee Jack’s Public House, owned and managed by Jack Schulte, has located to a freshly renovated venue ...

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Breaking Down the Old Fashioned

it’s one of the greatest cocktails in the world, and no one does it like we do in Wisconsin

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If there were a drink to define Wisconsin, it has to be the Brandy Old Fashioned. The simple, classic drink is easy to find around the country, but for some reason the Wisconsin variation takes a peculiar and unique turn towards complexity and sweetness.

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

From Farm to Glass

the freshest ingredients make the freshest cocktails

Thom Fountain, photos by Andrea Paulseth

'A bar shouldn’t be considered any different from a kitchen,” Megan Arts – the manager at Dive and The Informalist – told me. “You have a series of ingredients and it’s how you use them to create the drinks.”

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Issue #320 November 16, 2016

Your Top 3 Favorite Local Libations

the brand new ‘best cocktail’ category in Volume One's annual reader poll yielded some crafty results

Natalie Rosenkranz

Infinity Beverages recently moved from Banbury Place to 3460 Mall Drive, and like their new space, their passion for good drinks and cozy vibes stretches to infinity and beyond. Summer Heat is no exception ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Holiday Food Prep 101

five key tips on safely preparing your big meal

Iris Lang

The holiday season is right around the corner and you know what that means – delicious home cooked meals! In Eau Claire County alone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 17,000 residents ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Roll With Rudolph

sick of just having santa at the party? then rent a reindeer.

Tom Giffey

From greeting cards to TV shows – not to mention parades, parties, and shopping malls – Santa Claus is an ubiquitous sight this time of year. So ubiquitous, in fact, that – and we say this realizing it could ...

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