The Meat Scene: The Valley’s Top Options for Carnivores

what Best of the Chippewa Valley voters have to say about local steak, burgers, and more

If you’re got carnivorous cravings coming on, there are scores of restaurants around the Chippewa Valley who’ll serve you up a big burger or a savory steak. But which of them are the best? According to ...

Non-Meat ‘Meats’ for the Non-Meat Eater

Vegan or vegetarian? Try one of these meat substitutes in the kitchen

Are your dietary restrictions making you feel left out in life (or at least in this section)? Have no fear, here’s a list of meat replacements you can prepare to feel like a part of the gang on those grill days. Please keep the eye rolling to a minimum if you’re ...

HOME COOKIN’: C.F. Cook Blake Sykora Shares Three Tasty Meat-Centric Recipes

award-winning chef offers at-home meat-related cooking tips

Blake Sykora has made a name for himself in the culinary world recently for his award-winning creation, the Wisconsin cheesesteak. The Chippewa Falls resident and local insurance agent brought home the Golden Spatula award from a nationwide cooking competition, the Blackstone Great Griddle Off, last year, prompting a series of pop-up events at local eateries ...

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Meat in Bulk

a whole, half, or quarter means more meat and extra savings

For a fiscally conscious family of carnivores, budgeting for protein might be a challenge. However, if you’ve got a mind for planning ahead and some freezer space to spare, buying meat in bulk ...

MEET YOUR MEAT: The Valley’s Favorite Places to Buy Meat

here’s what readers said in our 2020 ‘Best Of’ poll

When we published the results of our 2020 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll earlier this year, it was no surprise that Rump’s (1411 Lynn Ave., Altoona) rose to the top as the Best Place to Buy Meat ...

Eating Good Local Meat on a Budget

it’s not always easy, but it is always a good call

Good meat abounds in the Chippewa Valley. But sometimes you have to look for it. There are the farmers markets, of course. And some of you have friends and relatives just outside of Eau Claire ...


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