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Volume One's Weekly Email Newsletter

    That big “presidential” election is finally over, and you’re probably feeling the first bitter spasms of withdrawal. No more campaign coverage on TV. No more amazingly thought-provoking automated phone calls. Not more awkward conversations with “get out the vote” volunteers on your doorstep. No more late-night expeditions to steal your neighbor’s yard sign … sigh.

    Well, buck up, little campers! Volume One’s got even more election results for you to obsess over – The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2008 reader poll results are in! That’s right, it’s finally time to see who/what you voted as best/worst/favorite in all things Chippewa Valley-ish. Look to the right and you’ll see a list of the poll’s categories, all ready to be clicked and enjoyed.

   The results are different than what you saw while the voting was in full swing, and you could track the results in real time. For the final tabulations, we removed all the negative “Boo” votes and only counted your positive “Yay” votes.

    And hey, if you click before this afternoon, you’ll be getting a sneak peek of the poll results, as we’ve yet to publish them anywhere else. That’s how much we like you.

    Please leave comments on the results and let us know what you think!

 – Volume One

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Lucy's Deli

Chippewa Falls  -  This downtown Chippewa Falls deli is a popular spot for a quick lunch or breakfast. Serving deli-style sandwiches like hot beef and reubens with Boar's Head meat & cheeses. Soups, salads, and personal pizzas are all made from scratch. Breakfast is served until 11am, and be sure to check out Lucy’s Gooeys (caramel rolls) or the new breakfast pizza. Also offering a variety of local beer/wine, espresso drinks, and a kids menu; this is more than just your average deli. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, and delivery available on orders over $25 to the Chippewa Falls area. Can take reservations for large groups, and has limited outdoor seating.

Nelson Cheese Factory

Eau Claire  -  A great little cheese shop that happens to serve a wide range of gorgeous, deli-fresh sandwiches, Nelson Cheese Factory is the place to go for a truly delicious carry-out lunch. Served on wheat, pumpernickel, or French breads, the sandwiches are bursting at the seams with tantalizing ingredients, available hot or cold. Popular menu items include the Hot Eddie (ham, bacon, cheddar, veggies, and mayo on toasted wheat), and the Town of Nelson (ham, turkey, veggies, Monterey jack, and cheddar with special sauce). The shop is also a popular neighborhood stop for fresh ice cream and even has a wide assortment of specialty chocolates. Vegetarian friendly.q

Noodles & Company

Eau Claire  -  Quick and casual, Noodles offers a variety of dishes based on different kinds of, well, noodles. The selection ranges from classic Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to Japanese Pan Noodles and Penne Rosa pasta. Fun fact: Noodles serves beer and wine! Outdoor seating available, with both vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Girolamo's Court 'n House Bar & Grill

Eau Claire  -  A fun, family-owned bar and grill that attracts a wide range of patrons, the Court 'n House is best known for its juicy burgers (they're in high demand every Thursday when you get two for the price of one). Their bar sports 20 rotating tap beers so there's always something new. Other favorites include the Icelandic Cod fish fry on Fridays. Open late.

Dooley’s Pub

Eau Claire  -  An Irish restaurant and sports bar combine forces to make for a relaxed hangout destination. Grab a local tap beer from their huge selection and either some traditional Irish food or classic bar favorites like burgers, sandwiches, cheese curds, and wings. Private party room, open late.

Galloway Grille

Eau Claire  -  A classy yet casual place to get your three square meals. Decked out in historical photos and memorabilia of downtown Eau Claire, Galloway Grille is known for great burgers and signature salads. Private party/meeting room available, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating ...