Issue #376 January 23, 2019

The Art of Slow Cooking

Karl’s Bar-B-Q Express gives catering success a Chippewa Falls home

Diana Peterson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Karl Hartkemeyer isn’t just a barbecue chef; he’s a barbecue artist. While attending school for engineering, he became a restaurant cook to pay for his schooling. Hartkemeyer honed his culinary skills ...

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Issue #375 January 9, 2019

Teachin’ Truckin’

January food truck workshop on the way

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education program will host a professional development workshop on how to launch a food truck on Jan. 28. Entrepreneurs will learn how to establish a business ...

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Issue #374 December 26, 2018

Waffles for a Cause

Chippewa Falls nurse opens coffee and waffle shop to fight homelessness

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Chippewa Falls boasts a new coffee shop with a noble purpose at 1629 Hallie Road. Jewelstone Cafe and Waffle Bar opened its doors in September to offer caffeinated concoctions and sweet treats ...

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Issue #373 December 12, 2018

Microgreens With Macro Potential

local chiropractor raises tiny, nutritious plants

Justine Childs

When my friend Dr. Dan Czedlatdko told me he was growing microgreens I had one thought: What the heck are microgreens? While in Arizona early this year, Dr. Dan came across microgreens. Upon exploring further, he discovered that a study done ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

More Than Just a Drink

Menomonie bar manager knows cocktails are about experience

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

'Oh, that looks so good!” 10-year-old Ivy Meier thought when she saw a Grasshopper – after all, the cocktail’s main ingredient was ice cream. She was at a supper club with her mother, sister, and grandmother ...

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Issue #372 November 28, 2018

Inside a Professional's Liquor Cabinet

in his own home, bartender favors high-quality, simple ingredients to mix classic drinks

Lauren Fisher, photos by Lauren Fisher

Cody Maciosek, who has been bartending at The Lakely in Eau  Claire for a little over a year, has five years of cocktail mixing under his belt and a dedication to quality of ingredients. Maciosek takes inspiration for his drinks ...

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Issue #371 November 14, 2018

From Ho-Hum to Ho Ho Ho!

Forget the itchy sweaters. Here are some ways to celebrate with creativity.

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Brace yourselves: The next few weeks will be a blur of holiday parties. These galas and gatherings, big and small, certainly add to the joy of the season, but sometimes they can run together.

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Issue #369 October 17, 2018

New River Prairie Eatery Offers Latitude

44 North aims to offer a complete dining experience

Emilee Wentland, photos by Andrea Paulseth

44 North, a recently opened gastropub in River Prairie, is looking to change up how people dine. The 12,000-square-foot building in Altoona has a gaming and sports bar area on the lower level called Vs. (pronounced “versus”), whereas the upper level ...

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