Issue #318 October 19, 2016

Brewing Up Oktoberfest

an overview of our locally made Oktoberfest beers

by Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

October is the best. The intense heat and packed schedule of the summer finally gives way to cooler days, beautiful fall foliage, and a more relaxed routine. It’s historically been a time for harvest festivals around the world, and one doesn’t ...

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Issue #318 October 19, 2016

Coffee on Draft

new N7 Café offers nitro coffee on wheels

by Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Attention all caffeine fiends of the Chippewa Valley: Eau Claire has another coffee outlet wheeling its way into town, and I’m not just waxing lyrical about it. That’s right: N7 Café is a mobile café that offers cold brew coffee as well as nitro coffee on draft ...

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Issue #318 October 19, 2016

A Taste of the Upper Midwest

The Lakely pushes the creative culinary boundaries of regional Wisco classics

by Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

On a recent Saturday night, the first night of live music at The Lakely, who should pop in to spin some old country records and jam with friends on his OP-1 synthesizer but musician Justin Vernon ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

Increasing the Tempo

downtown coffee shop Caffe Tempo opening Water Street location

by Katie Larson

Just two blocks west of UW-Eau Claire’s lower campus along Water Street, a new coffee shop with a familiar name, Caffe Tempo, hopes to be a place where people of all ages and a range of artistic ...

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

Cart and Soul

Soul Brewed mobile coffee finds a home in downtown Eau Claire

by Laura Lash, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The beans are sealed in an unbleached, soft brown envelope of a bag. The company name, Soul Brewed Coffee Roasters, is scrawled in a seemingly quill-inked print. An evergreen stands tall beside the name, as if nature ...

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

Planning for Preservation

safety steps can help you preserve Wisconsin’s bounty

by UW Extension, photos by Tom Giffey

Spaghetti sauce full of the flavor of garden-fresh tomatoes. Strawberry jam bursting with fruit at the peak of ripeness. With the proper equipment and up-do-date recipes, these and other family favorites can be safely canned at home ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

How Grape Is This?

wine, art, and fun mix at Arc of Dunn County fundraiser

by Barbara Arnold

Wine. Art. A worthy cause. These three will be present at the second annual Corks & Canvas fundraiser for The Arc of Dunn County – but will you be? Last year’s event surpassed organizers’ expectations with 250 people attending and raising $5,000. Due to increased demand ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

Cool Treats Coming Downtown

hoping to open by mid-April, a new ice cream parlor is gearing up its space on Galloway Street

by Eric Christenson

Utilizing the bones of the old Smith Insurance Agency building at 503 Galloway St. – smack dab on the bustling corner of Galloway and Farwell – a new ice cream shop called ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

A Slice Above

Wisconsin cheese dominated the 2016 world championships. Why aren't we surprised?

by Tom Giffey

The claim that Wisconsin makes the best cheese in the world isn’t just idle boasting: It’s objectively true, at least if you agree with the results of the 2016 World Champion Cheese Contest, which was held earlier this year ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

Home Is Where the Brew Is

Chippewa Valley Better Brewers work on electronic brewing system, ways to make better beers

by Amelia Kimball, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Bob Schraufnagel wandered into a homebrew shop on Water Street and bought a book that started a journey. That was in the early 1990s ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

The Word on the Curd

every deep-fried delicacy at Culver's comes from LaGrander's Hillside Dairy right here in west-central Wisconsin

by Sammy Gibbons

Wisconsinites love the deep-fried hunks of cheese found at almost every restaurant in our fine Dairy State. One of these, a homegrown franchise that has spread across the Midwest and beyond ...

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