Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Most Overrated Thing in or About the Valley in the Past Year

Sometimes our love for the Chippewa Valley might lead us to be a tad hyperbolic. We may blow some things a teensy bit out of proportion. That may have been the case with news that Eau Claire is getting a Chick-fil-A, which readers chose as the No. 1 overrated thing of the year. In a close second was the Eau Claire Foodies Facebook group, whose members hype all that is new and tasty on the dining scene. (Some readers think hyping things is overhyped.) And the community’s love/hate relationship with the Pablo Center at the Confluence continues, with the arts center landing in third. –Tom Giffey