Thu. Sep. 20 6pm

Restaurant Week: 2nd Annual First Taste Culinary Crawl

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $35 advance; $40 at the door

The exclusive kickoff event for Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week. Taste a full meal's worth (and then some) of both savory and sweet samples from select local restaurants. Features an indoor/outdoor cash bar with signature cocktails, beer sampling, gorgeous outdoor plaza, huge outdoor fireplace, local live jazz, and more.

DJ Billy Siegel of Revival Records will provide liv emusic. 

Check out the list of restaurants and breweries in attendance online. A portion of every ticket raises money for the Community Table.

Expect a taste from:

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse
The Raw Deal
29 Pines Family Restaurant
Northern Tap House
Cabin Coffee
The Lakely
Olson’s Ice Cream
Vino Cappucino Artisan Bistro
Shanghai Bistro
SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
Green Mill Restaurant & Bar
CVTC Culinary Program

Beer Sampling from:

Modicum Brewing Co.
Brewing Projekt
Brewster Bros.
Lazy Monk
K-Point Brewing

Presented by Volume One and Time Federal Savings Bank.

Sat. Sep. 22 3:30-7:15pm

Restaurant Week: Autumn Valley Vino Tour [SOLD OUT]

Tour departs from the Local Store 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Explore area farms first hand & enjoy a countryside lunch.

Hop on the Autumn Valley Vino Tour for a gorgeous afternoon touring local wineries among the fall countryside.

The first stop is River Bend Winery, where visitors may sample a variety of wines and enjoy a full-size glass included with your ticket. River Bend’s featured drink for Restaurant Week is the Lavender Collins.

From there, the tour moves on to Autumn Harvest, which will offer samples of all 12 of their menu wines and one full-size glass as well. Their Restaurant Week featured drink is Autumn Apple Pie Slush.

Infinity Beverages, which is offering Summer Heat as its Restaurant Week special, is next on the agenda, where attendees can enjoy one last round of wine and spirit tasting.

Bus Bros will provide transportation, water, and snacks between each stop. The tour returns to the Local Store at about 7:15pm, leaving enough time to grab dinner and a passport stamp at a participating Restaurant Week location.

Thu. Sep. 27 5:30pm

Restaurant Week: Bikes, Bridges, and Brews

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

This Bike Chippewa Valley event takes riders through central Eau Claire over wide, smooth trails, through sunlit woods and over the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers on 11 bridges.  The tour leaves from SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar at 5:30 pm and moves at a leisurely pace through downtown. Stop at Modicum for a delicious, dollar-off beer. Then hit the pedals again to cruise to Brewing Projekt, where the Biker Happy Hour will offer a dollar off tap beers. All three tour locations are part of the Chippewa Valley Restaurant Week, meaning you can get three passport stamps during one evening of fun.

Sat. Sep. 29 9am-3pm

Restaurant Week: Fall Foliage Farm & Food Tour

Tour Bus Leaves from The Local Store 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $40, Pre-registration required

Check out three local farms firsthand and get exclusive tours from the owners during this Fall Farm & Food Tour. Pastoral views of rural Wisconsin ablaze in autumn hues will liven up the journey to Square Roots, Sacred Blossom, and Together Farms, where you will learn what makes each destination unique and how they get their products from their farm to markets, restaurants, grocery stores, and most importantly, your plate.

Spend the crisp fall morning walking through greenhouses and fields at Square Roots Farm, sample teas at Sacred Blossom, and feast on burgers and fries after a wagon ride at Together Farms. 

Square Roots Farms • Fall Creek – Square Roots Farm is a diversified vegetable farm resting on 40 acres just south of Eau Claire in Fall Creek, WI. They produce vegetables without the use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or insecticides.  This farm has been providing nutritious greens to Chippewa Valley restaurants since 2014.

Sacred Blossom • Mondovi – This local farm grows a number of flowers, trees, and fruits, which are used to create all-natural tea blends. Sacred Blossom uses mixed polycultures (where multiple plants are grown in the same space in a supportive ecosystem) and hand-picks ingredients to dry and process. Products are available at numerous local eateries and retailers.

Together Farms • Mondovi – Livestock at Together Farms are raised with attention to animal care and environmental impact. Animals are given lots of room to roam among hazelnut and oak trees, and tended to using Intensive Rotational Grazing, which helps sustain them and the land they feed off of.