Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Natalie Rosenkranz


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COVID-19: The Wedding Crasher They Never Expected

couples get creative in the midst of pandemic

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

With our wedding three months out, we’re at a standstill. The “Safer at Home” order prohibits groups of over 10, and the pandemic has no end date. So now what?

Bolton Refuge House Gala Raises Money for Survivors

Natalie Rosenkranz

If you need plans for Saturday, Nov. 9, guess what? The Bolton Refuge House Fall Gala is back! Tanya Potter, volunteer coordinator at Bolton – the domestic and sexual violence service provider for the Chippewa Valley ...

Nacho Average Restaurant

let’s taco ’bout the Paraíso Escondido Seafood expansion

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

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 ...

V-Ball Is Your Chance to Dance All Night

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Luong Huynh

If you’re in need of an idea for date night, look no further: The 44th Annual Viennese Ball is coming April 13 and 14, and you don’t want to miss it! The Viennese Ball, or V-Ball, is a fundraiser for service, international, and ...

Informalist Chef Featured on Wisconsin Foodie

Natalie Rosenkranz

Wisconsin Public TV’s Wisconsin Foodie is featuring Eau Claire eatery The Informalist – and in particular, Chef Amy Ann Huo – in a new episode. Huo talked about working with local ingredients ...

Flair for Your Hair

Chip’s makes local hair products for men

Natalie Rosenkranz

Do you need help taming your hair? Well, you’re in luck – there’s a local line of men’s hair products coming out called Chip’s High Maintenance, and it’s sure to do just the trick. Chip’s High Maintenance is ...

Back to the Future

The Metro could be a new hope for concert-goers and the local music scene

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Before it was The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, the building at 210 E. Lake St. was well known for bringing in a variety of talented musicians. Benny Haas, the new owner of this spot ...

Tabby's Catfé in Meowmonie to Offer Food, Wine, and a Friendly Feline

Natalie Rosenkranz

Calling all lovers of catbernet: a cat café featuring adoptable felines is opening in Menomonie this summer! You may wonder: a cat café? Why are cat cafés so trendy right now? Amber Georgakopoulos – who owns Tabby’s Catfé with Karlyn Davis and Tanya Young – explains ...

New Digs for Soul Brewed

Natalie Rosenkranz

Attention coffee aficionados: Soul Brewed Coffee Roasters is moving from downtown Eau Claire to Artisan Forge Studios in August. Troy and Elaina Hoyt, the owners of Soul Brewed Coffee Roasters, explain ...

Ramping Up the Rev

get an early glimpse at the soon-to-open wine bar in downtown Eau Claire, from the owners of The Plus

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The owner of The Plus in downtown Eau Claire is finishing up his next project: The Rev. Benny Haas, an entrepreneur and jack-of-all-trades, is planning on opening The Rev at 204 S. Barstow St., the former location of

New Words for the Win

EC poet wins prize, will have manuscript published

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Some of you may know Max Garland as the former Wisconsin poet laureate or as the City of Eau Claire’s current writer in residence; others may recognize him as a retired UW-Eau Claire professor of English ...

Bomb Tacos Light Up With Authentic Taco Tastiness

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you’re in search of tasty tacos that’ll leave you feeling nothing but satisfied, then look no further: Royce Roberts and his partners Dan Cook, Tony Cook, and Brian Joseph recently opened Bomb Tacos in downtown Chippewa Falls ...

Under the Covers

Decadent Cabaret bringing a wild weekend of music

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Lee Butterworth

A tradition of fishnets and memorable musical performances is approaching its 38th year! Decadent Cabaret – which features local bands dressing up and performing tribute sets – is the longest-running music festival in Eau Claire ...

Lakeside Comfort Food: Wissota Café offers American classics

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Whether you’re looking for a new spot to get breakfast with friends or you’re compiling a list of the best sammies in the area, there’s a café on the southern tip of Lake Wissota ...

Crawling for a Cause

Das Loop Pub crawl will raise funds for ailing girl

Natalie Rosenkranz

Whether you’re down to drink some spirits or looking to raise some, the Das Loop Pub Crawl is what you should be doing on Saturday, Feb. 4! The Das Loop Pub Crawl is a fun charity event that takes place ...

Fired up About Tacos

Grizzly’s owners launch southwest-style eatery with wood-fired panache

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If you love the wood-fired food at Grizzly’s and the cocktails at Milwaukee Burger Company, then you’re in luck: A new restaurant is coming to Eau Claire, and it’s chock-full of wood-fired luxuries ...

15 Years, 500 Works of Art

retired UW-Stout professor fills gallery with drawings

Natalie Rosenkranz

Imagine yourself standing in a room filled with over 300 paintings, prints, and drawings. Now, imagine that just one artist created all of the artwork in that room. 80-year-old Charlie Wimmer is that artist ...

Your Top 3 Favorite Local Libations

the brand new ‘best cocktail’ category in Volume One's annual reader poll yielded some crafty results

Natalie Rosenkranz

Infinity Beverages recently moved from Banbury Place to 3460 Mall Drive, and like their new space, their passion for good drinks and cozy vibes stretches to infinity and beyond. Summer Heat is no exception ...

What Do You Crave?

a new downtown smoothie shop with a nutritious twist

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

If your idea of keeping healthy includes running late to work and skipping breakfast, then it’s probably time to make a change. ...

Coffee on Draft

new N7 Café offers nitro coffee on wheels

Natalie Rosenkranz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Attention all caffeine fiends of the Chippewa Valley: Eau Claire has another coffee outlet wheeling its way into town, and I’m not just waxing lyrical about it. That’s right: N7 Café is a mobile café that offers cold brew coffee as well as nitro coffee on draft ...

Emcee vs. Emcee

No Coast rap battle returns to backroom at The Plus

Natalie Rosenkranz

Guess who’s back? Back again? Mr. Pizzy and Romes are bringing No Coast Raps back to The Plus! (Tell a friend.) On Sept. 23 in the Plus backroom on Graham Avenue (a.k.a. The Venue), No Coast Raps is holding ...