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Food / Drink

Seeds of Goodwill

UWEC library volunteers are having a good thyme in the garden

On a small patch of land next to the Forest Street Community Gardens, you’ll find the McIntyre Library Community Garden. “I was looking for a community service project that fit my interests and hobbies, gardening is one,” said Roxanne Backowski, who started ...

Local Harvest Schedule

Get your food when it was meant to be gotten! Make sure you’re buying your stuff in season! Don’t know when that is? Here’s a handy chart that should last you through the summer.

Basil Wyndthorp’s Set to Rock at Food Truck Friday

Basil Wyndthorp’s – or the Spring Valley-based “little adventurous food truck that could” – will hit up Food Truck Friday this year with their pulled pork Mac-N-Cheese on a bun, the Cuban, and their newest ...

Following Her Bakery Dreams

Gracie Girl baking business will launch this summer

Gracie Hauser, a 19 year-old from Thorp, is following her dream, taking her passion for baking healthy items to the next level by launching an online bakery that ships nationwide and a brick-and-mortar store ...

The Taste of Learning

CVTC culinary program plans regular lunch service next spring

The Culinary Management Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College will spend the next two semesters preparing students for the ultimate test of knowledge and skill. In the spring of 2020 ...

The Marigold

rooted in sisterhood and sandwiches

Upon retiring from their respective jobs as an insurance industry worker and a conservation warden, sisters Joy and Sue Miller decided to fill their time with an entirely new venture: the food industry ...

Calzones on Wheels for a Good Cause

The Community Table launches its very own food truck

The Community Table recently announced the newest addition to its outreach program: This spring they celebrated the launch of a food truck. With the help of local organizations and a diverse group of volunteers, throughout the summer the food truck will travel around to low-income ...

Nacho Average Restaurant

let’s taco ’bout the Paraíso Escondido Seafood expansion

Attention Chippewa Valley Foodies: If you swoon at the mere thought of Mexican food, then you need to head to Paraíso Escondido Seafood ASAP. This hidden gem – located in the back of La Misma Luna Mexican Supermarket ...

Crafting Something Special

whatever your taste, Chippewa County breweries, distilleries, and wineries have something to savor

Whether you’re in the market for a Summer Shandy at the Leinie Lodge or a sip of something stronger from Chippewa River Distillery, Chippewa Falls has got the drink for you. Chippewa has craft ...

The Cost of Local Chicken

A Chippewa Falls-raised certified organic chicken cost $5.39 a pound at Menomonie Market Food Co-op in early May. At the same time, an uncertified chicken raised in Pepin by Matt Buvala cost $4.99 a pound at Just Local Foods Co-op ...

Meat Me in Menomonie

Cut Rite Meat Shoppe offers local selection & expert advice

Brent Hanson has been cutting meat since he was 16 years old. “I worked in a grocery store – worked my way into the meat department. And I’ve been doing it ever since,” said Hanson, who owns Cut Rite Meat Shoppe in Menomonie ...

Rosy’s Texas Outpost

making super-good super tacos for 20 years

Featuring tacos, super tacos, burritos, super burritos, chips and cheese, taco salad, and fiesta chips, you won’t walk away hungry from Rosy’s Texas Outpost this year at their first Food Truck Friday ...

Follow the Trail to Hand-Crafted Beverages

Each year, multiple breweries, wineries, and distilleries come together for the Craft Beverage Trail tour of the Chippewa Valley. The Trail Guide leads residents and visitors alike to experience beverages ...