Issue #391 Aug. 21, 2019

Say Cheese for Cheesesteak

Chippewa Valley Cheesesteak rolls onto the food truck scene

Rebecca Mennecke

Nothing says ‘Wisconsin’ quite like cheese, and nothing says ‘Food Truck Friday’ quite like the Chippewa Valley Cheesesteak, which will be grilling up good eats at Food Truck Friday with their ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

The Great Chippewa Valley Beer Tour

one woman, two days, three cities, and eight local breweries

Kellie Williams, photos by Drew Williams

I can be one of those meme-worthy, wine-loving moms, but what I really enjoy after a long day is a nice cold beer. I am a Wisconsin girl, after all. It wasn’t until I met my husband that I was introduced to ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

Full Speed Ahead

UW-Stout senior balances Leinenkugel’s internship, cross country training

by Jerry Poling, by UW-Stout News

The summer of 2019 has been anything but a time to relax for Mike Friedman, who will be a senior this fall at UW-Stout. Quite the opposite: He’s taken things up a notch or two. On weekday afternoons ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

Follow the Cheddar Brick Road

spots to visit on the great Southwestern Wisconsin Cheese Tour

Kensie Kiesow

Whether you’ve never visited a factory or your scrapbooks are weighed down with pictures of yourself in front of vats of curd, this unofficial trail of southwestern Wisconsin’s best factories and ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019


cheesemaker Steve Bechel gives smart answers to our dumb questions

V1 Staff

Wisconsinites might be cheeseheads, but we’re not all cheesemeisters. When it comes to the real questions about our state snack, it might be best to call in an expert. Thankfully, no question was ...

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Issue #390 Aug. 7, 2019

A Second Helping of Sunyata

members of Eau Claire’s original food co-op plan reunion

Barbara Arnold

Long before Just Local Food Cooperative, 1117 S. Farwell St., came on the Eau Claire scene, there was the Sunyata Whole Food Co-op and Bakery. “I guess you could say a bunch of hippies started it back in the ’70s,” said Paul Wagner, a retired UW-Eau Claire ..."

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Issue #389 July 24, 2019

New Man Behind the Menu

Eric Mendoza takes the reins as new head chef at The Lakely

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In early July, the wind blew Chef Nathan Berg along his way, and Chef Eric Mendoza into his spot as head chef at The Lakely, 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire. Mendoza comes to Eau Claire’s locally sourced downtown restaurant from California, where he headed up the kitchen ...

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Issue #388 July 10, 2019

Bloody Awesome

Elk Lake Tavern steps up Bloody Mary game

Samantha Kobbs

The competition for Best Bloody in the Chippewa Valley just got stiffer as underdog Elk Lake Tavern moved its way up the power rankings. Just a few miles straight west of Eau Claire at 10500 W. Cameron St., this ...

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