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    Here at Volume One, the staff has decided that instead of donuts in the break room, we should probably have salads. That was a bad decision. The warmer weather may have inspired us to eat healthier stuff, but a bowl of fresh arugula and spinach drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette just doesn’t go with coffee that well – no matter how many croutons you add. But don’t worry. While it’s back to donuts in the AM, we’re looking for less heavy food by lunch time. Maybe a giant muffin or something.

    If you’re searching for some lighter fare yourself, check out the restaurants listed to your right. These are just a few examples of Chippewa Valley eateries serving good food that hasn’t been designed for winter hibernation.

– Volume One

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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 terrific carry-out lunch. Served on wheat, pumpernickel, or French breads, the sandwiches are b...

Texas Roadhouse

Eau Claire  -  Upbeat and energetic, Texas Roadhouse is “that place they line dance every hour.” Their culinary claims to fame are hand-cut steaks and award-winning fall-off-the-bone ribs. Their bread is baked fresh all day long, and they make all dressin...

Singha Thai Cuisine

Eau Claire  -  Take a seat in the tidy dining area and peruse Pad Thai’s menu of unique Asian fare. All items can be custom made to your preferred level of hotness, ranging from “seriously, not hot at all” to “seriously, get me some water.” The namesake P...

Monkey in the Middle Pizza

Eau Claire  -  Upbeat and fun, the pizza joint at Metropolis Resort offers a zesty meal amidst the video games and go-karts. Quirky-named made-from-scratch pizzas fill the menu, and pies like the Boese Special (a mix of barbeque sauce, mozzarella, and che...

Taco John’s

Menomonie  -  Original Tacos, Burritos, Potato Oles and more.

Zanzibar Restaurant and Pub

Menomonie  -  Deep red walls and rich hardwood accents create a warm and relaxing setting for an exciting, eclectic meal at Zanzibar. The menu contains numerous original dishes inspired by a variety of international cuisines. The most popular item, lavos...

Acoustic Café, Menomonie

Menomonie  -  A top-notch hoagie shop (everything from corned beef to hummus) that bakes its own bread from scratch, the Menomonie Acoustic Café features a cozy atmosphere and open mic every other Thursday. The trademark high-back booths make it a great ...

Raw Deal

Menomonie  -  A local oasis for the raw food movement, Raw Deal doesn't cook any of its food. The menu, which changes daily, blends organic produce to create entrées near-identical in taste to heat-prepped cuisine. Made with locally grown veggies, you'll...

Mona Lisa's

Eau Claire  -  An Eau Claire original, Mona Lisa's focuses on using the freshest ingredients, whether that means adapting the menu weekly to accommodate what's going to be the tastiest or growing their own vegetables and herbs in their garden. Original seafood ...

Shanghai Bistro

Eau Claire  -  A contemporary urban atmosphere thrives at Shanghai Bistro. Using centuries-old preparation techniques while experimenting with fresh, new seafood (and other ingredients) from well beyond the Midwest, the Bistro's chefs keep things lively. ...