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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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Dairy Diary

one woman's self-guided tour through some of the region's best dairy breakfasts in all their cheesy glory

by Katie Vagnino, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Dunn County Extension

Let me begin with a confession: I’m kind of obsessed with breakfast food. When McDonald’s announced plans to offer its breakfast menu all day, I was delighted. Breakfast, with its perfect balance ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Vow of Tastiness

newly opened Monk's Bar & Grill offers meaty menu, sporty fun

by Anne Sandell, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Monkey fries, carnivore tots, and monkburgers, oh my! Monk’s Bar and Grill is bringing terrifyingly tasty dishes to the Eau Claire area that are sure to please families and sports fanatics ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Late Night Cheese Fix

Water St. shop whipping up cheesy, greasy delicacies

by Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The newest restaurant on Water Street serves as a beacon of hope for those bar-hoppers crawling down the avenue in search of the perfect midnight snack ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

When Inga Met Alice

Alice in Dairyland (and nine of her predecessors) gather around public TV's Farm Table

by Tom Giffey, photos by Mark Aumann

When Alice traveled through the looking glass, she discovered a land populated with talking flowers, living chess pieces, and Jabberwocks. When Inga traveled through a 21st century looking glass into her own TV program, she discovered an Alice ...

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