Issue #268 November 27, 2014
Coffee Culture 2014

Ugly Muggin’

We scoured Valley thrift and antique stores for the cheesiest and weirdest coffee mugs around.

Issue #266 October 30, 2014

Back to Life

Chippewa Falls’ legendary (and legendarily haunted) Sheeley House reopens

Issue #265 October 16, 2014

Food of India

filling Eau Claire’s Indian food void from a spot in Oakwood Mall

Bye the Willow: Open and Ready For Business

If you need a spot to host your private party, or are simply looking for a good way to spend the night with some friends, Bye the Willow, 501 N. High St., Chippewa Falls, is just the place you’re looking for. Need a venue for your wedding ...

Water Street Burrito Haven Moves Down Street

El Patio is on the move but it isn’t going far. In a few months, you’ll be able to enjoy El Patio’s delicious burritos and refreshing margaritas at 408 Water St., just a couple of blocks from their current location. According to Alejandro Castro ...

Wine Gala Offers Variety, Quantity for a Cause

Don’t pass up the opportunity to give back to the community by sampling cheese and beer. On Friday, October 17, Gordy’s Valley Spirits is hosting its Fourth Annual “Uncorked” Autumn Wine Tasting Gala at Heartland Aviation, where all proceeds ...

Issue #263 September 18, 2014

Guppy's Pizza Dives into Water Street 'Za Market

The closing of Jim’s Pizza earlier this year was a considerable loss for the local pizza buff. Now, though, they’re able rejoice in a new (delicious, cheese stuffed) filling for that void. Guppy’s Pizza, owned and operated by former ...

Fall Harvest 2014
Issue #262 September 4, 2014
Issue #261 August 21, 2014

A Fine Bridge to Dinner

Have you ever been sitting at home at the dinner table eating and thought to yourself, “I should be on a bridge right now.” Dreams do come true! Sponsored by Downtown Eau Claire, Inc., enjoy a three-course dinner while over a public bridge ...

Beer & Cheese 2014

Suds & Slices

books about Wisconsin beer and cheese found in Volume One’s Local Store

Dutch Treat, American Dream

an immigrant cheesemaker in Thorp is beating the rest of the U.S. – and her old countrymen in Holland – at their own game

Issue #260 August 7, 2014

A Sustainable Show

Local food and music are converging into a debut benefit for the UW-Eau Claire Foodlums, a group devoted to local foods and sustainable agriculture education.

Issue #259 July 24, 2014
Issue #258 July 10, 2014
Farm Fresh 2014

Homegrown, Fresh Reads!

the best local looks at farm life and do-it-yourself cooking with the freshest of ingredients

Giving Back and Keeping it Fresh

Before moving to 320 Putnam Street five years ago, the Eau Claire Community Table premade all of its meals for those in need. But the organization has since then started an initiative to make everything from scratch using fresh food each day ...

Filming the Farm

a chat with Inga Witscher, host of local TV series Around The Farm Table

Chef Nathan Berg's 5 Farmers Market Favorites

There are hundreds of thousands of chefs in the world, almost all of whom work incredibly hard at their craft with varying levels of success. But for the upper echelon of chefs — the very best of the best — you’ll find that they all have one ...

Meat! 2014

4 Eau Claire eateries serving odd meats

It turns out that the Chippewa Valley has quite the sophisticated palate when it comes to meat. From the rare to the downright unheard-of, we’ve got it all. Check out this list of some strange meats that we’ve discovered. They’re all being served ...

Hog Heaven

The Deutsch family of Osseo says organic farming, outdoor living are the keys to tastier pork

Issue #255 May 29, 2014

Sweet Memories

Eau Claire author and designer’s kiddie cocktail book mixes retro style with a splash of childhood fun

Issue #254 May 15, 2014

Newly Opened Pete's Wants To Lift Your Spirits

The former Whiskeys Grill and Bar in Altoona, which closed Jan. 25, has been remodeled and re-opened as an establishment designed to be more family-friendly: Pete’s Restaurant & Spirits, 943 Harlem St. Proprietor Pete Hebert hopes to change ...

Get Ready to Bug Out

The restaurant at 1920 South Hastings Way has a new name, a new attitude, and a new winking mascot – but don’t worry, they still serve pizza. Bug Eyed Betty’s Half Moon Saloon recently opened in the building that was previously ...

