Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

Best Whiskey Selection

With so many tasty options, these three joints are a must for the whiskey connoisseur. Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire) proved they’re loved for more than just delicious steak this year, offering more whiskey options than Wisconsin has ice cream shops (almost). Cowboy Jack’s Saloon (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona) hopped into second place, showing the country-themed restaurant is a go-to for whiskey lovers. Dive (in the Lismore Hotel, 333 Gibson St., Eau Claire) continues to sling expertly-crafted drinks, including a wide selection of quality whiskey options. –Parker Reed