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Celebrate Wisconsin cuisine with these cheese curd vendors

Liam Flake

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Fun Christmas season events in Eau Claire

Known as the “dairy state,” it’s no surprise that cheese curds serve as a staple of Wisconsin culture. Eau Claire itself has plenty of vendors that offer this dish, and the city even offers a “curd crawl” which provides a list of vendors that serve them.

Enjoy local midwestern cuisine yourself at some of these Eau Claire restaurants.

Mogie’s Pub and Restaurant

Mogie’s Pub and Restaurant is found on Eau Claire’s Water Street and is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight. According to their website, Mogie’s has been open for over a decade and offers a bar and pool room in addition to the restaurant.

“Our goal is simple: please our customers by serving the best in classic pub fare, prepared to order, in a friendly, casual atmosphere,” their website said.

Eau Claire Cheese and Deli

Eau Claire Cheese and Deli offers an array of soups and sandwiches in addition to, as the name suggests, a wide variety of imported cheeses and charcuterie boards. 

According to their website, they have been operating for 35 years and are a leading supplier of imported specialty cheese in the state. 

“With us, you can explore a world of exceptional cheese products, complemented by our wide variety of meats, chocolates, jams and more that are chosen specifically to elevate any palate and satisfy any culinary need,” the website said.

Wisco’s Bar & Eatery

Wisco’s, a newer restaurant in Eau Claire, provides a unique array of offerings, including beer, pizza and even ax throwing.

The Wisco’s website says the restaurant specializes in “unique drinks, 24 tap lines, homemade pizzas, Wisconsin food favorites and smoked meats.”

Personal axes are not permitted for ax throwing.

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