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Time to Dine: Here Are Some Yummy Food Events This Summer

the perfect recipe for a great summer in the Valley includes events mixed with fun and tasty food

Sawyer Hoff, photos by Mark Oliver |

WELL HOT DOG. These summer food events are sure to get your tummy rumbling.
WELL, HOT DOG. These summer food events are sure to get your tummy rumbling.

The Chippewa Valley is passionate about our food – and rightfully so. Summertime in the Valley means fun and tasty events both indoors and outdoors. What could be better? We’ve compiled a list of some of the cool food events happening in the Valley this summer.

1. Food Truck Friday

We may be a little biased, but come on, Food Truck Friday is amazing. With a wide variety of food trucks like Smokestream, Holy Donuts, Olson’s Ice Cream, Dhimiters, Two Gals and a Fryer, and many many more. This year’s remaining FTF dates are June 3, July 8, Aug. 5, and Sept. 9, all in the beautiful Phoenix Park. Not to mention the trucks will be there from 11-7, which means you can snag lunch and dinner. (We don’t judge.)

2. Introduction to Pizza featuring Kitchen Technique & Covizza

Want to learn the art of pizza making from some local pizza pros? Forage Kitchen is hosting this event on June 9 from 5-7:30 pm. John Bender from Kitchen Techniques and Jacob Paulsrub from Covizza will be teaching how to make some delicious homemade pizza, including the dough, sauce, sausage, and mozzarella. You can purchase tickets for this event here:

3. Bacon & Brews @ K Point Brewing/The Coffee Grounds

Nothing like some sizzling bacon to go with your beer. K Point Brewing is hosting Bacon & Brews on June 11 from noon-8pm. Tickets are $10 and include your first plate of bacon and a pint of beer. A special bacon-themed bar menu will be making its annual appearance. To purchase tickets, you can go to

4. Decorated Cookies and Mini Tray Workshop

If you’re looking for a sweeter food event, Board and Brush Eau Claire is hosting this workshop to create beautiful spring-inspired decorated cookies as well as a mini tray to display your creations. this event will be on June 15 from 6-9pm. To register and purchase supplies, you can go to

5. Summer Kickoff @ Leinie Lodge 

Another must-go event is the Summer Kickoff (formerly the Leinie’s Family Reunion) at the Leinie Lodge on June 18 from 10am-6pm. Have a cold beer and snag some food from one of the six food trucks while listening to awesome local bands, The Dweebs and Uncommon Denominator. There will also be vendors and games to play, making it an all-around fun time. You can purchase tickets ahead of time and save $5 by going to

6. Chef’s Dinner on the Water 

The Lake Wissota Golf and Events is hosting Chef’s Dinner on the Water (previously Wednesday on the Water) for those that prefer a more high-scale food extravaganza. This will include a surf and turf four-course meal, with a new cut of meat and seafood every week, chef’s choice appetizer, salad, and dessert for $60. The delicious food will be served on the deck so patrons can overlook beautiful Lake Wissota. These events will take place on June 29, July 27, and Sept. 14 from 6-9pm. To make reservations, call Alyssa Barth at (715) 382-4780, ext. 2.