Best Appetizer, Not Cheese Curds (location and item)

One of life’s greatest known pleasures is preceding a main entree with even more food. Appetizers, big or small, are usually made for sharing with the whole gang. Out of all the appetizers in the Chippewa Valley, Cancun Mexican Grill (four Chippewa Valley locations) placed first for the third year in a row with its delicious chips, salsa, and queso. The Hangar Bombs from Hangar 54 (3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire) came in second place in all their potato-y goodness. Coming in hot in third place are the beloved Spuds O’Plenty from Mogie’s Pub (436 Water St., Eau Claire). — Emilee Wentland