Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Cheers to Beers

Leinie’s Family Reunion celebrates 150 years of beers

Eric Christenson, photos by Neal Bennett

The Leinenkugel brothers invite you to their annual ragin’ get-together at the Leinie Lodge to say thank you to Leinie loyalists and beer-lovin’ Wisconsinites of every walk of life. Enjoy family, food, beer ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Friendly Food

restaurateurs keep it fresh, classic at Westside Bar & Grill

Max Martinson

The Westside Bar and Grill has been open for only a few weeks, but the owners are taking steps to making it an Eau Claire favorite. Sandy Blake and Mark Wingad opened up shop with the hope of making a clean ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Eat That Sandwich!

when trying to lose weight, restriction rarely works, but moderation and substitution do

Kyle Frank

Finally, the time has come to wake up from our winter hibernation, pack away the sweat pants, turn off Netflix, and get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and all that Wisconsin and the Chippewa Valley has to offer ...

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Issue #333 May 31, 2017

Sweet Inspiration

Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor opens in downtown Eau Claire

Mike Paulus, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A cold, rainy, Wisconsin afternoon doesn’t sound like the ideal conditions for opening an ice cream shop. But on Saturday, May 20, despite her best efforts, not even Mother Nature could dampen the opening ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Leinenkugel's Sesquicentennial Excellence

Over the last 150 years, the legendary Chippewa Falls brewery has been through it all – here's where they're going next.

Eric Christenson, photos by Paul Bialis

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is celebrating an incredible milestone in 2017: 150 years of brewing beer in Chippewa Falls. Leinenkugel’s has an immaculately rich history of turning Chippewa’s fresh spring water into world-renowned beer since the 19th century ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

A Spirited Effort to Tap Into Downtown

just one year after opening, Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. is an award-winning hotspot

Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When asked if he imagined achieving the kind of success he and his partner, Kurt Schneider, have found one year after opening the Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co., Jim Stirn ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Hanging up Her Apron

planning retirement, owner wants to sell Eau Claire’s legendary Sue’s Bake Shop

Katy Macek, photos by Andrea Paulseth

After nearly 20 years of owning Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop – and a lifetime in the baking industry – Sue Ranney is planning to off the apron and pass it along to someone else ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Meet the Meat Man

co-op’s meat buyer isn’t shy about his philosophy of food

Tom Giffey

If you’re looking for someone to answer some of life’s meaty questions – and we mean “meaty” quite literally – it’s hard to find someone more qualified than Nik Novak, the meat buyer and storekeeper at Just Local Food ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

How to Know If It's Done

check your grill, then check your temp

V1 Staff

If you’ve ever taken a piece of meat off the grill only to return it moments later because it wasn’t done, you’ve probably asked yourself each time “How am I supposed to know when it’s done?” ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Get on the Beer Bus

Eau Claire Brew Hop will offer local brewery tours

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Western Wisconsin – particularly the Chippewa Valley – is home to many local breweries, distilleries, and wineries. A new service called Eau Claire Brew Hop, the area’s the first and only craft brewery ...

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