Hip Trips / Wine Time 2014
Eat Scene/Night Out 2014

Local Eats by The Numbers

a few stats and tidbits we found interesting while we contacted every one of the Chippewa Valley’s restaurants and bars

Issue #250 March 20, 2014

Local Eats by The Numbers

a few stats and tidbits we found interesting while we contacted every one of the Chippewa Valley’s restaurants and bars

Issue #248 Feb. 20, 2014
Issue #247 Feb. 6, 2014

In the Kitchen

Menomonie eatery Norske Kitchen & Kro cooks up ‘regional comfort food’

Health & Fitness 2014

Lifestyle Diets

If you have ever been on a diet, you know that the effects simply don’t last once you resume your normal eating habits. In order to receive lasting benefits, you really need to change your entire lifestyle and relationship with food. So, to help ...

Issue #244 Dec. 19, 2013

Pull Up a Pint at New Eau Claire Ale House

If you are looking for a place for a holiday get-together, a reunion with friends, or a family neighborhood bar where everyone knows your name, get yourself to the Eau Claire Ale House at the corner of Clairemont and Menomonie on Eau Claire’s ...

Holiday Planner 2013

Serving Wisconsin for the Holidays

It’s borderline cliché to talk about the stress and anxiety that the holiday season can impart upon an otherwise calm soul. For me, I’ve come to find that inner peace during the holidays is far easier to achieve when ...

Issue #243 Dec. 5, 2013
Coffee Culture 2013

Brewing a Fair Trade

A local nonprofit connects Wisconsin with coffee farmers around the world in a way that helps farmers and gets us the best beans.

Issue #237 Sept. 12, 2013
Fall Harvest 2013

Autumn-Infused

Autumn is near and that means cooler weather and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. We are always fans of people getting into the holiday spirit and one of those ways is by eating and drinking fun, weird, surprising foods that only seem ...

Put Up or Shut Up

canning autumn’s bounty can be easy – as long as you’re careful not to poison yourself

Issue #236 August 29, 2013

Autumn-Infused

Autumn is near and that means cooler weather and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. We are always fans of people getting into the holiday spirit and one of those ways is by eating and drinking fun, weird, surprising foods that only seem ...

Put Up or Shut Up

canning autumn’s bounty can be easy – as long as you’re careful not to poison yourself

Beer & Cheese 2013

Suds & Slices

books about Wisconsin beer and cheese found in Volume One’s Local Store

Issue #234 August 1, 2013

Wine on Water

entrepreneur aims to open wine bistro amid Water St. bars

'The Plus' Subtracts Pizza From its Name

The restaurant long known as Pizza Plus, 208 S. Barstow St., changed hands last year, and since then proprietor Benny Haas has worked to change the focus of the restaurant to encompass more than just pizza. Now he’s changing the name from ...

Issue #232 July 4, 2013
Issue #231 June 20, 2013

Eating Well

Menomonie café mixes breakfast with community

A Hot New Sub Shop

There’s a new sandwich joint coming to town, and it’s certainly turning up the heat. Firehouse Subs, a company that boasts 625 locations currently, will be making its debut in Eau Claire on July 2 at 5413 Prill Road ...

Issue #230 June 6, 2013
Hip Trips/Wine Time 2013
Issue #227 April 25, 2013

Straight from the Vineyard to Red Cedar

Menomonie wine lovers have a new destination to check out. The Red Cedar Wine Bar and Steakhouse is now open at 1705 Plaza Blvd. in Menomonie and offers scores of...

Issue #226 April 11, 2013
Night Out 2013
Eat Scene 2013
Issue #224 Mar. 14, 2013
Issue #222 Feb. 14, 2013
Issue #221 Jan. 31, 2013
Issue #220 Jan. 17, 2013

Lazy Monk Brewing Dances the Can-Can

Eau Claire’s own Lazy Monk Brewing is busting at the seams. The not-quite-two-year-old brewery opened a tap room last year in Banbury Place and is already expanding, doubling in size over the next few months and putting in a new bar. Lazy Monk ...

Issue #217 Nov. 29, 2012

Fro-Yo Number Four: Orange Leaf Yogurt

A fourth frozen yogurt shop is on its way to the Chippewa Valley. Orange Leaf Yogurt – a franchise out of Oklahoma City – will be opening a store on Mall Drive in Eau Claire in the near future. The shop will join three other fro-yo joints that ...

Bijou Bistro

local foodies open new restaurant and catering service

New Upscale Eatery Moving Forward

We told you in early November about the local group of entrepreneurs looking to open a small, chef-driven, farm-to-table, community-supported restaurant in Eau Claire. After their first meeting for potential backers was held in the ...

Holiday Handbook 2012

Serving Up Cheer

The Community Table in Eau Claire will again be providing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners this year for members of the community in need. The dinners will take place at The Community Table, 320 Putnam Street in Eau Claire. Here’s a quick chat ..

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